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UNGA
Taliban Unlikely To Speak At UN Session

Representatives of the former Afghan government still occupy the Afghan mission at the UN. On Tuesday, they attended the session that US President Joe Biden addressed.

Nature
World Leaders Pledge $5 Billion To Protect Nature

The nine philanthropic organisations jointly launched the 'Protecting Our Planet Challenge' to ensure that 30 per cent of the planet is protected and preserved by 2030 --with a specific focus on the most important places for biodiversity.

UNGA
UNGA Adopts Political Declaration On Fight Against Racism

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday adopted a political declaration on the fight against racism at a high-level meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

Covishield
UK To Include Covishield As Approved Vaccine After India Protests

We are engaging with the Government of India to explore how we could expand UK recognition of vaccine certification to people vaccinated by a relevant public health body in India, said a British High Commission spokesperson.

Five million Chinese will be working in Pakistan in next 4 years
Five Million Chinese Will Be Working In Pakistan In Next 4 Years

To meet the health needs of these Chinese nationals, a collaboration between the Pakistani and Chinese medical universities, research institutes and biotechnological firms under the China Pakistan Health Corridor (CPHC) is being enhanced

6,35,000 People Displaced In Afghanistan This Year: UN
6,35,000 People Displaced In Afghanistan This Year: UN

The world organisation and its partners have reached 8 million people in the first half of 2021, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a release.

Shooting In Russian University
Shooting In Russian University Leaves 5 Dead, More Wounded

The gunman was later detained, Russia's Interior Ministry said. The Investigative Committee has opened a murder probe in the aftermath of the incident.

Afghanistan crisis
Afghanistan's Secondary, High Schools Reopen For Boys

The Ministry said in another statement on Sunday that all the male personnel should resume their duties and attend their offices from Monday.

Drown
9 Killed, 6 Missing After Boat Overturns In China

Most of the passengers were students. The accident happened at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday in Zangke River in Zangke Township in the city of Liupanshui.

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EAM Jaishankar, His Saudi Counterpart Discuss Developments 
EAM Jaishankar, His Saudi Counterpart Discuss Developments 

In wide-ranging talks with the visiting Saudi leader, Jaishankar called for further relaxing restrictions on travel from India to the Gulf nation while appreciating the country for the support provided to the Indian community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Afghanistan
Afghanistan Only Nation On Earth To Bar Half Its Population From Secondary Education

The decision on education has worrying echoes of the tactics the Taliban used in the 1990s, when they last ruled Afghanistan, to bar girls from school without issuing a formal prohibition

Imran Khan
3 Terror Groups Still Operating In Afghanistan Against Pakistan: Imran Khan

Addressing a joint press conference along with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rehman in Dushanbe, Imran Khan said he will try to convince the Afghan Taliban as there were concerns about the situation in Panjshir

US FDA Panel
US FDA Panel Backs Booster Shot For Elderly, High Risk Groups

President Joe Biden's administration have recently announced a plan to begin administering booster doses to the general population during the week of September 20

UN Mission
Mandate Of UN Mission In Afghanistan Extended For 6 Months

The resolution requested the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres submit a written report to the Security Council by January 31, 2022 on strategic and operational recommendations for the UNAMA mandate

US Military Strike In Kabul
US Military Admits August Drone Strike In Kabul Killed 10 Civilians

On August 29, the Central Command had announced that it launched a drone strike on a vehicle in Kabul, which it claimed had eliminated an "imminent" threat, posed by the IS-K, an Afghanistan-based offshoot of the Islamic State terror group

Covid Inoculation For Kids
Cambodia Launches Covid Inoculation For Kids

Almost all of the Covid-19 vaccines used in the country's immunization campaigns are China's Sinovac and Sinopharm

Lions, Tigers Covid Positive
Lions, Tigers In US zoo Test Presumptive Positive For Covid

Animal keepers observed decreased appetites, coughing, sneezing and lethargy in several lions and tigers last weekend

Global Covid-19 Caseload
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 227.5 Million

CSSE revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 227,544,137, 4,678,012 and 5,856,927,079, respectively

Climate Change
Global Action To Combat Climate Change Just Not Enough: UN Body

The latest stock taking of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) imply that global green-house gas (GHG) emissions will actually be some 16 per cent higher in 2030 compared to 2010

IMF
IMF Suspends Its Engagement With Afghanistan

Our engagement with Afghanistan has been suspended until there is clarity within the international community on the recognition of the government, IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said.

China Earthquake
3 dead, 60 injured in 6.0-magnitude China earthquake

A powerful 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Luxian county in China's Sichuan province which killed three people were and injured 60 others on Thursday

Afghans Stage Protest
Over 634,000 Afghans Displaced This Year: UN Agency

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the possibility of a complete economic collapse in Afghanistan was "serious" and highlighted an urgent need for funding support at a high-level ministerial meeting on Afghanistan's humanitarian situation in Geneva.

Afghanistan
Ghani's Abrupt Exit Scuttled Taliban Power Sharing Deal: US Envoy

"Even at the end we had an agreement with the Talibs for (them) not to enter Kabul," US Envoysaid.

Afghan Women Protest Taliban's Hijab Diktat
Afghan Women Protest Taliban's Hijab Diktat By Sharing Photos In Colourful Dresses

Afghan women around the world are protesting the Taliban's new hijab diktat in schools by posting photos of themselves wearing colorful traditional dresses on social media

Taliban Commanders
3 Top Taliban Commanders May Be Sidelined Due To Fraught Relationship With Pakistan

Three Taliban commanders with significant military presence may have been sidelined because of their fraught relationship with Pakistan