The start of the Afghan Taliban's annual offensive on Friday is expected to precede the bloodiest fighting season in a decade as Nato forces pull out.
Taliban threats and conservative beliefs are preventing women's cricket in Afghanistan, where it is believed that women should not compete in public.
Many world leaders are criticising the torture methods of the CIA, revealed this week in a US Senate report, and they are calling for legal action.
Ashraf Ghani has condemned the CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report, saying there can be "no justification for these kinds of actions".
Werner Groenewald, the South African aid worker killed in Afghanistan, tried to protect his children from the gunmen after he was shot in the leg.
Werner Groenewald dedicated 12 years of his life in Kabul, Afghanistan before he and his two children were killed by Taliban suicide bombers.
Foreign troops have pulled back from Helmand province as their withdrawal from Afghanistan begins, leaving local forces to fight the Taliban.
A Taliban attack has killed 18 people and wounded around 150 in Afghanistan, while Nato has warned that accords over Afghan troops have to be signed.
Journalists in conflict zones risk their lives to cover the most fraught corners of the globe. We pay tribute to some of those killed, injured and kidnapped.
Books about Afghanistan tell tales of war, kite-flying, the Taliban and patience stones.
About 60% of Aghanistan's eligible voters turned out for the second round of presidential voting despite rocket barrages and other attacks.
News analysis: US interest in the Afghanistan region is now waning, but various extremist factions will remain.
The last of the United States military forces will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016, 15 years after the September 2001 attacks in New York.
Officials have given up hope of finding survivors and begun helping the more than 4 000 displaced villagers in the area.
The first snapshot of the Afghanistan elections puts the pair of ex-ministers in the lead. But two minority candidates could decide the final result.
Exceeding turnout predictions, thousands of Afghans took to the polls to cast their votes for a new president despite Taliban threats.
Despite cold weather and the Taliban rejecting Afghanistan's election as a foreign plot, voters turned out in large numbers to choose a new president.
Four gunmen opened fire on guests in a luxury Kabul hotel restaurant in the latest violent attack in Afghanistan's capital city.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is deciding whether to veto a "backward" law that would restrict prosecutions for domestic and child abuse.