Terrorism and extremism remained major threats to post-Taliban Afghanistan and the stability of the region.
Iran and six world powers will resume talks in Geneva on Thursday about how to implement a landmark nuclear agreement.
Four people, including two Lebanese army soldiers, were injured on Tuesday when six rockets fired from the Syrian side struck the Hermel region in Lebanon's east Bekaa.
Two people were killed and six others sustained injuries as a motorbike bomb went off in Spinboldak District of the southern Kandahar Province on Tuesday.
The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the Sunday shooting on the Israeli-Lebanese border, and called for "calm and continued restraint by all parties" after the incident.
Ten militants were killed in an Afghan army operation in the country's eastern province of Ghazni overnight.
The main Australian base in Oruzgan Province in Afghanistan has officially closed, with the last Australian troops leaving Uruzgan province.
Iran has arrested a man in the southeastern city of Kerman spying for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Press TV reported on Saturday.
The White House on Friday defended the move of blacklisting additional companies and people under existing sanctions, saying it does not violate an interim nuclear agreement reached between world powers and Iran last month.
Afghanistan will not be bullied into signing a security pact allowing US troops to stay on after next year, President Hamid Karzai said.
Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by UN experts in Syria, according to the final report of a UN inquiry.
Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh Friday summoned US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell in connection with arrest of its Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade said official sources here.