The Taliban now control or influence about half of Afghanistan and 3,804 civilians were killed there last year, according to a UN tally.
The head of the Afghan Taliban pledged on Saturday to continue fighting until the movement’s objectives were reached and indicated it was still not ready to open talks with the Western-backed government in Kabul.
Donald Trump’s decision to call off negotiations and a covert face-to-face meeting with the Taliban demonstrated, once again, that he is a loose cannon on the international scene.
A truck packed with explosives blew up near a court in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez on Thursday, killing at least five people, two days after gunmen attacked a maternity ward in the capital Kabul, killing women and newborn babies.
Haibatullah Akhundzada urged Washington "not to waste" the opportunity offered by the deal to end America's longest war in a message released ahead of next week's Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
The campaign will run over the course of next 10 days with specific procedures and conditions.
Leaders who self-care and who not only look after but more importantly indeed help others, particularly their followers and subordinates, are what the world needs, especially during trials and tribulations.
Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has commended the innovative approach to distance learning adopted by Aldar Academies’ schools and awarded the education body highest possible grading following a series of inspections.