The Afghan government has awarded the license to develop a large copper deposit in the country's north to international consortium Afghan Gold and Minerals Company Ltd.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the attacker on January 12 detonated his explosives on the Jalalabad road, killing a police officer and a civilian employee of a police training center.
Afghan security officials are assuring the public that nearly all the country's polling stations will be safe during April's presidential and provincial elections.
The United States has again expressed concern over plans by Kabul to release prisoners who Washington considers a security risk.
Afghan officials say U.S. forces have accidentally shot dead a 4-year-old boy, further straining relations between Kabul and Washington.
The United States has expressed concern after Kabul announced it will release scores of prisoners whom Washington considers a security risk.
Afghanistan says it will release scores of prisoners despite objections from the United States, which considers them a security threat.
A Taliban spokesman has denied any involvement by the group in the case of a young girl who says her Taliban brother dressed her in an explosives-filled vest and told her to carry out a suicide attack against Afghan police.
In a new book, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says U.S. President Barack Obama lacked faith in his own war strategy in Afghanistan.
Details begin to emerge about the circumstances around a young Afghan girl, now thought to be about 10, who was allegedly forced by a family member or members to wear an explosives-packed vest for a suicide-style attack.
Afghan police have detained an 8-year old girl wearing a suicide vest who sought to attack a border police post.
The head of a review board in Afghanistan says Kabul will release 88 prisoners as planned, even though the United States considers them dangerous.