Iran boasts one of the largest and most varied arsenals of rockets and missiles in the Middle East, including both cruise and ballistic missiles and launch vehicles capable of sending satellites into space.
Several police officers were killed and injured in an attack on a checkpoint in the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand, officials said on July 29.
Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has named his brother, Shehbaz, as his successor and nominated former Oil Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as an interim premier.
Pakistan is witnessing a new reiteration of an old political drama. Yet another elected prime minister has been ousted from power before completing his term in office.
Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 28, ordering his removal from office in connection with corruption charges stemming from the Panama Papers leak in 2016.
High in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush Mountains, drug addiction has turned into a survival strategy for an impoverished community in an isolated alpine village.
Iran has been involved in the war in the Afghan province of Ghor and the fall of Taywara district, an Afghan official said on July 25.
Pakistan’s numerous Islamist political parties are scrambling to unite in an electoral alliance before the parliamentary elections scheduled for next year.
Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says 26 soldiers were killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in the southern province of Kandahar, although other government officials said the death toll was at least 30.
In a major sign of long-term support for Afghanistan, the United States is moving to support the weak Afghan Air Force.
The Iranian parliament is debating an amendment to the country’s drug law -- a step that could end the death penalty for some drug offenses.
As the self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State (IS) crumbles in Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan is bracing for an influx of radical fighters from the Middle East.