U.S. admits a general was shot in Taliban attack that nearly claimed top NATO commander
The U.S. mission has been cagey in acknowledging how close the attacker got to American generals.
The Taliban tried to kill the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan — and the military wants to play it down
Gen. Miller was reportedly saved by his body armor.
Afghanistan has collapsed into chaos
Afghan civilian casualties hit all-time high
Nearly 15 years after the American invasion, more civilians than ever are being killed and injured in the conflict involving foreign troops, the Afghan government, the Taliban, and now Islamic State militants.
war and conflict
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahri Pledges Allegiance to New Taliban Chief
Ayman al-Zawahri pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, Haibatullah Akhundzada, who was appointed last month after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike.
VICE News and Reuters
asia & pacific
Two Buses Collided With a Fuel Tanker in Afghanistan, Killing at Least 50 People
Devastating road accidents on this scale are common in Afghanistan, where drivers often ignore traffic laws on poorly maintained narrow roads that wind through steep mountain gorges.
At Least 50 People Were Killed in the Taliban's Attack on Kandahar Airport
The last of 11 Taliban militants who infiltrated the airport was killed late on Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the attack began. Scores of civilians died in the fighting.
Reuters and VICE News
Afghan Taliban Launches Attack on Kandahar Airport
Militants fought security forces Tuesday as regional powers geared up for a conference intended to kickstart peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Reuters and VICE News
conflict and war
Taliban Meeting Allegedly Devolves Into Gunfight, Leading to Reports That Its Leader is Dead
Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been seriously wounded in Pakistan in a shootout between senior members of the Islamist movement, Taliban sources said, but the group's main spokesman dismissed their report as "baseless."
US Soldier Who Massacred 16 Afghan Villagers Grew Hateful of 'Everyone Who Isn’t American'
Robert Bales wrote a letter appealing to the Army for leniency, explaining that PTSD, drinking, and steroid use contributed to his rage.
Afghan Security Forces Repel Taliban Guesthouse Attack
An attack on an area of Kabul that is home to many foreign embassies and senior Afghan officials follows a recent surge in violence that has left dozens dead across the country.
the vice reader
How the Soviet-Afghan War Made the Taliban
The new book 'I Am Akbar Agha' offers unique perspective from someone who was ideologically aligned with the movement but remained independent during its years in power.