Houthis warn they are “on the edges of” Marib as Saudi-led coalition says it targeted nine of the rebels’ military vehicles south of the city.
The last time Russia hosted similar talks was in March when a war raged between the Taliban and Kabul government.
Several reports of friction in the Taliban leadership raised questions over the group's cohesion since it announced an interim government earlier this month, but analysts say, the Taliban is more united today since the fall of its regime in 2001.
At least 1,200 residents of a Hazara-dominated community were ordered by Taliban fighters to leave their homes in Daikundi province, declaring the land as "disputed".
The Taliban sees the UN as a path to gain global recognition, sanctions relief and international aid assistance, but it is the West that holds the trump card.
Yusuf Adamu, who was kidnapped by the armed group in Nigeria, talks about his experience with TRT World.
Embassy staff from several countries including India, the UK and Greece said the missions were running on "low capacity" due to lack of money and resources since the Taliban returned to power.
As images of several dozen women wearing black robes with veils gathered in support of the Taliban emerged, many were skeptical of the Taliban’s plan for women in the country.
On Wednesday, two journalists from a Kabul-based media outlet were picked up by the Taliban at a protests in Kabul and detained for hours at a police station where they endured beatings.
On Monday night, Dashty, a well-known journalist and a close confidante of anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, was killed in a fierce Taliban offensive in the Panjshir Valley, leaving many Afghans in shock and despair.
With a sinking currency and rising inflation, economic hardship is emerging as the biggest challenge to the Taliban's rule.
Daraa will terrify the regime every day. We will keep reminding them that we are the ones who set fire to this regime, and only we will extinguish it with freedom and dignity.
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