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Al-Qaeda may seek comeback in Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief

09 Sep 2021

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.

US in no rush to recognize Taliban government: White House

09 Sep 2021

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.

Fled country to save 6mn lives in Kabul: Ashraf Ghani

09 Sep 2021

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."

Hailed for vaccination drive, Israel sees COVID-19 spike after reopening

08 Sep 2021

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.

Pakistan deports over 200 Afghan nationals

08 Sep 2021

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.

Powerful earthquake near Mexico's Acapulco kills at least one

08 Sep 2021

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.

COVID-19 takes severe toll on fight against HIV, TB: Report

08 Sep 2021

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.

US funded coronavirus research at China's Wuhan lab: Report

08 Sep 2021

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).

Indonesia prison fire kills 41 drug inmates, 80 hospitalized

08 Sep 2021

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.

Who is Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan Minister and FBI's 'most wanted'?

08 Sep 2021

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

07 Sep 2021

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?

07 Sep 2021

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?

07 Sep 2021

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.

Kabul: Taliban arrests journalists as protesters chant 'death to Pakistan'

07 Sep 2021

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

07 Sep 2021

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.

Pakistan: 155 suspects released in TikToker's sexual assault case

07 Sep 2021

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.

Israeli army launches strikes on Hamas site in Gaza

07 Sep 2021

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.

80% immunity from Pfizer vaccine lost in 6 months: Study

06 Sep 2021

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

06 Sep 2021

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

06 Sep 2021

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

06 Sep 2021

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.

Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government

06 Sep 2021

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.

Taliban says it has 'completely captured' Panjshir Valley

06 Sep 2021

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.

Very good probability of civil war in Afghanistan: US General

05 Sep 2021

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.

Pakistan: Suicide attack kills 3 in Quetta; TTP claims responsibility

05 Sep 2021

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.

Has Texas Right to Life's whistleblower website met its demise?

05 Sep 2021

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.

What is the Mu variant of the coronavirus?

05 Sep 2021

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.

Afghanistan: Over 700 from Taliban killed, claims Panjshir resistance

05 Sep 2021

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.

Afghanistan: Taliban says Panjshir has fallen; resistance leaders deny claim

04 Sep 2021

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?

03 Sep 2021

Where does the Taliban get its money from?

The Taliban is megarich.

US: President Biden condemns Supreme Court's refusal to block #TexasAbortionLaw

03 Sep 2021

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.

We've right to speak for Muslims anywhere, including Kashmir: Taliban

03 Sep 2021

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.

New Zealand: 6 people injured in stabbings, attacker shot dead

03 Sep 2021

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

03 Sep 2021

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.

Kim orders tougher virus steps after North Korea shuns vaccines

03 Sep 2021

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

03 Sep 2021

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.

Storm Ida kills 45 people across six US states

03 Sep 2021

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.

9 killed in flash floods in New York, New Jersey

02 Sep 2021

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.

China trying to take over Bagram Airfield base: Nikki Haley

02 Sep 2021

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.

Taliban to name Hibatullah Akhundzada as government head; announcement soon

02 Sep 2021

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.