A wounded Afghan man receives treatment at the Wazir Akbar Khan hospital following a blast in Kabul. AFP
The move is likely an attempt to undercut a US proposal — supported by Russia — for the formation of an interim government involving the Taliban to rule the country once the last US troops withdraw.
The Afghan president on Thursday praised Pakistan’s efforts to advance the peace process in the region as he reached out to Islamabad for help in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table with the Kabul government,
The Taliban on Friday announced their annual spring offensive, which comes as the US and Afghan politicians try to negotiate for a peace settlement with the militants.
Ecuador in north-west south America is experiencing the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the economy shrinking, and the people unable to bear the costs of living. It is the same problem that many countries in Europe, Africa and Asia are facing too.
India reeled under sever heat waves till end-May. Now many parts of the country are witnessing unprecedented rainfall!
A number of people died in the United States of America due to war weather (“Sweltering streets: Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat in US,” June 21, Gulf Today website).