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Iran's foreign minister issues veiled threats over Afghan water supply

Iran's foreign minister issues veiled threats over Afghan water supply

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.

Taliban's opportunity for peace dims as war strategy continues to fail

Taliban's opportunity for peace dims as war strategy continues to fail

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.

Taliban's control of pistachio trade in western Afghanistan 'alarming'

Taliban's control of pistachio trade in western Afghanistan 'alarming'

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.

Haqqani Network founder dead after long illness: Afghan Taliban

Haqqani Network founder dead after long illness: Afghan Taliban

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.

Afghans dismiss Moscow's self-interested attempts to hijack peace talks

Afghans dismiss Moscow's self-interested attempts to hijack peace talks

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.

Afghan forces hunt down Taliban, ISIS members in Nangarhar

Afghan forces hunt down Taliban, ISIS members in Nangarhar

The arrest of six militants came after an air strike killed the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Arhabi.

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi admits group in retreat as losses mount worldwide

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi admits group in retreat as losses mount worldwide

The jihadist leader warned his deputies -- one of whom was killed days later -- of an approaching rebellion by group members.

Encouraged by past ceasefire, Taliban militants surrender in Helmand

Encouraged by past ceasefire, Taliban militants surrender in Helmand

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.

ISIS marks Eid ul Adha by firing mortars on Kabul residents

ISIS marks Eid ul Adha by firing mortars on Kabul residents

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.

Afghanistan awaiting Taliban response to government's conditional ceasefire offer

Afghanistan awaiting Taliban response to government's conditional ceasefire offer

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.