“Taliban victory is not inevitable," says General Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Army Central Command.
Report says militant outfit operates under Taliban protection from Kandahar, Helmand and Nimruz provinces.
Human Rights Watch says there are reports that the Taliban are committing atrocities on civilians in areas they have captured.
Authorities claim to have killed more than 260 Taliban fighters in the past 24 hours across several provinces.
The Taliban cannot think of ruling Afghanistan without international legitimacy.
“The whole point was to get rid of the Taliban and we didn't do that. The Taliban will take over,” says one veteran.
President Ashraf Ghani and a group of other leaders were performing Eidul Azha prayers in the garden when the rockets struck.
“The Taliban’s offensive is in direct contradiction to their claim to support a negotiated settlement," statement says.
The alliance, known as Five-Plus-One, pledged to work together to end the Afghan conflict.
The Spin Boldak-Chaman border crossing is an economic lifeline for southern Afghanistan.
This time all regional states must make efforts to prevent a collapse of order in Afghanistan.
“Aim of the forthcoming peace conference is to engage with and consult all sides on Afghan peace process," says FO spokesperson.
PM says countries such as Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey "will try and help facilitate a peace process in Afghanistan".
The premier has also invited other leaders to an international conference on Afghanistan to be organised by Pakistan soon.
Some estimates say there are around 18,000 people who would qualify for the Special Immigrant Visa programme.
Says it seems like interpreters and people who helped international troops were "just going to be left behind to be slaughtered".
China welcomes US withdrawal as a new chance for Afghanistan, calls on Taliban to cut all ties with terrorist groups.
They say they'll protect human rights but according to “Islamic values” that are interpreted differently across the Muslim world.
The eight-member delegation will include senior Afghan peace official Abdullah Abdullah and former president Hamid Karzai.
“It is better [...] to use any possible channel to get in touch with our invitation and guidance commission,” says Taliban leader.
Qureshi urges Afghanistan to address all concerns through established mechanisms, says "blame game will not serve the region."
Gen Austin Miller handed command to Gen McKenzie, who will oversee remaining operations from a US-based headquarters.
Says Islamabad will accept any govt in Afghanistan that has the backing of the Afghan people.
ISPR DG Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar says Pakistan has no "favourites" in Afghanistan.
Pakistan needs to ready itself for new circumstances, Senate panel told.
Insurgent group’s officials tell news conference in Moscow they will not allow their territory to be used against neighbours.
FM Qureshi assures US secretary of state that Pakistan will remain a reliable partner for peace in Afghanistan.
US president calls on countries in the region to help bring about an elusive political settlement between the warring parties.
In the last week, the Taliban have overrun areas bordering five countries.
Says 69 Taliban fighters were killed in fresh operations on the edge of Qala-e-Naw and large quantity of arms, ammunition seized.