Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States, and China will begin talks on January 11 aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process.
Afghan forces have recaptured a northern district bordering Tajikistan from the Taliban, two months after it was seized by the militants.
An Afghan official has said that Pakistan will present a list of Taliban insurgents willing to negotiate with Kabul during a four-nation meeting aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process.
Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States, and China will hold talks in Islamabad on January 11 on reviving stalled negotiations aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.
The Taliban is waging an unusually aggressive campaign in Afghanistan this winter, unleashing deadly bombings in Kabul, and attacking a strategic southern province.
Afghan police say they have arrested at least 35 people over celebratory gunfire in the capital, Kabul, following the victory of Afghanistan's national cricket team over Zimbabwe.
U.S. prosecutors said they may add charges carrying the death penalty in a case against an American who they say supported Al-Qaeda and aided a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.
U.S. prosecutors have filed new charges against a man believed to have trained in Pakistan with Al-Qaeda, accusing him of involvement in a 2009 attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.
A U.S. military official says two wounded U.S. soldiers and the body of a third have been evacuated from a battlefield in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
Hundreds of former government employees marched on the Afghan parliament in Kabul to demand their jobs back. They were laid off when the country's electronic voter ID card scheme was suspended. (RFE/RL'S Radio Free Afghanistan)
Germany says nearly 1.1 million asylum seekers were registered in the country last year, with Syrians making up almost 40 percent of arrivals.
The United States says one of its soldiers has been killed and two others wounded when a joint U.S.-Afghan mission in Afghanistan's troubled Helmand Province came under attack.