(This version of the story clarifies that the Swedish mission will pass on details of investigation, not has passed on, in paragraph eight.)
KABUL - Afghanistan's armed forces are so short of combat-ready aircraft that, late last year, they began fitting machine guns and rockets to Russian-made Mi-17 transport helicopters, dubbed "flying tractors", to bolster their air power. | Video
PESHAWAR, Pakistan/LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Islamic State (IS) for inspiration.
KABUL - Afghanistan's parliament said on Wednesday it will not confirm seven out of 25 nominees to a long-awaited cabinet because they hold dual citizenship, another obstacle to President Ashraf Ghani forming a government after nearly four months in office.
WASHINGTON - Two Yemeni men were charged in the United States with working with al Qaeda and conspiring to attack U.S. military forces in Afghanistan in 2008, according to a complaint unsealed on Tuesday.
MUNICH, Germany - A German man of Afghan descent went on trial on Tuesday charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation and an accomplice to murder in Syria after participating in a jihadist attack on a prison in Aleppo.
AMSTERDAM - A Dutch court on Tuesday blocked the extradition of a man accused of having fought against U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying it could not be ruled out that the CIA had been involved in his torture after his arrest in Pakistan.
KABUL - The Afghan president's bid to form a cabinet nearly four months after taking office ran into fresh trouble on Monday after his candidate for finance minister withdrew and doubt was cast over as many as 11 nominees believed to hold dual citizenship.
KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for agriculture minister in his new Cabinet is on an Interpol wanted list for tax evasion in Estonia, a fact Ghani's spokesman said was unknown to his office at the time of his nomination.
KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for agriculture minister in the new cabinet is on an Interpol wanted list for tax evasion in Estonia, a fact Ghani's spokesman said was unknown to his office at the time of his nomination.