Taliban with their forces is now controlling more than 400 district centres, which is more than half of Afghanistan.
Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in war-ravaged Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations
Syrian air defences shot down most of the missiles in the attack that occurred just before midnight
It was the third time Israel has carried out airstrikes in Gaza since the end of the 11-day war it fought with the territory's militant Hamas rulers in May.
Although all combat troops and 20 years of accumulated war materiel will soon be gone, the head of U.S Central Command, Gen. Frank McKenzie, will have authority until September to defend Afghan forces against the Taliban.
The airfield was handed over to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force in its entirety, they said on condition they not be identified because they were not authorized to release it to the media.
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said the militias were using the facilities to launch unmanned aerial vehicle attacks against US troops in Iraq.
Army personnel perform stunts during an event to mark to 'Azadi ke Amrit Mahotsav' in Jalandhar.PTI Photo
Women walk near an encounter site between security forces and militants at Pampore area of Pulwama District. Two militants, including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey, were killed in the gun battle.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Members of Hindu Jagran Manch in a candle light rally protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh,in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference, in Jalandhar.PTI Photo
Actor Jayasurya, who won the best actor award in his film 'Vellam' at the 51st Kerala State Film Awards, poses for a photograph with his family members in Kochi.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates