At least 22 insurgents affiliated with the Taliban and Islamic State (IS) groups have been killed and 21 others injured in the ongoing military operation in eastern Nangarhar province.
U.S. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Haqqani Network, an affiliate group of the Taliban, in Afghanistan for five years, suffered “horrible abuse”, according to a U.S. defense official.
The closer cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two South Asian estranged neighbors, is important to defeat common enemies, according to Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations.
The top United Nations (UN) envoy in Afghanistan does not rule out the possibility of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban resuming in the next couple of weeks.
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).
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.
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.