An investigation into a prevailing conspiracy theory reveals certain actors actively promote the distortion of facts for their own gain.
Ongoing military operations to eliminate ISIS strongholds in Achin and Haska Mina districts in May and June have broken the backbone of the terrorist group in the province, local officials say.
The government is implementing its Open Access Policy and encouraging investment in fibre optic, satellite and other information technology over the next four years.
The militant group says one thing and does another routinely, but the recent end of the ceasefire unmasked the degree to which it has broken its promises to Afghanistan.
The peace caravan is trekking from Pakistan to the Afghan capital to call on the Taliban and other militants to stop fighting and make peace.
The dead leader's successor, Umar Rehman, will be unable to unite the already divided Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), analysts say.
The government-run Salaam Network is constructing new antennas and repairing others in Lashkargah to improve connectivity for those who lost service because of Taliban threats.
The split between the Taliban leadership, which has vowed to continue the war, and regular fighters appears to be growing larger by the day.
For the first time in many years, Afghans celebrated Eid ul Fitr without fear as the Afghan government and Taliban militants observed a temporary ceasefire.
Despite Taliban leadership vowing to resume hostilities after an unprecedented ceasefire, signs point to rank and file Taliban members wanting to end the conflict.
As temporary ceasefires between the Taliban and Afghan government kick off, women in Nangarhar Province are raising their voices to demand a permanent peace.
Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence confirmed the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in what security analysts called a 'big loss' to the militants.
The US has offered political support and planning consultations on extending the Hairatan-to-Mazar-e-Sharif railway, an Uzbek project that observers say could improve stability in Afghanistan.
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.
The former fighters said they 'no longer want to destroy the country and kill innocent people'.
The 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria' (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes before the start of a unilateral cease-fire declared by the Afghan government with the Taliban.
The Taliban agreed to a cease-fire with the Afghan government for the first three days of Eid ul Fitr, giving many hope for lasting peace.
Newly trained pilots and combat aircraft provided by international allies are bringing about 'major changes' in the fight against terrorism, officials say.
The halt in hostilities against the Taliban will run from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid ul Fitr, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said.
The Taliban are running scared and cannot sleep at night because of an undercover, Afghan government-backed group fighting the militants, local officials and tribal elders say.
A recent uptick in militant activity on social media has highlighted the importance for Afghanistan of adopting a comprehensive approach to push back against extremists online.
The explosion took place about an hour after the Ulema Council issued a fatwa declaring suicide attacks to be haram and urging the Taliban to join the peace process.
A growing number of Taliban militants are reaching out to the Afghan government to find ways to end the decades-long conflict.
An operation is underway to clear areas under Taliban control to allow the province's 11,000 affected students to return to class, local officials say.