A newly established Afghan Police Strategic Board is expected to start functioning in February.
Suicide bombers, as well as those who support and train them, are traitors against Islam, according to a newly issued fatwa.
A pair of attacks in recent days has taken at least 114 lives and injured hundreds more.
After locals refused to submit to Taliban extortion, the militant group set up roadblocks, threatening them with death and kidnapping. Security forces have since removed the threat.
The terrorist group kidnapped an estimated 300 children from their families to train them to carry out terrorist attacks. Nearly half have reportedly completed their training.
The deployment is aimed at supporting an Afghan National Defence and Security Forces air campaign targeting Taliban revenue sources, including narcotics production facilities.
The attackers killed at least three people and injured 24 before Afghan security forces ended the assault.
About 500 local residents in Uruzgan Province have armed themselves to support Afghan forces and to protect their areas from Taliban militants.
Militants went from room to room with knives and guns killing everyone they encountered. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the 12-hour murder spree.
The move towards electronic systems in government offices has simplified administrative procedures and is a tool for reducing corruption, officials and citizens say.
Unable to provide for its own citizens, the Iranian regime is likely to increase abuse of Afghans living in the country, observers warn.
Statements from Russian officials that aim to cause instability in Afghanistan are 'extremely disturbing', according to one member of parliament from Balkh Province.
The talks, which came at the end of a three-day visit by UN Security Council representatives, focused on political, socio-economic, human rights and security issues in Afghanistan.
Taliban announced plans to capture six provinces -- Badakhshan, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Helmand and Farah -- in 2017, but failed to capture one.
'Every home in Helmand has seen the pain of fighting ... we need peace more than anything,' a representative of the Tribal Council said.
The Ministry of Agriculture and aid groups are financing the new keshmesh khanas to boost productivity and farmers' earnings.
The nine-member group has vowed to support the Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban and ISIS.
'It is our Islamic as well as our Afghan duty to support these forces against terrorists,' one elder said at a recent gathering in Kandahar.
Peaceful demonstrations are a civil right and a pillar of democracy, Afghan lawmakers say, urging the Iranian regime not to continue its bloody crackdown.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, the first to hit the capital since the start of the new year.
More than 1,500 residents are now part of popular uprisings against the terrorist group.
'Iran wants to play the same game in Afghanistan that it played under the name of ISIS in Iraq and Syria,' the former militant commander said.
Extremism, terrorism and war are detrimental to both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the two must fight together, say Pakistani and Afghan youth.
About 150 religious scholars and tribal elders denounced the government's opponents and announced continuing support for Afghan security forces.
The year was one of the bloodiest on record for Afghanistan, as militants targeted civilians with suicide attacks and mines.
This solar year's olive harvest is set to reach 1,600 tonnes, according to officials who credit an infusion of support and funding from the Afghan government.