The peace process is going through its most intricate phase as Afghan leaders from all sides struggle to find common ground.
Several empires have invaded Afghanistan and left with their tails between their legs - but it has always been the Afghan people paying the heaviest price.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman says that the Taliban singled out 45 old men from a funeral procession carrying the deceased employee's coffin to a graveyard.
US President Donald Trump's surprise visit to Afghanistan was a cutting image of how President Ashraf Ghani's government has become an afterthought.
A US drone strike that left more than 30 farmers dead is another untold tragedy that rarely gets covered.
The start of Afghanistan's election season was marred by deadly violence, just hours after President Ashraf Ghani insisted "peace is coming" to the war-torn nation.
The meeting in Russia is another attempt to negotiate peace in a country that has been ravaged by decades of war.
Taliban is "really committed to peace, but think the obstacle for peace should be removed first," Taliban co-founder and political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar says in a rare televised appearance at the start of the two-day meeting in Moscow.
The head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto met with Taliban's representatives in Qatar's capital to try to start full peace negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan.
Foreign invaders and elite urban Afghans have long underestimated or ignored rural Afghanistan, and they have all paid the price of doing so.
The pre-dawn assault in Helmand province's Shorab military base, one of the largest military installations in the country, also left at least 20 insurgents dead, officials say.
Taliban representatives meet with opposition figures, rights activists, former president Hamid Karzai, in Russian capital, sidelining Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government, which has criticised the gathering.
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