The Islamic State group on July 13 released an audio recording it claims is the voice of the movement's leader for Afghanistan, contradicting reports he had been killed by a U.S. drone strike three days earlier.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai marked her 18th birthday at a camp for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, calling for world leaders to 'invest in books instead of bullets.'
The Pakistani Army says at least four government soldiers were killed in overnight clashes with militants in the volatile tribal areas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted regional leaders at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on July 10.
India and Pakistan will join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a security group led by Russia and China and also including Central Asian republics, the organization said in a statement on July 10.
India and Pakistan, the two South Asian rival nations, have agreed to hold a meeting of their national security advisers in New Delhi to discuss terrorism, India said on July 10.D
The prime ministers of India and Pakistan, the leaders of two rival South Asian nations, held a rare meeting on the sidelines of a summit in Russia on July 10.
The Afghan National Directorate of Security says a former spokesman for Pakistan’s Taliban who switched to the Islamist State group was killed by an air strike in eastern Afghanistan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 8 arrived in Ufa, the capital of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan, to host summits of the BRICS group and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Two drone strikes targeted militants loyal to Islamic State in Afghanistan on July 7 -- killing between 25 and 49 insurgents, according to differing estimates by Afghan and foreign officials.
The Afghan government has sent a delegation to Pakistan in the latest bid to start peace talks with the Taliban.
A roadside bomb attack has killed at least three Pakistani soldiers and injured six others in the country's lawless tribal areas.