Taliban parade as Biden defends US pullout

Taliban names new Afghan government amid protests in Kabul

The Taliban named Mullah Hassan Akhund, an associate of the movement's late founder Mullah Omar, as the head of Afghanistan's new government on Tuesday, with Mullah Abul Ghani Baradar, head of the movement's political office, as deputy. Sarajuddin Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network, designated as a terrorist organisation by the US,…
AU urges Ethiopia to ease humanitarian access to Tigray

AU urges Ethiopia to ease humanitarian access to Tigray

NAIROBI - The African Union on Friday urged Ethiopia's government to step up efforts to ensure humanitarian access to the war-torn Tigray region to prevent starvation, as aid workers struggle to reach desperate populations. Northern Ethiopia has been wracked by violence since November, when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray to topple the…
Police and paramedics charged over death of Black man in Colorado

Police and paramedics charged over death of Black man in Colorado

Elijah McClain died in August 2019 in Aurora, near Denver, three days after he was put in a chokehold by police, injected with ketamine to sedate him and suffered cardiac arrest.By AFP 7h ago Colorado handed down criminal charges including manslaughter to three police officers and two paramedics over the 2019 death of a young…
Nigeria gunmen kidnap 73 students from high school in northwest

Nigeria gunmen kidnap 73 students from high school in northwest

A protester holds a placard calling for the release of secondary school girls abducted in the remote village of Chibok, before a protest along a road in Lagos in this May 14, 2014 file photo. Photo: Akintunde Akinleye/ReutersBy AFP 8h ago Nigerian gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped 73 students after storming a high school in the…
Taliban parade as Biden defends US pullout

Taliban parade as Biden defends US pullout

The Taliban Wednesday paraded some of the military hardware they captured during their takeover of Afghanistan, hours after US President Joe Biden defended his decision to end the two-decade war. The Islamist hardliners are celebrating Monday’s final withdrawal of US troops as a historic victory after taking control of Afghanistan last month following an astonishing…
Taliban takes over 3 gates of Kabul airport

Taliban takes over 3 gates of Kabul airport

Taliban deployed a unit of special forces at the main gate of the airport about two weeks ago. Picture: IANSBy IANS 1h ago Kabul - The US and coalition forces have handed over the control of three gates, including the entrance to the military section, of the Kabul airport, to the Taliban, an official of…
Islamic State claims deadly bomb attack at Kabul airport – SITE monitoring

Blast heard in Kabul as US forces destroy munitions -Taliban

A large explosion was heard in Kabul late on Thursday as the US military destroyed ammunition, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Thursday. Two witnesses in an area some 3-4 kilometres from the airport said earlier they had heard a huge explosion, hours after an Islamic State suicide attack killed dozens of people trying to…