Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Published On: September 20, 2021 07:45 AM NPT By: Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept 20: 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.

WASHINGTON, Sept 19: A drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children, the U.S. military said on Friday, apologizing for what it called a "tragic mistake".

China, France denounce U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia

Published On: September 17, 2021 10:10 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON/CANBERRA, Sept 17: China on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region.

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for booster

Published On: September 16, 2021 08:21 AM NPT By: Reuters

CHICAGO, Sept 16: New data from Moderna Inc's (MRNA.O) large COVID-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday.

Rival Koreas test missiles hours apart, raising tensions

Published On: September 15, 2021 03:42 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept 15: The rival Koreas test-launched ballistic missiles hours apart from each other on Wednesday in a display of military assets that came amid a faltering diplomatic push to strip North Korea of its nuclear program.

One month after fall of Kabul, economic crisis stalks Taliban

Published On: September 15, 2021 09:57 AM NPT By: Reuters

REUTERS, Sept 15: A month after seizing Kabul, the Taliban face daunting problems as they seek to convert their lightning military victory into a durable peacetime government.

Third shot: UK to offer COVID booster jabs to over 50s

Published On: September 15, 2021 07:54 AM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Sept 15: The U.K. announced Tuesday it will offer a third dose of coronavirus vaccine to everyone over 50 and other vulnerable people to help the country ride out the pandemic through the winter months.

Taliban deny their deputy prime minister, Mullah Baradar, is dead

Published On: September 14, 2021 03:51 PM NPT By: Reuters

Sept 14: The Taliban have denied that one of their top leaders has been killed in a shootout with rivals, following rumours about internal splits in the movement nearly a month after its lightning victory over the Western-backed government in Kabul.

Report: Climate change could see 200 million move by 2050

Published On: September 14, 2021 07:45 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept 14: Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hot spots unless urgent action is taken to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap, a World Bank report has found.

SEOUL, Sept 13: North Korea carried out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, state media said on Monday, seen by analysts as possibly the country's first such weapon with a nuclear capability.