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Taliban infighting: Deputy PM, top minister involved in 'major row'

15 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
Taliban infighting: Deputy PM, top minister involved in 'major row'

Days after the formation of the new Taliban government in Afghanistan, infighting has reportedly broken out within the extremist group, the BBC reported.

India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

15 Sep 2021

Brazil
India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

India produced the largest amount of social media misinformation on COVID-19 due to the country's higher internet penetration rate, increasing social media consumption, and users' lack of internet literacy, according to a new study.

Pakistan harbors Taliban members, says US; to reassess relationship

14 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
Pakistan harbors Taliban members, says US; to reassess relationship

The United States will be reassessing its relationship with Pakistan in the coming days, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Monday, noting that some of Pakistan's interests "are in conflict with ours."

Modi to attend first in-person Quad Summit hosted by US

14 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi
Modi to attend first in-person Quad Summit hosted by US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to participate in the first in-person Quad Summit on September 24.

On 20th anniversary of 9/11 WTC attacks, America honors victims

11 Sep 2021

al Qaeda
On 20th anniversary of 9/11 WTC attacks, America honors victims

The United States today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the deadliest terror attack on American soil and one of the most brutal around the world.

Taliban tortures, kills ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's brother in Panjshir: Report

10 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
Taliban tortures, kills ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's brother in Panjshir: Report

Afghanistan's former Vice President Amrullah Saleh's elder brother Rohullah Saleh was reportedly killed while he was leaving Panjshir for Kabul.

Afghanistan is on brink of 'universal poverty,' says UN envoy

10 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
Afghanistan is on brink of 'universal poverty,' says UN envoy

Afghanistan is at the risk of a "total breakdown" of the economy if the international community does not immediately step in and infuse money into the country, the United Nations (UN) has warned.

Vaccinate or face testing: Biden's fresh mandates for big companies

10 Sep 2021

Joe Biden
Vaccinate or face testing: Biden's fresh mandates for big companies

United States President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered new COVID-19 vaccine requirements affecting 100 million Americans.

Impossible Foods launches chicken-less chicken nuggets in restaurants in US

09 Sep 2021

Vegan
Impossible Foods launches chicken-less chicken nuggets in restaurants in US

Living up to its name, American plant-based meat substitute manufacturer Impossible Foods launched its meatless chicken nuggets at restaurants recently.

Al-Qaeda may seek comeback in Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief

09 Sep 2021

US 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.

US in no rush to recognize Taliban government: White House

09 Sep 2021

Taliban
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.

Powerful earthquake near Mexico's Acapulco kills at least one

08 Sep 2021

Earthquake
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.

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

08 Sep 2021

Coronavirus
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).

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

08 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
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.

US faces pressure as NGOs say flights stranded in Afghanistan

07 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
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.

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

06 Sep 2021

Pfizer
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.

Taliban says Panjshir resistance chief commander Saleh Mohammed killed

06 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
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.

Very good probability of civil war in Afghanistan: US General

05 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
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.

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

05 Sep 2021

Texas
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.

PM Modi to visit US, meet President Biden this month

04 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi
PM Modi to visit US, meet President Biden this month

PM Narendra Modi is reportedly scheduled to visit the United States to meet President Joe Biden and other top officials at the end of September.

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

03 Sep 2021

Texas
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.

Storm Ida kills 45 people across six US states

03 Sep 2021

New 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.

9 killed in flash floods in New York, New Jersey

02 Sep 2021

New 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.

Taliban to name Hibatullah Akhundzada as government head; announcement soon

02 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
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.

Taliban's talk with Panjshir resistance fails; Valley attacked

01 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
Taliban's talk with Panjshir resistance fails; Valley attacked

The negotiations between the Taliban and Panjshir leaders opposing them in Afghanistan have failed, Agence France-Presse reported.

'Best decision': Joe Biden defends US withdrawal from Afghanistan

01 Sep 2021

Afghanistan
'Best decision': Joe Biden defends US withdrawal from Afghanistan

United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday defended his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, saying it was in the national interest.

Pakistan Foreign Minister says Afghan government to be formed soon

31 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Pakistan Foreign Minister says Afghan government to be formed soon

Amidst uncertainty over the Taliban's hostile takeover in Afghanistan, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that a government will be formed within days.

'Surrender or die': Taliban warns those who helped Western forces

31 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
'Surrender or die': Taliban warns those who helped Western forces

Soon after the United States completed its troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Taliban has reportedly pinned warning letters on doors of those who helped the West in the country.

Taliban proclaim 'full independence' after US troops leave

31 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Taliban proclaim 'full independence' after US troops leave

The Taliban have proclaimed full independence for Afghanistan after the last US soldiers flew out following 20 years of war.

Last US troops leave Afghanistan, ending 20-year war; Taliban celebrates

31 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Last US troops leave Afghanistan, ending 20-year war; Taliban celebrates

The last of US soldiers have left Afghanistan, finishing a complicated withdrawal and bringing an end to America's longest-running war.

Blackhawks, Humvees, rifles, tanks: Taliban now has $85 billion-worth arms

30 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Blackhawks, Humvees, rifles, tanks: Taliban now has $85 billion-worth arms

After the United States' pull-out from Afghanistan, the Taliban has emerged as a force to be reckoned with.

US: Hurricane Ida kills 1; power outage across New Orleans

30 Aug 2021

Hurricane
US: Hurricane Ida kills 1; power outage across New Orleans

Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday in the American state of Louisiana, bringing gusty winds and continuous downpour.

Rockets fired at Kabul airport, after US strikes car bomb

30 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Rockets fired at Kabul airport, after US strikes car bomb

Several rockets were fired at the Kabul airport on Monday, according to witnesses and security sources cited by news agency AFP.

'No one has entered Panjshir'; Afghan resistance rejects Taliban's claims

29 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
'No one has entered Panjshir'; Afghan resistance rejects Taliban's claims

The supporters of resistance leader Ahmad Massoud refuted the Taliban's claim of entering the Panjshir province from various directions.

Another attack at Kabul airport likely in 24-36 hours: US

29 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Another attack at Kabul airport likely in 24-36 hours: US

After Thursday's dastardly attack at the Kabul airport, the United States has warned of another "specific and credible threat" at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

COVID-19 'not developed' as a biological weapon: US Intelligence Community

28 Aug 2021

Coronavirus
COVID-19 'not developed' as a biological weapon: US Intelligence Community

SARS-CoV-2 was "not developed" as a biological weapon, the US intelligence community has concluded in a report, with President Joe Biden reiterating the allegation that China continues to reject calls for transparency and withhold information about the origins of the virus.

US carries out drone strike on ISIS-K after Kabul blasts

28 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
US carries out drone strike on ISIS-K after Kabul blasts

The United States military said on Friday it has carried out a drone strike against a "planner" of the Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K), the group which has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings in Afghan capital Kabul.

Who are ISIS-K, the group behind the Kabul blasts?

27 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Who are ISIS-K, the group behind the Kabul blasts?

Two explosions struck the heart of Kabul on Thursday, killing dozens of Afghan civilians and at least 13 US service members.

Kabul airport blast: IS kills 60 Afghans, 13 US troops

27 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Kabul airport blast: IS kills 60 Afghans, 13 US troops

The fatal explosion at the Kabul airport on Thursday managed to kill at least 60 Afghans and 13 United States troops.

Explosion outside Kabul airport; 13 killed, including children, says Taliban

26 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Explosion outside Kabul airport; 13 killed, including children, says Taliban

Over a week after the Taliban overthrew the government in Afghanistan, an explosion occurred outside the Kabul airport, the United States military confirmed on Thursday.

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