The amount of territory controlled by the Islamic State militant group in Afghanistan has shrunk by 67 percent from its maximum in 2015, NATO mission here said Thursday.
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, the Hezb-i-Islami faction leader has urged the main group to do not introduce its members as nominees for the cabinet of the National Unity Government.
The National Unity Government has no other option but to hold the parliamentary election, the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah's spokesman said Thursday.
An adult woman's dead body has been found outside of her home in a trouble condition in Taloqan, the capital of north-eastern Takhar province, police said Thursday.
U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed several issues including the situation in Afghanistan and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, during a telephone conversation on Wednesday, the White House said.
The Taliban have established customs check-points and taking illegal money on highways and roads in southern Zabul province, the provincial council secretary and some transporters said Wednesday.
Afghan government's "Invest in Afghanistan" plan won the first position among Central Asian countries and Caucuses –Russia in Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai city of the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan considers the Afghan Taliban as its "core strategic asset" and is unlikely to abandon the insurgent group as the country's Afghanistan policy is about "geo-strategic manoeuvring" against India, a former U.S. diplomat said Tuesday, Indian Express reported.
Afghan Foreign Affairs Ministry (MOFA) says the decision on the Durand Line has to be made by the people living on both sides of the disputed border, and any type of "unilateral" action in regard without Afghan consent is going to be "ineffective, impractical and impossible."
Pakistan has said that it will award more than 3,000 scholarships to Afghan students.