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.
A female Afghan police officer on Monday shot dead a foreign civilian adviser in Kabul police headquarters in the first such "insider" attack by a woman, NATO said.
Afghanistan may consider giving conditional immunity from local prosecution for US troops remaining in the country after NATO forces withdraw in 2014, President Hamid Karzai said today.
Syrian government forces have fired Scud missiles at insurgents in recent days, escalating the 2-year-old conflict against rebels seeking to overthrow the regime, US officials said Wednesday.
About 4,000 cases of domestic violence have been reported in Afghanistan in the last seven months, chairperson of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission Dr Sima Samar has said.
Despite living much of their lives behind a veil, some Afghan women are feeling pressure to conform to ideals of female beauty and are lining up for cosmetic surgery at a handful of clinics in Kabul.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday that the assassination attempt on the country's intelligence chief was planned in neighboring Pakistan.
An American doctor abducted by the Taliban five days ago was rescued on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, the US-led military coalition said.
Gunmen assassinated an Afghan women's affairs official on Monday just months after her predecessor was blown up by a bomb, police said.
US President Barack Obama and his defence secretary Leon Panetta have praised special forces for conducting a successful rescue operation in Afghanistan that left one American soldier and seven militants dead.
A suicide car bomb exploded near a NATO airbase in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing two civilians, wounding 15 others and injuring four foreign soldiers, police said.
Ten young girls were killed when a landmine exploded Monday while they were collecting firewood in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, officials said.
A blast inside a Kabul compound owned by a contractor working for the Afghan army killed one person and wounded 15 more, police and witnesses said.
Five-point roadmap talks about releasing terror group’s detainees in Pakistan, dropping sanctions against its leaders and also its direct entry into politics.
Six Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province today when an explosive device they were planting on a road went off accidentally, Xinhua reported.