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09 Sep 2021US Military
Al-Qaeda may seek comeback in Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday the al-Qaeda extremist group that used Afghanistan as a staging base to attack the US 20 years ago may attempt to regenerate there following an American withdrawal that has left the Taliban in power.
09 Sep 2021Taliban
US in no rush to recognize Taliban government: White House
The United States is not in a rush to recognize the new interim government in Afghanistan, the White House said on Wednesday, asserting that it is in talks with the Taliban to get Americans out of the strife-torn country.
09 Sep 2021Afghanistan
Fled country to save 6mn lives in Kabul: Ashraf Ghani
Ex-Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled to the UAE before the Taliban seized power last month, on Wednesday apologized to the people for leaving the country abruptly, saying he believed it was the "only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul and her six million people."
08 Sep 2021Israel
Hailed for vaccination drive, Israel sees COVID-19 spike after reopening
Recently hailed for its COVID-19 vaccination coverage and fast return to "normalcy," Israel is quickly turning into one of the pandemic's biggest hotspots.
08 Sep 2021Pakistan News
Pakistan deports over 200 Afghan nationals
Pakistan has deported over 200 Afghan nationals, including women and children, after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, according to a media report on Wednesday.
08 Sep 2021Earthquake
Powerful earthquake near Mexico's Acapulco kills at least one
A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City hundreds of kilometers away.
08 Sep 2021Health & Wellness
COVID-19 takes severe toll on fight against HIV, TB: Report
The COVID-19 pandemic had a severe impact on the global fight against diseases like the HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria last year, according to a report by the Global Fund.
08 Sep 2021United States of America
US funded coronavirus research at China's Wuhan lab: Report
Newly released documents have revealed that the United States' National Institute of Health issued grants to a health organization that funneled funds into coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
08 Sep 2021Indonesia
Indonesia prison fire kills 41 drug inmates, 80 hospitalized
A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia's capital Jakarta early Wednesday, killing at least 41 inmates and injuring 80 others.
08 Sep 2021Afghanistan
Who is Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan Minister and FBI's 'most wanted'?
Sirajuddin Haqqani, who has long featured on various terror lists and carries up to a $10 million bounty on his head, is the new Interior Minister of the interim Taliban government in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund to head 'acting' Taliban government
Weeks after overthrowing the government in Afghanistan, the Taliban has named Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund as the leader of the new government, spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid announced on Tuesday.
Who is Mullah Hassan Akhund, likely new Afghanistan PM?
The Taliban may have finally zeroed in on the head of their upcoming government in Afghanistan, more than three weeks after taking over the country.
What explains Taliban's invite to 6 countries for government ceremony?
As the Taliban is getting closer to announce Afghanistan's new government, the group has invited six countries to attend the government formation ceremony.
07 Sep 2021Taliban
Kabul: Taliban arrests journalists as protesters chant 'death to Pakistan'
The Taliban on Tuesday fired shots to disperse a rally in Kabul against Pakistan and its intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
US faces pressure as NGOs say flights stranded in Afghanistan
United States President Joe Biden-led administration is facing increasing pressure as reports suggest nearly 1,000 people are currently stranded near an airport in northern Afghanistan.
07 Sep 2021Pakistan News
Pakistan: 155 suspects released in TikToker's sexual assault case
Police has released 155 suspects, arrested for their alleged involvement in the sexual assault of a TikToker girl on Independence Day after the victim and her team could not recognize them during an identification parade, a government official said on Tuesday.
07 Sep 2021Israel
Israeli army launches strikes on Hamas site in Gaza
Israel launched airstrikes on what it said was a Hamas military site in the Gaza Strip early on Tuesday after incendiary balloons were sent into Israeli territory, the army said.
06 Sep 2021Pfizer
80% immunity from Pfizer vaccine lost in 6 months: Study
COVID-19 antibodies generated by the Pfizer vaccine dipped by more than 80% six months after the second dose, a study conducted in the United States has found.
Six airplanes stuck at Afghanistan airport; 1,000 waiting to leave
About 1,000 people, including American citizens, have been stuck for days in Afghanistan, awaiting clearance for their flights to leave, Reuters reported citing an organizer.
