Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

UN lifts sanctions against former Afghan warlord

Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has been removed from a United Nations Islamic State and Al-Qaeda sanctions list, according to a statement published Friday.

Afghan president signs peace deal with infamous militant leader

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday signed a peace agreement with one of the country's most notorious warlords, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the final step before the implementation of an immediate ceasefire.