The Taliban have deployed small drones to drop bombs on government forces in some recent attacks, Afghanistan’s acting chief of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Ahmad Zia Shiraj said on Monday.
In a major step forward, the talks teams for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban have agreed on four key issues as the basis for talks going forward.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday night that “what is clear now is that the US is going to reduce [troop levels in Afghanistan] but they are not going to leave.”
Nine Australian soldiers have taken their own lives in just three weeks amid weeks of discussions and media coverage of alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has welcomed the Pakistan-Afghanistan agreement on a shared vision for support of peace and stability in both countries.
The best policy for Afghanistan is a stress and trust-building approach to attract the attention of neighbors, especially Pakistan, to support the peace process in the current sensitive situation.
The members of the Combat Corruption Commission held an inauguration ceremony.
Two magnetic IED explosions rattled Kabul early Sunday after the blasts rang out in different parts of the city.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo met with both the Afghanistan Republic and the Taliban’s negotiating teams in Doha, Qatar on Saturday to discuss issues around the peace process and a ceasefire, his office confirmed overnight in a statement.
Cooperation in the economic dimension is still important due to the important capabilities between Afghanistan and Pakistan in the trade and transit sector.