At least four people have been killed and five others wounded in Afghanistan in an explosion that occurred “in the centre of Kabul”.
Government forces have taken back control of police headquarters and other key facilities and are clearing the city of Taliban fighters, Afghan Defence Ministry says.
As a Taliban offensive spreads across Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani will be hoping for a significant commitment of aid post troop withdrawal with Joe Biden expected to pressure the Afghan leader to strike a deal with the insurgents.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the forum was one of the first and biggest international events during the pandemic and it was held under compliance with all health measures.
The three foreign ministers highlight “urgent need for immediate ceasefire” in Afghanistan after a meeting in Istanbul. A US-backed Afghan peace conference in the city, hosted by Turkey, Qatar and UN, is postponed over Taliban’s non-participation.
Meanwhile, the US has said its deal with the Taliban is in the "next phase" as it urged the militants to reduce rising bloodshed.
A spokesman in northern Badakhshan province, says three policemen were killed on Friday in the district of Arghanj Khowa, where fighting is still underway.
They call 10-year-old Afghan migrant Farhad Nouri "Little Picasso." His first exhibition was dedicated to helping a Serbian boy recovering from brain surgery.
Mohammad Asif Qaderyan, father of 14-year-old Fatemah Qaderyan died in a Daesh attack that targeted a mosque in Herat in western Afghanistan.
The assault by the US on its allies in Afghanistan also killed two commanders. NATO has ordered a probe into the incident which Afghan officials said happened as security forces were clearing Taliban elements from a village in Helmand province.
A group of refugees allegedly stabbed a local man to death in an Istanbul district, prompting angry mourners to go on a rampage, before police intervened.
Refugees endure a miserable, toxic existence in a warehouse in Belgrade. They cling to the hope of reaching Western Europe, but Serbian authorities don't want them to become a permanent fixture in the city.
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