Afghan President Hamid Karzai has welcomed the announcement that British troops would leave Afghanistan next year.
A roadside bomb has killed two police officers and five civilians in southwestern Afghanistan.
Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria remain the last battlegrounds for the global fight against polio. RFE/RL loks at why polio eradication campaigns have failed in these three countries.
Afghan officials as well as representatives from the Taliban militia and other factions are reportedly meeting north of Paris.
Four men accused of planning to join militants training in Afghanistan to kill Americans have pleaded not guilty in a California court.
Military prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 villagers in southern Afghanistan in March.
Reporters Without Borders, "Le Monde," and TV5Monde have awarded their annual Press Freedom Prize to the Afghan daily "8Sobh" and Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish.
Four Afghan police officers have been shot dead and three others have been hospitalized after being attacked by a colleague.
United Nations agencies have suspended a campaign against polio in Pakistan after deadly attacks on vaccination teams.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says member countries of the Collective Treaty Security Organization (CSTO) have accepted Uzbekistan's decision to suspend its membership.
The meeting comes as efforts are being intensified to reach an Afghan settlement as NATO prepares to pull out most combat troops in 2014.
German President Joachim Gauck has assured Afghans of his country's continued support after the scheduled withdrawal of international troops in 2014.