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Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Kabul: Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers. The decision to prevent most female city workers from returning to […]

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Israeli army arrests last 2 of 6 Palestinian prison escapees

Israeli army arrests last 2 of 6 Palestinian prison escapees

Jerusalem: Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago, closing an intense, embarrassing episode that exposed deep security flaws in Israel and turned the fugitives into Palestinian heroes. The Israeli military said the two men surrendered in Jenin, their hometown in the occupied […]

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China astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

China astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

Beijing: A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to earth Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station in China’s longest mission yet. Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo landed in the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft Friday at just after 1:30 p.m. (0530 GMT) after having undocked from the space station Thursday morning. State broadcaster […]

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Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies

Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies

Kabul: Friction between pragmatists and ideologues in the Taliban leadership has intensified since the group formed a hard-line Cabinet last week that is more in line with their harsh rule in the 1990s than their recent promises of inclusiveness, said two Afghans familiar with the power struggle. The wrangling has taken place behind the scenes, […]

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New York City will require all persons entering UNGA hall for high-level session to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

New York City will require all persons entering UNGA hall for high-level session to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

New York: As world leaders begin to arrive here next week for the high-level UN General Assembly session, New York City said “all persons” entering the UNGA hall in the world body’s headquarters will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The condition was also supported by Assembly President Abdulla Shahid. More than 100 […]

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2015 Paris attacks suspect: Deaths of 130 ”nothing personal”

2015 Paris attacks suspect: Deaths of 130 ”nothing personal”

Paris: he key defendant in the 2015 Paris attacks trial said Wednesday that the Islamic State network which struck the city was attacking France, and that the deaths of 130 people was “nothing personal.” Wearing all black and declining to remove his black mask, Salah Abdeslam was the last of the 14 defendants present in […]

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Afghan FM says Taliban gov’t won’t allow militant attacks on others

Afghan FM says Taliban gov’t won’t allow militant attacks on others

Kabul: The foreign minister in Afghanistan’s new Taliban-run Cabinet said the government remains committed to its promises not to allow militants to use its territory to attack others. In his first press conference since the Taliban formed an interim government a week ago, Molavi Amir Khan Muttaqi would not give a timeframe for how long […]

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Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia

Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia

Tokyo: Japan’s Foreign Ministry urged its citizens on Monday to stay away from religious facilities and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a possible attack. The ministry said it had obtained information that “there are increased risks such as suicide bombings”. The warning applies to Japanese citizens in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, […]

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US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war’s end

US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war’s end

New York: The 9/11 anniversary commemoration at ground zero began Saturday with a tolling bell and a moment of silence, exactly 20 years after the start of the deadliest terror attack on US soil. President Joe Biden, former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton joined a crowd of victims’ relatives and first responders at the […]

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US says will judge Taliban gov’t by its actions

US says will judge Taliban gov’t by its actions

Washington: The State Department says the US is assessing the new Afghan government announced by the Taliban. “We note the announced list of names consists exclusively of individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close associates and no women,” a State Department statement said. “We also are concerned by the affiliations and track […]

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