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Afghan floods leave 50 dead

KABUL, May 18 (AFP): Flash flooding has killed at least 50 people in western Afghanistan, provincial police said Saturday, with some reaching safety on higher ground mere minutes before the water hit.The floods on Friday also destroyed about 2,000 houses, and damaged thousands more homes and businesses, Ghor police spokesman...

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Biden aide visits KSA, Israel for Gaza talks

WASHINGTON, May 18 (AFP/BBC/AP) - US President Joe Biden's national security advisor Jake Sullivan will travel to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Israel at the weekend for talks on the conflict in Gaza, the White House said Friday.Sullivan will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday...

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Russia has no plans to capture Kharkiv: Putin

KYIV, May 18 (AP/AFP): Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday during a visit to China that Moscow's offensive in Ukraine's northeastern Kharkiv region aims to create a buffer zone but that there are no plans to capture the city.The remarks were Putin's first on the offensive launched May 10,...

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