The Saudi-Iran feud risks spilling over into Afghanistan as both countries push for greater influence with competing groups in the war-torn country.
Taliban representatives said the militant group released three Indian engineers they had held captive. No confirmation from New Delhi and Afghan government as yet.
A crop of dedicated security chiefs hold the keys to Afghanistan's future, not the Taliban.
As civilians prepare to head to the polls on Saturday, few expect the presidential election will have much effect in bringing peace to the war-torn country.
A US drone strike that left more than 30 farmers dead is another untold tragedy that rarely gets covered.
Stray cats and dogs were killed and injured when a truck bomb ripped through a fortified compound in Afghanistan's capital in early September. Now Samaritans are trying to find a new home for the surviving animals.
Officials say a Taliban suicide bomber training centre was located adjacent to the bride's home that came under fire during Sunday night's attack in Musa Qala, Helmand province.
US President Donald Trump says peace talks with Taliban leaders are off and he was still thinking about a troop drawdown from Afghanistan.
The cancellation of the agreement between the US government and the Taliban has nothing to do with the loss of life.
Taliban launched offensive against Farah city in western Afghanistan, officials say, in latest attack as US pushes for a peace deal that would allow it to begin withdrawing troops.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says at least 42 people were wounded and 12 vehicles destroyed in the attack claimed by Afghan Taliban.
The explosion came as a senior US diplomat was visiting Kabul to brief Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a draft peace accord reached with the insurgents that could see thousands of US troops withdrawn from Afghanistan
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