The overtures to Pakistan by Afghanistan's national unity government have prompted former Afghan President Hamid Karzai to part ways with its leadership.
A new report says Afghanistan is increasingly relying on a "cheap but dangerous" national militia of some 30,000 fighters, some of whom have committed serious abuses in the communities they are supposed to protect.
A Pakistani provincial government, once claiming to be the leading proponent of election reforms, is in hot water after controversial local elections were marked by violence and irregularities.
Escalating violence in parts of Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province has forced authorities to close most schools, depriving thousands from education.
Nine Afghan employees of a government development program have been killed in their guesthouse in a remote village of northern Afghanistan's Balkh Province.
In a rapid reversal of warming relations with Pakistan, the Afghan president has asked Islamabad to move swiftly against the Afghan Taliban operating from its soil.
Pakistani authorities are asking a Pashtun tribe to pay for Taliban attacks before being allowed to return to their war-ravaged villages.
The recent appointment of a quiet bureaucrat as Afghanistan's defense minister is expected to stir dissent even if he is confirmed into the job.
A leading global rights watchdog has strongly condemned the ongoing spate of terror executions in Pakistan.
A quarter-century after the Soviet invasion, Rostyslav Khotyn of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service traveled to Afghanistan to see what that war could tell him about the current conflict in his own country.
With the advent of the traditional spring and summer fighting season, Taliban insurgents have opened multiple fronts in Afghanistan's biggest province, Helmand.
Once home to some of Afghanistan's most prized archaeological treasures, the famed valley of Bamiyan is slowly reclaiming its status as the country's cultural capital.