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.
A senior Pakistani government official says Iranian claims are wrong about the presence of rebels in remote regions of Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan.
With the campaign for the April 5 Afghan presidential election in full swing, coalition- building in the fragmented nation has emerged as a key strategy for winning votes.
Afghan presidential candidates have concluded their second consecutive day of a televised debate.
Afghan presidential hopefuls at a televised debate ahead of the April vote have pledged to tackle widespread corruption and hold peace talks with the Taliban.
RFE/RL correspondent Bashir Ahmad Gwakh looks into the positions of the five
leading contenders on the key issues in Afghanistan.
Intellectuals, lawmakers and clan leaders from northwestern Pakistan's tribal areas have complained that they are left out of Islamabad's talks with the Taliban.
Pakistani human rights campaigners have criticized a new counterterrorism law that they say violates safeguards enshrined in the country’s current constitution and could institutionalize abusive practices.
A recent bomb attack on a Sunni Muslim evangelical mosque in northwestern Pakistan has raised the possibility that the hardline Taliban are now targeting a puritanical Muslim movement.
A senior Afghan official has rejected a recent government fact-finding report that prompted President Hamid Karzai to blame U.S. forces for killing civilians.
In a rare move, a provincial government in a restive Pakistani province is protesting to pressure the federal government to end kidnappings.