- Afghan VP, ex-Northern alliance commander, dies Updated: Mar-09-14 8:17 am
- Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle Updated: Mar-08-14 5:48 am
- AP Interview: Karzai's brother on Afghan vote Updated: Mar-07-14 3:04 pm
- Ex-Afghan translators for German army fear attacks Updated: Mar-06-14 10:58 am
- Pakistan resumes Taliban talks as 6 soldiers die Updated: Mar-05-14 8:21 am
- Will Sgt. Bergdahl be left behind in Afghanistan? Updated: Mar-02-14 7:36 am
- Will 'zero option' in Afghanistan cause chaos? Updated: Mar-01-14 4:11 am
- Officials: Al-Qaida plots comeback in Afghanistan Updated: Feb-28-14 9:39 am
- 15-year sentence for man who wanted to bomb bank Updated: Feb-27-14 9:26 pm
- Questions about 30 Americans killed in Afghan war Updated: Feb-27-14 4:59 pm
- US general: Grim Afghan future if no security pact Updated: Feb-26-14 3:20 pm
- Pakistan poised for offensive in North Waziristan Updated: Feb-25-14 6:10 pm
- Taliban says it suspends talks on held US soldier Updated: Feb-23-14 11:56 am
- Taliban condemn violence in C. African Republic Updated: Feb-22-14 3:16 pm
- Texas Senate candidate sought bin Laden's capture Updated: Feb-19-14 4:00 pm
- Afghan leader orders changes to women's rights law Updated: Feb-17-14 2:29 pm
- Pakistani polio strain threatens global campaign Updated: Feb-17-14 2:32 am
- US: Taliban struck shortly after insider attack Updated: Feb-14-14 8:41 pm
- Silvers Star awarded to 2 Lewis-McChord soldiers Updated: Feb-14-14 4:09 pm
- Karzai: US must respect Afghan sovereignty Updated: Feb-13-14 10:13 am
- Pakistan-Taliban peace talks: What's at stake? Updated: Feb-12-14 1:56 pm
- UN: More children dying in Afghan violence Updated: Feb-08-14 9:52 am
- Afghan Taliban say they captured NATO military dog Updated: Feb-07-14 7:34 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the bloody conflict, died Sunday. He was 57.
KABUL, Afghanistan - In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granting her the award as First Lady Michelle Obama smiles, clapping by her side.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The elder brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday he dropped out of the country's April 5 presidential election to leave the field open to a candidate that he hoped would steer the nation through a "dignified" transition.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Sometimes the calls come in the middle of the night. Other times it's a text message sent to a mobile phone. But the warnings are always the same, threats of death for having worked with the German military in northern Afghanistan.
PARACHINAR, Pakistan - The Pakistani government pushed forward with Taliban peace negotiations on Wednesday, despite recent militant attacks that include a roadside bomb in the country's northwest that killed six soldiers.
WASHINGTON - The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him.
WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama were to decide to leave no military advisory force in Afghanistan next year, would Afghan security unravel to the point of enabling a civil war, a Taliban takeover and a return of al-Qaida in such numbers as to pose a 9/11-type threat?
WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as they have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government, U.S. officials say.
OAKLAND, California - A California man with delusions of joining the Taliban was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for trying to blow up a bank with a car bomb he thought would go off but was actually made up of inert materials supplied by the FBI.
WASHINGTON - Relatives of some of the 30 U.S. troops killed when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan said congressional testimony from U.S. military officials on Thursday answered some, but not all, of their lingering questions about the single deadliest incident of the war.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without U.S. help, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan's refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, embolden the enemy and prompt some Afghan security forces to cooperate with the Taliban to "hedge their bets."
WASHINGTON - Pakistan is poised to launch a full-scale offensive in its lawless tribal region North Waziristan if talks with Taliban insurgents fail, a senior Pakistan government official said Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan's Taliban said Sunday they had suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, halting - at least temporarily - what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old soldier's freedom since his capture in 2009.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan Taliban on Saturday called for an end to violence against Muslims in the Central African Republic, making a rare statement on conflicts outside their region that was soon echoed by al-Qaida's North Africa branch.
AUSTIN, Texas - A Lebanon-born Texas Democrat running for U.S. Senate said Wednesday he was part of once-secret negotiations in Afghanistan, trying to persuade the Taliban to turn over Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday ordered changes to a draft of new criminal legislation in response to an international outcry warning it would severely limit justice for victims of domestic abuse, his spokesman said.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the helping hand of her teenage mother.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says that shortly after two U.S. soldiers were gunned down by two men wearing Afghan army uniforms in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban insurgents attacked the district center where the Americans had been operating.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington - After 10 minutes of intense fighting, the two Green Berets thought they and their teammates had turned back the Taliban fighters who breached the defenses of their base in a brazen attack last summer.
ANKARA, Turkey - Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the United States must stop "harassing" his country's judicial authority and "respect Afghanistan's sovereignty" over its release of prisoners.
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani government has recently opened negotiations with domestic militants called the Pakistani Taliban designed to end years of fighting in the northwest that has cost thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. A look at some of the main issues involved in the talks:
KABUL, Afghanistan - The number of children killed and wounded in Afghanistan's war jumped by 34 percent last year as the Taliban stepped up attacks across the country and continued to lay thousands of roadside bombs, the United Nations said Saturday.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban said Friday that they have captured a military dog belonging to NATO forces in Afghanistan, releasing a video of the canine wearing a high-tech harness.