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US, Turkish officials hold political talks in Washington

Turkey is sending a top diplomat to the United States for political consultations as part of efforts by the two countries to repair fraught ties, Ahval News reports.

China has fully vaccinated more than 1 billion people

China has fully vaccinated more than 1 billion people against Covid-19 -- over 70% of its total population -- powering ahead of the U.S. and Europe despite having no immediate plans to ease some of the strictest pandemic measures in the world, The Bloomberg reported.

Putin says withdrawal of western coalition’s troops from Afghanistan "put mildly hasty"

The withdrawal of the western coalition’s troops from Afghanistan was "hasty, mildly speaking," Russian President Vladimir Putin said addressing a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) via video link on Thursday, and noted the related threats in the region, Tass informs.

B-2 stealth bomber damaged during emergency landing in Missouri

A U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber was forced to make an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri Tuesday, Fox News reported.

Russia records another 18,841 coronavirus cases

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 18,841 to 7,194,926 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into East Sea, says South

North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast, the BBC reported citing the South Korean military.

76th United Nations General Assembly session starts in New York

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly opened in New York Tuesday. Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of the Maldives, has become the President of the General Assembly. In September, the UN Security Council is chaired by Ireland, Tass informs.

Georgia reports 3,221 new cases of coronavirus, 54 deaths in the past day

Georgia has reported 3,221 new cases of coronavirus, 2,990 recoveries and 54 deaths in the past 24 hours. 27,772 remain infected with Covid-19 in Georgia, Agenda.ge reported.

Russia records another 17,837 coronavirus cases

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 17,837 to reach 7,176,085 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Putin holds meeting with Syria’s Assad at Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad at the Kremlin where they discussed the political situation in Syria, international terrorism as well as issues of bilateral and humanitarian cooperation. The details about the meeting held on September 13 were published on the Russian leader’s website on Tuesday, Tass informs.

US, Japan and South Korea discuss new North Korean missile tests

Diplomats of the United States, Japan and South Korea held a trilateral meeting in Tokyo, during which they discussed the DPRK's testing of a new long-range cruise missile, news.am informs, citing Kyodo.

Biden to host leaders of Australia, India and Japan on Sep 24

US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will host the first-ever Quad Leaders Summit at the White House on September 24, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.

Putin refers to persisting presence of foreign troops in Syria as problem

Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to persisting presence of foreign troops in Syria without the permission of the country’s authorities as a problem at a meeting with the Syrian leader Bashar Assad in the Kremlin on Monday, Tass informs.

Tehran to resume nuclear deal talks in Vienna soon

The Iranian authorities will resume the nuclear talks in Vienna soon. This is what Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Sayeed Khatibzadeh told reporters today, adding that the government will try not to postpone the process, if possible, news.am informs.

First foreign commercial flight since Taliban takeover lands in Kabul

An international commercial flight touched down in the Afghan capital on Monday, the first since the Taliban retook power last month, AFP reported.

France grants citizenship to 12,000 COVID frontline workers

France granted citizenship to 12,000 COVID frontline workers this week in a show of gratitude for their efforts and sacrifices, Axios reported.

Japan calls on Russia to prevent new violations of its airspace

Japan sent a protest to Russia through diplomatic channels in connection with the alleged violation of Japanese airspace by the Russian An-26 aircraft and called on Moscow to prevent repetition of incidents, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said at a regular press conference on Monday, Tass reports.

Russia will not depend on anyone in maintaining its security. Lavrov

Amid the West-provoked unprecedented worsening of relations Moscow is keen to avoid dependence on anyone in maintaining its security, and for this purpose it is pushing ahead with import substitution for everything that depended on the technological dialogue with the Western countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the forum of modern journalism All Russia - 2021 on Friday, Tass informs.

Integration of Russia, Belarus to continue on equitable basis, Kremlin says

Russia and Belarus will continue integration processes within the framework of the Union State taking into account the interests of both countries, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday, Tass informs.

Neighboring countries of Afghanistan stress no foothold of terrorist organizations in Afghanistan's territory

Neighboring countries of Afghanistan expressed support for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Afghanistan and non-interference in its international affairs, and emphasized that Afghanistan's territory should not be allowed to pose a threat to other countries, according to a joint statement of the foreign ministers' meeting on the Afghan issue among neighboring countries issued on Thursday.