Members of Pakistan’s tiny Hazara minority are staging a sit-in protest to demand protection from the government.
Survivors and witnesses of deadly air strikes by the Afghan military have accused authorities of killing dozens of civilians, contrary to the army’s claims that it killed only Taliban militants.
Government forces and insurgents are using access to irrigation water as leverage to pressure civilians into supporting them or force their opponents out of their villages and communities.
The United States has placed Pakistan's Milli Muslim League political party on its list of foreign terrorist organizations for its alleged links to a militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
An Afghan air strike on a suspected Taliban gathering in the northern province of Kunduz has caused dozens of casualties, including among civilians, officials said.
Security restrictions and a strike has shut down most of Indian-administered Kashmir, after clashes between militants and government forces killed at least 20 people.
Russia's special envoy to Afghanistan has dismissed claims by the Pentagon that Moscow has provided arms to the Taliban during its 16-year war against U.S. forces and the Afghan government.
Pakistan defended its record on nuclear non-proliferation after the United States imposed sanctions on seven Pakistani companies over suspicions that they have engaged in nuclear trade.
A senior Pakistani policeman accused of a role in police killings has surrendered to the Supreme Court in a case that has stirred anger about extrajudicial killings.
A suicide attack outside a Shi'ite mosque in Kabul has killed at least 29 people and wounded more than 50, Afghanistan's Health Ministry says.
Pakistan is doing the "bare minimum" needed to address U.S. demands that it stop the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network from operating within its borders, a senior U.S. official has said.
While preventing the Taliban from overrunning Helmand's provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, the air attacks have not reversed the insurgents’ momentum as they still control large swathes of the province.