Turkish authorities have deported a total of 6,846 undocumented Afghan migrants back to Kabul in recent weeks, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on April 16, basing the figure on a written statement from the Interior Ministry's General Directorate of Migration Management.
Turkey and Afghanistan might strike a blow against drug traffickers by struggling together against a "human trafficking mafia," which are both actually part of the same group, according to a Kabul diplomat, who has also called on Iran to join the efforts.
The Turkish Interior Ministry is conducting a productive plan to cut illegal Afghan migrant inflow, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on April 8 in the Afghan capital Kabul.
Preparing to head to Kabul, Pakistan's prime minister reiterated on April 5 his country's full support for Afghanistan's efforts to revive the long-stalled peace process with the Taliban.
A suicide bomber on Wednesday killed at least 26 people, many of them teenagers, in front of Kabul University, officials said, as Afghans took to the streets to celebrate the Persian new year holiday.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the deadly attack — the fifth suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in recent weeks — but the Taliban denied involvement on Twitter.
A suicide bomber exploded in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least seven people, Reuters reported.
The attack seems to have been directed against the people gathered to pay tribute to Abdul Ali Mazari, a political leader of the Shiite minority of the Hizarreans killed by the Taliban in 1995, a deputy interior minister spokesman said.
In an unexpected overture at a time of increasing bloodshed in Afghanistan, the Taliban have published an open letter expressing a desire for peace talks and calling on the "American people" and "peace-loving congressmen" to pressurise the Donald Trump administration into negotiations, The Guardian writes.
India and China's battle for influence in Asia intensifies, as the Asian giant has hinted that it will set up a military base in neighbouring Afghanistan.
Beijing made the indication just a week after India signed a treaty with Seychelles in order to build military infrastructure on Assomption Island near the 'Horn of Africa'.