The family of a young Afghan boy photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag of his Argentine soccer idol, Lionel Messi, has been forced to flee their home.
Provincial officials in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat say Taliban fighters staged a coordinated attack overnight on two Afghan army outposts, killing 14 Afghan soldiers and capturing another 21.
An Afghan police officer and a security guard have been killed in Kabul during a 24-hour standoff between police and the stepson of Afghanistan's former defense minister, Abdul Rahim Wardak.
An Afghan official says the Taliban stormed a police checkpoint in the northern province of Sa-e Pol, killing a district police chief and another police officer.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered his attorney general to investigate allegations of sexual abuse of female athletes in Afghanistan.
A top commander of the Afghan Taliban has been killed in the southern province of Helmand.
Soccer's world governing body FIFA has confirmed it is looking into claims of sexual and physical abuse inside the Afghan women’s national team.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says as many as 23 civilians were killed in an air strike in the country's south this week, according to its preliminary findings.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's powerful former national-security adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar has announced plans to run in the April 2019 presidential election.
Afghan leaders and foreign diplomats are meeting in Geneva for a two-day conference during which international donors are expected to pledge billions of dollars in aid to Kabul.
Several hundred supporters of a detained Shi'ite Hazara militia commander took to the streets of Kabul for a second consecutive day on November 26, blocking roads in the western part of the Afghan capital.
At least 20 Afghan police officers were killed when their convoy was ambushed in the western province of Farah, the Associated Press reports.