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    Born Into Carnage, 18 Afghan Babies Face an Uncertain Fate

    A day after gunmen stormed a maternity ward and slaughtered new mothers at random, the authorities...

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    Husband in Taliban Hostage Couple Acquitted of Assaulting Wife

    Saying neither Joshua Boyle nor Caitlin Coleman, who were held captive for five years in Afghanistan,...

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    Afghan Warlord Escapes Arrest as Troops Turn City into War Zone

    President Ashraf Ghani sent combat forces to capture a belligerent warlord, but many Afghans believed the...

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    Taliban Attack U.S. Base in Afghanistan as Negotiators Talk Peace

    At least two civilians were killed and 73 others wounded in a car bombing and subsequent...

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    At Least 23 Soldiers Killed in Insider Attack in Afghanistan

    A Taliban infiltrator opened fire on soldiers as they were sleeping in a military base in...

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    A Bitter Election Dispute Sends Afghanistan Back to the Brink

    Abdullah Abdullah, a three-time contender for the presidency, is again at the center of an electoral...

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    Documents Reveal U.S. Officials Misled Public on War in Afghanistan

    The documents, obtained by The Washington Post, paint a stark picture of missteps and failures in...

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    Key Takeaways in Newly Released Documents Detailing Failures of War in Afghanistan

    Some of the findings were already known. But they are sure to fuel a debate over...

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    Afghan War Casualty Report: December 2019

    At least 57 pro-government forces and 27 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan so far this...

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    ‘He Showed Us Life’: Japanese Doctor Who Brought Water to Afghans Is Killed

    Tetsu Nakamura, 73, arrived in Afghanistan in the 1980s to treat leprosy. But he changed many...

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    U.S. Drone Killed Afghan Civilians, Officials Say

    The strike on a car killed all five onboard, including a woman who had given birth...

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    In Afghanistan, Trump Creates Confusion Over U.S. Policy on Taliban

    The president said stalled talks with the militant group were back on and called for a...

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    Trump Visits Afghanistan and Says He Reopened Talks With Taliban

    Details were unclear. The declaration came on an unannounced trip as the president seeks to highlight...

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    Roadside Bomb Kills 13 People on Their Way to Afghan Wedding

    Most of the victims were from a single family. “I am dead, I am finished, I...

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    3 Afghan Schools, 165 Accounts of Students Being Raped

    An advocacy group says it has documented systematic sexual abuse by teachers, principals and other authorities...

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    Afghanistan’s Curse: A Bomb From 2 Wars Ago Crushes a Family Today

    This time, it was a Soviet cluster bomb, killing 3 boys on a now-peaceful mountain. War...

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    Two Americans Killed in Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

    The U.S. military in Kabul said preliminary reports indicate the crash was not caused by enemy...

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    Two Western Hostages Are Freed in Afghanistan in Deal With Taliban

    The two Western teachers held by the Taliban are safe with American forces, officials say, and...

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    Deal With Taliban Will Free American and Australian Professors, Officials Say

    The apparent exchange, in which Afghan officials are to release three senior members of the Haqqani...

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    I Watched Friends Die in Afghanistan. The Guilt Has Nearly Killed Me.

    I was convinced the deaths of my friends in combat were my fault. It took me...

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    Afghan War Casualty Report: November 2019

    At least 29 pro-government forces and 34 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan so far this...

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    Captives or Defectors? Taliban Fighters Tell Conflicting Tales

    The simple idea of insurgency versus government proves much more complex when dozens of detained fighters...

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    ISIS Fighters Attack Outpost in Tajikistan

    The violence points to the resilience of the Islamic State and its longstanding aim to spread...

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    Afghan Government Demands Cease-Fire Before Any Taliban Talks

    The new precondition is likely to complicate any revival of the peace negotiations called off last...

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    In Afghanistan’s War and Peace, WhatsApp Delivers the Message

    WhatsApp has proliferated in the highest echelons of the Afghan government — as well as among...

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    In One Afghan District, the Same Promises of Victory, 32 Years Apart

    A Times reporter visits Baghlan Province, where, three decades ago, a Russian journalist documented the same...

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    7 Combat Deployments in 6 Years, Then a Bullet Nearly Killed Him

    Jeffery Dawson wasn’t supposed to be on the mission that nearly killed him, but the Army’s...

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    Two Strains of Polio Are Gone, but the End of the Disease Is Still Far Off

    Only polio virus Type 1 persists, and only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But now mutant vaccine...

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    U.S. Is Quietly Reducing Its Troop Force in Afghanistan

    The reduction, which officials say could gradually drop the number of troops by several thousand, is...

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    Despite Vow to End ‘Endless Wars,’ Here’s Where About 200,000 Troops Remain

    Under President Trump, there are now more troops in the Middle East than when he took...