Amid ongoing efforts to end the Afghan violence and conflict through reconciliation process, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to play a key role in the new peace effort to be led by the United States.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he wants the US military to extend its presence in Syria, despite American President Donald Trump’s declaration that US forces will withdraw from the war-torn Arab country in the near future.
Afghanistan aims to hold parliamentary and local district elections in October, more than three years late, a senior election official said, although much work needs to happen quickly to meet that timeline in the war-ravaged country.
An Afghan provincial council member, together with a local pro-government leader and an assailant, was killed when the assailant blew himself up in eastern province of Kunar on Friday, a provincial government spokesman said.
The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has called for an independent investigation into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Zionist regime troops, while security council members urged restraint on both sides.
The US-led coalition fighting the ISIS Terrorist group in Syria and Iraq acknowledged on Wednesday the deaths of another 14 civilians, increasing the overall toll of non-fighters killed to at least 855.
The Taliban group in Afghanistan issued a warning the participants of the peace sit-in in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, mainly comprising of the local youths, who have been advocating for peace, for the past five days.