The Afghan Consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi says one of its officials has been shot and killed by a security guard.
The United Nations says civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high in 2016, with 11,418 people killed or wounded.
The UN Security Council has lifted sanctions on notorious former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, potentially paving his way to return to Afghanistan.
At least eight Afghan security force members have been killed by the Taliban in the northwestern province of Faryab, a police spokesman said on February 3.
U.S. President Donald Trump has plunged the United States into a dispute with Australia over the fate of 1,300 refugees primarily from Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Afghan forces have continued to lose ground to insurgents throughout the country since taking over security responsibilities from NATO at the end of 2014, a report by a U.S. watchdog said on February 1.
Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says it wants to raise the number of women serving in the Afghan National Army to a level where women comprise 10 percent of the force.
Turkmenistan has expressed concern after a Tajik official reportedly spoke of plans to potentially open a railway line to Russia that would bypass Turkmen territory.
Heavy snowfall and freezing weather has killed 27 children in a remote district of northern Afghanistan, an official says.
Afghanistan's attorney general has ordered the arrest of nine employees of Afghan Vice President Rashid Dostum in connection with allegations of kidnapping and torturing one of Dostum's political rivals.
The governor of Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province said Iranian and Pakistanis have recently met with Taliban insurgents involved in fighting Afghan forces.
The head of Afghanistan's High Peace Council -- a government panel tasked with negotiating an end to the country's conflict with the Taliban – has died at the age of 84.