The US will expand its security presence with a mission focused solely on facilitating these efforts and will be taking over air traffic control.
As Taliban terrorists seize the Afghan Presidential Palace, speculations grow as to who is likely to lead Afghanistan. Here's all you need to know.
'He (President Ashraf Ghani) left Afghanistan in a hard time, God hold him accountable,' the head of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council Abdullah Abdullah said.
The beleaguered Afghan government, meanwhile, hope for an interim administration, but increasingly has few cards to play.
The collapse of Jalalabad, near a major border crossing with Pakistan, leaves Afghanistan's central government in control of just Kabul and seven other provincial capitals out of the country's 34.
The Taliban captured all of Logar and detained its provincial officials, Hoda Ahmadi, a lawmaker from the province, said on Saturday.
The insurgents have captured much of northern, western and southern Afghanistan in a breakneck offensive less than three weeks before the United States is set to withdraw its last troops, raising fears of a full militant takeover or another Afghan civil war.
The Taliban have captured much of northern, western and southern Afghanistan, and are now battling government forces just 11 kilometers (7 miles) south of the capital, Kabul.
This week, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, spoke unequivocally to the world as spokesperson of Taliban.
Taliban senses imminent victory in Afghanistan and is ready to take revenge on its opponents.
On Tuesday evening several blasts rocked Kabul. Eight people were killed in one such blast, including a woman when the home of acting defence minister General Bismillah Mohammadi came under attack by a Taliban squad.
Afghan president Ashraf Ghani also urged lawmakers to back a national mobilization drive against the Taliban amid an intensifying war between the Taliban and Afghan government forces
The picture continues to be hazy with the Taliban gaining ground in some areas while the Afghan armed forces are reported to have taken back territory in others.
There were no injuries recorded and the rockets landed outside the heavily fortified palace grounds
Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation met in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Wednesday to discuss the situation in neighbouring Afghanistan where the Taliban claims it controls nearly 85 per cent of the territory.
The handover took place in the heavily fortified Resolute Support headquarters in the heart of Kabul, at a time of rapid territorial gains by Taliban insurgents across Afghanistan.
The Ashraf Ghani government is getting warlords and militia to join forces to thwart the advance of the Taliban into the capital and other parts of Afghanistan.
America's warlord allies are re-arming their militias, which have a violent history, raising the specter of another civil war once the U.S. withdrawal is finished, expected in August.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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