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Former Iran diplomat: Taliban still facing legitimacy issue

One year after the Taliban takeover of Kabul, a former senior Iranian diplomat says the Taliban government is yet to be accepted by the Afghan people, stressing that lack of coherence is clearly seen in the administration in Kabul.

Hezbollah says Salman Rushdie’s assailant not linked to Lebanese movement: Report

Hezbollah has reportedly said that Hadi Matar, the suspect in the recent stabbing of Indian-born writer Salman Rushdie, is not linked to the Lebanese resistance movement.

Shooting leaves 8 Israeli settlers injured, some critically

A gunman has opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem’s Old City, wounding at least eight people, two of them critically, according to medics and the Israeli police.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 172

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Study shows a quarter of US military offensives occurred in west Asia, Africa

A new research has revealed that more than a quarter of the worldwide US military offensives in the American history have taken place in the West Asia region and Africa.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 171

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in NY

Salman Rushdie, the author of a blasphemous anti-Islam book, has been attacked on stage at an event in New York and suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck, but his condition was not immediately known. The perpetrator has been arrested.

Four injured in suicide bombing in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah

A man wanted by Saudi security forces killed himself and wounded four others by detonating an explosive belt in Jeddah.

Study: Gaza war showed Israel has to pay double price for any future adventurism

A research by Iranian parliamentarians underscores the Palestinian resistance movement’s firm military response to Tel Aviv’s latest onslaught on Gaza, saying the regime found out during the flare-up that it will have to pay “a double price” for any act of adventurism in the future.

UN rights chief raises alarm over Israel’s killing of Palestinian children

United Nations Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet has sounded the alarm about the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured by Israel in 2022.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 170

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

“Oil rig in Persian Gulf to blame for pollution off Iran coasts”

The director general of the Environmental Protection Department of Iran’s Bushehr Province says leakage from an oil rig in the Persian Gulf is probably to blame for oil spills off the Kangan and Asalooyeh coasts in southern Iran.

Dozens of economists call on Biden to release Afghan funds

More than 70 economists and experts have urged Washington and other nations to release Afghanistan's central bank assets in a letter sent to US President Joe Biden.

Report: Saudi coalition carries out fresh rounds of strikes on Yemen in violations of truce

The Saudi-led coalition has reportedly violated the UN-brokered Yemen ceasefire 160 times in the last 24 hours by conducting more air raids on the war-ridden country.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 169

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

US says Russians began training on Iranian drones

The US believes Russian officials have begun training on drones in Iran over the last several weeks, an official told CNN. Iran has earlier rejected the White House claim that Tehran is sending drones to Moscow for use in the Ukraine war.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 168

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Three Palestinians killed in Israel raid in Nablus

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded, some critically, during an Israeli army incursion into the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to medical sources.

Russia suspends inspections under nuclear disarmament treaty with US

Moscow has informed Washington of a “temporary withdrawal” from the inspection regime under the START nuclear disarmament treaty, the Russian Foreign Ministry has announced.

Senior ‘Pakistan Taliban’ leader killed in Afghanistan attack

A top founding leader of the ‘Pakistani Taliban’ was killed in a targeted attack in Afghanistan, according to two sources within the group's leadership.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 167

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Palestinian Islamic Jihad says set conditions on Israel for ceasefire

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s secretary general says the resistance movement agreed to a ceasefire after it imposed its conditions following two days of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip, warning the movement would resume reprisal attacks in case Israel violates the truce.

Iran FM to UN chief: Tehran determined to reach robust, lasting nuclear deal

Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, said Tehran is serious about reaching a robust and lasting nuclear deal.

IRGC strongly condemns ‘Israel’s crimes’ in Gaza

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has strongly condemned the Zionist regime’s attacks on Gaza that has left a number resistance commanders and fighters as well as civilians dead in the region.

Lebanon FM says Iran not interfering in negotiations with Israel over gas field

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Abdullah Bou Habib has rejected allegations of Iran’s interference in his country’s negotiations with Israel over a disputed maritime border.

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