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Militants resort to wearing women's clothing to escape Afghan forces

Militants resort to wearing women's clothing to escape Afghan forces

As Afghan forces press their advantage on the battlefield, Taliban and ISIS militants now are regularly wearing women's clothing in an attempt to escape the fighting.

Tehran uses Taliban to target Afghan infrastructure projects, weaken Kabul

Tehran uses Taliban to target Afghan infrastructure projects, weaken Kabul

Following the orders of Tehran, the Taliban have set their sights on disrupting key infrastructure projects in Afghanistan in an effort to keep the country weakened, officials and former Taliban members say.

Motorcycle bombs kill 5 civilians in Nangarhar, Herat

Motorcycle bombs kill 5 civilians in Nangarhar, Herat

Monday's blasts follow a Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul Saturday that killed two civilians, according to officials.

Religious scholars in eastern Afghanistan urge Taliban to seek peace

Religious scholars in eastern Afghanistan urge Taliban to seek peace

Afghanistan's High Peace Council has authorised religious scholars in Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces to urge Taliban militants in their areas to join the peace process.

Taliban faces internal debate over Ghani's peace plan

Taliban faces internal debate over Ghani's peace plan

Silence over Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's peace plan announced late last month indicates the Taliban is pondering its next move, say observers.

Additional Afghan troops deployed to Farah as Taliban step up attacks

Additional Afghan troops deployed to Farah as Taliban step up attacks

Reinforcements are rushing to Farah Province following a string of Taliban attacks.

Zabul youth take up arms against Taliban oppression

Zabul youth take up arms against Taliban oppression

A bright future is possible only under the just rule of the Afghan government, members of the popular uprising say.

Taliban factions interested in Afghan peace plan: Mattis

Taliban factions interested in Afghan peace plan: Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting Kabul to discuss reconciliation efforts and other security issues, saying Afghanistan is close to victory.

Pakistan, Afghanistan 'must jointly take a stand against Iran'

Pakistan, Afghanistan 'must jointly take a stand against Iran'

Only by working together can Pakistan and Afghanistan counter Iran's mounting aggression and nefarious influence in the region, officials and analysts say.

Kabul eyes new security measures, expanded safety zone

Kabul eyes new security measures, expanded safety zone

After a deadly terrorist attack in January in Kabul, Afghan officials are working to implement new security measures with a focus on secondary roads leading into the capital.