An earthquake that struck a remote border region of Afghanistan has killed at least 1,000 people, with the toll expected to rise as desperate rescuers dig through collapsed dwellings.
Analysts say the reopening of universities is a "critical marker" on the Taliban's road to international recognition.
The Taliban’s challenge is to root out Daesh's Khorasan wing without sowing the seeds of another long war.
Cultural activities are allowed, Taliban rulers say, so long as they do not go against Sharia law and Afghanistan's Islamic culture.
The Biden administration says it will hunt down the attackers of the deadly Kabul explosions, but the real question is how the Taliban will react.
US CentCom confirmed a strike against a "planner" of the Daesh-Khorasan, which claimed credit for the Kabul airport suicide bombing that killed scores of Afghans, 13 American troops and a number of foreigners.
Key politicians with background of anti-Taliban or anti-Soviet resistance are converging in their areas of influence to mobilise forces for a likely face-off with the marching Taliban. But rights groups fear such militias could become abusive force.
Attack in Jalalabad forces authorities to suspend operations on second day of resuming the vaccination campaign after five members of two teams were killed.
Car bomb targets government building in Ghani Khel district of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 15 people and wounding nearly 40 others, officials say.
Overnight fighting broke out in three districts of Nangarhar province as the Afghan government and the Taliban are at the negotiating table in Doha.
The offer from the militants comes amid soaring violence that has threatened to derail US-backed efforts to bring Kabul and the Taliban to the negotiating table and seek an end to Afghanistan's nearly 19-year war.
Eradicating terror from Afghanistan remains the top priority, but all sides must now agree on methods.
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