In the first half of the year, foreign and government forces killed 717 civilians, while anti-government elements (including Taliban) caused 531 deaths, the UN said.
With a growing number of attacks and civilian casualties. The conflict in Afghanistan is intensifying even 18 years after U.S. intervention. But what is the humanitarian cost?
A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel, six civilians and wounded more than 180, officials said, as rival Afghan groups met in Qatar to discuss peace.
This video of a small Afghan boy dancing joyously after being fitted with a new prosthetic leg has gone viral on social media.
Calling the Quds Force what it is - a terrorist organisation - would be a powerful step towards holding Iran accountable for its actions on the world stage.
"the level of harm and suffering inflicted on civilians in Afghanistan is deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable."
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stands behind strong NATO after unease following his predecessor's resignation.
A new effort to end the war in Afghanistan is set to begin on February 25 with talks scheduled between the US and the Taliban
Taliban gunmen and a suicide bomber attacked a British security compound in Kabul, killing at least 10 people and injuring 19.
In Baghlan province men and women came out in numbers to vote and created human chains around six polling stations to prevent the entry of suicide bombers.
Taliban militants have told people not to take part in what they consider a foreign-imposed process and warning election centres may be attacked.
Jalaluddin Haqqani founded the Haqqani network, one of the most powerful groups in the Afghan insurgency, in the 1970s.
Multiple rockets hit near the diplomatic area in the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the city's old quarter.
Islamic insurgents in Afghanistan have promised to release “hundreds of prisoners” after President Ashraf Ghani announced a long-term ceasefire would take place from Monday.
Gunmen attacked an intelligence training centre in Kabul on Thursday just hours after at least thirty people died in a suicide bombing at an educational centre in the city
Afghan forces fight to drive Taliban out of Ghazni
A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on a foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, and Taliban militants claimed responsibility.
Afghanistan: 40 years of instability, is there hope for peace?
Taliban insurgents posed for photos and shared hugs with their opponents during the three-day ceasefire.
US drone strike kills Mullah Fazlullah, who was the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan.
The ceasefire will run for three days over the Eid holiday that marks the end of Ramadan
Truce announcement comes after government said it would also halt its operations
What do young Afghans think about their country?
In conservative Afghan society, women are secondary to men, and female participation in sport — including at female-only fitness clubs — is frowned upon.
Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a blast at an Afghan mosque as people gathered after afternoon prayers.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai left Pakistan for London after a four-day whirlwind visit back to her homeland — her first since militants nearly killed her in 2012 over her blog advocating girls' education.