On Thursday the top US general in Europe said that Russian influence in Afghanistan was expanding, claiming Moscow "perhaps even supply" the Taliban without elaborating further
Taliban militants have captured a key Afghan district after a year-long offensive bringing further fears of ramped up insurgency for the Kabul government.
A suicide car bomber targeted a checkpoint in southern Helmand province manned by intelligence officers, in the latest attack by Taliban insurgents on Afghan security.
Comment: A straight line can be drawn from the day the invasion began 14 years ago, to what is unfolding in Iraq today, writes Usaid Siddiqui.
The Taliban's infamous Spring offensive seems well underway with another bombing leave Kabul shocked and wondering whether security forces can control the volatile situation.
A series of recent speeches by top Chinese officials has shown that the government intends to increase control over the country's Muslims under the pretext of fighting extremism.
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The Taliban claimed responsibility for an 'insider attack' that left eight Afghan policemen dead in a base in the troubled south of the country.
IS-linked media said its militants carried out an undercover attack at an Afghan military hospital in Kabul, as security forces struggle to cope with a growing insurgency.
Afghanistan is reeling from another suspected Taliban attack, as an ongoing firefight rages between security forces and militants, holed up in a military hospital.