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Iranian attack boats attempt to seize British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian attack boats attempt to seize British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

The alarming incident comes amid heightened tensions after Iranian forces shot down a US drone over international waters and attacked several other oil tankers.

ISIS, Taliban battle for control over talc mines in Nangarhar

ISIS, Taliban battle for control over talc mines in Nangarhar

The rival militant groups aim to sell the mineral to help finance their insurgent activities.

Pedaling for peace: Afghan cyclists deliver message of hope on 4,000km journey

Pedaling for peace: Afghan cyclists deliver message of hope on 4,000km journey

A group of Afghan cyclists recently returned from a 70-day ride through the hills of the newly established Lapis Lazuli Route.

Capture of armed Iranian troops in Farah demonstrates continuing interference

Capture of armed Iranian troops in Farah demonstrates continuing interference

The two armed military personnel were driving a military vehicle far from the Iranian border when they were arrested.

Herat residents disabled by Taliban urge militants to cease terrorist acts

Herat residents disabled by Taliban urge militants to cease terrorist acts

Leaders of the militant outfit should be tried for war crimes, say civil society and victim advocacy groups.

Tehran admits to breaching nuclear deal amid international unease

Tehran admits to breaching nuclear deal amid international unease

The Iranian regime is getting closer to the enrichment level needed to build a nuclear bomb -- crossing a red line for almost all nations.

Afghan border forces, police block Taliban drug trafficking route in Herat

Afghan border forces, police block Taliban drug trafficking route in Herat

Security forces in Herat Province have arrested 120 suspects accused of drug smuggling over the past three months and seized hundreds of kilograms of illegal narcotics.

Taliban's destruction of key bridge cuts off 20 villages in Takhar Province

Taliban's destruction of key bridge cuts off 20 villages in Takhar Province

Afghan security forces have launched an operation to flush out the militants from the area and to end the suffering of civilians.

Tehran ignores world calls to stop uranium enrichment

Tehran ignores world calls to stop uranium enrichment

Russia, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States are just a few of the nations calling for the regime to cease its troubling activity.

Badghis residents suffer as Taliban cuts electricity, telecommunications

Badghis residents suffer as Taliban cuts electricity, telecommunications

'If the Taliban are claiming that they are doing jihad, they can tell me where it says it is allowed in jihad to cut off electricity and create hardships,' said one resident.