Three provinces in southern and western Afghanistan facing ‘critical’ security situations, the Afghan army says.
Afghan president blames country’s deteriorating security situation on US deciding to withdraw troops by August 31.
Government forces are fighting Taliban assaults on major cities, including in Herat, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar.
Battle for western city comes as Taliban also tries to inch closer to the southern cities of Kandahar and Lashkar Gah.
Iran’s economy has been crippled by US sanctions and decades-long structural issues.
Doctors union says the strike is indefinite and there will be no exemptions for treating coronavirus cases.
Social media reaction to scenes in Tokyo when Qatar’s Barshim and Italy’s Tamberi decided to share gold.
Tamberi, Barshim shared a gold in a competition settled not by clearing the top height but through a subtle nod.
Badminton ace PV Sindhu becomes the country’s first woman to win two individual Olympic medals.