Determined to entangle the United States and its partners in Afghanistan, Russia and Iran have engaged in subversion, including backing the Taliban.
The parliamentary vote, scheduled for October 20, is seen as a test run for the 2019 presidential election and a milestone in the development of Afghanistan's democratic processes.
The Taliban's wanton destruction of infrastructure in Baghlan Province has cut off residents' access to local villages, hospitals and markets.
The 'mullah' is accused of sexually exploiting and raping several women who had gone to him for help, prompting local religious leaders to sentence him to death by stoning.
The Defence Ministry is working alongside the Interior Ministry, National Directorate of Security and other security agencies to implement the election security plan.
Iran's ban on exporting more than 100 commodities, including foods and construction materials, has led to increased economic instability and price surges in local markets.
More than 200 women participated in a ceremony in Herat to celebrate the International Day of Peace, calling on the Taliban to refrain from killing more innocent Afghans.
Nullifying the pact would benefit Afghanistan's adversaries, including terrorist groups, Iran and Russia, top Afghan government officials and political analysts say.
Imran Khan's government has promised to grant citizenship to foreign nationals who were born in Pakistan, including millions of Afghan refugees.
The event in Mashhad, Iran, is yet another public acknowledgment of the deadly game Iran is playing with vulnerable and hapless Shia Afghans.
The plan divides Kabul into four security zones, giving high priority to protecting the predominantly Shia areas of western Kabul from ISIS attacks.
The crackdown has helped reduce the ability of ISIS and Taliban militants to carry out large-scale attacks in the province, officials and residents say.
The new offensive military operations are aimed at pressuring the Taliban to accept peace or face defeat on the battlefield, the Defence Ministry says.
The operations, still ongoing, kicked off against ISIS in Chaparhar District on September 9 and against the Taliban in Bati Kot District on September 13.
Seventeen years later, al-Qaeda is still focused on its 'victory' in the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, debunking conspiracy theorists -- and proving its loss of relevance.
In one incident, ISIS elements accused a long-time supporter of the group of being a spy and of spreading false news in an attempt to destabilise the group and sow discord among its members.
Iran is smuggling an estimated 3 million US dollars a day from Afghanistan to Iran, and replacing them with fake currency, crippling financial translations and sparking fears of recession.
Dressed in traditional attire, the group presented a folkloric fashion show, asking insurgent groups to stop fighting and embrace peace.
The air strikes are a prime example of increased US-Afghan co-operation to thwart Taliban's nefarious plans, officials say.
The push against the terrorist group in Syria is expected to drive the final nail into the coffin of the group's dreams of establishing statehood.
Iran uses intimidation, financial incentives and empty promises to pressure Afghans refugees, and families of slain fighters are left with next to nothing.
In one of the attacks, bombs went off in front of two schools for young children in Jalalabad.
By favouring a Moscow-led meeting over three conferences with Islamic scholars, the Taliban have shown that their war in Afghanistan is illegitimate and motivated by outside actors.
Amid increased militant violence, Afghan security forces have killed dozens of Taliban fighters in targeted clearance operations across the country.
Continuing Tehran's threatening rhetoric regarding Afghanistan's water resources, Iran's Javad Zarif said his country would use certain 'levers' to gain access to Afghan water.
An UN delegation accompanied by Pakistani film actress Mahira Khan visited Afghan refugees in Pakistan and committed to providing them with education.
A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of gun-wielding men commemorating the 17th death anniversary of an anti-Soviet and anti-Taliban resistance leader.
After almost two decades of fighting, the Taliban has only accomplished causing suffering and destruction in Afghanistan, and its opportunity to work for peace is withering away.
Local officials are calling on the Afghan government and security forces to step up patrols in pistachio fields to put profits back in the hands of ordinary Afghans.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which Afghan officials say killed at least 26 people and wounded 91.
Iran's relationship with al-Qaeda began during the Osama bin Laden era and continued after his death with the hosting of his family.
The circus aims to bring happiness to Afghan children through education, cultural activities, performances and even a juggling competition.
Poppy farmers in Nangarhar are switching to the legal, money-making flowers to supply perfumes and essential oil to local and foreign customers.
The Afghan Taliban announced Jalaluddin Haqqani's death, but analysts say the news is not likely to have a lasting impact on the terrorist group's operations.
Amid heightened Taliban and ISIS attacks, more young men have taken to bodybuilding gyms as a mechanism to cope with stress and loss.