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Russia says prevented US destroyer entering its waters

Moscow announced its warship has prevented a US Navy destroyer from intruding into Russia’s territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. The Russian Defense Ministry has summoned US military attache in connection with the border incident.

High-ranking Iran MP: Azeri president’s drug-trafficking accusation ill-advised

The spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s National Security Commission has said the Azeri president’s latest anti-Iran comments are against good-neighborliness principles.

Putin: No rush in recognizing Taliban

Russian President Vladimir Putin says interaction should be maintained with the Taliban, but there should be no haste to recognize the new rulers of Afghanistan officially.

Iran strongly condemns terrorists attack in Kandahar

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement in condemnation of Friday’s terrorist attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The attack, a bomb blast, happened at the Fatemieh Mosque in Kandahar.

Second Iran shipment of relief aid in Kunduz

A second Iranian plane carrying aid for those affected by the recent terrorist blast in Kunduz, Afghanistan has arrived in the province.

Dozens killed, many wounded as blast hits Afghan Shia mosque

An explosion has rocked a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers. At least 32 people were killed and dozens more injured. The death toll is expected to rise. The incident comes a week after a Daesh-claimed bombing at another Shia mosque in Kunduz took lives of dozens.

Russia says allies against US military presence in Central Asia

All Moscow's Central Asian allies and neighbors are opposed to the deployment of American or NATO forces on their soil, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said.

China urges US to lift all “illegal sanctions” on Iran

China has called on the United States to end the wrong policy of maximum pressure on Iran and to remove entire illegal sanctions against Tehran.

Fire kills 46, injures dozens in Taiwan

At least 46 people have lost their lives and dozens more have been injured in a fire that broke out in a residential building in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung.

US planning to resume Afghanistan flights

The US State Department plans to resume evacuation flights from Afghanistan by the end of this year. The move would help American citizens, residents and some visa applicants leave the country.