Oil Prices Plunge after Producers’ Meeting DelayedOil prices fell as much as $3 a barrel in early Asian trading on Monday, after Saudi Arabia and Russia postponed to Thursday a meeting about a potential pact to cut production.
Brent crude traded lower by $2.39 a barrel, or 7 per cent, by 6:16 p.m. EDT (10:16 GMT) after earlier touching a session low of $30.03 a barrel.
Covid-19 Cases Pass 1,2 M, Over 65,000 KilledMore than 1,200,000 people are infected with the novel coronavirus and more than 65,600 others have died of the disease caused by it around the world, according to www.worldometers.info.
US COVID-19 Death Rise by 1,000 in Single DayThe US death toll from Covid-19 rose by 1,000 in a single day for the first time, making the Trump administration to join local officials in advising Americans to wear masks when venturing out during the still-exploding coronavirus pandemic.
While Afghanistan is about to become a stage for deadly and serious confrontation between the world powers, some news sources reported that recently Afghan Taliban commanders in the northern Afghanistan have secretly met the Russian authorities in Tajikistan, which suggest the possibility of a “power-play” initiated by Moscow in Afghanistan.
In mid-October 2015, the US media reported that according to the American government’s new decision, 9,500 of the country’s troops would stay in Afghanistan, and of this number, 5,500 troops would keep stationed in Afghanistan through 2017.
The Wall Street Journal in a recent issue (16 December 2015) wrote that United States and Britain have deployed at least four special operation teams in Helmand province, which directly attend in operations of the Afghan security forces against militants.
The deputy provincial governor for southern Helmand province of Afghanistan Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar has warned that the region might fall to Taliban terrorists if the central government fails to take immediate action.
Alwaght: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, says in a meeting with Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Afghan government, on Tuesday in Tehran that unity among various ethnic groups in Afghanistan is the only solution to the war-wracked country’s problems, adding that the Kabul government must encourage Afghan graduates in Iran to go back to their country.