Afghan police have accused Taliban militants of kidnapping seven Afghan deminers in Nangarhar Province near the border with Pakistan.
The Afghan government says it will grant state workers an additional day off each week in an effort to reduce air pollution in the smog-choked capital.
Afghan election officials have released the final election results for a province where the tally from the September poll had been delayed following claims of irregularities and voter intimidation.
The OSCE's first summit in more than a decade wraps up today in Kazakhstan, with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev saying that something should be done to prevent the organization from losing its "potential."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has again called for the withdrawal of snipers deployed along the line of contact separating Armenian and Azerbaijani forces near the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Afghan Interior Ministry says gunmen have kidnapped nine security guards working for a road construction company in Kabul Province.
A suicide bomber has blown himself up close to a police van in northwest Pakistan, killing six people and wounding at least 17 others.
Afghan officials say two successive explosions by suicide bombers wearing police uniforms have killed 12 officers at an Afghan police headquarters in eastern Paktika province.
The top U.S. military officer has told CNN that U.S. authorities had long suspected that a self-described Taliban leader was an imposter, even as he engaged with Kabul over reconciliation.
This week, "On The Waves of Freedom" discussed the controversy surrounding the results of Afghanistan's parliamentary elections.
While Afghan and NATO leaders hailed their conclusion of an Afghanistan exit strategy in Lisbon, its success depends on the resolution of a number of internal and regional challenges that went unaddressed.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the announcement at a joint meeting in Moscow with visiting Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rasul.