Afghanistan has rejected a U.S. intelligence forecast that predicts the military gains of the past three years will be significantly rolled back by 2017.
The assessment predicts that the Taliban will become increasingly influential as the United States winds down its involvement in the war.
The Pakistani government's top national security advisor says Islamabad is trying to impose greater control over the country’s porous western borders with Afghanistan.
Authorities in the Afghan province of Jowzjan have annulled the marriage of a seven-year-old girl, whose father admits giving her away in return for $2,000.
At least three foreign soldiers have been killed in a suspected suicide car bomb attack on a convoy of international troops in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.
Afghan officials sayat least six people have been killed after a bomb placed on a bicycle went off near a police check point in the town of Pol-e Alam, in eastern Logar province.
NATO says two of its service members have been killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan.
Reports say scores of Afghan asylum seekers and their supporters have set up a protest camp in the Belgium town of Mons.
Afghan police are investigating the kidnapping and brutal killings of a female police officer and a pregnant teacher in the southern province of Oruzgan.
The Afghan government is planning to distribute new national electronic ID cards to all citizens. But that plan has hit a snag as disputes rage over whether individual's ethnicity should be printed on the new cards.
The UN's special envoy to Afghanistan says the civilian death toll in the country has risen in 2013.
One police officer is dead after Taliban suicide bombers attacked NATO fuel trucks in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border.