The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and the subsequent withdrawal of Western troops was closely watched in many African capitals — and by Islamist insurgent groups on the continent. The shift in power comes at a critical juncture for the so-called war on terror for the governments of countries like Somalia, Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria, and […]

Several officials surrounding Prime Minister Imran Khan were named, but experts are skeptical of the possibility of a thorough investigation. Several people surrounding Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, including ministers and family members, have been named in the Pandora Papers leaks. The papers, which were shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), reveal […]

Girls have returned to some secondary schools in a northern province of Afghanistan, Taliban officials and teachers said Tuesday, but they remain barred from classrooms in much of the country. The new hardline government also announced at a stage-managed rally that some women civil servants have been called back to work and a backlog of […]

Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu of the governing National Liberal Party was ousted Tuesday after a no-confidence motion in his government passed overwhelmingly, deepening an ongoing political crisis. The motion censure was filed by the opposition Social Democrat Party (PSD) and supported by former coalition partner USR-Plus, and the far-right AUR party. The motion passed […]

The act of removing condoms during sexual intercourse without the other partner’s consent has now become a punishable offence in California, United States of America.The government declared and signed into the law of the state on Thursday that, hence, people found guilty of ‘stealthing’ would be liable for general, special, and punitive damages. The word […]

At least 15 people were killed in a bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Friday, in the latest violence to rock the country since the Taliban takeover in August. “We have received more than 90 wounded patients and over 15 dead bodies, but the number will change. We […]

Queen Elizabeth II will likely “distance” herself from Dubai’s ruler after a court ruled he hacked the phones of his ex-wife and Prince Charles’ former U.K. lawyer, a royal expert says. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum used government-grade spyware Pegasus, produced by Israeli intelligence company NSO Group, to hack Princess Haya, London’s High Court […]

Taiwan does not seek military confrontation, but will do whatever it takes to defend its freedom, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday, amid a rise in tensions with China that has sparked alarm around the world. Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, reported close to 150 Chinese air force aircraft flew into its […]

Former President Donald Trump blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for not using his “weapon” against Democrats and agreeing to a deal on the debt ceiling. McConnell had previously opposed a deal but shifted his position on Wednesday, announcing that Republicans would not block a Democratic attempt to pass a temporary fix. The standalone […]

The Senate Thursday night ended a partisan stalemate over the nation’s debt ceiling that had threatened to roil global financial markets, agreeing to a temporary extension that portends another showdown in early December. By a 50-48 vote, the Democratic-led Senate approved the two-month extension. Some Senate Republicans joined Democrats in ending a filibuster, allowing the […]

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