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.
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.
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.
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.
The arrest of six militants came after an air strike killed the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Arhabi.
The jihadist leader warned his deputies -- one of whom was killed days later -- of an approaching rebellion by group members.
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.
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.