Jelalabad, a strategically important administrative centre in an eastern Afghan province, was liberated from the Taliban, Said Ibrahim Khikmat, the Ambassador of the Islamic State of Afghanistan to Tajikistan, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. According to him, the residents revolted against the Taliban and forced them out of the city. The Northern Alliance's troops are some kilometres away from Jelalabad, the diplomat said.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said