Latest Developments in Ukraine: Sept. 17

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The latest developments in Russia’s war on Ukraine. All times EDT. 9:18 p.m.: The Wall Street Journal reports that Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones started appearing above the battlefields of Ukraine. Ukrainian commanders say the drones took out four self-propelled howitzers, and two armored infantry vehicles. The drones have been mostly deployed in the Kharkiv region, where Russian forces Read More

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Hold Talks to End Border Fighting

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MOSCOW — The security chiefs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan sat down for talks Saturday to stop the fighting on the border between the two countries that so far has killed at least 24 people and wounded more than 100. The Kyrgyz border service announced the new round of talks as the two ex-Soviet nations traded blame Read More

Uzbekistan, Central Asia Try to Redefine Shanghai Cooperation Organization

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SAMARKAND, UZBEKISTAN — For much of its 20-year existence, some observers have suggested the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) could become an anti-Western bloc dominated by China and Russia. The group’s Central Asian members have complex collaborative relationships with the United States and Europe, though and Uzbekistan, the host of SCO, used its chairmanship of the event Read More