The Afghan government has given a full pardon to a warlord whose nickname is "The Butcher of Kabul." Despite the deal, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar remains a wanted terrorist in the US. His name brings terror to many Afghans.
The journalists were killed Sunday while traveling with an Afghan army unit that came under fire in southern Helmand province, in a sign of just how dangerous the conflict remains for the media trying to cover it.
The newest Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada was a deputy of the former mullah who reportedly died in a recent US drone attack. Nothing in his murky past suggests he's ready to negotiate for peace anytime soon.
Last year, a US airstrike killed 42 people at a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz. A new report suggests that tensions between Afghan forces and Doctors Without Borders may have helped cause the tragedy.
The world reacted in horror when the Taliban blew up a UNESCO Heritage Site, the historic Buddha statues of Afghanistan. Thanks to 3-D light projections, the Buddhas are once again looking out over the Bamiyan Valley.
The late Robin Williams made many of us laugh just when we needed it most. His gift was perhaps never more poignant and important as when he performed for US troops fighting overseas. The comedian devoted many hours to entertaining with the USO.
There's a lot of confusion in Delhi over what to do about a massive Indian diamond — the Koh-i-Noor — that's been in the British crown jewels for more than 160 years. India's solicitor general says the Brits acquired it fairly, but the rest of the government says otherwise, and now wants it back.
The CIA's recently-released torture report has sparked a national conversation about the perceived horrors of torture — as well as its potential merits. But how do Americans who have served on the front lines feel about torture tactics? We asked veterans to weigh in.
The fourth season of "Homeland" take viewers to Pakistan and Afghanistan, or at least some version of those countries. But Pakistanis who watched the recent premiere are angry with the many inaccuracies they've found, saying the show might stoke unwarranted fears about their country.
Bilal Sarwary has been traveling around Afghanistan and capturing images we don't see in the news. There are school children in brightly colored outfits, a bird seller at the Kabul market and a farmer in Kundoz — everyday Afghans, not the terrorists or political leaders who dominate the headlines.
With more nationalities living together than any other place on earth, New York City is the world's melting pot. But what's melting inside all those pots? Imagine if you could visit some of the home cooks from around the world and learn the secret to Indian Tikka Masala or Greek Tiropita. The League of Kitchens aims to do just that.
Shabana Basij-Rasikh always wanted to go to school, even if she and her friends had to dodge the Taliban to hold classes. Now, after studying in the US, she's back in Afghanistan helping other young women get the educations they need to improve their country.
Military mental health experts are finding, and naming, a new type of psychological damage that soldiers face from traumatic violence during war.They call it "moral injury" and one treatment is to re-live it.