An Afghan official said a suicide car bomb attack by the Taliban has killed at least two Afghan soldiers.
Afghan and Pakistani security officials are meeting in Islamabad amid heightened tensions between the two neighbors.
Afghanistan has launched the registration of candidates for long-delayed parliamentary and district elections scheduled for this year.
At least 2 million people are at risk of severe food insecurity because of a devastating drought in Afghanistan, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says.
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.