The Taliban has sought to join world leaders in addressing the United Nations General Assembly. The 76th session of the assembly is currently ongoing in New York. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu will address the UN on Thursday. As part of its effort to seek international recognition, The Taliban, which took control of Afghanistan on August 15, […]

the suspect poisoned the tea drank by four children of her husband’s first wife Three children who were residents of Makara Huta community in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe State lost their lives after drinking tea allegedly poisoned by their stepmother. The 22-year-old Yobe housewife identified as Khadija Yakubu has been arrested by the […]

(Reuters) – A U.N. envoy has met Afghanistan’s new interior minister who was for years was one of the world’s most wanted Islamist militants and is now part of a government trying to head off a humanitarian crisis. The meeting between Deborah Lyons, head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan, and Sirajuddin Haqqani focused on […]

America is mourning the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people and helped shape the 21st century. Joe Biden is due this morning to join families of the victims at three separate locations in what he may have hoped would prove a rare moment of national […]

KABUL — The first international civilian passenger flight since the end of the U.S. airlift departed from the Afghan capital and landed in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday with scores of dual nationals on board, including Americans. 10 U.S. citizens and 11 green-card holders departed on the Qatar Airways flight, State Department spokesman Ned Price said. […]

(Bloomberg) — The Taliban accused the U.S. of violating last year’s peace deal signed in Doha, and called on the Biden administration to immediately lift sanctions against senior members of the Taliban’s new cabinet. Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is on the FBI’s most-wanted list for terrorism, and his family are “part of the Islamic Emirate,” Taliban […]

Two Afghan journalists were left with ugly welts and bruises after being beaten and detained for hours by Taliban enforcers for covering a protest in the Afghan capital. The pair were picked up at a demonstration on Wednesday and taken to a police station in the capital, where they say they were punched and beaten […]

The World Health Organisation has called for a pause on vaccine booster shots until 2022. The Health body wants wealthier countries to distribute doses to other countries with low vaccines supplies before injecting booster shots. A ‘moratorium’ on third doses of the vaccine had initially proposed through the end of September. The Director General says […]

North Macedonia’s government will hold an emergency meeting Thursday over a fire overnight that ripped through a field hospital set up to treat COVID-19 patients, leaving at least 14 people dead. The blaze broke out late Wednesday in the western city of Tetovo, where the hospital had been set up following a recent spike in […]

When thousands of Afghans hoping to escape the incoming Taliban regime were cut off from Kabul airport last month, many started searching for alternative ways to flee. Hundreds made a daring dash for the airport at Mazar-i-Sharif — a city some 300 kilometres (185 miles) to the north on a route that had become punctuated […]

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