Afghan refugees represent the second largest group after Syrian refugees – 13 percent – to have left their country in 2015, according to the Human Rights Watch (HRW).
On Thursday, Andrew Strauss, the former England skipper and newly-appointed director of England Cricket, will lead a Help for Heroes XI against a Rest of the World XI at the Kia Oval in the inaugural international Help for Heroes fundraiser, Cricket for Heroes.
At least three civilians and three policemen, including the chief criminal investigation officer for the district, were killed in a powerful explosion in Paghman district of Kabul on Wednesday.
Almost 60 square kilometer land was successfully released from mines and explosive remnants of war through clearance operations in the 12 months up to March 2015, said a report by Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA), released this week.
This week, the United Nations (UN) hosts its 70th general assembly, which will see more than 160 world leaders in attendance.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday designated 22 countries, including Afghanistan, as “major drug transit and illicit drug producing countries.”
To prevent illegal migrants from entering its territory, Hungary closed the main crossing point on its border with Serbia on Tuesday.
At least five civilians and one policeman were killed by the Taliban insurgents in southern Ghazni province early on Tuesday.
Afghanistan is all set to face Zimbabwe in a bilateral series in October this year. The itinerary of the tournament was announced by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Tuesday.
Many religious scholars, tribal elders and civil society activists in southeastern province of Paktika called on the government and people of Afghanistan to accelerate efforts toward sustainable peace.