With the US and other countries taking so much of interests in resolving complex issues surrounding Afghanistan, the world must see a fruitful end to the decades-old conflict that has killed thousands of people and devastated the whole country. As far as ordinary citizens, especially where the youth are concerned,
Afghanistan has been bleeding for years and the situation has to change. An entire generation of children has witnessed nothing but bloody violence. At a time when they should be studying in schools and playing in the gardens,
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.
A Pakistani minister has branded the US ambassador to Kabul a "little pygmy" in a high-level diplomatic Twitter row that erupted over ongoing peace talks between Washington and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Two children and eight security forces were among the casualties, said Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial government.
The Taliban ambushed a police convoy in western Afghanistan, killing seven security forces, an official said on Saturday.
Hundreds of Taliban fighters stormed a district in Afghanistan’s western Badghis province, with both Afghan government forces and the insurgent group suffering dozens of casualties, provincial officials said.
Their meeting came during a marathon multi-country tour by Khalilzad, who is to visit Qatar — the usual venue for talks with the Taliban.
President Ashraf Ghani hopes to showcase unity at the four-day meeting — known as Loya Jirga — that brings together politicians, tribal elders and others.