On the eve of International Women's Day, the human rights director for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has urged the Afghan government to implement laws to eliminate violence against women.
The United States has named a general in Iran's elite Al-Quds force as a key figure in trafficking heroin from Afghanistan.
Britain's Defense Ministry says six British soldiers are presumed to have been killed by an explosion that hit their armored vehicle in southern Afghanistan.
Four civilians have been killed and around 10 others injured in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, near the border with Pakistan, according to Afghan police.
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.