There is a growing consensus that a civil conflict is becoming increasingly likely as the US leaves Afghanistan, and it could very well suck in neighbouring countries.
Russia, Iran and Pakistan could easily undercut US designs in Afghanistan unless they are made a part of the process.
Protests over the brutal killing of 11 Hazara minority coal miners by Daesh spill over to several areas, including the economic powerhouse Karachi, officials say.
Easily identifiable by their distinguishable facial features, the ethnic minority is targeted for professing their Shia Muslim faith.
Thousands of Hazara Shias are protesting on a highway in southern Quetta city with the bodies of miners killed on Sunday, seeking a meeting with PM Imran Khan and demanding an end to the persecution of the ethnic group.
Ahmad Massoud envisions a political setup in which people of every ethnicity have a say.
How the city's persecuted minority survives the trauma caused by extremist militant groups who target them for practising their faith.
Afghan forces deployed to beat back Taliban fighters in Ghazni province, heavily populated by minority Hazaras, raising fears of sectarian violence. The escalation comes as Afghan government and Taliban meet for first direct peace talks in Moscow.
Those who attended the peaceful protest targeted in Kabul a day prior ask how three suicide bombers were able to wreak havoc in an area cordoned off 'for safety' by containers.
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