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Bombings mar Independence Day celebrations in Jalalabad

Bombings mar Independence Day celebrations in Jalalabad

The attacks came as the United States and the Taliban appear to be in final negotiations for direct talks between the Afghan government and the militants.

Ghani vows to destroy ISIS after deadly wedding attack in Kabul

Ghani vows to destroy ISIS after deadly wedding attack in Kabul

The Afghan president vowed to eradicate all ISIS 'nests' across the country following a suicide bombing that killed at least 63 and wounded 180.

Darulaman Palace emerges from ruins as 'message of peace'

Darulaman Palace emerges from ruins as 'message of peace'

Reconstruction of the 'Abode of Peace' in Kabul is set to be complete by August 19, the date marking 100 years of Afghan independence from Britain.

Internally displaced Afghans from western provinces return home as security improves

Internally displaced Afghans from western provinces return home as security improves

Most of those displaced in the western region of Afghanistan left their areas because of Taliban fighting in their villages.

Taliban militants surrender upon realising their insurgency 'wasn't legitimate'

Taliban militants surrender upon realising their insurgency 'wasn't legitimate'

'When I realised that our 'jihad' wasn't legitimate, I contacted the NDS,' one of the fifteen militants said in Badakhshan Province last week.

Taliban leaders lash out at investigation pointing to their secret 'posh life'

Taliban leaders lash out at investigation pointing to their secret 'posh life'

Investigators in Pakistan have revealed that high-ranking members of the Afghan Taliban have secretly been running businesses, reaping huge profits.

Rallies in Nangarhar, Herat urge Taliban to declare immediate cease-fire

Rallies in Nangarhar, Herat urge Taliban to declare immediate cease-fire

Religious scholars and tribal elders are optimistic that momentum will eventually lead to talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Eyeing the 'sweetness of peace', thousands in Herat urge Taliban to stop fighting

Eyeing the 'sweetness of peace', thousands in Herat urge Taliban to stop fighting

Rally attendees expressed optimism that recent negotiations will end the war in Afghanistan.

Taliban's 'cowardly' attack on Khurshid TV employees deemed a war crime

Taliban's 'cowardly' attack on Khurshid TV employees deemed a war crime

The militants had warned media ahead of the bombing not to air advertisements that encourage Afghans to support security forces.

'Thirsty for peace': Afghans hope for peace amid Eid preparations

'Thirsty for peace': Afghans hope for peace amid Eid preparations

A much-anticipated Eid greeting from the Taliban's top leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, made no mention of the truce that many Afghans long for.