Putin Vows to Retaliate US Withdrawal from Nuclear TreatyRussian President Vladimir Putin promised to retaliate Donald Trump’s decision to pull out the US from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), calling on called on the government and military officials to develop “concrete steps” Moscow can take in response to Washington’s withdrawal.
Imran Khan Hits back at Trump ’Tirade against Pakistan’Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan lashed out at US President Donald Trump, saying America, instead of making Pakistan a "scapegoat" for its failures in Afghanistan, should find out why the Taliban has emerged "stronger than ever before".
Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi assassination: CIA ConcludesThe US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Arab kingdom’s consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul last month, the Washington Post reported late Friday.
Turkey Detains 13 over 2013 ProtestsTurkey has detained 13 people including two prominent academics on Friday over links to rights activist Osman Kavala, who was jailed a year ago pending trial for trying to overthrow the government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.