First foreign commercial flight after Taliban takeover lands in Kabul

First foreign commercial flight after Taliban takeover lands in Kabul

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | AFP | Kabul

An international commercial flight left Kabul on Monday, the first since the Taliban retook power last month, offering some hope to Afghans still desperate to leave the country. The Afghan capital’s airport was left trashed after US-led forces finished a chaotic evacuation of more than 1,20,000 people, and the Taliban have...

Covid-19 infections spread through gorillas at Atlanta zoo

Sunday, 12 September 2021 | AP | Atlanta (US)

Atlanta’s zoo says at least 13 western lowland gorillas have tested positive for Covid-19, including 60-year-old Ozzie, the oldest male gorilla in captivity. Zoo Atlanta said on Friday that employees noticed the gorillas had been coughing, had runny noses and showed changes in appetite. A veterinary lab at the University of Georgia...

US pulls missile defences in Saudi amid Yemen attacks

Sunday, 12 September 2021 | AP | Dubai

The US has removed its most advanced missile defence system and Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, even as the kingdom faced continued air attacks from Yemen’s Houthi rebels, satellite photos analysed by The Associated Press show. The redeployment of the defenses from Prince Sultan Air Base outside of...

Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan might embolden other groups in different parts of world: UN chief

Sunday, 12 September 2021 | PTI | United Nations

The Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan might embolden other groups in different parts of the world, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned, expressing his worry over global terrorism while asserting that dialogue with the militant group is “absolutely essential” as the UN wants the country to play a “constructive role” in international...

Fighting in Myanmar kills at least 15 after uprising call

Sunday, 12 September 2021 | AP | Bangkok

Fifteen to 20 villagers, including several teenagers, have been killed in some of Myanmar’s deadliest fighting since July between Government troops and resistance forces, a villager and reports by independent media said on Friday. The fighting near Gangaw township in the northwestern Magway region started on Thursday, two days after a...

Taliban flag flies at Af Presidential Palace

Sunday, 12 September 2021 | AP | Kabul

The Taliban flag waved over the Afghan presidential palace the same day the U.S. And the world marked the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The milestone anniversary Saturday takes place just weeks after the chaotic U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the return to power of the Taliban, the faction...

South Korea backs America in terrorism fight

Sunday, 12 September 2021 | AP | Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has expressed his “deepest sympathies” to U.S. President Joe Biden and the American people marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and says South Korea as a key ally will continue to support U.S. Efforts to fight terrorism. Moon in a message posted on Twitter...

Singapore PM warns that fight against terrorism ‘is far from over’

Sunday, 12 September 2021 | PTI | Singapore

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned on Saturday that the fight against terrorism is “far from over” two decades after the 9/11 attack in the United States, and that terrorist groups in faraway places were serious threats to Singapore. “Terrorist groups in these faraway places were serious threats to Singapore,”...

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