"I have initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for an inclusive Afghan government to include Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks," says PM Imran Khan without giving more details on the dialogue with Afghanistan's new rulers.
Ali Kalora, the leader of the Daesh-affiliated East Indonesia Mujahideen network, was shot during a raid in Central Sulawesi province’s mountainous Parigi Moutong district, Indonesian authorities said.
The abrupt decision by the Black Caps to suspend a much-anticipated tour has fanned conspiracies. But Islamabad will do better by ensuring future home games do not go the same route.
At least two people were killed after three blasts ripped through the city of Jalalabad – the capital of Nangarhar, the heartland of Daesh terror group's Afghanistan branch.
"There is space for discussion and engagement on human rights issues, including women and minorities rights," says UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi after having talks with Taliban officials during his visit to Afghanistan.
Top general Frank McKenzie admits US had made a "mistake" when it launched a drone strike against suspected Daesh militants in Afghan capital Kabul on August 29, confirming it killed 10 civilians instead.
While some point out lingering factionalism inside the Taliban, others say that the ruling group in Kabul has shown its ‘cohesive’ nature by successfully negotiating with the US and defeating its enemies.
At a summit in the Tajik capital Dushanbe, CSTO member states resolved to reinforce the Russia-led bloc’s southern border with Afghanistan and hold military drills in a month
Taliban asks all male students in grades six to 12 and male teachers to resume classes and appears to have shut down Ministry of Women's Affairs and replaced it with a department known for enforcing harsh rules.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation should "use its potential" to drive the Taliban in fulfilling its promises on preventing terrorism and drug trafficking, says President Putin.
Leaders of the eight-member bloc attending a summit in Tajikistan did not announce a timeline for Tehran's membership of the multilateral alliance.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison shrugs off Chinese anger over the decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines from the US, saying his country has a right to protect its interests.
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