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US-Afghan security pact serves Afghan interests: officials

US-Afghan security pact serves Afghan interests: officials

Nullifying the pact would benefit Afghanistan's adversaries, including terrorist groups, Iran and Russia, top Afghan government officials and political analysts say.

Iran orchestrates another sham celebration of Fatemiyoun 'martyrs'

Iran orchestrates another sham celebration of Fatemiyoun 'martyrs'

The event in Mashhad, Iran, is yet another public acknowledgment of the deadly game Iran is playing with vulnerable and hapless Shia Afghans.

Kabul residents welcome government's new security plan for the city

Kabul residents welcome government's new security plan for the city

The plan divides Kabul into four security zones, giving high priority to protecting the predominantly Shia areas of western Kabul from ISIS attacks.

Afghan forces arrest almost 200 militants in 3 months in Nangarhar: officials

Afghan forces arrest almost 200 militants in 3 months in Nangarhar: officials

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.

ANDSF shifts gears, takes offensive strategy against militants

ANDSF shifts gears, takes offensive strategy against militants

The new offensive military operations are aimed at pressuring the Taliban to accept peace or face defeat on the battlefield, the Defence Ministry says.

Afghan forces launch operations against ISIS, Taliban militants in Nangarhar

Afghan forces launch operations against ISIS, Taliban militants in Nangarhar

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.

Aspiring Afghan models march for peace on the streets of Sheberghan

Aspiring Afghan models march for peace on the streets of Sheberghan

Dressed in traditional attire, the group presented a folkloric fashion show, asking insurgent groups to stop fighting and embrace peace.

Coalition air strikes kill 30 Taliban fighters in Ghazni

Coalition air strikes kill 30 Taliban fighters in Ghazni

The air strikes are a prime example of increased US-Afghan co-operation to thwart Taliban's nefarious plans, officials say.

Final push begins in Syria to destroy last remnants of ISIS 'caliphate'

Final push begins in Syria to destroy last remnants of ISIS 'caliphate'

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 employs coercive tactics to compel Afghans to fight in Syria

Iran employs coercive tactics to compel Afghans to fight in Syria

Iran uses intimidation, financial incentives and empty promises to pressure Afghans refugees, and families of slain fighters are left with next to nothing.