They hadn't played an international soccer match in Kabul since 2013. That changed when the Palestinian National Team arrived to take on Afghanistan on August 19.
Afghan officials say government security forces on August 20 freed 149 people who had been taken hostage by the Taliban several hours earlier in the northern province of Kunduz.
Pakistan's 21-member cabinet has been sworn in, a day after newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed in a televised speech that his government would cut spending, end corruption, and repatriate public funds.
The Taliban has seized a district center in the northern Afghan province of Faryab, officials say, days after the militants captured a military base in the same province.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has raised the death from a suicide bombing at an education center in Kabul to 40.
The leader of Afghanistan's Taliban has said there can be no peace in the country as long as foreign "occupation" goes on.
Afghan security forces claim to be in control of the city of Ghazni after an attack by Taliban militants set off almost five days of fighting. Video shot on August 15 shows burned-out markets and a heavy security presence on the streets.
Nineteen-year-old twins Atta and Farzana were among 34 recent high-school graduates killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul this week.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has visited the city Ghazni, a week after Taliban fighters launched a surprise attack on the strategic provincial capital and captured several neighborhoods.
The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in a Shi'ite area of Kabul on August 15.
Gunmen have launched an attack on an Afghan intelligence training center in Kabul, officials say.
A suicide bomber killed at least 48 people and wounded 67 others in a predominantly Shi'ite neighborhood in the Afghan capital, Kabul.