Ongoing fighting between government forces and the Taliban insurgents has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes in a restive northern Afghan province.
Out of the 53 journalists killed on the job so far this year, 34 were targeted in reprisal for their work, a media watchdog said on December 19.
Afghan government negotiators have arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to join U.S.-brokered talks with the Taliban, as efforts intensify to negotiate an end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.
The media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says 2018 was a year of “unprecedented” hostility toward journalists around the world.
The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan says the prospect of negotiated end to the war in Afghanistan is closer than it has ever been.
The Taliban say it will be holding "another" meeting on December 17 with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates in the latest attempt to negotiate an end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.
Afghanistan is by far the world's deadliest hot spot, with 44,655 fatalities so far this year.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he will review the case of a former U.S. Army officer charged with murder for the 2010 killing of a man he suspected of being a Taliban bomb-maker in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's attorney general has called on soccer's world governing body, FIFA, to share evidence it has collected over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the women's national team.
Afghanistan's Zabul Province is impoverished and deeply conservative. It is also a Taliban stronghold.
Islamabad has lodged a formal protest with Tehran about an attack by militants who killed six Pakistani paramilitary troops as they were patrolling a mountainous area near the Iranian border.