NATO has expressed support for an offer by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to the Taliban to hold peace talks, describing it as an “unprecedented” opportunity to end fighting in the insurgency-wracked country.
Sitara Wafadar is female, but has spent her life disguised as a boy -- forced by her parents to be the son they never had.
NATO has said it could provide additional security during Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, amid increasing attacks in the country ahead of the October polls.
Taliban insurgents have ambushed and killed the deputy governor of Afghanistan's eastern Logar Province, police say.
Turkey says nearly 30,000 Afghans have entered the country since the start of the year, in what Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called "a new refugee wave."
Afghans heading to take part in the opium harvest tell RFE/RL they have no other way of making a living. Afghanistan is the world's biggest poppy producer.
The Afghan Taliban has announced the launch of its annual spring offensive.
The media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is warning that violations of press freedom are no longer the practice of authoritarian regimes and dictatorships.
Afghan officials say a new wave of Taliban attacks has killed at least nine soldiers and police officers.
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to become President Donald Trump's second secretary of state.
Two near-simultaneous Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's western Badghis province have killed at least 14 troops and police officers, Afghan officials say.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says a deadly suicide bombing outside a voter registration center in the capital, Kabul, will not “weaken” the country’s “democratic process.”