Tribal elders are trying to persuade the Taliban to stop hindering children from attending school, officials say.
The electricity outage has caused massive financial losses, spoiled raw materials and put hundreds of Afghans out of work, local officials and factory owners say.
Public calls for the Taliban to accept the Afghan government's offer for peace talks are increasing.
More Afghans died in the first six months of 2018 than in any other year during the same period since the UN began keeping records. ISIS was responsible for 52% of the casualties suffered in suicide and 'complex' attacks, while 40% are attributed to the Taliban.
More than 100 ulema from 57 countries issued a statement supporting the Afghan government's continuing peace efforts and denouncing the Taliban's ongoing campaign of violence.
Iranian special forces are facilitating a six-month training programme for the 'brightest and most able' Taliban fighters in exchange for carrying out the bidding of Tehran.
Afghan security forces killed two gunmen who attacked a provincial education department compound a day after an ISIS suicide bombing rocked the city, officials say.
Kunar provincial officials say they are poised to take advantage of the clashes by launching operations against both sets of militants.
Residents say they will take up arms against the Taliban if they do not accept peace.
The attack comes a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed 'hope' for peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban.
The Koran took 2 years to complete and is 'priceless' from a religious and artistic perspective, according to the master calligraphers who worked on it.
How likely is it that the Taliban will fracture after the recent ceasefire exposed divisions in the group?