Mohammad Hanif Atmar joins a list of former officials who have either formally joined the race or declared that they will do so.
- by Mujib Mashal & Fatima Faizi
Afghan tweaker pays tribute to those who have supported him during a difficult time.
- by Daniel Cherny
Afghanistan's presidential election will be postponed until July 20 to give authorities more time to organise the ballot, authorities confirmed on Sunday.
- by Hamid Shalizi
Trump, who tweeted on Thursday that Mattis was "retiring, with distinction" on February 28, later changed his mind, and will oust him on January 1 instead.
- by Idrees Ali & Steve Holland
More than 600 Australian troops continue to conduct operations and train local troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- by Eryk Bagshaw
Many analysts say President Donald Trump's volatility and disregard for US allies could fundamentally diminish America's global clout if the country is no longer seen as a dependable ally.
- by Steven Erlanger & Jane Perez
The Taliban welcomed news of the US plan to withdraw half its troops by the summer, as Afghan generals warned it would be a blow to morale of country's army.
- by Kathy Gannon
December 17 is a grim anniversary for the Red Cross, but Australians working for the international body have a defiant message for those who target them.
- by Dorsa Nazemi-Salman