9 September 2021 News

Conflict, Afghanistan, United States, Diplomacy, UN were the most important topics in the news of the Thursday 9 September 2021, but also: Australia, Justice, Kabul, France, Somalia.

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Fallen Afghan government’s envoy urges UN pressure on Taliban

Afghanistan's ambassador to the United Nations, part of the Western-backed government that crumbled last month, on Thursday urged the world body...

UN says Taliban-led Afghanistan needs funds to avoid collapse

A UN envoy on Thursday urged the world to keep money flowing into Afghanistan despite concerns over the Taliban government, warning the already...

Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law

The US Justice Department filed suit against Texas on Thursday over a law that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, following through...

Germany probes claims of pre-election MP hacking by Russia

German federal prosecutors said Thursday they are probing alleged hacking attacks against lawmakers ahead of this month's German election that...

Sotheby’s to sell $600 million of art from Macklowe divorce

Sotheby's has won the rights to sell the highly sought-after Macklowe art collection, valued at more than $600 million, the auction house announced...

First evacuation flight from Kabul since US exit lands in Doha

Around 100 passengers including Americans arrived in Doha after flying from Kabul airport Thursday, AFP correspondents said, the first flight...

Relief and emotion as special charter flight leaves Afghanistan

For hours, passengers waited in the departure hall of the newly restored Kabul Airport, their flight -- the first to leave the Afghan capital...

Afghanistan’s last Jew leaves after Taliban takeover

The last member of Afghanistan's Jewish community has left the country following the Taliban takeover, an Israeli-American businessman who organized...

US calls on G7 to quickly implement global tax reform

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday urged countries in the G7 group of richest nations to quickly implement a global tax reform aimed...

Ethiopia says Tigray rebels ‘routed’ in Afar; rebels deny

Ethiopia said Thursday that rebels from war-hit Tigray had been routed from the neighbouring region of Afar, as both sides traded blame for civilian...

Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil leaders charged with ‘inciting subversion’

Three leaders of a group behind Hong Kong's Tiananmen vigil were charged Thursday with inciting subversion following an earlier police raid at...

Pro-Bolsonaro truckers lift Brazil highway blockades

Brazilian truck drivers rallying in support of President Jair Bolsonaro ended three days of road blockades across the country Thursday after...

Main Paris attacks accused disrupts trial with new diatribe

The main defendant in the trial over the November 2015 attacks in Paris disrupted proceedings Thursday with a new outburst in court, claiming...

Africa CDC slams leaders for hollow vaccine pledges

The African Union's health watchdog accused world leaders Thursday of falling short in their pledge to share coronavirus vaccines with poorer...

Somalia’s Farmajo and Roble : the leaders at loggerheads

When Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was elected president of Somalia in February 2017, his supporters hoped he could be the answer to corruption and...

French scientist recognized for rapid DNA sequencing technique key in Covid fight

Twenty-five years ago, French biophysicist Pascal Mayer had an idea that seemed nothing short of "crazy." Today, his research has paved the way...

Indonesia prison fire death toll rises to 44

The death toll from a devastating prison fire in Indonesia has risen to 44, authorities said Thursday, as families rushed to submit DNA samples...

Guerrilla hero Massoud’s legacy endures in Afghanistan

In the streets of Kabul, it is difficult to miss Ahmad Shah Massoud -- the revered guerrilla leader's face adorns billboards, murals and even...

UN nuclear watchdog launches review of Fukushima water release

The UN nuclear watchdog on Thursday promised a "comprehensive" and "objective" review of Japan's controversial plan to release treated water...

More than 100 passengers leave Kabul in first flight since US pullout

Just over 100 passengers, including some Americans, left Kabul airport on Thursday on the first flight carrying foreigners out of the Afghan...

Triumphant Taliban start putting policies into practice

Twenty years since the Taliban's hardline regime was ousted from Kabul, the Islamists are back in power and putting a new political agenda into...

Thai device tests for coronavirus in armpit sweat

For Bangkok market sellers, the armpit sweat soaking their T-shirts during the humid monsoon season may contain subtle signs of coronavirus infection,...

Australia vows to keep mining coal despite climate warning

Australia vowed Thursday to keep mining coal for export and said global demand was rising, rejecting a study that warned nearly all its reserves...

