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Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire, order nationwide attacks

Since Friday the military has been patrolling the area in an attempt to root out militants, with helicopter gunships shelling their hideouts

Afghan supreme leader orders full enforcement of Islamic law

The Taliban promised a softer version of the harsh rule that characterized their first stint in power, from 1996-2001

Death toll in Kabul mosque blast rises to 21: police

"The blast was caused by explosives placed inside the mosque," Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran told AFP Thursday

Taliban add more compulsory religion classes to Afghan universities

Many conservative Afghan clerics in the hardline Islamist Taliban, which swept back into power a year ago, are skeptical of modern education

Taliban fighters swap arms for books as hundreds return to school

Since the Taliban swept back to power in August last year, hundreds of fighters have returned to school

Misery and disease conquer Afghanistan a year into Taliban rule

The Taliban's takeover pushed the country -- home to 38 million people -- over the precipice

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

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