US President Donald Trump on Monday ruled out quick talks with the Taliban, following a wave of bloody large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul. "I don't think we are prepared to talk right now," Trump said, throwing into question Washington's strategy of pushing the group toward the negotiating table. read more
Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier has won a landmark case in the US, overturning a decision to impose huge 292% tariffs on imports of its C-Series planes, partly built in the UK. UK Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the ruling - which safeguards thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland. read more
A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, officials say. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint into a street that was only open to government workers.
At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. Special forces have killed two of the attackers, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told the BBC. An official at the Afghan spy agency told AFP that the gunmen were "shooting at guests".
Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, in a move likely to cause tensions with the US. Turkey wants to oust the Kurds, which it calls terrorists, from Afrin region which lies across its southern border. Some Kurdish groups are allies of the US against the Islamic State group.