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Melbourne earthquake: Tremor rattles southeast Australia

Melbourne earthquake: Tremor rattles southeast Australia

Houses rattled for few seconds after Mansfield magnitude-6 earthquake shakes major Australian city’s Melbourne, regional Victoria, southern New South Wales (NSW) Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Launceston. Tens of thousands of people across five Australian states and territories have reported feeling a strong earthquake on Wednesday morning. The strong earthquake reported across Tasmania was the result […]

Nine killed, six injured after clash in jirga meeting in Pakistan

Nine killed, six injured after clash in jirga meeting in Pakistan

Peshawar, Sep 21: At least nine people have died, including two local council members, and six others injured after two groups opened fire and clashed during a jirga meeting in northwest Pakistan”s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said on Tuesday. The jirga meeting — a traditional assembly of village elders which settles disputes based on teachings […]

Women wait for free bread in front of a bakery in Kabul

Women wait for free bread in front of a bakery in Kabul

AFGHANISTAN :U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered to Congress this week an unwavering defense of the Biden administration’s exit from Afghanistan, in which he outlined the administration’s priorities for the country going forward. Blinken said the administration was continuing “relentless efforts” to help the fewer than 100 remaining Americans as well as potentially thousands […]

Australian man jailed for attempting to travel to Kashmir, join militancy

Australian man jailed for attempting to travel to Kashmir, join militancy

Srinagar, Sep 17: A court in Australia sentenced ex-car salesman Khaled Temssah to 4 years 9 months in prison for attempting to travel to Kashmir and join the militancy. A used car salesman who was secretly plotting to join militancy and fly to Kashmir has been jailed for almost five years, international media reported. Last […]

Blinken Asks Pakistan To ‘Line Up’ In Pressuring Taliban

Blinken Asks Pakistan To ‘Line Up’ In Pressuring Taliban

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called yesterday on Pakistan to deny legitimacy to the Taliban unless they meet international demands, acknowledging concerns that Islamabad has supported militants from Afghanistan. Testifying before Congress on the Taliban victory in Afghanistan, Blinken heard from lawmakers across party lines who pushed for a harder […]

Biden To Speak At UN General Assembly On Sept 21, Says White House

Biden To Speak At UN General Assembly On Sept 21, Says White House

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 — US President Joe Biden will travel to New York City on September 21 to address the United Nations General Assembly, the White House said yesterday. The largest diplomatic meeting in the world, which was held entirely virtually last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held this year with a […]

Interim Taliban govt does not reflect what international community hoped to see: US

Interim Taliban govt does not reflect what international community hoped to see: US

Washington: The Taliban-led interim government in Afghanistan does not reflect what the international community and the US hoped to see, the Biden administration has said, as it expressed concern over the lack of inclusivity and the track records and the backgrounds of some of the individuals involved in governing the country reported Press Trust of […]

Taliban Announces New Government In Afghanistan

Taliban Announces New Government In Afghanistan

Kabul: The Taliban has announced the names of several members of a new caretaker government in Afghanistan led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund. The list of cabinet members announced by chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a news conference in Kabul on Tuesday. “The Islamic Emirate decided to appoint and announce a caretaker cabinet to carry out […]

Taliban proclaim ‘full independence’ after US troops leave

Taliban proclaim ‘full independence’ after US troops leave

Kabul: The Taliban have proclaimed “full independence” for Afghanistan after the last US soldiers flew out following 20 years of war. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said early Tuesday that “American soldiers left the Kabul airport, and our nation got its full independence.” The US confirmed its last forces withdrew ahead of a Tuesday deadline, ending […]

Us troops started leaving Kabul airport as withdrawal deadline near says pentagon

Us troops started leaving Kabul airport as withdrawal deadline near says pentagon

The US troops in Afghanistan have begun withdrawing from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the Pentagon confirmed on Saturday, as the last date for the complete drawdown of US from Afghanistan, August 31, approaches. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby confirmed the development during a press briefing on the day. Meanwhile, the Taliban has secured […]