‘Explosion targeted Taliban, 2nd in as many days’

‘Explosion targeted Taliban, 2nd in as many days’

Monday, 20 September 2021 | AP | KABUL:

Witnesses say an explosion targeted a Taliban vehicle in the provincial city of Jalalabad, the second such deadly blast in as many days in an Islamic State stronghold. The Taliban and IS extremists are enemies, and fought each other even before the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan last month. Witnesses say Sunday’s...

Fearful US residents in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban

Sunday, 19 September 2021 | Agencies | Kabul

Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan's capital, a US green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of the Taliban. They've moved seven times in two weeks, relying on...

3 dead as series of explosions hit Af's Nangarhar province

Sunday, 19 September 2021 | AP | Jalalabad

Witnesses say a series of three explosions that targeted Taliban vehicles in the capital of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province has left at least three dead and 20wounded. No one immediately took responsibility for the attack Saturday in Jalalabad, but the increasingly violent Islamic State group affiliate is headquartered in eastern Afghanistan...

Taliban replace Ministry for women

Taliban replace Ministry for women

Sunday, 19 September 2021 | AP | Kabul

Afghanistan's new rulers set up a Ministry for ‘propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice’ in building that once housed Women's Affairs Ministry Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers set up a Ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice" in the building that once housed the Women's Affairs...

Expansion of Nepal Cabinet within a week: Senior leader

Saturday, 18 September 2021 | PTI | Kathmandu

The Nepal Government led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will take “full shape” within a week with the expansion of the Cabinet, a senior leader of the ruling coalition said on Friday. Even two months after coming to power, Prime Minister Deuba has not been able to expand his Cabinet...

Chinese astronauts safely return to Earth after 90 days

Saturday, 18 September 2021 | PTI | Beijing

China on Friday announced that the manned mission to construct its first space station was a complete success after three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth after 90 days, concluding the country’s longest crewed mission. The Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship carrying astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo touched down at the...

After fires, Europe’s Med leaders pledge climate cooperation

Saturday, 18 September 2021 | AP | Athens

The leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries pledged on Friday to expand cooperation against climate change, at a meeting in Athens held in the aftermath of massive wildfires that ravaged parts of southern Europe. They expressed their “strong conviction that urgent and ambitious global action (is needed) at national, regional and local...

Pelosi warns UK not to imperil N Ireland peace with Brexit

Saturday, 18 September 2021 | AP | London

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Friday that there will be no US-UK trade deal unless the British government solves post-Brexit disagreements with the European Union that risk destabilizing Northern Ireland’s peace. Britain and the EU are at odds over trade arrangements that have imposed checks on goods...

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