U.S. President Barack Obama urged Pakistan to avoid risky and destabilizing developments in its nuclear weapons program while working to help reignite peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to strongly resist any limits on Pakistan's use of small tactical nuclear weapons at a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Russia has hinted at boosting its military and security involvement in Afghanistan but faces the added challenge of a troubled history.
In a country ravaged by great power intervention, regional rivalries, competing ideologies and intense personal and factional rivalries, Afghans are engaged in an endless debate over who among their elites are serving their foreign masters.
Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum is turning to Russia, an old ally, to get support for Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces.
Amid a crackdown on international aid workers, the Pakistani government has drafted a bill that would increase the requirements for foreign NGOs to operate in the country
An anti-graft hotline called Whistleblower has received thousands of calls, but existing anti-corruption offices say the project has only confused the government.
Politicians in Pakistan's Balochistan Province have called on the country's mushrooming electronic media to pay attention to their beleaguered homeland.
Afghanistan has launched a social-media campaign to dissuade people, especially young people, from leaving the country for Europe.
Lawmakers from Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas say the country's powerful military is backing proposed legislation aimed at integrating the restive region into the mainstream.
The Taliban has published a 5,000-word biography of Mullah Akhtar Mansur, its recently named successor to spiritual leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
India's ambassador to Afghanistan has rejected media reports that his government is heading for a strategic shift in relations with Kabul.