The pledge from President Joe Biden at the COVID-19 summit brings the total US commitment of donated vaccine doses to 1.1 billion -- more than the rest of the world combined.
Strategic calculations are encouraging Moscow to embrace a group that it has funneled weapons and money to for years, and is banned in Russia as 'terrorist'.
The Taliban seem willing to overlook China's repression of millions of Muslims in Xinjiang, while Beijing is saying little of the Taliban's militant ideology and campaign to overthrow the government.
'They don't behead individuals anymore,' read a recent Iranian editorial on the Taliban, listing one of the reasons why the militant group is 'not the group we once knew'.
The IAEA says that the results of its inspection work established that nuclear contamination was present at three undeclared locations, while questions linger about a fourth site.
Saudi Arabia is not allowing individuals who received Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines in the country over ongoing concerns about their efficacy in resisting COVID-19.
Sergey Lavrov's visit to Islamabad comes at a time when Russia is suffering from international isolation and an economic crisis, both due to Moscow's ongoing malign activity around the world.
The Taliban have rejected President Ashraf Ghani's proposal to hold elections later this year -- evidence of the group's fear of the will of the Afghan people.
Social media users condemned Moscow's 'dirty tricks' in Afghanistan and questioned Russia's true motives in promoting intra-Afghan peace talks.
If Iran is serious about negotiations and wants a new commitment, it must refrain from further provocations and return to compliance.