5 September 2021 News

Afghanistan, Conflict, United States, France, India were the most important topics in the news of the Sunday 5 September 2021, but also: Attacks, Diplomacy, Police, Nuclear, China.

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Army seizes power in Guinea, holds president

Guinean special forces seized power in a coup on Sunday, arresting the president and imposing an indefinite curfew in the west African country....

Marchers walk 7,000 steps for Canadian pair detained by China

Hundreds of supporters of two Canadian men being held in China on what Ottawa says are specious charges marched 7,000 steps through the Canadian...

France’s TotalEnergies signs $27bn oil, gas, solar deal in Iraq

French giant TotalEnergies signed a $27-billion contract to invest in oil, gas and solar production in Iraq Sunday, as the country faces an acute...

Afghanistan becoming ‘country without artists’ exiled directors warn Venice

There was moving testimony from Afghan filmmakers at the Venice Film Festival this weekend, as two female directors warned against trusting the...

UN calls for end to violence in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to violence in Afghanistan amid fears of a new civil war now that the Taliban has...

‘Haunted’ : Ex-models speak out against French fashion boss

After keeping silent for years, more than a dozen women hope their harrowing testimonies will spur prosecutors to pursue a pillar of the French...

Taliban order university women to wear face-covering niqab

Women attending private Afghan universities must wear an abaya robe and niqab covering most of the face, the Taliban have ordered, and classes...

Tens of thousands of farmers vow defiance over India laws

Tens of thousands of farmers rallied near India's capital on Sunday, vowing to remain defiant against the government over controversial agriculture...

Tokyo bids colourful farewell to ‘historic, fantastic’ Paralympics

Tokyo bid a colourful farewell to the Paralympics on Sunday after 12 days of stereotype-defying, record-shattering performances despite a year-long...

Protests as Montenegro’s new Orthodox head inaugurated

Police arrested 14 protesters and about 50 people were injured during clashes Sunday as the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro...

India to investigate late Kashmir leader’s family under anti-terror law

The family of a separatist icon from Indian-administered Kashmir have been booked for police investigation under a sweeping anti-terrorism law...

Boom time for Afghan arms dealers in Taliban heartland

The Taliban takeover may have plunged Afghanistan into uncertainty and economic pain, but arms dealer Khan Mohammad is making the most of it.

$26 billion opioid settlement ready for next step : US drug firms

Four pharmaceutical companies have said they received enough support from US states to move to the next stage of a $26 billion settlement over...

Montenegro police break up protest over new Orthodox leader

Police in Montenegro on Sunday dispersed hundreds of demonstrators who gathered in the historic city of Cetinje to block the inauguration of...

Taliban battle for Panjshir as US warns of Afghanistan civil war

Taliban fighters advanced deep into the last holdout province of Panjshir Sunday, as the top US general warned Afghanistan faces a wider civil...

Taliban push deep into Afghanistan’s holdout Panjshir Valley

Taliban fighters have advanced deep into Afghanistan's holdout Panjshir Valley, with resistance fighters saying they are keeping the Islamists...

Afghan civil war ‘likely’ : top US general

Afghanistan will "likely" erupt in civil war, the top US general told US media Saturday, warning that those conditions could see a resurgence...

Paris carnage : November 13, 2015

On the night of November 13, 2015 France suffered its deadliest ever terror attack when jihadists killed 130 people and wounded 350 as suicide...

France’s biggest trial to open over November 2015 attacks

The biggest trial in France's modern legal history begins on Wednesday over the November 2015 attacks on Paris that saw 130 people slaughtered...

Tokyo prepares to say farewell to ‘most important’ Paralympics

Tokyo prepared to bid a spectacular farewell to the Paralympics on Sunday, as organisers hailed the pandemic-delayed Games as the "most important...

‘Silver bullet’ Hug completes golden Paralympics sweep in marathon

"Silver bullet" Marcel Hug cemented his place among the all-time great Paralympic athletes when he defended his T54 marathon title on Sunday...

Venezuelan government signals ‘partial agreements’ at Mexico talks with opposition

A top Venezuelan official signaled on Saturday that talks between the government and the opposition aimed at resolving the country's long-standing...

From rescues to romance : Top moments at Tokyo’s Paralympics

A secret evacuation from Kabul, a new British record and a post-race proposal -- there was no shortage of memorable moments at Tokyo's Paralympics,...

Afghan crisis cements Qatari global influence

Political leaders have flocked to Doha and some countries have moved their Kabul embassies to Qatar, all praising their host for its key role...

Haiti racing to rebuild schools destroyed in earthquake

Haiti is struggling to send children back to class amid the devastation of the earthquake last month that killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed...

Fashion Week returning to New York with in-person energy

After a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York is opening its Spring/Summer 2022 Fashion Week with the return of in-person runway...

Banderas, Cruz poke fun at film biz excesses at Venice

Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas rip into their own industry with abandon in their new film "Official Competition", which left critics in stitches...

New project to track endangered species coming back from brink

After decades of recording alarming declines in animals and plants, conservation experts have taken a more proactive approach, with a new "Green...

Iran calls on US to stop its addiction to sanctions

Iran urged the United States Saturday to stop its addiction to sanctions against the Islamic republic and accused President Joe Biden of following...

Anonymous Myanmar photographer wins major photojournalism award

A Myanmar photographer won the top award Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of the troubled nation's pro-democracy...