The Taliban have killed or wounded more than 400 Afghan security personnel over the past week, the interior ministry said Sunday, accusing the insurgents of increasing attacks ahead of expected peace talks.
Mobile phone services were restored across swathes of Taliban-contested areas of Afghanistan over the weekend as a partial truce with the militants held for a second day.
More than 10,000 civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan's war last year, the United Nations announced Saturday, as a historic partial truce kicked in across the country.
Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine killed one Ukrainian soldier and wounded several others Tuesday, Kiev said, in the worst clashes in months with pro-Russian separatists.
Syrian regime forces Sunday were set to retake a key motorway connecting the capital Damascus to second city Aleppo following weeks of battles in the rebel-held Idlib region, a monitor said.
Two American troops were killed and six others wounded by an Afghan soldier armed with a machine gun, the US military confirmed Sunday.
The Syrian regime will claw back the country's last major opposition bastion in stages, experts say, chipping away at Idlib until militants and rebels have run out of options.
World leaders made a fresh push for peace in Libya at a summit in Berlin on Sunday, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from turning into a ‘second Syria’.