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Kabul remains calm but residents live in uncertainty

Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has been experiencing relatively peaceful days since the Taliban took control of the city on Sunday, but the residents have been living in uncertainty as the new establishment has yet to formally replace the former administration. In a rapid but peaceful move, the Taliban fighters captured Kabul on Sunday. Since then the …

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Zambian president concedes defeat, pledges peacefully hand-over

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday conceded defeat in the elections held last Thursday.    The Zambian leader said he accepts the results of the Aug. 12 elections and that he will peacefully hand over power in line with the country’s constitution.    Lungu congratulated President-elect Hakainde Hichilema and wished him success.    He thanked …

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Lebanese president says not to resign

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday that he will not resign and will continue to assume his responsibilities until the end of his presidency period, said a statement by Lebanon’s Presidency.    The statement came following remarks by citizens over the social media and TV outlets urging the president to resign to pave the …

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UN chief calls for efforts to uphold human rights in Afghanistan, stem terrorism

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for efforts to uphold human rights in Afghanistan and to prevent the country from again becoming a safe haven for terrorist organizations.    Speaking at an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Afghanistan as the Taliban are retaking the capital city of Kabul, Guterres called …

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Violence Erupts at Kabul Airport as Afghans Try to Flee Taliban

US troops open fire at Kabul airport, killing at least 3

U.S. troops opened fire in the air at Kabul airport on Monday, killing at least three people. Witnesses said that Afghans swarmed the runway of Kabul airport, and U.S. forces fired warning shots to deter the people. The identities of the dead are still unknown. Kabul airport was in chaos as Afghans rushed to leave …

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Taliban in Afghanistan capital Kabul

Day one after Taliban enters Kabul

Countries and international organizations closely observing the unfolding situation in Afghanistan have swiftly reacted to Taliban forces entering the capital Kabul on Sunday. The U.S. State Department and the Pentagon issued a joint statement, saying, “At present we are completing a series of steps to secure the Hamid Karzai International Airport to enable the safe …

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Police in Zambia appeal for calm as violence erupts

Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo said the police have observed an emerging tendency where violence has erupted as a result of others failing to contain emotions and ending up attacking those seen celebrating the victory of their candidates.

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Cote d’Ivoire confirms one Ebola case

The Pasteur Institute of Cote d’Ivoire examined the woman’s blood sample taken on Friday, and informed local health authorities on Saturday of the positive case, Health Minister Pierre Dimba said in a press release.

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UK parliament to be recalled next week over situation in Afghanistan

British parliament will be recalled on Wednesday from their summer recess to debate the British government’s response to the situation in Afghanistan as Taliban members are poised to enter the Afghan capital, the British House of Commons confirmed on Sunday.    Members of the parliament will return to Westminster for a session from 9:30 a.m. …

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Messi says tearful goodbye to FC Barcelona

A tearful Lionel Messi said goodbye to FC Barcelona after 21 years at the club at an emotional press conference at the Camp Nou Stadium, attended by his now former teammates on Sunday. The news Messi would not be signing a new contract with the club that he joined as a 13-year-old and scored a …

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US arms sales to Taiwan -- dirty deal, dangerous provocation

Opinion| US arms sales to Taiwan — dirty deal, dangerous provocation

The U.S. State Department recently staged another dangerous provocation against China by approving an arms sales deal worth 750 million U.S. dollars to Taiwan, an inalienable part of China’s territory.Washington’s flagrant move grossly violated the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, particularly the Aug. 17 Communique, all of which the …

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New US administration playing with fire by selling arms to Taiwan

New US administration playing with fire by selling arms to Taiwan

U.S. State Department has approved an arms deal with China’s Taiwan region worth 750 million U.S. dollars — the first arms sale to Taiwan by the new U.S. administration.By doing so, the United States betrayed its promise, continued down the path of “playing with fire,” and went against the trend of the time for doing …

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7 years of building a community with a shared future between China & LatAm

China & LatAm: 7 years of building a community with a shared future

The concept of a community with a shared future between China & LatAm was put forward in July 2014. In the past 7 years, China and Latin America countries made steady and significant progress in all-round cooperation. In the future, China will continue to work with Latin American friends to actively build a community with …

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Catastrophic floods leave over 120 dead in western Europe

Western Europe: Catastrophic floods leave over 150 dead, several missing

Devastating flash floods due to intense rainfalls have swept through several countries in western Europe over the past few days, killing more than one hundred and causing damages. Some countries in Western Europe received up to two months worth of rainfall in two days, with Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg strongly affected, the World …

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Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the Informal Economic Leaders' Retreat of APEC via video link in Beijing, capital of China, July 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

Xi urges APEC solidarity to fight COVID-19, promote economic recovery

Addressing the Informal Economic Leaders’ Retreat of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called upon its members to enhance solidarity and cooperation to overcome the impact of COVID-19 and boost global economic recovery. “Let us stand with each other in solidarity, promote anti-COVID cooperation and economic recovery, and work for …

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Global winter sports photo contest opens for entries

Global winter sports photo contest opens for entries

The World Media Summit Global Awards for Excellence: Winter Sports Photo has opened for entries starting Thursday. The contest is aimed at encouraging journalists around the world to photograph memorable moments of winter sports so as to inspire more people to take part in winter sports, according to the organizers of the competition. The World …

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International rules should not be based on rules of the few: Xi

International rules should not be based on rules of the few: Xi

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, on Tuesday said international rules should be based on universally-recognized norms rather than rules of the few. Cooperation among countries should aim at serving all mankind instead of seeking hegemony by way of group politics, Xi said. Xi made …

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