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World Rallies In Solidarity With Iran's Anti-Hijab Protest
Fifty-four countries signed a statement "urging Iran to stop using force against peaceful protesters", the US special envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, tweeted.
Iran says it has arrested 9 foreigners over protests
Iran’s intelligence ministry says it has arrested nine foreigners over recent anti-hijab protests sweeping the country.
Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on educational center in Kabul
Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the terrorist attack on an educational institution in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Friday, which killed 19 people.
Saudi FM calls for global support amid MENA security pressures
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud has reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to the UN charter, calling on the international community to strengthen cooperation amid several global challenges.
Iran signs memorandum to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
As leaders meet in Uzbekistan, the eight-member regional body is poised to add Iran to its ranks.
US to move $3.5bn in Afghan assets to Swiss-based trust
Housed in the Bank for International Settlements, the new Afghan Fund will be managed by an international board of trustees.
Canada agrees to resettle Afghans held in UAE facility
Canada will accept some 1,000 Afghans who fled the Taliban takeover of their homeland and have been held for months in a makeshift refugee centre in the United Arab Emirates awaiting resettlement to the United States and elsewhere, seven...
Saudi Arabia condemns attack on Russia’s embassy in Kabul, rejects targeting diplomatic missions
Saudi Arabia has condemned strongly the terrorist attack on Russia’s embassy in Kabul, which resulted in the death and injury of a number of people.
Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91
He will be remembered as the father of ‘perestroika’ but also for presiding over the fall of the Soviet Union
Sanctions war isn’t going as planned – The Economist
The expected knockout blow from anti-Russia restrictions “has not materialized,” the UK magazine reports
Huawei founder sparks economy-alarm with warning of ‘painful’ next decade
Ren Zhengfei the founder of Huawei has delivered in leaked memo a stark warning for the tech company’s future, sparking alarm with the frankness of his assessment and what it signals for smaller businesses amid post Covid effects, politi...
Muslim countries must be leading voices on Afghan women's rights, US envoy says
Rina Amiri, the US Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights called on Muslim majority countries to be the loudest voices on women’s rights and human rights in Afghanistan.
Sept. 11 victims not entitled to seize Afghan central bank assets -U.S. judge
A U.S. judge on Friday recommended that victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks not be allowed to seize billions of dollars of assets belonging to Afghanistan's central bank to satisfy court judgments they obtained against the Taliban.
Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief chief meets US envoy for Afghan women
The General Supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, on Tuesday met with the US Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights Rina Amiri, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Imran Khan's Party Hired CIA Veteran To Lobby, Manage US Ties
Robert Laurent Grenier of Grenier Consulting LLC was hired last year when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was still in power.
Most Americans oppose Biden’s foreign policy – poll
The majority of Americans either strongly or somewhat oppose President Joe Biden’s foreign policy, according to the results of an Economist/YouGov poll released on Wednesday. Even among Democrats, one in five do not support Biden’s handl...
UN says humanitarian agencies face ‘biggest funding gap ever’
Funds are to help 204 million people and communities as armed conflict and climate change threaten their livelihoods.
‘They’d come to kill me’: The Afghan tax reformer hunted by the Taliban and abandoned by the Britain he served
A year after the fall of Kabul, Abdullah Sayyid is in hiding, his wife has been murdered and the Home Office appears to have lost his case file
Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based powder after facing thousands of lawsuits over cancer claims
The company maintains that its product is safe to use but said that 'misinformation' about it had damaged sales
Bolton calls Iran assassination plot an 'act of war,' calls on Biden admin to 'terminate' nuclear talks
Member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps charged this week for attempting to assassinate Bolton
4 Muslims were gunned down in Albuquerque. Now some families are afraid to go get food
When Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain looked outside his home, he used to see a safe, idyllic neighborhood. Now he's haunted by the spot where his brother was ambushed and killed.
Who was al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri?
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, linked to 9/11 and attacks that left thousands dead, has been killed in a US drone strike.
Al-Zawahri's path: From Cairo clinic to top of Al-Qaida
The doors of jihad opened for Ayman Al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan.
Why did US kill Al-Zawahri — and how was he killed?
A US drone strike in Afghanistan this weekend killed Ayman Al-Zawahri, who helped Osama bin Laden plot the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and helped Al-Qaida survive and spread in the years after.
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