4 Takeaways From the U.S. Deal With the Taliban

DOHA, Qatar — The agreement just signed by American and Taliban negotiators opens the way for direct negotiations between the insurgents and other Afghans, including the country’s government, on a political …

U.S. Signs Peace Deal With Taliban After Nearly 2 Decades Of War In Afghanistan – NPR

Members of the Taliban delegation gather ahead of Saturday’s signing ceremony with the United States in the Qatari capital of Doha. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Giuseppe …

Protesters decry Cypriot crossing closures over virus

Protesters pull the barriers set up by the police as they demonstrate against the closing of a crossing point straddling a United Nations-controlled buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, …

Syria war: Turkey says thousands of migrants have crossed to EU

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreek police fire tear gas at migrants Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says 18,000 migrants have crossed Turkish borders into Europe after the …

Trump’s new coronavirus risk: Dangerous spin and public distrust — inside Iran

Murky messaging. Dismissive attitudes. Bureaucratic shortcomings. A tenuous relationship with the truth. President Donald Trump is facing a bungled government response to the coronavirus threat — in Iran. And he has …

Opposition urges 'Russia without Putin' in rally for slain liberal

Opposition supporters attend a march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in downtown Moscow. It is the first such rally since Russia’s Vladimir Putin announced controversial changes to the …

Snake eats towel: A vet explains her strangest day at work

It could have been the end for Monty the jungle carpet python, who got a bit peckish recently and decided to eat an entire beach towel. Footage of vet Dr Olivia …

Coronavirus Live Updates: 800 New Cases Reported in South Korea – The New York Times

Here’s what you need to know: ImageSoldiers disinfected a train station in Daegu, South Korea, the center of the country’s coronavirus outbreak.Credit…Kim Hyun-Tai/Yonhap, via Associated Press South Korea reports 813 new …

U.K. Home Office Head Quits Over Priti Patel Bullying Row

(Bloomberg) — Philip Rutnam, one of the U.K.’s most senior civil servants, quit his job at the government department responsible for policing, counter-terrorism and immigration over what he claims was an …

Three die in dry-ice incident at Moscow pool party

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Dry ice was dumped into the pool, apparently to cool it down Three people have died after dry ice was poured into a swimming pool at …

Iran dismisses 'rumours' as virus deaths jump to 43

A municipal cleaner disinfects a metro train in Tehran as part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus which has now killed 43 in Iran, according to official figures …