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.
Officials in Afghanistan say a gunman has shot and killed a deputy counterterrorism official in the country’s western province of Farah.
The funeral of RFE/RL journalist Sabawoon Kakar took place in Kabul on May 1, one day after he was killed in a suicide bombing.
The U.S. government's watchdog on Afghanistan says the number of Afghan security forces has decreased by nearly 11 percent during the past year as security in the country has deteriorated.
A group of children have set off an unexploded mortar round in a residential area in eastern Afghanistan, causing an explosion that killed a woman and two children.
A suicide bomber in a minivan has attacked an army base in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province, killing four civilians and two soldiers, officials say.
NATO has expressed support for an offer by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to the Taliban to hold peace talks, describing it as an “unprecedented” opportunity to end fighting in the insurgency-wracked country.