One of the world’s poorest nations has become a battleground for foreign powers and criminal gangs vying for influence over its vast diamond and gold resources.
As Afghanistan grapples with violence and instability, is Amrullah Saleh the man Afghanistan needs?
The short answer — to defend their country from Russians and to boost nationalism. At these camps, they “don't count separatists, little green men, occupiers from Moscow, as people.”
Members of Afghanistan's Peace Council, who met Taliban delegates in Moscow, repeat President Ashraf Ghani's offer of peace talks with Taliban without pre-conditions. Taliban says it will negotiate with US only.
Afghan forces deployed to beat back Taliban fighters in Ghazni province, heavily populated by minority Hazaras, raising fears of sectarian violence. The escalation comes as Afghan government and Taliban meet for first direct peace talks in Moscow.
The latest round of sanctions target countries that buy Iranian oil or trade with Iranian companies.
Russia is holding live missile drills and flight missions in the Norwegian and Barents seas at a time when NATO is conducting its largest drill in the region since Cold War.
The hotly contested race pits ex-French ambassador and Georgia's former foreign minister Salome Zurabishvili, supported by the ruling Georgian Dream party, against opposition leader Grigol Vashadze, also a former foreign minister.
The summit hosted by Turkey in Istanbul was attended by leaders of Russia, Germany and France.
After years of war in Syria, the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Turkey met in Istanbul to try and map out a future for the war torn country.
Turkey, Russia, France and Germany will meet in Istanbul to find a political solution to the Syrian war. Yet this has been preceded by many failures.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron are participating in Istanbul quartet summit hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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