Corruption played a toxic and central role in hampering the United States' efforts in Afghanistan from day one. Sarah Peck, a lawyer and former diplomat who served as the anti-corruption officer at the US embassy in Kabul from 2009 to 2010, tells The World's Marco Werman what she observed.
A senior US government official, speaking after six days of US peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, said on Monday that Washington was committed to withdrawing foreign forces from Afghanistan to end more than 17 years of war.
Wars leave behind scars. Emotional ones. Physical ones. And for years, in Afghanistan, the physical ones were the ones surgeons fixed. But in the past couple of years, there’s been a boom in cosmetic surgery.
In 2016, students at the American University in Kabul watched as gunmen opened fire on their school. More than a dozen people were killed and many more injured. But the attack didn't stop students from pursuing their dreams.
Non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan have operated 11 women's shelters. Now the Afghan government says it's taking over to rein in costs. The BBC's Quentin Somerville speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.
The luxury hotel in Kabul where Taliban attackers killed seven people yesterday is frequented by foreigners and diplomats, and The World's Jeb Sharp examines whether yesterday's raid represents a new strategy by the Taliban to target civilians, especially
Despite the escalating violence in Afghanistan, for some Afghans who can afford it, there are still some luxuries to enjoy at least for now, as Reporter Gregory Warner visited the only plastic surgery clinic in the capital, Kabul.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks to the BBC's Alistair Leithead about the threat posed by the Taliban in parts of Afghanistan, where Taliban forces have regrouped in sufficient numbers to pose an increasing threat to NATO-led forces in the country.
June has been the deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001, and civilian fatalities are also running high with Taliban forces operating on both sides of the Pakistani border
Afghanistan is a major supplier of the raw material for heroin but some of the drug is being consumed at home, and now Afghanistan is struggling with a growing addiction problem, as The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul.