The Russian embassy was one of the few to remain open after August 2021, when most nations shut down embassies and evacuated staff.
IRGC member Shahram Poursafi, who plotted the assassinations of US officials, has been deemed a bungler since he failed to implement even the most basic rules of spycraft.
Leadership of al-Qaeda's global franchise is the lingering question after the group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in a US strike in Kabul.
'Justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more,' US President Joe Biden said, after an operation that was planned for months.
Maher al-Agal was killed by a US drone strike while riding a motorcycle near Jindires in Aleppo province. Al-Agal was one of the top five ISIS leaders and the leader of ISIS in Syria.
Terrorists treated the holy month as a convenient time to attack Pakistani civilians and security personnel, Islamic scholars said.
If true, the shelling would represent the first such attack on a Central Asian state by the Afghan-based group.
Law enforcement agencies have upgraded security and increased patrols around sensitive places during the Muslim holy month to preempt any terror attacks.
Little is known about the new leader, Abu Hasan al-Hashemi al-Qurashi, who takes the reins of a group that is a shadow of its former self.
At least 60 people -- including seven children aged below 10 -- died in the barbaric suicide bombing, and locals came out in force in the streets in outrage against the militant group.