#War

.Nairobi, Kenya
In this image made from video provided anonymously, an unidentified mother and child are seen in the malnutrition ward at the Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. (Photo: AP)

  • Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, wrestles with whether to give patients expired medications
  • A year of war and other issues have left the city with rapidly shrinking stocks of food, fuel, medicine
  • “The coming weeks will make or break the situation here,” said Mengstu Hailu, vice president for research at Mekele University

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Raymond T. Odierno capped a 39-year career by serving as the Army's chief of staff. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • He died due to cancer
  • Raymond T. Odierno commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq
  • He was succeeded as Army chief of staff by Gen. Mark Milley upon his retirement in 2015

.Kabul, Afghanistan
A Taliban fighter lays down his gun during Friday prayers (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Taliban killed 13 ethnic Hazaras at Kahor village in central Afghanistan: Rights body
  • One of those killed was a 17-year-old girl
  • The reported killings took place two weeks after the Taliban took over Afghanistan

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan is traveling to Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Monday. (Photo: AP)

  • US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will meet Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
  • Sullivan will also meet the deputy defence minister Khalid bin Salman
  • The Iran-backed Houthi rebels have escalated fighting in the oil-rich city of Marib in Yemen’s north

.Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The details of the dialogue were not shared by him or other officials
  • Imran Khan said the inclusivity will ensure in Afghanistan
  • The interim government of the Taliban has failed to win recognition of the world

Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid speaks at his first news conference, in Kabul. (Photo credit: AP)

  • At the press brief, he said that he lived in Kabul right under the nose of his adversaries
  • Zabiullah Mujahid is believed to have worked in the shadows for years
  • I escaped so many times from their raids and attempts to capture me, the Taliban spokesperson said

Ayman al-Zawahiri (center left) is Al-Qaida's leader. (Photo credit: File/AP))

  • In the video, al-Zawahri said that “Jerusalem will never be judaized”
  • Al-Qaida chief also spoke about the US military's withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war
  • He could still be dead, an intelligence group official said

Former President Hamid Karzai (L) and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (2nd R) attend an international peace conference in Moscow. (Photo credit: File/AP/PTI)

  • The Taliban announced a caretaker Cabinet
  • There was no evidence of non-Taliban in the lineup
  • The announcement was made by the Taliban spokesperson

Former President Hamid Karzai (L) and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (2nd right) attend an international peace conference in Moscow 2021. (Photo credit: File/AP/PTI)

  • Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will be Mullah Hasan's deputy in the new Taliban government
  • Mullah Hasan is the head of Rehbari Shura, which serves much like a government Cabinet
  • Mullah Mohammad Hasan belongs to Kandahar, Tailban's birthplace

.Beijing, China
Taliban fighters in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo credit: File/AP/PTI)

  • I have no information to offer at this moment, a Chinese official said on China getting an invitation by the Taliban
  •  Beijing along with Pakistan and Russia have kept their Embassy open in Kabul
  • The US, the UK and other western countries said that they will not recognise the new government in Kabul