Hundreds of Afghans have protested the deaths of two shepherds they say were killed in a NATO air strike.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron says that a further 500 British military personnel will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2012.
Afghan officials say a Russian cargo plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan overnight.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged greater humanitarian support for Afghanistan in light of the British troop drawdown set for 2014.
The outgoing commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan says the focus of the war there is about to shift.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on July 4, said while Afghan security forces were "increasingly confident," Britain planned to withdraw a "relatively small" number of troops.
The U.S. military is expanding its Central Asian supply routes for the war in Afghanistan, fearing that the routes going through Pakistan could be endangered by deteriorating U.S.-Pakistani relations.
Iran has dismissed U.S. claims that Tehran has smuggled weapons to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Local officials say up to 13 people have been killed by a roadside bomb that struck a minibus in southern Afghanistan.
Tajik authorities say a suspected Afghan drug smuggler has been detained with 40 kilograms of drugs in Tajikistan's southern Khatlon Province.
Afghans are used to bad news, but the multiple crises of the past week have managed to defy even their low expectations.
The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to confirm General David Petraeus, now commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency.