Russian Foreign Minister has acknowledged Pakistan's efforts in eradicating terrorism saying militants spread inside Afghanistan along the area bordering Pakistan pose a grave threat.
While talks will be Afghan-led, Kabul did request that the Security Council weigh in to bring Pakistan on board.
Wells said: "It is inaccurate to say that the Taliban have occupied 43 per cent of Afghanistan's territory; they have occupied only 12 per cent territory of Afghanistan".
The Afghan government is making strides towards stability, she said, and "continues to make ten steps forward and with Pakistan they feel like they continue to take steps backward". Pakistan denies providing sanctuary for the Taliban.
United Nations, Jan 17 The UN Security Council should step up pressure on Pakistan to "change its behaviour", US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley today said. "We will also fight the terrorists who are standing against Pakistan".
This apart, United States also suspended additional aid of $ 2 billion to Pakistan.
According to a VOA report quoting local media, a three-member Taliban delegation headed by Shahabuddin Dilawar, who is also a senior member of the Doha office, is now in Islamabad.
Reuters reported that a second back-channel meeting occurred over the weekend in Turkey, where it said individuals with Taliban connections met with representatives of Hizb-i Islami, the party of a former Taliban-allied commander who previous year laid down arms to join Afghan politics. But both the government and the Taliban have tried to distance themselves from the Turkey meeting.
Sources privy of the development within the Taliban ranks have told Reuters that supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada had approved Monday's exploratory meeting in Islamabad on restarting talks to end the war that kills thousands of Afghans each year.
The Ikarus bus was carrying 55 passengers and two drivers, the spokesman said , giving no details on their citizenship. Rescue personnel saved five people from the burning vehicle and provided medical assistance, authorities said.
Kyrgios said he has the physical resilience to put together the best-of-five-set matches potentially over the two weeks. He's been on the tour for a long time and won a lot of matches. "Victories are the most important thing now".
Bencic, 20, said featuring with Federer at the Hopman Cup had helped a lot, with the Swiss legend giving her advice and tips. Last year's runner-up Venus Williams was stunned by Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in the first round of Australian Open 2018.
Over the years, however, a variety of films have been banned for reasons that often are arbitrary and randomly enforced. In 2017, Lebanon banned two films but permitted 317 commercial and 766 festival films to screen, Hanna said.
Wal Mart ( WMT ) now distributes safety brochures with prescriptions and offers to counsel on safe opioid usage. The company also will offer a packet every six months to patients with a regular opioid prescription.
It was developed by Rodney Willoughby in 2004 when successfully performed on 15-year-old Jeanna Giese from Wisconsin. They knew they had to take the boy to the hospital, but Ryker started crying thinking that he's going to get shots.
Families and businesses across NY should be wary of the term "revenue raisers" - which are unlikely to help their bottom line. The federal tax bill's impact on New York's budget is yet to be fully determined, but we know it will force tough decisions.
The 6 foot 3 inch point guard was named to the NBA All-Star team seven times, and had his number retired by the Boston Celtics . Boston will likely make a video tribute to White in some fashion during an upcoming home game at TD Garden to honor him.
Two other scientific groups that use satellite, not ground, measurements split on 2017 being second or third hottest. Yet scientists at both federal agencies reached the same grave conclusion: The Earth is heating up.
He will reportedly also host a joint male and female party at a polo match before his wedding to Markle, friends have said. Harry, 33, was known for his party boy ways before he hooked up with former Suits star Markle, 36.
Drone rescues teenagers from drowning in 'world first'
Jai Sheridan, the 2017 NSW Lifeguard of the Year, piloted the rescue drone, and said it was "a delight to fly". The state government committed $430,000 to a trial of the drones off the North Coast in December past year .
Spanish and Portuguese Police Find Cocaine in Pineapples
Apparently, the gang had the cocaine stored in Terrassa, Barcelona and transported it to Madrid laboratories every 15-20 days. The investigation continues in Portugal and Spain with the cooperation of the authorities in other countries.
Chip makers find patches for Meltdown and Spectre not so simple
More analytics testing is in process and the results will be dependent on system configuration, test setup and benchmark used. This means AMD might not have been as secure as it had been claiming since the Meltdown and Spectre issue blew up for Intel.
The possibility of light flash in MI is a meteorite, says NWS
That means a one pound iron meteorite could be worth more than $2,000 while a one pound stone meteorite could get you $9,000. The noise from the meteor impact sounded like thunder, and many people suspected that it could be some sort of storm.
Passenger With Measles Flew Through Chicago's O'Hare
Health officials say those who may have been exposed are travelers who were at the airport that day between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. It can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain), according to the statement.