Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar attends talks with Afghan political figures in Moscow on Thursday. Nikolay Korzhov/AFP
A Taliban official said on Thursday that decent progress had been made at talks with a group of senior Afghan politicians in Moscow but that there had been no breakthrough and that further talks would be needed, Russian news agencies reported.
The delegation, led by chief Taliban negotiator Mullah Baradar Akhund, met politicians, including senior regional leaders and candidates challenging President Ashraf Ghani in this year's presidential election amid gathering diplomatic efforts to end the 18-year war.
The US, which invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban in 2001, wants to withdraw thousands of troops and turn the page on its longest ever war.
A Pakistani minister has branded the US ambassador to Kabul a "little pygmy" in a high-level diplomatic Twitter row that erupted over ongoing peace talks between Washington and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The fire at Power Station No. 27 broke out around 11:00am on Thursday around 20 kilometres (13 miles) from Moscow.
King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has distributed shelter aid to those affected by a flood disaster, through Al-Khair Humanitarian Coalition at Al-Hazm District, in Al-Jawf Governorate, Yemen.
Registration centres for the Federal National Council, FNC, 2019 election candidates set up across the UAE continued to receive applications for the second consecutive day.
As far as she could remember, Afaf had followed a normal healthy routine. So, when cancer struck, it came as major shock to the 47-year-old Arab expatriate.
Maj Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, has chaired a meeting for assessing the performance of the General Directorate of Narcotics Control in the first half of this year. The meeting was attended by Brig Eid Mohammed Thani Hareb, Director of the Directorate, Brig Mohamed Rashid Bin Sarea Al Muhairi, Acting Director of the Criminal Investigation Department and number of police station directors and officers.