Afghan President Hamid Karzai has backed a statement from the country's top religious body calling for stronger restrictions on women's' freedoms.
Officials in Afghanistan say at least 40 people have been killed from avalanches that struck two villages in the mountainous northeast of the country.
Afghanistan has frequently been the butt of jokes from Pakistani comedians, too. But a well-known Pakistani actor seemingly went too far recently in ridiculing Afghans on Dunya TV.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai says progress has been made in negotiations with the United States on the terms of a long-term strategic partnership agreement.
The U.S. State Department has included an Afghan provincial council member and a Pakistani rights activist among the honorees for 2012 International Women Of Courage Awards.
A suicide bomber in Afghanistan has killed at least two civilians at the U.S. military base where copies of the Koran were controversially burned last month.
The U.S. government has slapped sanctions on an Afghan national it says has helped manufacture improvised explosive devices for the Taliban.
Afghanistan's top religious council has demanded that those responsible for the burning of Korans at a NATO airbase last week be put on public trial.
Western and Afghan officials say two American soldiers have been shot dead by two Afghans, including a man believed to be a soldier.
The U.S. military's top transport commander says overland cargo routes through Pakistan must be reopened to NATO for the United States to complete its pullout from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
At least 20 people have been reported injured in two explosions in Afghanistan -- one targeting a supply convoy for NATO-led forces, and the second targeting a bank in the northeast.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has praised international coalition forces in Afghanistan for showing "remarkable restraint" during recent violence over the burning of Korans by U.S. troops.