Afghan security officials parade a group of suspected militants allegedly accused of planning attacks on government and security forces after their arrest, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has signed a decree to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners as a move to launch direct talks between the Afghan government an(...)

Afghan security forces investigate the site where a Taliban car bomb detonated near an intelligence services building in Qalat in Zabul province. (Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb has devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 (...)