Pomp, patriotism and peace slogans mixed with tanks, missiles and a fighter jet show on Pakistan Day.
For two weeks, an extraordinary drama unfolded in the upper chamber of Parliament.
A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people near an event marking the Persian new year.
An illiterate janitor has been charged with sharing a photo mocking the prophet Muhammad.
Even identifying people as “Afghan” is objectionable to some ethnic groups.
An unusually deadly day on Friday included an Islamic State suicide bombing and Taliban ground clashes.
Allies China and Saudi Arabia agreed it must crack down on extremist funding.
In a dramatic turnaround, President Ghani offered the insurgents concessions.
The unusual open letter said the insurgents seek dialogue, but it also called for U.S. troops to leave.
A mother and daughter were trying to distribute the polio vaccine. They were gunned down.