Ashura marks the death of a grandson of the prophet Muhammad, and one of the rituals in the solemn and dramatic commemoration involves self-flagellation.

  • Oct 12, 2016

The Islamic State claimed a link to Tuesday’s attack on a Shiite shrine in Kabul.

  • Oct 12, 2016

Security officials were on alert for violence during some of the holiest days for Shiite Muslims.

  • Oct 12, 2016

The attack in Lashkar Gah followed promises by a U.S. commander that the strategic city would “never fall.”

  • Oct 10, 2016

Afghanistan has been at war long enough to produce three generations of battlefield victims.  

  • Oct 9, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry vowed, “We will not abandon our Afghan friends.”

  • Oct 5, 2016

Backed by U.S. air power, Afghan troops appeared to regain control in Kunduz. 

  • Oct 4, 2016

The battles in the north and south come as Kabul is about to seek continued international aid. 

  • Oct 3, 2016

Residents on the Pakistani side say they fled Indian shelling but saw no sign of troops.

  • Oct 2, 2016

Some worry that the government’s deal with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar could backfire.

  • Sep 29, 2016
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