After his conviction became public, a man nominated to become Afghanistan's agriculture minister has been dropped from the cabinet nominees presented to a mandatory confirmation vote.
The new Afghan government is trying to curb rising instances of violence against women.
Thousands of civilians in a remote region of Afghanistan are mourning the killing of their loved ones in one of the worst terrorist attacks in the country’s recent history.
The protracted dispute over the results of the country's April 5 presidential elections has left millions of Afghans feeling uneasy about the future of their country.
With Iraq's rapid descent into chaos after an Al-Qaeda splinter group conquered large swathes of the country, many Afghans are asking whether their country will follow the same path.
Amnesty International has criticized Pakistan for failing to curb widespread torture as the country deals with complex insurgencies and extensive political violence.
Discrimination and a lack of government support hinder women’s training in Afghanistan.
An investigation into the April 4 shooting of prominent female reporters in Afghanistan has begun.
Afghan women send a message to the Taliban with high voter turnout despite threats of violence.
Residents in remote districts of eastern Afghanistan are reporting a rise in polio cases among children who are prevented by the Taliban from getting vaccinated.
A senior Afghan official has rejected a recent government fact-finding report that prompted President Hamid Karzai to blame U.S. forces for killing civilians.