Afghan Taliban Selects an Islamic Scholar to Succeed Leader Killed in US Drone Strike
The Taliban's leadership council chose former deputy Haibatullah Akhundzada as the new head of the group on Wednesday, replacing Mullah Akhtar Mansour just days after he was killed.
Three Rockets Hit Kabul During Surprise Visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry
Kerry dropped in on Afghanistan to show support for a government that has faltered in the face of a weak economy, political infighting, and the Taliban insurgency.
The Pentagon Keeps Changing Its Story About the Hospital it Bombed in Afghanistan
The general in charge of coalition forces in Afghanistan once again tweaked the US version of events when he testified before the Senate Armed Forces Committee on Tuesday.
One President, Two Leaders: Afghanistan's New Powerbrokers Make Good
Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah signed a US-brokered power-sharing deal that attempts to quell months of political turbulence following a disputed election.
Assassination of Afghan President's Cousin Leaves Power Vacuum and a Difficult Legacy
Hashmat Khalil Karzai was killed by a suicide bomber on Tuesday. The demise of a controversial figure poses many questions for Afghanistan.
US Aims for Afghanistan Elections Are a Whole Lot Different Than They Used to Be
If the US-brokered deal to resolve the Afghan election impasse works, it could give Afghans exactly what they want — less US influence.