Russia and Ukraine fail to make breakthrough in their first top-level talks since Moscow's incursions two weeks ago, as Russian forces advance on Kiev, part of a wider multi-front assault, now in its 16th day.
As many as 1,500 American citizens may still need to be evacuated from Afghanistan and the Taliban have pledged to allow some departures after US troops leave the country on August 31, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says.
Military evacuation flights continued, but access to the airport remained difficult for many. Hundreds of Afghans who lacked any papers or clearance for evacuation congregated outside, adding to the chaos as people rushed to leave Kabul.
"Turkey's military presence in Afghanistan to strengthen new Kabul administration’s hand in international arena" Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says in a TV interview.
Meanwhile, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the co-founder and deputy leader of the Taliban, arrived back in Afghanistan on Tuesday night.
Cyclone Yaas is set to turn into a “very severe cyclonic storm” on east coast, likely to come ashore near the border between Odisha and West Bengal states early on Wednesday.
Fire crews are out in force, scrambling to fend off flames threatening neighbourhoods and vineyards in the northwest corner of the famed wine-growing valley
The true scale of destruction is impossible to gauge across California, Oregon and Washington, which are cut off by a wall of flames.
The rapidly expanding fires have consumed nearly 350,000 acres in the central and northern part of the state, including in the wine regions of Sonoma and Napa, which are still recovering from deadly, devastating fires in recent years.
The weather system hit land on Monday night, prompting the forced evacuation of thousands of residents and cancellation of hundreds of flights.
Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in high-risk areas ahead of the category 5 storm's arrival due to major flooding and landslide risks.
Jaish al Islam opposition group will put down heavy weapons and leave Douma town of the besieged enclave for northern Syria, according to regime media reports.
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