Observers criticised Russia's attempt at holding an international peace conference without consulting the Afghan government, especially in light of its continued support for the Taliban.
Afghans welcome the progress in combating a nationwide plague.
The arrest of six militants came after an air strike killed the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Arhabi.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the country's economic problems were the result of internal mismanagement by the government.
The jihadist leader warned his deputies -- one of whom was killed days later -- of an approaching rebellion by group members.
Iran is trying to violate global trade practices by illegally exporting its saffron via Afghanistan and consequently is undermining Afghan farmers and the reputation of Afghan goods.
Thousands of despairing farmers are abandoning their land and moving their families to town to survive.
For the first time in 26 years, Afghanistan has control over its airspace, unleashing a slew economic and political gains, observers say.
The assault came as President Ashraf Ghani was making a speech marking the first day of Eid ul Adha, days after he offered the Taliban a conditional three-month ceasefire.
Eight Taliban fighters gave up their weapons and joined the peace process, saying they were misled by foreign leaders and realised the truth during the Eid ul Fitr ceasefire.
President Ashraf Ghani's latest offer to the Taliban came after a particularly violent week in Afghanistan that included a bloody militant rampage in Ghazni.
Afghans might also have the chance to celebrate a potential ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
A 7-member ISIS cell was arrested days ahead of their apparent plot to bomb Eid al-Adha celebrations in Jalalabad. They were presented to the media in chains.
The Taliban killed and wounded hundreds of civilians, including women and children, burned houses and businesses, and committed heinous crimes against humanity during their slaughter.
A former Taliban commander says foreign powers would not send his group of 50 fighters supplies or money unless they 'caused destruction to the highest extent possible'.
While gunmen failed to inflict serious casualties in their attack against an NDS training centre, parents buried their dead teenage children following an ISIS suicide bombing on a education centre.
Vaccination teams from both countries meet at transit points at the Torkham, Kharlachi, Ghulam Khan and Chaman border crossings and share data about child vaccination and registration.
Students and relatives described pulling bloodied victims from the rubble of a classroom that had been crowded with teenagers preparing to go to university.
The United Nations warned of extreme human suffering caused by the Taliban's latest onslaught, as militants left behind burnt buildings and shattered lives.
'The Koran, Hadith and the consensus of religious scholars consider fighting here illegitimate,' said one scholar who attended a meeting in Qalat calling for peace.
Taliban shadow chief justice Mawlawi Abdul Hakim's support for peace and talks with the Afghan government is the latest indication of the fractures within the Taliban leadership.
Security forces are searching for the remnants of a failed Taliban assault on the city last week.
Young women in Herat face serious restrictions to their access to internet cafes to work on school projects. The Bibi Sarai centre aims to address this issue and other technology issues facing women.
The demonstrators declared their support for the arrests of three illegal militia commanders last month.
The two ISIS leaders allegedly were responsible for providing explosives, suicide vests and the transportation of ISIS family members throughout the province.
False claims by the Taliban that the militants had seized most of the government buildings in the city were an attempt at creating strategically inconsequential headlines, said US Forces Afghanistan.
At a gathering of more than 1,000 Herat residents, the chairman of the local peace council informed participants that members of the Taliban and the council have recently met and discussed peace.
Taliban militants built a stone wall on the road a year ago, blocking access for cars in an effort to prevent government officials from commuting.
'I do not want Afghans, especially the new generation, to become disabled,' said one of the peace marchers.
More than 1,000 religious scholars and tribal elders, as well as about 300 women, called on the Taliban to declare a lasting ceasefire for Eid ul Adha and hold talks with the Afghan government.
The arrest of three militia leaders in Faryab, Uruzgan and Farah provinces is a step towards establishing rule of law, lawmakers and residents say.
There are indications that various Taliban leaders are inclined to launch peace talks with the government, according to the High Peace Council.
Pakistani prime minister-elect Imran Khan in his election victory speech vowed to improve relations with Afghanistan with an emphasis on open borders and free trade.
Once inside the mosque, the two attackers opened fire on the crowd of worshipers before detonating their bombs.
Easing access for Afghan patients traveling across the border for treatment has allowed them to arrive for appointments on time and receive much needed health care.
The victims were from India, Macedonia and Malaysia and worked for France's Sodexo, according to Afghan officials.
Religious scholars and local residents are demanding that the Taliban stop blocking children's polio vaccinations.
ISIS fighters have surrendered to authorities before but this time is different: its regional leader and deputy surrendered with more than 150 fighters all at once.
'We are chasing ISIS,' an Afghan National Army commander said. 'Wherever it rises up, we will kill it.'