Friday , September 17 2021


US struggling to speed Kabul airlift amid hurdles, glitches

Washington : The United States struggled Thursday to pick up the pace of American and Afghan evacuations at Kabul airport, constrained by obstacles ranging from armed Taliban checkpoints to paperwork problems. With an August 31 deadline looming, tens of thousands remained to be airlifted from the chaotic country. Taliban fighters ... Read More »

Afghan officials: Taliban can”t rule by force

Islamabad : A delegation of prominent Afghan leaders and officials has warned that a Taliban government will not survive for long if it repeats past mistakes. The delegation, headed by Afghan parliament speaker, Mir Rehman Rehmani, spoke to reporters in Islamabad on Thursday, after meeting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan ... Read More »

Pak police arrest 15 people for harassing, molesting YouTuber girl

Lahore : Police in Pakistan on Thursday arrested 15 people allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a YouTuber girl on Independence Day at the historic Minar-i-Pakistan, after the incident sparked nationwide outrage and drew international condemnation. The incident took place on August 14 when hundreds of youngsters were celebrating ... Read More »

China state firms invest in TikTok sibling, Weibo chat app

Beijing : The Chinese government has made investments in two of the nation”s most significant technology firms — ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns global video app TikTok, and Weibo, China”s version of Twitter — in a move apparently intended to bolster its sway over the nation”s flourishing technology sector. ... Read More »

Death toll from Haiti earthquake rises to 1,941

Les Cayes :  Haitian officials raised the death toll from a deadly weekend earthquake by more than 500 on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt to search and rescue efforts, a delay that fed growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless. Grace battered southwestern ... Read More »

Facebook bans Taliban supporting content: report

London : Social media giant Facebook has said that it has banned the Taliban and all content supporting it from its platforms as it considers the group to be a terrorist organisation, according to a media report. The company says it has a dedicated team of Afghan experts to monitor ... Read More »

Taliban enter Kabul, say they don”t plan to take it by force

Kabul : Taliban fighters entered the outskirts of Kabul on Sunday while panicked workers fled government offices and helicopters landed at the US Embassy in the Afghan capital as the militants” further tightened their grip on the country. Three Afghan officials told The Associated Press that the Taliban were in ... Read More »

Wildfires rampage in Greek forests, cut large island in half

Athens : Three large wildfires churned across Greece on Saturday, with one threatening whole towns and cutting a line across Evia, the country”s second-largest island, isolating its northern part. Others engulfed forested mountainsides and skirted ancient sites, leaving behind a trail of destruction that one official described as “a biblical ... Read More »

US averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day

Fort Lauderdale : The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States crossed 100,000 new confirmed daily infections Saturday, a milestone last exceeded during the winter surge and driven by the highly transmissible delta variant and low vaccination rates in the South. Health officials fear that cases, hospitalizations and deaths will continue ... Read More »

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