Meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh on Monday, President Ashraf Ghani said that the kingdom could play an effective role in making peace between the Afghan government and the armed opposition.
The United States should aim to protect the integrity of the Afghan state and attempt to end the conflict in ways that mitigate the threats of terrorism, instability, and conflict in the region, a US think-tank said Tuesday.
Six security posts have been moved following militant attacks in the Maqor district of western Badghis province, with officials saying on Tuesday the relocation was a temporary step.
The empty slogans and rhetoric of government officials in support of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have not yielded any results, and cannot extricated Afghan forces from their problems, some soldiers and analysts stress, adding that there is a need for practical work.
US President Donald Trump held a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit to discuss security and fight against terrorism in the country, the White House said in a statement Monday.
Almost 130,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have been forced to return home so far this year by the Iranian government.
Afghan security forces have seized a Pakistani bus carrying 6,250 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, an ingredient of improvised explosives, officials said Monday.
The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said terrorism is the result of the policy and action of the United States and its allies, claiming that terrorists have no place in worship places and communities of Muslims.