Fighting has intensified in northern Afghanistan as 21 fighters from warring sides were killed in clashes between the government forces and Taliban militants in two northern provinces over the past two days.
US special representative for Afghanistan’s reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Wednesday made it clear ‘the Taliban will have to sit with the Afghan government to ensure peace and stability in the war-torn country.’
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that US intelligence is preparing to publish provocative media leaks aimed at accusing Russia of supporting the activities of the "Daash" organization in Afghanistan.
The UN Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to vote on a six-month observer mission tasked with monitoring a ceasefire in Yemen’s Hudaydah and oversee a pullback of rival forces from the lifeline port city.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the victory over the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria was the result of endeavors by the two nations themselves and the United States played no role in defeating the outfit.
At least four US servicemen and 14 other people have been reported dead after a massive bomb explosion struck near a patrol of the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria’s flashpoint northern city of Manbij.