A career special operations soldier has been chosen as the next commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, media reported on May 23, citing U.S. officials.
Afghan officials say at least 14 police officers have been killed in several Taliban attacks on districts in the eastern province of Ghazni.
The Afghan government has closed hundreds of schools in the western province of Farah, the scene of a major Taliban offensive this week.
Afghan officials say Taliban militants have killed at least 14 members of the security forces in separate attacks across the country.
Afghan government forces have pushed back the Taliban from Farah city, the capital of the western Farah Province, close to the Iranian border, an Afghan official says.
Attackers targeted two police stations in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on May 9 killing at least seven people and wounding 20 others, authorities said.
A strong earthquake has struck a remote region of Tajikistan, with tremors felt in the capitals of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Taliban militants have seized a district in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan after days of heavy fighting, local officials said.
Afghan authorities say police shot dead a suicide bomber on May 7 as he was apparently preparing to attack an outdoor blood-donor facility in central Kabul.
Seven Indian engineers and an Afghan national have been kidnapped in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan Province, officials said on May 6.
The Taliban have captured another district in the northern province of Badakhshan, Afghan officials said.