Iran calls for "positive signals" from P5+1 signatories without which it will continue decelerating on compliance with 2015 nuke deal, President Hassan Rouhani says, a day after Trump said he's ready for talks with Tehran.
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Qatar, China, and Iran arrived for Asian cooperation summit in Tajikistan, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the world to respect UN resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.
Central Asian nation's Justice Ministry says the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vakhdat, 10 km east of the capital Dushanbe, as militants armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and five fellow prisoners.
Media watchdog Reportes Without Borders (RSF) warns political leaders' hostility towards the media have "fuelled an unprecedented level of fear and danger for journalists".
As the war in Afghanistan winds down, China looks to make Afghanistan a bigger part of its regional ambitions.
According to an interior ministry official, the riot started when one inmate thought to be a member of Daesh attacked a prison guard.
Turkey seeks to forge new bi-literal relations with Uzbekistan based on mutual economic and security interests
The journey from uprisings in 2005 and 2010 to a vote that could secure an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power between two elected presidents has not been easy for the landlocked nation of six million.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the Economic Cooperation Organisation summit, a meeting of regional leaders, and said political issues cannot be separated from economics.
In 2015, Kunduz became the first city to fall to the Taliban in 14 years. Since then, the city has been on the verge of being seized four more times.
The country's only English library comes courtesy of British entomologist Paul Marchant, who spent a decade and his savings, setting up and running the Sworde Teppa English school in Qurghonteppa.
China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan agree to a military cooperation deal to share intelligence and training in the battle against terrorism in the region.
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