U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Donald Trump wants combat forces of the United States and its allies reduced in Afghanistan before the next U.S. presidential election in November 2020.
A fire could be seen inside the Kabul office of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's vice presidential running mate, Amrullah Saleh, after it was attacked by gunmen on July 28. Gunmen stormed the building following an explosion nearby.
At least 20 people were killed in a bomb attack that was followed by a gunbattle at the office of President Ashraf Ghani’s running mate, Amrullah Saleh.
Tajik authorities have transferred dozens of Afghan convicts to their home country to serve their sentences there, officials say.
The Taliban has rejected a statement from a senior Afghan minister who said he hoped direct talks would begin within two weeks between the militant group and the government in Kabul.
Pakistan’s military says at least 10 soldiers have been killed in separate attacks by militants in North Waziristan and Balochistan.
A senior Afghan official has expressed hope that direct talks between the Afghan government and Taliban negotiators could begin within two weeks.
At least three police officers have been killed and 12 wounded in a Taliban suicide bombing in Afghanistan.
Jamila Afghani, an Afghan women's rights activist, says women in her country should have a voice in decisions that affect them and that their concerns must be addressed in any peace deal with the Taliban.
Afghans speak out after a video is said to show a shrine trustee beating a young Afghan migrant nosing around a donations box outside an Islamic shrine.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have agreed that it was time to "accelerate efforts" to end the war in Afghanistan, a joint statement issued by the U.S. State Department said.
Three explosions were reported in eastern Kabul on July 25 in the morning, killing at least seven people and wounding 21, officials say.