Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was a prominent cleric in the Taliban administration, who had survived previous attacks.
Some 71 economists, including Nobel prize winners, ask Washington to return $7 billion to Kabul, saying over half of the poor country's population faces acute food insecurity and three million children are at risk of malnutrition.
Democrats and Republicans introduce identical versions of bill in Congress, days before first anniversary of final US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Four members of the Pakistani Taliban were reportedly killed when a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan struck their vehicle.
Many analysts say Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri’s killing is likely to brighten the prospects for Democrats in the upcoming midterm election. But it’s not that simple.
With the assassination of Al Qaeda head Ayman al Zawahiri in a US drone strike, the organisation has lost the last of its founding leaders, which included Osama bin Laden and Abu Hafs al Masri.
The blast follows another attack which took place during a Shia community mourning gathering in Kabul and left at least eight people dead and 18 injured on Friday. Both attacks were claimed by Daesh.
The blast occurred in a west Kabul neighbourhood that is mainly inhabited by members of the ethnic Hazara community, who are mostly Shia Muslims.
The Taliban has addressed the drone strike that killed the head of the Al Qaeda network, investigating the incident as a “claim”.
Factional rift and competing interests to move up the power ladder are among the key factors pushing the former insurgent group to the brink of implosion.
In a first drone strike since the Taliban took over, the US targeted a key Al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul, raising concerns about whether the attack was in violation of the Doha agreement between the two parties.
Although US officials have not publicly confirmed which variant of the Hellfire was used, experts and others familiar with counterterrorism operations said a likely option was the highly secretive Hellfire R9X.
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