Russia said it will convene a conference of regional powers this month on settling the Afghanistan conflict and push again to include the Taliban.
At least 20 people, including women and children, have been killed in a suicide attack outside Afghanistan's Supreme Court building in Kabul, the Health Ministry says.
A roadside bombing has killed a district administrative chief in Afghanistan's western province of Farah, officials say.
Afghan officials are working to reach remote villages after avalanches and heavy snow killed at least 119 people around the country.
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.