India's ambassador to Afghanistan has rejected media reports that his government is heading for a strategic shift in relations with Kabul.
The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service assembled a panel to discuss the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
The announcement in early August that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar's longtime deputy, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansur, would be the new leader has angered many senior Taliban officials.
As the rivalry builds between a large political party and Pakistan's powerful military, a court has issued arrest warrants for its exiled leader.
Afghan Taliban leaders are working toward resolving their differences amid a leadership struggle that threatens to divide their largely united movement into competing factions.
Afghan media suspect Pakistan of using the recently confirmed death of Mullah Omar to manipulate political negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government.
The Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan faces an uncertain future after the announcement by Kabul that its spiritual leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, has been dead for more than two years.
An exiled leader of Pakistan's beleaguered Baluch minority has apparently shunned Islamabad's efforts to persuade him to end years of exile in Britain.
The inclusion of India and Pakistan into the SCO does boost the group's international profile, but it could come at the expense of the Central Asian members.
Fierce fighting continues in northern Afghanistan's Faryab Province and according to one member of parliament from the region, the militants have the upper hand and the situation is close to disastrous.
Afghanistan's Kunduz Province adopts a quota system to raise women's chances of employment in the public sector.