South Korea urges North to restore hotlines for any talks

South Korea urges North to restore hotlines for any talks

Monday, 27 September 2021 | AP | Seoul

South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to restore dormant communication hotlines, a day after the North repeated an offer to open conditional talks. The North might be seeking to extract concessions about two weeks after it raised tensions by carrying out its first missile tests in six months. North Korea...

Russia says it is in sync with US, China, Pak on Taliban

Monday, 27 September 2021 | AP | United Nations

Russia, China, Pakistan and the United States are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative Government and prevent extremism from spreading, Russia’s Foreign Minister said on Saturday. Sergey Lavrov said the four countries are in ongoing contact. He said representatives...

Rajnath calls for united fight against terrorism

Sunday, 26 September 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Cautioning against terrorism and citing the precedence of violent radical forces trying to gain legitimacy, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the need of the hour for responsible nations is to jointly fight the scourge of terrorism. In this backdrop, Singh called for proactive synergy among the Armed forces in...

Under Taliban, thriving Afghan music scene heads to silence

Sunday, 26 September 2021 | AP | Kabul

A month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music is going quiet. The last time the militant group ruled the country, in the late 1990s, it outright banned music. So far this time, the government set up by the Taliban hasn’t taken that step officially. But already, musicians are...

Huawei executive returns as China releases 2 Canadians

Sunday, 26 September 2021 | AP | Shenzhen

An executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies returned from Canada on  Saturday night following a legal settlement that also saw the release of two Canadians held by China, potentially bringing closure to a nearly 3-year-long feud embroiling Ottawa, Beijing and Washington. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the...

Under China pressure, Taiwan Opposition choses new leader

Sunday, 26 September 2021 | AP | TAIPEI, Taiwan

Taiwan’s main Opposition Nationalist Party chose former leader Eric Chu as its new chairperson on Saturday in an election overshadowed by increasing pressure from neighbor China. Four candidates, including incumbent chair Johnny Chiang, had competed for the leadership of the party that has advocated closer relations with Beijing. That means agreeing...

Roadside bomb hits Taliban car

Sunday, 26 September 2021 | AP | Kabul

A Taliban official says a roadside bomb has hit a Taliban car in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province wounding at least one person. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing Saturday. The Islamic State group affiliate, which is headquartered in eastern Afghanistan, has said it was behind similar attacks...

Biden risks losing support from Democrats amid DC gridlock

Sunday, 26 September 2021 | AP | NEW YORK

President Joe Biden is losing support among critical groups in his political base as some of his core campaign promises falter, raising concerns among Democrats that the voters who put him in office may feel less enthusiastic about returning to the polls in next year’s midterm elections. In just the past...

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