NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg describes security situation as "deeply challenging" with most foreign troops already out of the country where insurgents are pushing forward with their sweeping assault.
Taliban is waging a sweeping offensive across Afghanistan, attacking cities, snapping up territory and seizing border crossings with the withdrawal of foreign troops all but complete.
Countries to which evacuees could be flown include United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, US official says as Taliban presses a major offensive in northern Afghanistan.
Insurgent group says its fighters will be "compelled to" fight foreign forces if the US fails to meet the May 1 deadline to withdraw its remaining soldiers from Afghanistan.
The stalled release of prisoners has delayed talks between Afghanistan's government and the militant group but negotiations are expected to begin once the inmate impasse is overcome.
Earlier this week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners as part of a three-day ceasefire during the Eid al Adha holiday.
The terror group's leadership and fighters have been decimated, but as the US looks set to reach an accord with the Taliban, Daesh could become more violent as a means to prove its relevance.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani rejects First Vice President Rashid Dostum's allegations that he favours Pashtuns saying the accusations help enemies of the country.
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