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Iran Hosts Intra-Afghan Talks, Including Taliban

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran has played host to a round of intra-Afghan negotiations involving representatives of the Kabul government and the Taliban. The meeting of intra-Afghan dialogue began at the Iranian Foreign Ministry on…
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Russia Says Situation in Afghanistan Could Deteriorate Quickly

Russia on Wednesday said the situation in Afghanistan could "swiftly deteriorate" amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops, offering assistance to neighboring Tajikistan over the wave of Afghan forces fleeing the Taliban. Russian Foreign Minister…
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Iraq, Syria Bases Housing US Troops Attacked, 3 Injured

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters and American troops foiled an attack with drones Wednesday on a base housing members of the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces said. In neighboring Iraq rockets hit a base housing U.S.…
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Israel Orders Demolition of Palestinian Homes in West Bank Village

Israeli authorities today ordered the demolition of Palestinian homes in the village of Hamsa Al-Fawqa in the northern Jordan Valley, northeast of the occupied West Bank. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Moataz Basharat, a senior official who monitors…
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Turkey Tries to Cement Role in Afghanistan

Turkey is hammering out a deal with the US to take over security operations at Kabul’s civilian airport, offering the Nato partners a rare chance for co-operation after a series of disputes have chilled relations. The US this week left its…