Thursday, 16 Sep, 2021

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Taliban Brings Back "Virtue And Vice" Ministry To Implement Islamic Laws: Report

Kabul: The Taliban has brought back the 'Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice' in Afghanistan, which was abolished during the US-led military occupation in the country. Its return sent a collective shudder through many Afghans, who remembered it for its

Czech Republic will not recognise Taliban 'under any circumstances': FM

The Czech Republic on Sunday said that the country would not recognise the Taliban "under any circumstances".   However, the country's Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek added that it will still be necessary to maintain some contacts with the outfit, which last month

Afghanistan: Taliban leaders in bust-up at presidential palace

A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban just days after they set up a new government in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials told the BBC. Supporters of two rival factions reportedly brawled at the presidential palace in the capital Kabul. The argument appeared to

North and South Korea test ballistic missiles hours apart

North and South Korea have tested ballistic missiles hours apart from each other, highlighting an arms race on the peninsula as nuclear talks with the North remain stalled. The North fired two ballistic missiles across its east coast, its first test with such missiles in six months and

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into East Sea, says South

North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast, South Korea's military has confirmed. Japan also reported an object was fired, and that it may have been a ballistic missile. Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has called the launch "outrageous"

“On Role of International Media in Safeguarding Women’s rights under Taliban” organized By Red Lantern Analytica

Women rights in Afghanistan have evolved throughout history even though Afghanistan’s 1964 Constitution granted equality to Afghan women, yet these rights were smashed away by temporary rulers especially the Taliban’s during the Afghan Civil war. Under the Taliban regime women

China strongly opposes Australian defense chief's negative remarks about China

BEIJING, Sept. 10 -- China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to the remarks by an official of the Australian Department of Defense publicly hyping up "China threat theory" and making groundless accusations toward China, which is extremely dangerous and

A perilous future for Afghan Women under the Taliban?

On 15 August 2021, Arg, the Presidential Palace of Kabul, was captured by the Taliban, a fundamentalist militant force. It was a depiction of the grim reality that the Taliban were in complete control and there was a new regime prepared to rule Afghanistan, albeit not what was desired by

Almost 90 per cent Taiwanese opposes 'one China, two systems' policy

Taipei [Taiwan]: Nearly 90 per cent of the Taiwanese oppose Beijing's 'one China, two systems' policy and its diplomatic oppression of Taiwan, a poll released by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) informed. The poll reflected that 83.9 per cent of the respondents

Philippines promises to ignore China maritime law as tension spikes

Manila [Philippines]: Amid China's growing military assertiveness, the Philippines has promised that it will ignore Beijing's amended maritime law, which now requires foreign vessels sailing in the South China Sea to report their information to Chinese authorities. "Our stand

Taliban reject Pak minister's claims on trade in Pakistani rupee

Kabul [Afghanistan]: The Taliban have rejected a claim by a high ranking Pakistani minister that trade between the two countries would be in rupees under a currency swap arrangement, local media reported on Sunday. Ahmadullah Wasiq, a member of the cultural commission, said the

Germany: Free Balochistan Movement holds protest against Pakistan in Hanover

Berlin [Germany]: The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) held a protest rally in Hanover, Germany against the " fake encounters " in Baloch istan province staged by Pakistani forces. According to release by the movement, the protest began at 2:00 pm German time in front of the

North Korea tests new long-range cruise missile

North Korea has tested a new long-range cruise missile capable of hitting much of Japan, state media said on Monday. The weekend tests saw missiles travelling up to 1,500km (930 miles), the official KCNA news agency said. It suggests North Korea is still capable of developing

US military construction efforts in Afghanistan turned to dust: Russian security official

Slamming the Biden administration's handling of US drawdown from Afghanistan, a top Russian security official said the system that Washington established in the troubled country could not survive without their support and US military construction efforts turned to dust after their

US Defense Secy, Philippines counterpart vow to support free, open Indo-Pacific

Washington DC [US]: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Philippines Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and reiterated their commitment to supporting the security, stability, and prosperity of a free and open Indo-Pacific, Pentagon informed on Saturday.

Japan, Vietnam sign defense transfer deal amid China worries

Japan can now give defense equipment and technology to Vietnam under an agreement signed Saturday, as the two countries step up their military cooperation amid worries about China's growing military influence. Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the deal elevates their

US honours 9/11 dead on 20th anniversary of attacks

Twenty years after hijacked passenger jets crashed into New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon outside Washington, DC, people in the United States have come together to honour the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001. Saturday’s ceremony at the

US Space Force chief convinced China would use satellite killers

WASHINGTON -- Gen. John Raymond, the chief of the U.S. Space Force, says that the security of the final frontier faces a "full spectrum of threats" from China that needs to be countered by allied cooperation. The Chinese have built and are building "everything from

No star-worshipping: Xi's cultural clampdown has echoes of past

Dominant Communist Party of Maoist era risks stifling growth and innovation A stunt by Chinese fans to mark the birthday of a young celebrity elicited a harsh rebuke from Beijing that for some evoked uncomfortable echoes of the Cultural Revolution. A Chinese fan club for the pop

EU expresses concerns over human rights, enforced disappearances in Pakistan before renewal of GSP Plus

European Union's Ambassador to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara on Wednesday expressed concerns over human rights and enforced disappearances in Pakistan before the renewal of GSP Plus that is going to expire by the end of 2023. Kaminara said that the protection of human rights, press

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