A caretaker government staffed by respected officials and ministers should preside over the elections to ensure that Afghanistan doesn't face another crisis ahead of a high stakes election.
Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Jordan, Abdullah said, "Hopefully tomorrow, or in the coming days there will be a leadership council for reconciliation established."
The founder of the notorious, and now defunct, Blackwater, has been making headlines for trying to privatise the Afghan war. What has gone unreported are his plans as "Trump's advisor" to extract the country's immensely rich mineral wealth.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the Kabul government's offer of peace talks is a "historic opportunity" for Taliban.
Turkey's role in Afghanistan is increasingly expanding and could help facilitate talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. It could also likely succeed where others have failed.
Abdul Karim Khadam, the governor of northern Samangan province, was sacked along with four other provincial governors last week.
Afghan media have reported that Afghanistan's National Directorate for Security wanted the ban to stop the Taliban and other insurgent groups from using encrypted messages.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived at Bagram Air Base where he met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other senior officials to outline the Trump administration's new South Asia policy, says the US State Department.
Explosions ripped through the funeral of a demonstrator who was killed in clashes with security personnel during anti-government protests.
Hekmatyar, whose forces bombarded Kabul ruthlessly during the 1990s civil war, said he was on a mission to "rescue" Afghanistan.
Kabul says civilians killed in the US-Afghan operation were used as human shields by their alleged Taliban family members
With no end in sight, a week of fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters leaves residents in the northern city without food, water and electricity.
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