U.S. says Taliban talks in Doha were ‘candid and professional’

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 – The United States said on Sunday the first face-to-face meeting between senior U.S. and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was “candid and professional” and that the U.S. side reiterated that the Taliban would be judged on their actions, not […]

Lakhimpur violence: Ashish Mishra sent to 3-day police custody

Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), Oct 11: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday got three-day remand of Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence on October 3. “Police had demanded a 14-day remand of Ashish. They […]

3 US-based economists win Nobel for research on wages, jobs

STOCKHOLM — A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for pioneering research that showed an increase in minimum wage does not lead to less hiring and immigrants do not lower pay for native-born workers, challenging commonly held ideas. Two others shared the award for creating […]

Polls close across Iraq in early vote after mass protests

BAGHDAD — Polls have closed across Iraq Sunday evening in parliamentary elections that were held months ahead of schedule in response to a popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement. The voting was marked by a boycott by many of the young activists who thronged the streets in late […]

How one Facebook worker unfriended the giant social network

Less than two years after Facebook hired Frances Haugen to help correct dangerous distortions spilling across its platform, she had seen enough. The idealism she and countless others had invested in promises by the world’s biggest social network to fix itself had been woefully misplaced. The harm Facebook […]

Taliban say they won’t work with US to contain Islamic State

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban on Saturday ruled out cooperation with the United States to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, staking out an uncompromising position on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between the former foes since America withdrew from the country in August. Senior Taliban […]

Son of India govt minister arrested, accused of killing farmers

LUCKNOW, Oct 10 – Ashish Mishra, son of junior home minister Ajay Mishra Teni, has been arrested on accusations he ran over and killed four protesting farmers last week, a senior police official said. The farmers, killed on Oct. 3 in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, were […]

Six killed in Aden car bombing targeting officials, minister says

ADEN, Oct 10 – A car bomb targeting the governor’s convoy shook Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Sunday killing at least six people and wounding seven, the information minister said on Twitter. Governor Ahmed Lamlas and agriculture minister Salem al-Suqatri, both members of a southern separatist […]

Taiwan won’t be forced to bow to China, president says

Summary ‘No illusions’ Taiwan will bow to pressure – president Tsai repeats offer to talk to China on basis of parity China denounces Tsai for provoking ‘confrontation’ National Day speech comes after China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ China claims democratic Taiwan as own territory TAIPEI, Oct 10 – Taiwan […]

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