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Ghani unveils plan for peace talks with Taliban

Ghani unveils plan for peace talks with Taliban

Under the plan, a truce and trust-building process could lead to the Taliban transitioning to a political party and competing in elections.

Security forces launch operation in Laghman amid Taliban-ISIS clashes

Security forces launch operation in Laghman amid Taliban-ISIS clashes

Afghan security forces are taking advantage of the militants' weaknesses as fighting between the Taliban and ISIS continue, military and provincial officials say.

Iran ordered reckless attack on TAPI inauguration ceremony: Taliban militants

Iran ordered reckless attack on TAPI inauguration ceremony: Taliban militants

A group of Taliban militants funded and trained by Iran were ordered to attack the ceremony attended by the top officials of four regional countries. The militants surrendered instead.

Jawzjan security improves as former Taliban, ISIS militants join peace process

Jawzjan security improves as former Taliban, ISIS militants join peace process

Thirteen former militants recently left the battlefields and joined the peace process, calling on others to follow suit.

Iran exploits Fatemiyoun recruits as pawns in geopolitical game

Iran exploits Fatemiyoun recruits as pawns in geopolitical game

As the conflict in Syria winds down, there are concerns that Iran will use the Fatemiyoun Division to realise its political ambitions in Afghanistan and beyond.

Crackdown on Helmand drug labs cripples Taliban

Crackdown on Helmand drug labs cripples Taliban

So far, Afghan forces and the international coalition have destroyed more than 39 Taliban drug labs, financially crippling the group, local officials say.

Officials see 2018 as 'game changer' in Afghan conflict

Officials see 2018 as 'game changer' in Afghan conflict

Coalition and Afghan air strikes in Afghanistan have gained intensity, and militant groups are 'feeling it'.

Russia and Iran behind the rising insecurity in Farah Province

Russia and Iran behind the rising insecurity in Farah Province

The two countries want to help create a strategic transit corridor for Taliban militants through Farah Province to reach other provinces of Afghanistan, local officials say.

Military coalition, Pakistan pledge to fight on same side in Afghanistan

Military coalition, Pakistan pledge to fight on same side in Afghanistan

The two-day meeting in Kabul of military officials from 12 countries -- including Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States -- concluded with pledges to fight terrorism and narcotics together.

Taliban militants join peace process in Sar-e-Pul, regret past violence

Taliban militants join peace process in Sar-e-Pul, regret past violence

'We joined the peace process to save our children and our people from misery,' one former Taliban militant said.