Taliban allegedly shoots pregnant Afghan policewoman in front of family
The Taliban shot dead a pregnant Afghan policewoman in front of her family, reports said, in a fresh instance of brutality against women by the terror group.
Taliban says Panjshir resistance chief commander Saleh Mohammed killed
Saleh Mohammed, the chief commander of the forces leading the anti-Taliban resistance from Panjshir, has been killed during clashes between the two groups.
06 Sep 2021Antonio Guterres
Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government
Mutinous soldiers in the West African nation of Guinea detained President Alpha Conde on Sunday after hours of heavy gunfire rang out near the presidential palace in the capital city, then announced on state television that the government had been dissolved in an apparent coup d'etat.
06 Sep 2021Taliban
Taliban says it has 'completely captured' Panjshir Valley
The Taliban has gained full control of the Panjshir province, the last one to hold out against it, the group announced on Monday.
05 Sep 2021Afghanistan
Very good probability of civil war in Afghanistan: US General
United States General Mark Milley has said that Afghanistan could see a civil war as the Taliban faces challenges from both outsides and within.
05 Sep 2021Balochistan
Pakistan: Suicide attack kills 3 in Quetta; TTP claims responsibility
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up in Pakistan's Quetta on Sunday, killing at least three and injuring 20 others.
05 Sep 2021Texas
Has Texas Right to Life's whistleblower website met its demise?
A new Texas law that criminalizes helping women get abortions after six weeks of pregnancy has recently gone into effect. This law doesn't make exceptions for rape or incest either.
05 Sep 2021World Health Organization
What is the Mu variant of the coronavirus?
The World Health Organization (WHO) this week named a new "Variant of Interest" of the coronavirus. It is known as the Mu or B.1.621 variant.
05 Sep 2021Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Over 700 from Taliban killed, claims Panjshir resistance
Over 700 fighters of the Taliban were killed by National Resistance Front in the Panjshir province of Afghanistan, the latter has announced.
04 Sep 2021Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Taliban says Panjshir has fallen; resistance leaders deny claim
Taliban sources on Friday said the group has captured the Panjshir Valley, the last province in Afghanistan to hold out against them.
Where does the Taliban get its money from?
The Taliban is megarich.
03 Sep 2021Texas
US: President Biden condemns Supreme Court's refusal to block #TexasAbortionLaw
US President Joe Biden Thursday lambasted the Supreme Court of the United States after it refused to ban a Texas law that prohibits access to abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
03 Sep 2021India
We've right to speak for Muslims anywhere, including Kashmir: Taliban
Amid concerns in India that Afghan soil under the Taliban regime can be used for terrorist activities against it, the insurgent group has said it has the right to speak out in favor of Muslims anywhere, including in Kashmir, though it does not have a policy of conducting "armed operations" against any country.
03 Sep 2021New Zealand
New Zealand: 6 people injured in stabbings, attacker shot dead
Police in New Zealand shot dead a man after he stabbed and wounded at least six people in a supermarket.
Afghanistan: Taliban likely to announce its new government today
It's been over two weeks since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, and now it is reportedly set to unveil its new government after Friday afternoon prayers.
03 Sep 2021North Korea
Kim orders tougher virus steps after North Korea shuns vaccines
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign after he turned down some foreign COVID-19 vaccines offered via the UN-backed immunization program.
No evidence that Pakistan was along with Taliban fighters: Pentagon
The Pentagon has said it has seen no evidence to corroborate reports that there were Pakistan nationals along with the Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
03 Sep 2021New Jersey
Storm Ida kills 45 people across six US states
Flash floods and tornadoes have killed at least 45 people across six American states as remnants of Hurricane Ida continue to wreak havoc.
02 Sep 2021New Jersey
9 killed in flash floods in New York, New Jersey
At least nine people have died after flash floods and tornadoes hit the states of New York and New Jersey in the United States.
02 Sep 2021Afghanistan
China trying to take over Bagram Airfield base: Nikki Haley
The USA needs to closely watch China as it might try to take over Afghanistan's Bagram air force base following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and use Pakistan to get stronger against India, the USA's ex-envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley said.
02 Sep 2021Afghanistan
Taliban to name Hibatullah Akhundzada as government head; announcement soon
The Taliban has said that the discussions on forming a new government are finalized and a formal announcement of the same will be made soon.