Human Rights Watch reported on Sunday that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is using Afghan immigrant children, as young as 14, to fight in Syria.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with Pakistan's army chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, and Inter-Service Intelligence chief Naveed Mukhtar. during their visit to Kabul on Sunday.
The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has said the pro-war individuals and groups had paved the way for civil war in Afghanistan.
At least five Afghan forces were killed in an airstrike carried out by their foreign counterparts in southern province of Helmand on Sunday.
The National Unity Government (NUG) did not have any tangible achievements over the past three years, and it also cannot be expected to have major achievements in its remaining two years, some political analysts believe, adding that the basis of NUG’s decisions in its remaining term will be political deals than rule of law. They even estimate that the president and his chief executive officer (CEO) will rather soften their line on law violations committed by strongmen in a bid to secure their support for the upcoming election.
Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Monday told the UN Security Council that Pakistan was responsible for the current wave of instability in Afghanistan.
India and the US yesterday discussed ways to deepen their defense ties along with key issues such as Afghanistan, where New Delhi has ruled out any troop contribution, and terrorism emanating from Pakistan.
Close on the heels of the visit of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, Russia is sending President Putin’s special representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov to Delhi in October, senior Russian officials confirmed to The Hindu.