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Pope Francis prays for victims of Afghan quake; reports say at...

“I hope that with everyone's help we can alleviate the suffering of the dear people of Afghanistan”

Ancient Afghan Buddhist city threatened by Chinese copper mine

Fears are rising that a place once considered one of the most prosperous trade hubs on the Silk Road could disappear without oversight

Afghan Christians: Where are they now?

Many Christians and other refugees now cling to crowded lily pads that are in danger of sinking

Taliban supreme leader urges world to recognize government

No nation has formally recognized the regime installed by the Taliban after they seized power and reintroduced a hardline Islamist rule

Sweet smell of Ramadan tempts as South Asia’s Muslims fast

Huge crowds returned to the neighborhood on Sunday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic put a pin in large public gatherings

Desperate Afghans resort to selling their kidneys to feed families

The practice has become so widespread in the western city of Herat that a nearby settlement is bleakly nicknamed "one kidney village"

Ancient Afghan minaret in danger of ‘collapse’ after quakes

Built in the 12th Century, the Minaret of Jam has weathered earthquakes, floods and harsh desert storms

Stay or go? Dilemma facing last of the Afghan Sikhs

Since the Taliban takeover, India has offered exiled Sikhs priority visas and the opportunity to apply for long-term residency

Afghanistan the most dangerous place to be Christian, advocacy group says

A takeover of the government by the Taliban has made it even harder — now, impossible— to live openly as a Christian

Taliban order Afghan shop owners to behead mannequins

The Taliban have also stepped up raids on liquor sellers, rounded up drug addicts and banned music

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