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US engineer freed by Taliban in exchange for tribal leader
... Bashir Noorzai , the interim Taliban foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi , told a news conference in the Afghan capital. Noorzai was arrested on suspicion of smuggling more than $50 million worth of heroin into the US and Europe. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is ready to solve problems by negotiation with all, including the United States, said Muttaqi , referring to the Taliban . Frerichs is an engineer and US Navy veteran from Lombard, Illinois, who worked on development projects for a decade ...
Updated: 09/19/2022
Four earthquakes strike southern Iran
... affected areas with the use of 12 operational vehicles. According to reports from CNN staff, shaka could be felt in the United Arab Emirates. According to the USGS , the impacted countries include Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and Afghanistan. The USGS included in its update that the seismic activity over the past few hours is relatively common and the area is known for its seismic activity. A person died last November after a series of earthquakes rocked southern Iran.
Updated: 09/19/2022
Nearly 100 dead in border clashes between Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
... Tajikistan said on Sunday nearly 100 people had died in their border conflict, as a fragile cease-fire between the Central Asian nations was extended into a second day and their mutual ally Russia urged a de-escalation. Both countries have a long border with Afghanistan, while Tajikistan has a long border with China. Long stretches of the border separating the two ex-Soviet states are contested. There were more than 50 dead in April 2021, and the prospect of a broader conflict was raised by the clashes in ...
Updated: 09/19/2022
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan viewed Queen Elizabeth funeral
... 2011. Taiwan hasn't said whether it will be allowed to send anyone to the state funeral, which a host of world leaders are attending, including US President Joe Biden. Britain is inviting a representative from North Korea to attend the funeral, but Afghanistan, Syria and Venezuela won't be given an invitation, according to a foreign office source. Russia, Myanmar and Belarus have not been asked to attend.
Updated: 09/19/2022
UN calls for Taliban to reopen schools to girls on anniversary of exclusion
The UN has called for Afghanistan's Taliban rulers to reopen schools to girls in grades 7 to 12, calling the anniversary of their exclusion from high school shameful. The UN has called for Afghanistan's Taliban rulers to reopen schools to girls in grades 7 to 12, calling ...
Updated: 09/18/2022
UN urges Taliban to reopen schools for girls on anniversary of ban
The United Nations urged the Taliban to reopen high schools for girls across Afghanistan on Sunday, condemning the ban which began exactly a year ago as terrible and shameful Weeks after the Taliban seized power in August last year, the hardline Islamists reopened high schools. KABUL : The United Nations urged the Taliban ...
Updated: 09/18/2022
Indian president arrives in London for state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
... Westminster Abbey. Representatives of the Commonwealth and Realms will be among the congregation at Monday's funeral service. Among the countries that have not been invited to the Queen 's funeral are Russia, Myanmar, Belarus, Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan. The president Murmu is invited to a reception hosted by King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla at Buckingham Palace ahead of the funeral service on Monday. All visiting heads of government, state, and overseas official guests are expected ...
Updated: 09/18/2022
Taiwan envoy invited to sign condolence book in London
... Taiwan hasn't said whether it will be allowed to send anyone to a state funeral, which will be attended by a host of world leaders, including US president Joe Biden . Britain is inviting a representative from North Korea to attend the funeral, but Afghanistan, Syria and Venezuela won't be given an invitation, a Foreign Office source said on Wednesday. Russia, Myanmar and Belarus have not been asked to attend.
Updated: 09/18/2022
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