Some local Afghan officials are hoping to end the decade-long Afghan war by negotiating with the Taliban – province by province.
US forces have had to return to a key outpost they left to Afghan forces in March. Now, the US commander there is trying to forge a new partnership to bring the Afghans up to speed.
A resurgent Taliban took responsibility for the attack on the British Council in Kabul, which came on the anniversary of Afghanistan's independence from Britain nearly a century ago.
A NATO helicopter was shot down while on a nighttime raid in Afghanistan, killing 31 US special-operations troops. Nighttime helicopter raids are an essential tool of counterterrorism.
As NATO presence recedes, the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan’s eastern Nuristan Province and Kunar Province has some Afghans concerned.
As Obama's promise of a troop drawdown nears, the US military says the surge of tens of thousands of NATO reinforcements that began last year has won some and lost some against the Taliban but needs more time to succeed.
NATO surge strategy aims to boost Afghan security forces. But, as the recent assassination of a provincial police chief of Kandahar showed, they're still far form secure.
Afghan leader Hamid Karzai issues another ultimatum over deadly air strikes. But a shift in NATO strategy might result in even more civilian casualties.
Attackers stormed a police compound in Afghanistan's Khost province, killing at least three police officers Sunday. It's latest in a series of insurgent attacks on government, military, or police compounds.
Four lion cubs sit in a basket as they are christened at Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, Germany. The cubs, named Bandele, Batou, Naledi and Sakina, were born on January 31.