Driving to Taliban-controlled territory doesn't take long. Around30 minutes from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, passing large craters left by roadside bombs, we meet our host. Haji Hekmat, the Taliban's shadow mayor in Balkh district ...The Taliban have arranged a display of force for us ... This territory belongs to the mujahideen" ... .
Japan’s decision to start releasing “treated” radioactive water from its Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in two years has triggered calls for an international tribunal over the issue. ... The plan will be implemented by ensuring broad and firm steps to prevent damage, he stressed ... This must not be allowed to go ahead ... .
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GHOR HADITHA, Jordan — . The first time people here saw a sinkhole, they thought a small asteroid had slammed into the Dead Sea’s salt-encrusted shore. Then others appeared. One swallowed the edge of a state-owned building. Another opened near a house and forced the family to move ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... ×. VIDEO . 00.58 ... ×.
Russia has stressed that the crisis in Ukraine should be resolved peacefully, as the United States and other NATO countries deploy military personnel and equipment to the country, where government forces are fighting ethnic Russians in the east ... Russia says US, NATO turning Ukraine into ‘powder keg’ ... Moscow, however, denies the allegation ... Russia ... .
The number of Chinese vessels moored in Whitsun reef in the disputed South China Sea has gone down from 220 early last month to 32 as of Friday, a feat that shows that diplomacy, open and behind-the-scenes, works ... The drawdown suggests that China responds to direct and private diplomacy ... A map of the contested area ... Credit ... ....