The Taliban has been inching closer to Kabul and full control of Afghanistan, fuelling fears of a return to their brutal regime that was toppled by the United States-led 2001 invasion.
At least four people are confirmed dead and dozens are still believed to be buried under the mud and wreckage of Atami, the Japanese town hit by a landslide two days ago.
A draft UN Security Council resolution circulated would authorise the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria across the borders of Turkey and Iraq.
UNSC first authorised a cross-border aid operation into Syria in 2014 at four points. Last year, access was reduced to one crossing point from Turkey, due to opposition from Russia and China over renewing all four.
The UN chief Antonio Guterres and representatives of several other states have urged an immediate halt to the violence in Palestine at the start of a General Assembly emergency meeting, as Israeli aggression against Palestine continued on the field.
Secretary General Antonio Guterres opens UNSC session with calls for truce, saying UN is "actively engaging all sides toward an immediate ceasefire".
Israel flattened a 12-storey building in Gaza City that had housed the US Associated Press and Qatar-based Al Jazeera media operations, prompting outcry from journalists and social media users.
Pakistan's Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari says ongoing Israeli violence on Palestine is not a conflict but a massacre by an "occupation power," calling on UN to prevent Israel's "state terrorism" in West Bank and Gaza.
Palestinians are sheltering in schools, mosques and other places with limited access to water, food, hygiene, and health services, says UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
At the UN-led meeting, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara supports a two-state solution to the island with a sustainable settlement only achievable based on ground realities.
Overseen by UN chief Guterres, the meeting of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders and diplomats of Greece, Turkey and Britain will examine "whether a common ground exists for the parties" to negotiate a lasting solution to Cyprus dispute.
Civilians evacuate their homes over fears of fresh violence between pro-government and opposition forces in the capital after clashes that left three people dead.
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