The balloon that was shot down by the US government is suspected to be part of a fleet of surveillance balloons used to surveil dozens of countries across 5 continents.
US State Department says it will use Türkiye instead of Turkey in official communications following Ankara's request.
US has urged preservation of the status quo of the Haram al Sharif and called on all sides to exercise restraint after Israeli troops stormed Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
Afghan protesters, including those who had worked with the US government and military, plan to continue peaceful protests to call for urgent resettlement, advocates say.
State Department approves over $4.5 billion military sales to its allies in the Middle East, including 12 F-16 fighter jets and upgrades to Amman.
Israeli technology firm NSO Group's spyware has been engulfed in scandal since reports that Pegasus was used by foreign government clients to target the phones of human rights activists, embassy employees and others.
Capitol Hill has criticised Riyadh's involvement in the Yemen war, which is considered one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters leading US lawmakers to block military sales to the kingdom.
The US evacuation of Afghans who worked closely with them is a calamity that is still unfolding. Here’s what the US and its allies can do to prevent an even larger catastrophe.
The New York Times reports that the training was provided by Tier 1 Group, which is owned by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, and approved by the State Department.
President Ashraf Ghani offers a share in power to Taliban, provided the militant group "gives up the war" as Afghanistan celebrates Victory Day to mark Mujahideen's overthrowing of Soviet-backed Kabul regime in 1992.
New advisory directs American citizens not to travel to Afghanistan and asks those already in the war-torn country to "leave as soon as possible on available commercial flights."
Pentagon has said $290 billion package includes 3,000 GBU-39 small bomb munitions, containers and other equipment despite congressional opposition to military support to the kingdom.
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