Russia's top diplomat says he and his Chinese, Iranian and Pakistani counterparts "can make a difference in the region in helping the Afghan people to get out of the crisis created after the 20 years of the war, launched by the United States and NATO."
The most senior working diplomats of China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took part in their first-ever virtual summit to discuss a common approach to Afghanistan's new Islamic Emirate.
Many Afghans are desperately trying to flee their homeland after the Taliban quickly took control of Afghanistan earlier this month.
"Afghanistan and the wider Central Asian region constitute part of Russia's 'southern underbelly,' a term that underscores the sense of vulnerability it feels along its southern border," Tracey German of the Defence Studies Department at King's College London told Newsweek.
Police in Moscow broke up the fight outside Kuzminki metro station, southeast of the Russian capital, with "most participants" from "Central Asian countries."
Other countries have closed their consulates after a surge of Taliban victories in northern Afghanistan.
Tajik officials said a detained suspect admitted links to the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan.
A Swiss citizen and a Dutch tourist were also killed in the collision.
The Tajikistan government has put a ban on wailing at funerals.
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The 29-year-old will soon be eligible to succeed his father.
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Tajik police also prevented 1,700 from wearing headscarves in a battle against radical Islam.
Rising temperatures have caused an environmental disaster, according to the IOM.
The $1.23 billion in aid will include communication systems, small arms, ammunition for aircraft and more.