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.
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.
The national unity government (NUG), which was established in September last year following a landmark power-sharing deal brokered by the U.S. government, has earned both bouquets and brickbats for its work over the past one year.
A large group of Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in central-eastern Ghazni province early on Monday, according to local officials.
Pakistani prime minister’s security and foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz has blamed India of promoting terrorism in Pakistan, saying it is “not a secret anymore”.
The fate of the controversial intelligence-sharing agreement between the Afghan government and Pakistan’s intelligence agency continues to be a matter of speculation.
To emphasize the importance of women’s role in peace-building initiatives, the United Nations (UN) started a series of nationwide events in Afghanistan this week.
President Ashraf Ghani’s remarks on the occasion of the martyrs’ week will neither please the Taliban leadership nor the Pakistani government.
Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to the mujahideen (martyrs) of Afghanistan for rendering exemplary sacrifices and called on the people to stand united against the divisive forces.