Authorities in Afghanistan are hoping that a major conference of Islamic scholars in Saudi Arabia this week will declare the Taliban’s jihad in Afghanistan un-Islamic and a violation of Islamic Shari’a law.
U.S.-backed Afghan special forces have conducted what could be a final operation to clear Islamic State (IS) fighters and other insurgents from a remote district in the eastern Nangarhar Province, officials say.
One U.S. service member was killed and two others wounded in an "apparent insider attack" in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan said.
Islamic State militants and Taliban insurgents have been fighting fiercely in eastern Kunar province for the past three days, displacing hundreds of families, Afghan officials told VOA.
Afghan officials say at least one person has been killed and eight others wounded in the northern province of Faryab after protests over the arrest of a powerful pro-government militia commander turned violent.
Two Pakistani militant commanders have been killed in separate drone strikes, Pakistani and Afghan officials say.
Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan are mourning their dead after a suicide bombing in Jalalabad killed 17 people, with some saying they're considering leaving the country.
The Indian Embassy in Kabul condemned the deadly attack by a suicide bomber that targeted a group of Hindus and Sikhs in the eastern Afghan province on Nangarhar.
Afghan officials say at least 19 people were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a group of Hindus and Sikhs on their way to meet the country’s president in the eastern province on Nangarhar.
Afghan forces were ordered to resume operations against Taliban fighters after President Ashraf Ghani announced an official end to the government's unilateral cease-fire.
Officials and residents in eastern Afghanistan say clashes between the hard-line Afghan Taliban and the ultra-radical Islamic State (IS) have continued for a second day.
The Pakistani Taliban has appointed a religious scholar as their new leader to replace Mullah Fazlullah, who was killed in a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan earlier this month.