Since sweeping to power last August, the Taliban have been battling the upstart Islamic State affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan Province or IS-K which is proving to be an intractable security challenge for Afghanistan's religiously driven government.
Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is the brother of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, but his election will not guarantee a peaceful path forward — or solve the nation’s many economic problems, including high inflation and a…
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former cricket star whose conservative Islamist ideology and dogged independence characterized his three years and eight months in office, was ousted early Sunday after losing a no-confidence vote in Parliament.
Khan’s successor is to be elected and sworn in by Parliament on Monday. The leading contender is Shahbaz Sharif, a brother of disgraced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
The moves by Imran Khan appeared to trigger a constitutional crisis: Pakistan's Supreme Court must rule on their legality, but it adjourned until Monday and gave no indication when the matter would be settled.
The head of the United Nations says nearly all Afghans don't have enough to eat and some have resorted to "selling their children and their body parts" to get money for food.
Taliban hard-liners are turning back the clock in Afghanistan with a flurry of repressive edicts over the past days that hark back to their harsh rule from the late 1990s.
Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers refused to allow dozens of women to board several flights, including some overseas, because they were traveling without a male guardian, two Afghan airline officials said Saturday.
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers decided against opening schools to girls above the sixth grade, reneging on a previous promise.
Afghanistan has been sinking deeper into poverty and economic crisis since the Taliban takeover and as many as 95 percent of the country's 38 million people don't have enough to eat or money to buy the food.
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