The Afghan Taliban and government representatives are expected to resume stalled talks. Chinese and Pakistani representatives are also expected to participate in the negotiations.
Pakistan's army chief, Raheel Sharif, visited Kabul for talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, and the two vowed to fight 'terrorism and extremism' together.
Pakistan has resumed the death penalty for convicted terrorists as the country mourns a terrorist attack on schoolchildren in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
European Union election observers have concluded that Afghanistan's disputed presidential elections this year were marred by widespread fraud.
The Pakistani Taliban says it attacked a Peshawar army school to exact revenge on the country's military.
A spokesman for the Pakistani military says an attack on an army-run school in northwestern Pakistan is over. Some 141 people, mostly children, were killed in the daylong siege.
In what is seen as one of the most horrific attacks against civilians, more than 130 people have been killed in a militant attack on an army-run school in northwestern Pakistan.
In the wake of a brazen midmorning attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, students who survived described a massacre.
A senior official says 104 people, including 84 children, have been killed in a militant attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
The Taliban has overrun Afghanistan’s Khamyab District and is now Turkmenistan’s immediate neighbor.
Militants staged several deadly attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan on December 13, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens more.
Russia has signed deals to build nuclear power plants in India and supply it with oil during a visit by President Vladimir Putin.