Taliban claims that its forces had repelled two Northern Alliance's attacks on Friday night and Saturday morning in Afghanistan's southern provinces of Kandahar and Gilmend. According to the Afghan Islamic Press news agency, the fierce battles in the area prevented the anti-Taliban Alliance from cutting the road linking Kandahar with the Pakistani border. The news agency's report alleges that the Taliban forces had also managed to block further advance towards Kandahar by a detachment of Pushto volunteers who had rebelled against the Taliban rule.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18