Alliance officials said there was no insurgent activity when the plane went down in the province of Zabul.
Ukraine's presidential pardon commission says it is too soon to consider pardoning jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
A top adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin says claims that chemical weapons have been used in Syria should not become a pretext for foreign military intervention in the country.
Investigations are continuing into the Boston Marathon bombings.
An Indian national facing the death penalty in Pakistan for spying is fighting for life after he was attacked by fellow prison inmates.
Authorities in Iraq say eight members of the security forces have been killed in separate attacks.
Russia’s says the leader of a militant group in the North Caucasus republic of Daghestan has been killed in an overnight gunbattle with police.
The speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, the upper house of parliament, is calling for major businesses in the country to move their bases to Russia’s regions.
An explosion at a political party meeting in the city of Karachi has killed 11 people and wounded some 50 others.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have declared the start of their annual spring offensive, saying they will carry out attacks nationwide as foreign troops prepare to withdraw.
Police in New York City say they have found a piece of airplane landing gear they believe came from one of the hijacked planes used in the attacks on the World Trade Centers nearly 12 years ago.
North Korea’s state news agency has reported a U.S. citizen will be put on trial on charges that include trying to overthrow the government.