The Taliban has denied that it held talks with Russian officials about efforts to combat Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan as a British newspaper reported that President Vladimir Putin had met the group's leader earlier this year.
An earthquake with its epicenter in northeastern Afghanistan has killed one person in neighboring Pakistan.
A powerful earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan near the border with Tajikistan and Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The Afghan Defense Ministry says at least 43 people were killed after a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck in northern Afghanistan.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25 arrived in Kabul, where he will inaugurate the new building of Afghan's parliament built by India.
U.S. aircraft carried out two attacks in the district of Sangin in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, overrun by Taliban militants earlier this week, officials say.
A senior Russian diplomat says Russia's interests in Afghanistan "objectively coincide" with those of the Taliban in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.
Heavy fighting is reported to be continuing between Afghan forces and Taliban militants in the district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand, which the militants overran earlier this week.
There was fierce fighting in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province with reports that Taliban fighters were on the verge of capturing the strategic city of Sangin.
As Afghanistan confronts Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants on the battlefield, the struggle for hearts and minds has also intensified with the launch of radio broadcasts by IS.
Britain has sent military personnel to the southern Afghan province of Helmand following reports the district of Sangin had largely fallen to the Taliban.
More than 600 tons of opium have been seized in a joint operation between law enforcement officials from Russia and Afghanistan.