Taliban militants targeted the presidential palace and national CIA office in central Kabul on Tuesday morning, with gunfire and explosions erupting at one of the gates of the complex in the Afghan capital.
Secretary of State John Kerry will Monday try to ease India's concerns about the impending withdrawal of US troops from war-torn Afghanistan as he embraces a greater role for the regional power.
Inept handling of a US bid to open peace talks with the Taliban has left Afghan President Hamid Karzai fuming and fueled fears that America is ready to cut and run at any cost.
The United States and the Taliban cleared the decks for peace talks Tuesday even as a deadly attack on US troops underlined the still furious nature of their decade-long war.
War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4.1 seconds in 2012.
Afghan forces took control of security across the country on Tuesday, marking a major milestone as US-led combat troops prepare to withdraw after 12 years of fighting the Taliban.
The guns may be wooden but learning how to conduct a security patrol is a deadly serious business for soldiers at the Camp Shaheen training school in north Afghanistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Sunday the Muslim world was "in turmoil" and wondered whether the "war on terror" led by the United States since 2001 was to blame for the radicalisation.
Taliban militants launched a grenade and gun attack on Kabul airport early Monday, taking over two nearby buildings which security forces attempted to storm as blasts and shooting rocked the Afghan capital.
For Kabul's wealthy elite some things are de rigueur: armed guards, a marble-clad mansion, a blacked-out SUV. But one man has taken the flamboyant lifestyle a step further and bought a lion.
Control over militants' crossing of borders requires expansion of cooperation between the special services of different countries: chairman of Kazakhstan National Security Commission.
After a day of explosions and gunfire, residents of Kabul woke up on Saturday morning to be greeted by a public art project in which volunteers handed out 10,000 neon-pink "peace" balloons.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will try to secure more military aid in talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday as he looks to beef up his security forces after international troops pull out next year.
Kazakhstan will be receiving $300-400 thousand per year from Great Britain from transit of military cargoes via its territory.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere have arrived in Afghanistan for a surprise visit.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday named veteran diplomat James Dobbins to be the new special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan at what he called "a pivotal moment" for the two nations.
In front of 300 villagers, Halima's father shot her in the head, stomach and waist -- a public execution overseen by local religious leaders in Afghanistan to punish her for an alleged affair.
Archaic stereotypes of the media have not been overcome yet. Nobody sees or want to see the changed realities of our region: Kazakhstan President.
We are now preparing to expand the transit potential for NATO freights by means of Kazakhstan's Caspian port in Aktau: Nazarbayev.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev will take part in the opening of the conference of foreign ministers of Istanbul Process member countries.
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