Kevin Sieff Marshal Mohammed Qasim Fahim, whose political and military career spanned the Soviet War and the US invasion, died on Sunday of an undisclosed illness.
Benjamin Sheppard A gunman has shot dead a Swedish-British journalist in central Kabul, a rare daylight murder of an expatriate in a city often hit by Taliban suicide attacks.
Steve Holland The US President has told the Pentagon to prepare for the possibility that the United States will not leave behind any troops in Afghanistan after its troop drawdown at the end of this year.
A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at a group of local cricket players, killing five of them during a game in eastern Laghman province in Afghanistan before he sped away, provincial spokesman...
Rob Crilly in Islamabad and Zubair Babakarkhail in Kabul The Taliban have not decided what to do with the military dog captured in Afghanistan but they might consider trading it.
Deborah Snow The Taliban will increase its influence in rural areas of Afghanistan and likely regain ground in the south and east of the country as international forces withdraw, a report warns.
Jawad Sukhanyar The Afghan government has begun releasing prisoners despite the objections of the US military, which said they were dangerous insurgents responsible for killing its soldiers.
Paul McGeough Tony Abbott faces a tough reality check as troops return to the embrace of their loved ones.
Afghans are only now getting their first taste of a phenomenon that has been upending conventional wisdom in more established democracies for decades: polling
Zubair Babakarkhail Religious hardliners are planning to crack down on the influx of popular new talent shows they say promote Western values.
Paul McGeough Australian NGOs willingly fan out across the globe, taking health, education and other services to the oppressed and downtrodden, but when the Australian military rolled into Oruzgan just a single...
Dai Roshan Area, Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan. Australian soldiers patrol and search the river bed near the Puza Bridge for IED's.
Paul McGeough Women's rights are in the hands of a brave few.
Dana Stuster The Soviet Union's 10-year occupation of Afghanistan cost it more than 15,000 lives, and another 50,000 were wounded.
URUZGAN-Bazi Dancing at a gathering of approximately 70 Uruzgan policemen in Charchino district, Afghan men perform the Bazi dance, based on the infamous Bacha Boy dances common during the Taliban...
A NATO air attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed 10 children, officials said Sunday, the latest case of civilian casualties which provoke great anger in the war-torn country.
Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain is paying a "very high price" in Afghanistan after three soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb.
Daily life of the people, places and events across Afghanistan, photographed by Kate Geraghty earlier this year. Selected images available from www.fairfaxsyndication.com
Benedict Brogan The long war in Afghanistan has left Britain wary of more major military engagements abroad, much as Vietnam sapped America's will to fight, says British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.
Paul McGeough In 2011, when Hillary Clinton set Washington's terms for talks with the Taliban - renouncing violence, recognising the Afghan constitution and severing all ties with al-Qaeda - she called them ''our...