"The punishment for homosexuality is upon God and he will decide on them not humans," said Seddique Mir Mateen, father of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen.
Iran and Afghanistan announced new security and trade agreements over the weekend that actually match up with America's goals for the region.
A Taliban spokesman condemned an attack that killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 100 others in the city of Jalalabad, calling it an "evil act."
Ashraf Ghani makes his first trip to Washington as Afghanistan’s president today, and he will likely seek assurances that the US won't pull out its men and money too quickly as fighting season approaches in his country.
Contrary to a recent report that the Afghan government was lifting a ban on night raids, there was actually no ban, partial or otherwise, put into place by Hamid Karzai.
This is the fourth installment of Robert Young Pelton's account of his involvement with the 2009 search for Private Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
President Ashraf Ghani signed a pact that allows roughly 10,000 American personnel to remain in the country, avoiding a complete withdrawal that was set to happen in December.
An Afghan appeals court upheld death sentences today for five men convicted of brutal gang rapes. But the trials had little to do with justice for the victims.
Hashmat Khalil Karzai was killed by a suicide bomber on Tuesday. The demise of a controversial figure poses many questions for Afghanistan.
If the US-brokered deal to resolve the Afghan election impasse works, it could give Afghans exactly what they want — less US influence.
Secretary of State John Kerry brokered an agreement whereby the results of the recent Afghan election would be audited.