Russia says Taliban ready to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow - RIA

A member of the Taliban insurgent and other people stand at the site during the execution of three men in Ghazni Province April 18, 2015. (Reuters)
Updated 19 September 2018
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Russia says Taliban ready to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow - RIA

  • Afghanistan's deputy foreign minister is expected to visit Moscow

MOSCOW: Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday the Taliban was prepared to attend multilateral peace talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, RIA news agency reported.
Afghanistan's deputy foreign minister is expected to visit Moscow on Thursday to discuss the dates of the talks, the Afghan embassy was cited as saying earlier.


Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

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Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

  • Zika symptoms include fever, rashes and joint pain, and the disease has been linked to birth deformities in some cases

NEW DELHI: The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year.
The Press Trust of India news agency reports eight new cases were reported from the state capital of Jaipur on Saturday.
The agency says that the new cases come amid a state health department investigation to track the outbreak of Zika in pregnant women in their first trimester.
Zika symptoms include fever, rashes and joint pain, and the disease has been linked to birth deformities in some cases.
The World Health Organization says that the first case in India was reported from Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat in January 2017.
WHO says Zika has been reported in 86 countries.