A commander of the so-called Muslim Battalion of Soviet troops in Afghanistan, retired Colonel Boris Kerimbaev, has died at the age of 71 in Kazakhstan.
The Taliban has announced a 14-member negotiating team ahead of peace talks later this month with the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan.
Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, an Afghan mujahedin commander who fought against Soviet forces and rose to become the country's first president after the Soviet Army's withdrawal, has died.
Two Moldovan pilots have been freed after spending 3 1/2 years in captivity in Afghanistan, President Igor Dodon has announced.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has begun a five-nation European tour that administration officials say will focus on opposition to the growing influence of Russia and China in Central Europe.
At least 21 people, including women and children, have been killed in air strikes in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province.
Uzbekistan has reiterated its readiness to host talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban negotiators.
Sixteen civilians from the same extended family were killed in an air strike on a home in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said on January 24.
U.S. officials have held talks with Taliban envoys in Qatar for a fourth day, the militants said, as the two sides pursue a potential deal to bring an end to Afghanistan's 17-year conflict.
Afghanistan's main spy agency says it has killed a Taliban commander who masterminded this week's attack on Afghan forces at a military base in which scores of people were killed.
The U.S. military says one of its service members was killed by "enemy small-arms fire" in Afghanistan on January 22.