Afghan government claims it killed more than 100 insurgents in clashes across several provinces. Taliban hasn't commented yet but both sides are known to exaggerate casualties inflicted on the other.
Initial reports put the death toll at 30 people after a car bomb blast targeted Afghan city of Pul-e Alam, the provincial capital of Logar province.
Members of the US-backed alliance have agreed this month to wrap up their 9,600-strong mission in Afghanistan after President Joe Biden made the call to end Washington's longest war.
Jens Stoltenberg calls on Taliban to reduce violence, insisting "our presence in Afghanistan is conditions-based" during a virtual meeting of NATO defence ministers.
The must-pass $740.5 billion measure has earned US President Donald Trump's ire in part because it does not abolish a law granting social media firms liability protection for third-party content on their platforms.
A deal between the two sides could pave the way for direct talks between the government of President Ashraf Ghanio despite the fact that the militants consider his administration illegitimate.
In a televised interview, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks about the war in Syria, Turkey's European membership, and the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
“It is critically important that a vacuum during the US withdrawal [from Syria], which can be exploited by terrorists, doesn't form," Turkey's president said at a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
US President Donald Trump confirmed he will pull US forces out of Syria while continuing to fight the last remaining pockets of Daesh. However, his move has drawn criticism from Turkey which reminded Washington it cannot ally itself with terrorists.
In a phone call between Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump, both sides agree to "coordinate" to prevent a "power vacuum" in war-torn Arab country after US withdrawal.
Brett McGurk resigns in protest to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, official familiar with McGurk's resignation letter says.
US President Trump's plan dismays foreign diplomats and officials in Kabul even as Afghan presidency brushes off concerns the drawdown of at least 5,000 US troops would affect fight against Taliban.
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