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Moscow will Host a Meeting with the Taliban on Afghanistan Today
Moscow will host today an international meeting on Afghanistan with the participation of the Taliban, AFP reported.
The agency notes that Russia, which presents itself as a guarantor of stability in Central Asia, will use the forum to signal to the Islamist movement its concern about the rise of jihadist groups, and will stress the danger of a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
In talks with Taliban, Turkey underlines need for inclusive Afghan government
In talks with the Taliban, Turkey on Oct. 14 reiterated the importance of government inclusiveness for Afghanistan's unity, said a top Turkish official.
Taliban delegation to hold talks with Turkish officials
Top officials of Afghanistan's interim government will hold talks with senior Turkish officials on Oct. 14, an official said.
Afghanistan's acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi is leading a high-level delegation to Turkey, Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abdul Qahar Balkhi said on Twitter.
Taliban warns US not to 'destabilise' regime in face-to-face talks
The Taliban warned the United States not to "destabilize" the regime on Oct. 9 during their first face-to-face talks since the U.S. withdrawal, as a deadly sectarian bombing raised further questions about their grip on power.
Turkey extends its condolences after Kabul mosque blast
Turkey conveyed its condolences after a deadly blast on Oct. 3 at a mosque in the Afghan capital.
At least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded when a bomb went off near the entrance of the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul.
US general: Afghan collapse rooted in 2020 deal with Taliban
Senior Pentagon officials said on Sept. 29 the collapse of the Afghan government and its security forces in August could be traced to a 2020 U.S. agreement with the Taliban that promised a complete U.S. troop withdrawal.
Joint Chiefs chairman calls Afghan war a 'strategic failure'
The top U.S. military officer called the 20-year war in Afghanistan a "strategic failure" and acknowledged to Congress that he had favored keeping several thousand troops in the country to prevent a collapse of the U.S.-supported Kabul government and a rapid takeover by the Taliban.
United States Placed Bulgaria in Highest Travel Risk Category
The United States placed Bulgaria and Norway in the last, fourth category, with a very high risk of travel due to the new coronavirus, informs CNN.
So far, both countries have been in the penultimate, third category.
Fourth category are countries with more than 500 coronavirus cases per 100,000 population in the last 28 days.
North Korea says hope is alive for peace, summit with South
North Korea is willing to consider another summit with South Korea if mutual respect between the neighbors can be assured, state news agency KCNA said on Sept. 25, citing Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un.
Taliban Set to Resume Execuions in Afghanistan
A prominent leader of the Taliban has said the group will reintroduce punishments such as amputations and executions for criminals, though perhaps not publicly.
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