Afghans who travelled to Iran for work tell harrowing stories about how their employers hooked them on drugs.
Farmers will be punished if they continue to grow illegal crops and local officials face dismissal if they fail to restrict poppy cultivation in the province, Nangarhar's governor warned.
A group of Taliban militants, supported by Iranian intelligence agencies, killed at least 20 border troops and abducted another 20 in Farah Province, according to officials.
Taliban leaders in Herat have expelled many of their disenchanted commanders and members who are reluctant to keep fighting.
Thousands of people abandoned their homes in Hazara-dominated areas in the province the past week, as the Taliban intensified their fighting, killing dozens of innocent civilians.
The government has adopted sweeping anti-corruption reforms, enabling the Attorney General's Office to prosecute and imprison dozens of senior officials.
Hundreds of popular uprising members are accompanying Afghan forces in joint operations against ISIS, which has long terrorised residents of Nangarhar Province.
A Taliban splinter group deemed the summit 'bogus' while Afghans from all sides rejected Russia's alleged aim to foster peace.
'We want to introduce the culture of Afghanistan to the world through animation,' said Sara Barakzai, 24, the founder of the training course.
Through threats of violence and imprisonment, the Taliban militants pressure local farmers to pay ushr and then use the proceeds to fight the Afghan government, locals say.
Taliban militants exercised control over an area in Bati Kot District for years, collecting crops and leaving local residents scrambling for a living.
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