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Militants attack Syrian public agencies, army in Daraa, kill 4 soldiers – Russian Military

Moscow, The situation in the Syrian province of Daraa significantly deteriorated, terrorists attacked state institutions and the local army, killing four soldiers and wounding eight more, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said.“The situation in the Daraa al-Balad region of Daraa Province …

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Russia did not vote on UN Afghanistan resolution because it omitted terrorism, IS – Envoy

United Nations, Russia abstained from voting on the UN Security Council resolution on Afghanistan because the document did not include a passage on terrorism and did not mention the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia), Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said. On Monday, the 15-member UN Security Council adopted a resolution …

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Taliban wants to resume domestic, Int’l flights from Kabul Airport soon – Spokesman

Kabul, The radical Taliban movement (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) that seized power in Afghanistan wants to resume domestic and international flights from Kabul airport, which came under their control, as soon as possible, Mohammad Naim, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, told. The Pentagon has announced the completion of US troops …

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US carries out airstrike against ISIS-Khorasan in eastern Afghanistan

Washington, The United States has conducted an airstrike against the Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K) terrorist group (banned in Russia) in eastern Afghanistan, leaving one militant killed, spokesman for the US Central Command Capt Bill Urban said. “US military forces conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism today against an ISIS-K planner. The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangarhar Province …

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South Korea reports 1,841 more COVID-19 cases, 245,158 in total

Seoul, South Korea reported 1,841 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 245,158. Eight deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 2,265. The total fatality rate stood at 0.92 percent. The daily caseload was down from 1,882 in the prior day, …

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Japan to continue evacuation from Kabul undeterred by blasts

Tokyo, Japan will continue to evacuate its citizens and diplomatic staff from Kabul despite the deadly blasts that rocked the airport, claiming many lives, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said. On Thursday, the Afghan capital was hit by a series of terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of at least 60 people and injured over …

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Death toll from series of terrorist attacks in Kabul reaches 103

Kabul, The death from a series of terrorist attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul has reached 103 people, media reported. The explosions left at least 90 Afghan civilians dead, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a senior Afghan health official. The Pentagon has earlier confirmed the death of 13 servicemen. On Thursday, at least …

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Blinken speaks with Turkish counterpart about Afghanistan withdrawal: US State Dept

Washington, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu about cooperation in the ongoing evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said. “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss our continuing cooperation in Afghanistan and our efforts to ensure the safe …

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