Russia, Turkey reach 'historic' deal on Syrian border; Moscow agrees to preserve 'safe-zone' between Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain
Russia and Turkey have agreed to ensure Kurdish forces withdraw from areas close to Syria's border with Turkey and to launch joint patrols, in a deal hailed as 'historic' by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
'Iron brothers' China and Pakistan differ on Turkey's offensive in Syria; Beijing asks Ankara to stop invasion while Islamabad offers support
In a rare foreign policy disagreement, "iron brothers" China and Pakistan have ended up on the opposite sides of Turkey's military action in northern Syria as Beijing asked Ankara to stop its offensive against Kurdish forces while Islamabad backed the assault
After US pulls out of Syria, Russia deploys troops to help Kurdish fighters against impending Turkish invasion
Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops
Afghan Taliban dismisses fear of attacks on India after US troop withdrawal, says neighbourhood's support vital to rebuild country
the Taliban are at their strongest since their ouster in 2001 and hold sway over more than half the country
Afghan Taliban frees three Indian engineers held hostage in exchange for releasing 11 outfit members, says media report
The Afghan Taliban said it has freed three Indian engineers held hostage for over a year in an exchange for securing the release of 11 of its members.
Ashraf Ghani postpones Washington trip after US envoy negotiating with Taliban abruptly returns to Qatar
Afghanistan's president has postponed a planned visit to Washington early next week where he was to discuss the US-Taliban talks on ending America's longest war, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday
Taliban attack in Afghanistan: Toll rises to 16 with 119 injured; officials claim over 400 foreigners rescued from Kabul
The death toll from a Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan, late Monday night rose to 16 civilians, with another 119 people wounded, an official said.
Day after Kunduz attack, Taliban strike Afghan city Puli Khumri even as US envoy claims peace deal is near
The attack on the capital of Baghlan province came hours after US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said he warned the Taliban during talks in Qatar that 'violence like this must stop.'
Two attacks in Afghanistan kill 92: Suicide blast in Kabul claims 48 lives; Taliban assault in Baghlan kills 44 policemen
Taliban attack on an Afghan military outpost killed up to 44 policemen and soldiers, while a separate suicide blast in Kabul killed at least 48 people as a relentless wave of violence continued across Afghanistan
7 Indian workers abducted in Afghanistan: No reason for Taliban to 'target' Indians specifically in Baghlan
In Baghlan, there is no reason for the Taliban to target Indians specifically, nor to undercut the power project which has the full support of locals.
7 Indians working for Afghan power plant kidnapped by gunmen in Baghlan; in contact with authorities, says MEA
Seven Indian engineers and an Afghan national working for a power plant in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan were kidnapped on Sunday
Afghan security forces recaptured Taliban-held Dand-e-Ghori district in the country's northern Baghlan province on Thursday