Residents of Darzab and Qush Tepa districts are returning home after Afghan security forces regained control of the area.
The Taliban take shelter in civilian homes in an attempt to protect themselves from Afghan and international forces, officials and residents say.
Six members of the Afghanistan Football Federation have been suspended as the Attorney General's Office investigates allegations of physical and sexual abuse involving female players.
'We will spread the message of peace among our people from now on and will raise our voices for peace from the pulpit of our mosques,' one imam said.
Afghanistan's first lady's office has mobilised a network of 11,000 women from across the country to share their ideas for peace and engage in talks with the Taliban.
Hundreds of women and women's rights activists united in Kunduz city to call on the Taliban to end the violence and join the peace process.
Residents of areas previously under Taliban control expressed relief following the arrival of government forces.
Efforts are underway to stem the import of inferior Iranian saffron, which President Ashraf Ghani banned October 7.
'Peace is our motive,' said the organiser of the tournament.
Afghan forces, aided by coalition air power, have stepped up operations to beat back the Taliban militants in Farah Province who are terrorising local civilians with Iran's support.
Anyone who provides the Taliban or ISIS with assistance will be punished by local elders, which could include expulsion from their homes and villages.
More girls are enrolling in schools due largely because of the investments made by the Afghan government and its partners in the education sector.
Abdul Manan's death is a major blow to the Taliban in Helmand and other southern provinces, say officials.
US officials displayed a collection of weapons that Iran supplies to militant groups in Afghanistan and across the Middle East, including anti-tank guided missiles provided to the Taliban.