Mullah Akhtar Mansour has ruled the Afghan Taliban since last year. Now the Pentagon says a series of drone strikes near the Pakistani town of Ahmad Wal have presumably killed the leader.
A concert by female singer Aryana Sayeed commemorating Afghanistan's Independence Day stirred a controversy in the war-torn country. The event was eventually cancelled allegedly due to pressure from religious clerics.
In the first major policy address on Afghanistan during his presidency Donald Trump said that he was ready to send more US troops to the country. Here are five takeaways from President Trump's speech.
About 50 people have been shot and killed in a village in a remote part of Afghanistan, where the Taliban and Islamic State have a presence. The attackers are believed to be a mixed group of Taliban and "IS" militants.
Taliban and Islamic State fighters have added a new twist to the Afghan conflict by carrying out a number of deadly attacks on the Shiite Muslim minority. Experts warn of increased sectarian clashes in the future.
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