No War with US despite Tensions: Iran LeaderLeader of Iran Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei ruled out on Tuesday the possibility of war between the United States and Islamic Republic despite heightened tensions between the two sides, saying Washington knows engaging in such a conflict would not be in its interest.
Google, Intel, Qualcomm Cut Ties with HuaweiSome American corporations, including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Qualcomm and Intel reportedly have begun implementing President Donald Trump’s executive order that declared Chinese tech giant Huawei a national security risk.
Turkey to Receive Both Russian S-400, American F-35: ErdoganTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday US will ‘sooner or later’ have to reconcile the reality and understand that his country’s purchase of Russian S-400 systems is a done deal, suggesting that Ankara will also receive American F-35 fighter jets.
Alexander Bortnikov, the director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), warned that an ISIS terrorist group’s offshoot has amassed around 5,000 militants in northern Afghanistan on the border of post-Soviet republics of Central Asia, adding that many of them have fought in Syria.
More than a dozen have been injured in Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday when Taliban militants attacked the offices of an international non-government organization (NGO), setting off a huge explosion, and battling Afghan security forces, Tolo News reported.
The Taliban militant group said on Saturday the gap is narrowing in talks with the US over a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. The two sides are continuing to meet in Qatar, where the insurgent movement maintains a political office.
The Taliban militant group has announced on Friday the beginning of its spring offensive in Afghanistan despite involvement in peace talks with the US and ahead of planned meetings with Afghan representatives later this month.
US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said on Tuesday Washington’s latest Talks with Afghan Taliban militant group in Doha has ended with "real strides" being made but without an agreement on troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.