Taliban fire shots to disperse protest in Kabul

The Taliban, on September 7, fired shots into the air to disperse crowds who had gathered for an anti-Pakistan rally in the capital, the latest protest since the hardline Islamist movement swept to power last month. The Islamists have yet to announce a government, but Afghans — fearful of a repeat of the group’s previous … Read more

Antony Blinken says U.S. working with Taliban on flights

Mr. Blinken was speaking on Tuesday at a joint news conference with Qatar’s top diplomats and defence officials. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the State Department is working with the Taliban to facilitate additional charter flights from Kabul for people seeking to leave Afghanistan after the American military and diplomatic departure. Mr. Blinken … Read more

G20 Health Ministers agree vaccine confidence measures

The G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Italy this week is focussed on building on strong cooperation and collaboration to end the COVID-19 pandemic and support recovery around the world. The Health Ministers from G20 countries, including India, have united to pledge global action to improve future health security, increase vaccine confidence and tackle antimicrobial resistance … Read more

Blinken says US working with Taliban on flights

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DOHA: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the State Department is working with the Taliban to facilitate additional charter flights from Kabul for people seeking to leave Afghanistan after the American military and diplomatic departure. Blinken was speaking on Tuesday at a joint news conference with Qatar’s top diplomats and defence officials. He said … Read more

Blinken says US working with Taliban on flights

DOHA: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the State Department is working with the Taliban to facilitate additional charter flights from Kabul for people seeking to leave Afghanistan after the American military and diplomatic departure. Blinken was speaking on Tuesday at a joint news conference with Qatar’s top diplomats and defence officials. He said … Read more

South Korea monitoring North Korea over military parade signs

South Korea’s military on Tuesday was closely watching North Korea amid signs that the country was preparing to hold a new military parade to showcase its growing nuclear and missile capabilities. The South Korean and U.S. militaries were “thoroughly following and monitoring North Korean preparations for large-scale events such as a military parade in connection … Read more

Myanmar’s shadow government calls for nationwide uprising

The shadow government’s acting president Duwa Lashi La called for revolt “in every village, town and city at the same time” against the military-installed government and declared a so-called “state of emergency.” Myanmar’s National Unity Government, an underground body coordinating resistance to the military regime, on Tuesday called for a nationwide uprising. The shadow government’s … Read more

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