Africa CDC slams UK’s decision to subject some fully vaccinated travellers to quarantine

Africa CDC slams UK’s decision to subject some fully vaccinated travellers to quarantine

Friday, 24 September 2021 | AP | Lagos (Nigeria)

The director of Africa CDC has criticised Britain’s decision to subject some travellers who had been fully vaccinated to quarantine upon their arrival in England. Dr John Nkengasong says the Africa CDC will call for a review of the policy that “doesn’t speak to solidarity and cooperation” and are “the cornerstone”...

Biden discusses climate change, Afghan with PMs of Britain and Australia

Thursday, 23 September 2021 | PTI | Washington

Ahead of the Quad summit, US President Joe Biden held separate bilateral meetings with prime ministers Boris Johnson of United Kingdom and Scott Morrison of Australia to discuss the situation in the Indo-Pacific region and Afghanistan along with climate change and COVID-19. Biden met Morrison in New York Tuesday on the...

Envoys of China, Russia, Pak  meet Taliban officials, Af leaders

Thursday, 23 September 2021 | PTI | Beijing

Special envoys of China, Russia and Pakistan have met the top officials of the Taliban’s interim Government as well as Afghan leaders Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul and discussed the formation of an inclusive government, combating terrorism and humanitarian situation, a top Chinese official said on Wednesday. The three...

Qatar’s ruler urges world leaders not to boycott Taliban

Thursday, 23 September 2021 | AP | United Nations

The ruling emir of Qatar, whose nation has played a pivotal role in Afghanistan in the wake of the US withdrawal, urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations against turning their backs on the country’s Taliban rulers. Speaking from the podium of the UN General Assembly Tuesday, Sheikh Tamim bin...

Nepal recalls its ambassador to India

Thursday, 23 September 2021 | IANS | Kathmandu

Nepal on Wednesday recalled its Ambassador to India over charges of non-cooperation and indulging in anti-government activities. Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyaya had "confronted" with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli regarding the cancellation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s scheduled visit to India, Nepalese Foreign Ministry sources said. The conversation between Oli and Upadhyaya...

FBI Director warns Taliban takeover could inspire extremists in US

Thursday, 23 September 2021 | IANS | New Delhi

FBI Director Christopher Wray has warned that the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan could inspire a new wave of extremism in the US, The Hill reported. Wray testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that extremist groups have never stopped plotting attacks on US soil. "We are concerned that, with...

7 female Af lawmakers hosted in Greece

Thursday, 23 September 2021 | AP | Athens

Seven female lawmakers from Afghanistan have arrived in Greece as part of the wider evacuation effort and are expected to travel to the United States after a short stay, authorities said Wednesday. Afghanistan’’s twin-chamber parliament was effectively dissolved after the Taliban takeover of the country last month. The future of the...

WHO reports global decline in new Covid cases

Thursday, 23 September 2021 | AP | Geneva

The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to fall last week, with 3.6 million new cases reported globally, down from 4 million new infections the previous week, the World Health Organization said. Last week’’s drop marked the first substantial decline for more than two months, with falling COVID-19 cases in...

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