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Taliban overrun Jalalabad city in eastern Afghanistan

Afghanistan's major eastern city of Jalalabad, next to Pakistan, fell Sunday to the Taliban with the local governor's surrender, according to Anadolu Agency.

Bangladesh lightning strike kills 17 wedding party guests

At least 17 members of a wedding party have died in Bangladesh after being struck by lightning, officials said, BBC reports.

Baku Tribune comments on forest fires in Turkey - VİDEO

The strongest fires have been raging in Turkey for 5 days.

Four killed as wildfires sweep Turkey, villages evacuated

The death toll from wildfires on Turkey's southern coast has risen to four and firefighters were battling blazes for a third day on Friday after the evacuation of dozens of villages and some hotels, Baku Tribune reports citing Reuters.

Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova on the path of EU integration

Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova on Monday signed a tripartite memorandum to strengthen cooperation on the path of integration with the EU, according to Anadolu Agency.

Death toll from Florida building collapse rises to 97

The number of victims pulled from the rubble of a collapsed condominium in a Miami suburb in the US state of Florida rose to 97 on Wednesday, said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, according to Anadolu Agency.

Turkish, Israeli presidents speak over phone, discuss regional issues

Turkey’s president spoke by phone Monday with his Israeli counterpart and discussed relations between the two countries as well as regional issues, according to Anadolu Agency.

All dead as Russian An-26 airliner crashes in Kamchatka

All passengers and crew members were killed as a Russian An-26 plane, reportedly carrying 28 people, crashed in the Kamchatka Territory in the Far East on Tuesday

Pakistan: 5 suspected militants killed in raid on hideout

Security forces shot five suspected militants to death Monday during a raid on their hideout near Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta

2 journalists killed, 22 injured in Iran bus crash

Two female journalists were killed and at least 22 others injured after a bus carrying them overturned in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency.

2 killed, 6 injured in Egypt's train-bus collision

Two people were killed and six others injured on Monday in the train-bus collision in Helwan City, near the capital Cairo, Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement, according to Xinhua.

Biden announces measures to narrow racial wealth gap

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a series of measures aimed at narrowing the wealth gap among racial groups in a speech commemorating the 100th anniversary of Tulsa massacre, one of the most atrocious racial violence in U.S. history.

Xi stresses improving China's international communication capacity

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed improving the country's capacity for engaging in international communication to present a true, multi-dimensional, and panoramic view of China.

France, Germany demand answers from US, Denmark on spying reports

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday they are asking the US and Denmark to shed light on reports that the two countries worked together to spy on senior European officials.

Bodies of 215 children found at Canadian residential school

The remains of 215 children have been found buried at a Canadian residential school, an Indigenous band confirmed Thursday.

China, Russia eye fixing ‘global disorder’ amid US withdrawal

China and Russia held a new round of strategic security consultations on Tuesday in Moscow.

Blinken heads to Mideast to consolidate ceasefire

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will head to the Middle East to consolidate the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, U.S. State Department said on Monday.

US condemns Belarus' forced diversion of flight by fighter jet

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday "strongly" condemned the forced diversion of a Ryanair flight heading from Greece to Lithuania that ended with the arrest of a journalist in Belarus.

Israel, Hamas agree to start ceasefire early Friday

Both Israel and Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, have accepted an Egyptian-brokered deal to cease fighting at 2 a.m. Friday local time (2300 GMT Thursday) to end the 11-day bloodshed.

Flurry of US phone calls fail to move Netanyahu on Gaza ceasefire

A flurry of telephone diplomacy from top US officials to Israeli and regional leaders has failed to move Tel Aviv towards accepting a ceasefire amid its ongoing offensive on the Gaza Strip.

India: 22 bodies recovered after barge sinks off Mumbai

A total of 22 bodies have been retrieved from the Arabian Sea after a barge was hit by Cyclone Tauktae on Monday and sank 35 nautical miles from Mumbai, officials said Wednesday.

Jordan, Greece stress two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Jordan and Greece on Tuesday agreed that there is no alternative to the two-state solution as the only way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

France to cancel Sudan’s debt, help clear IMF arrears

France has announced to cancel the debt of $5 billion and earmark another $1.5 billion arrears with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to give relief to Sudan, reeling under the foreign debt.

Biden reportedly signs off on $735M arms sale to Israel

The Biden administration has approved a $735 million arms sale to Israel amid Tel Aviv's ongoing offensive on the Gaza Strip, according to a report published on Monday.

China urges US to 'adjust' position on Israel-Palestine tensions

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US to "adjust" its position on Israel-Palestine tensions on Sunday.

Biden revokes Trump order for building

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order revoking several measures issued by former President Donald Trump, including one to establish a "National Garden of American Heroes" that called for erecting statues of hundreds of prominent Americans though some of them are controversial over their racial records.

UN Security Council to hold open meeting on Israeli-Palestinian tensions

T he United Nations (UN) Security Council will hold an open meeting on Sunday to discuss the escalation of tensions between Israel and Palestine, Baku Tribune reports citing Xinhua.