Astronauts smell smoke, burning on Russia’s ISS module

A smoke alarm sounded Thursday in Russia's segment of the International Space Station (ISS) and astronauts smelled "burning" on board, Russia's...

Afghan journalists tell of Taliban beatings after covering protests

Two Afghan journalists were left with ugly welts and bruises after being beaten and detained for hours by Taliban enforcers for covering a protest...

Hong Kong police raid shuttered Tiananmen museum

Hong Kong police on Thursday raided a museum that houses exhibits commemorating Beijing's deadly crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989, a day...

Malaysian mothers hail win for equality in citizenship case

A group of Malaysian mothers won a landmark legal challenge Thursday, overturning what they described as discriminatory citizenship rules affecting...

China orders gaming giants to cut ‘effeminate’ gender imagery

Chinese authorities have ordered gaming giants to end their focus on profits and cut content perceived to be breeding "effeminacy", as Beijing...

Catalan separatists to test unity ahead of Madrid talks

Catalonia's deeply divided separatist movement will put its mobilisation skills to the test Saturday as the northeastern region celebrates its...

Two decades after 9/11, Saudi Arabia seeks softer image

Two decades after Saudi Arabian militants masterminded and carried out the September 11 attacks, the desert kingdom is striving for change in...

Somalia power struggle escalates over security minister’s sacking

A damaging power struggle between Somalia's top political leaders escalated further on Thursday as they locked horns over the premier's dismissal...

Markets await ECB stimulus clues as eurozone bounces back

European Central Bank governors meet Thursday under pressure to clarify their stimulus exit plans, as the eurozone economy rebounds from the...

Sydney floats pub promise to boost jab rate

Locked-down Sydney residents could enjoy a beer at the pub as soon as next month if the double-dose vaccination rate hits 70 percent, under an...

Islamists routed by liberal parties in Morocco : provisional results

Morocco's long-ruling Islamists have suffered a crushing defeat to liberal parties seen as close to the palace in parliamentary elections, according...

Desperate Afghans still await flights to flee Taliban

When thousands of Afghans hoping to escape the incoming Taliban regime were cut off from Kabul airport last month, many started searching for...

Nerve disorder listed as ‘very rare’ side effect of AstraZeneca jab

The European Medicines Agency has listed the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can cause temporary paralysis, as a "very rare"...

Shocked N.Macedonia mourns for victims of Covid clinic fire

North Macedonia was reeling on Thursday after an explosion and fire ripped through a hospital treating coronavirus patients, killing 14 people...

Nicaragua orders arrest of prominent writer

Nicaraguan prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the arrest of an award-winning novelist who used to be an aide to President Daniel Ortega, making...

Ten dead in fire at Covid hospital in North Macedonia

Ten people died in a fire Wednesday evening at a hospital treating coronavirus patients in North Macedonia, authorities said.

Pele says he is doing well after surgery

Brazilian football legend Pele said Wednesday he is doing well after undergoing surgery for a suspected colon tumor.

New York exhibition celebrates Dior’s American influence

Christian Dior's hit exhibition tracing the history of the legendary French fashion house opens in New York this week with an American twist...

Hundreds behind bars two months after historic Cuban protests

For two months, Yunior Consuegra, 24, has been locked up along with hundreds of others arrested at historic anti-government protests in Cuba...

Machines not missiles on show at North Korea anniversary parade

North Korea put tractor-towed artillery, fire engines and health personnel in orange hazmat suits on show at a parade in Pyongyang early Thursday,...

UK ‘ditched’ climate pledge to secure Australia trade deal : Greenpeace

Greenpeace has accused the British government of lying to the public after leaked emails seen by the environmental group appeared to show backtracking...

Israel pours troops into West Bank to hunt down prison fugitives

Israel flooded the occupied West Bank with reinforcements on Wednesday in the manhunt for six Palestinians who have been on the run for three...

Flashpoint US statue of Confederate general removed in Richmond

A towering statue of a Confederate general that became a focal point of protests for racial justice was removed Wednesday in Richmond, the Virginia...

Mexican military races to help flood victims

Soldiers and emergency workers battled Wednesday to help thousands of victims of flooding in central Mexico that led to the deaths of more than...