A Canadian who was taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan five years ago has been freed.
At least three Afghan children have been killed after a mortar bomb hit a school in eastern Afghanistan.
Diplomats from Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States, and China held talks in Islamabad to try to draw up a plan for peace talks between in Afghanistan's government and the Taliban.
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.