With 5 sisters and no brothers, Sitara lives by gender-twisting custom known as 'bacha poshi', which refers to a girl 'dressed as a boy'.
23 Apr 2018 12:11 PM
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast, the group’s Amaq news agency said.
22 Apr 2018 1:56 PM
The assault killed three top local officials the district's governor, intelligence chief and deputy police chief.
12 Apr 2018 2:17 PM
The blast happened as people in the Afghan capital celebrated Navroz or Nawruz marking the start of the Persian new year.
21 Mar 2018 2:36 PM
There are even suggestions Sayed, the toddler's father, is using the moniker to wangle asylum in the US; a charge the 28-yr-old denies.
17 Mar 2018 3:50 PM
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack in Kabul.
24 Feb 2018 3:17 PM
In the 3,000-word letter, the Taliban urged the ‘American people’ to press their government to withdraw from Afghanistan.
15 Feb 2018 1:22 PM
Kabul remains on high alert as the city braces for further attacks.
29 Jan 2018 9:23 AM
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack.
27 Jan 2018 2:42 PM
The attack began with a suicide car bomb outside the office, followed by gunmen entering the compound and battling Afghan special forces.
24 Jan 2018 3:43 PM
The attack ended after more than 12 hours on Sunday with all six terrorists killed by Afghan forces, aided by Norwegian troops.
22 Jan 2018 2:35 PM
Several people could be seen climbing over top-floor balcony using bedsheets to escape, with one losing his grip and plunging to the ground.
21 Jan 2018 10:49 AM
The attacker struck at the funeral ceremony of an ex-governor of Haska Mina who died recently of natural causes, an official statement said.
31 Dec 2017 4:58 PM
The main explosion was followed by two smaller bomb blasts as victims and survivors were leaving the scene.
28 Dec 2017 5:09 PM
Afghan media has previously been targeted by militants, underlying the risks faced by journalists in the war-torn country.
28 Dec 2017 1:24 PM
A suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul, killing six civilians.
25 Dec 2017 12:18 PM
Pence's visit comes four months after Trump unveiled a new strategy for Afghanistan.
23 Dec 2017 3:08 PM
Roads to the area were closed and dozens of police and intelligence officers were blocking access to the public.
18 Dec 2017 1:23 PM
The explosion was the latest in a wave of violence that has killed and wounded thousands of civilians in Afghanistan in 2017.
16 Nov 2017 6:14 PM
The station reported that one attacker blew himself up at the gate. Another attacker went inside and shot at staff.
07 Nov 2017 3:43 PM