Powerful armed bands are confiscating voter registration cards in some of Afghanistan’s remote provinces, interfering with elections whose transparency is viewed as critical for the country’s future security and stability.
Negotiators said the both the Pakistani government and the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) consider the release of prisoners a priority issue, and are expected to agree on terms soon.
A quiet, little-know bureaucrat has emerged as Pakistan's point man for concluding peace with the Taliban, whose ruthless decade-old insurgency has killed tens of thousands of civilians and soldiers.
Afghanistan has officially backed Russia’s annexation of Crimea, a move seen as an effort to advance its long-standing irredentist claims over Pashtun regions in neighboring Pakistan.
Senior Afghan officials have called on the United States to transfer $7 billion worth of excess military equipment to Afghanistan instead of Pakistan.
A break in suspected U.S. drone strikes against Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders in northwestern Pakistan appears to be helping Islamabad's efforts to negotiate peace with the insurgents.
Prominent women politicians in Pakistan have rejected a proposal from a leading Islamist party for separate national and provincial parliaments for women.
Pakistani lawmakers are examining a $1.5 billion grant by Saudi Arabia, which has strengthened the country's currency and reinforced security ties between the two nations.
Two Afghan army soldiers held in Taliban captivity were freed with tribal leaders’ help after pledging they would leave military service for good.
Nearly three years after Islamabad announced modest political and judicial reforms in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the region's century-old draconian Frontier Crimes Regulations have not changed.
The recent death of Afghanistan’s Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim has left a leadership vacuum only weeks before the country holds a crucial poll to elect a new president on April 5.
As Afghanistan braces for the withdrawal of international forces this year, Taliban-backed radicals from Central Asia are mobilizing to fill the vacuum and make a comeback.