Taliban co-founder Baradar will head the new Afghan government

Middle East 09/03/21, 06:31

Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar, the leader of the Taliban's political office, will lead the new Afghan government. Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the son of late Taliban founder Mullah Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai will be appointed to prominent posts in the administration. Following morning prayers on Friday Sep 3, more than two ...

Sweden includes the US and Israel in its COVID-19 visitor ban

News 09/03/21, 02:43

Sweden prohibits passengers from the United States, Israel, and four other countries from entering owing to concerning COVID-19 spikes. It is the second European Union (EU) nation to reinstate the travel restriction for coronavirus concerns following Portugal, which banned Israeli visitors, according to i24News. The ban, which also targets Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, ...

White House affirms more than 100 Americans were left in Afghanistan

Middle East 09/03/21, 01:36

More than 100 American citizens remain in Afghanistan after the Biden administration completed its military withdrawal from the country, the White House confirmed on Thursday, Sept. 2. During a daily news conference, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the number of American citizens still in Afghanistan after the Aug. 31 full exit ...

CCP Virus variant ‘Mu’ added to ‘variants of interest’ says WHO

News 09/02/21, 20:37

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included another CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus or COVID-19 variant on its list of "variants of interest," with changes that could render it vaccine-resistant. After being discovered in 39 countries and found to have a cluster of alterations that may enable it less sensitive to ...

UK’s Ben Wallace disappointed with Western power over Afghanistan debacle

Middle East 09/02/21, 17:42

Following the United States on deadline withdrawal from Afghanistan that left many evacuees still stranded in the country, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace shared his disappointment in an interview on September 1.  Afghanistan’s rapid collapse to the Taliban left Western countries which had invested two decades into the area dumbfounded and ...

Afghan resistance group defend province against attack by the Taliban

Middle East 09/02/21, 17:30

The conflict between the Afghan resistance group in Panjshir valley and the Taliban erupted again, resulting in damages claimed by both sides on Thursday, September 2. After several attempts to attack the last province resisting its rule since the fall of Kabul in Panjshir valley, the Taliban on Wednesday surrounded the ...

Mysterious fever ravaging northern India

News 09/02/21, 05:23

 Uttar Pradesh, the largest state in northern India, reports fatalities from a new fever that emerged over the week. Most of the cases were among children. According to the BBC, more than 40 children and a dozen adults perished in just a week after contracting the fever.  Aside from body sweat from ...

Pfizer is working on a COVID-19 pill in a new clinical trial

Treatment 09/02/21, 04:43

As part of a new clinical trial, Pfizer, the world's largest pharmaceutical company, has begun giving people doses of a pill that fights COVID-19, National File reported. Pfizer said it would submit for emergency permission between October and December this year if the study is successful.“Success against #COVID19 will likely require ...