A number of the final winning candidates of the parliamentary elections in Kabul urges the government to open the new parliament as soon as possible, stressing that the parliamentary election results for the remaining provinces should be announced.
Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh warned that the US is preparing the ground to transfer the Salafi terrorists from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.
At least 11 people have been confirmed dead and nine others injured due to downpour and flash floods in Afghanistan's northern Faryab and neighboring Jawzjan and Sari Pul provinces over the past two days, officials said Saturday.
In his briefing to media men on Friday, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said alliance presence in Afghanistan was to create condition for peace, with clear message to the Taliban that the group would not win on the battlefield.
Army Gen. Joseph Votel, who steps down as head of U.S. Central Command at the end of the month, told Congress Thursday that he does not believe the time is right for even a partial withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.