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Dominic Raab removed as UK foreign secretary in cabinet reshuffle

Dominic Raab has been removed as British foreign secretary as Prime Minister Boris Johnson carried out a reshuffle of his cabinet ministers, Downing Street confirmed on Wednesday. Raab will become justice secretary and also take up the role of deputy prime minister. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has been appointed as the new foreign secretary. …

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More than 4 billion people still lack any social protection: ILO report

Despite the unprecedented worldwide expansion of social protection during the COVID-19 crisis, more than 4 billion people around the world remain entirely unprotected, said a report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday.    The report found that the pandemic response was uneven and insufficient, deepening the gap between countries with high and …

Xinhua

Afghan withdrawal exposes weakness in UK’s ties with Western allies: lawmaker

A British lawmaker on Wednesday blasted the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan, saying it “exposed a weakness” in Britain’s relationship with Western allies.    The withdrawal from Afghanistan has been the “single biggest foreign policy disaster” Britain has faced since the Suez crisis in the 1950s, said Tom Tugendhat, a Conservative member of parliament …

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Afghanistan

Afghans suffer as US wraps up mission in Afghanistan

“It was a horrific scene as the injured men were crying for help and dead body after body was scattered around you,” an injured Afghan man Mohammad Bakhsh whispered Monday. Receiving medical treatment at a local hospital here, Bakhsh claimed that he was going to leave Afghanistan with the US military but the terrorist attack at the …

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Russia to continue establishing normal ties with Taliban amid uncertainty

 Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said Moscow is working towards establishing normal relations with the Taliban and will refrain from imposing any outside values. “Our embassy is continuing to actively operate in Kabul,” the TASS news agency reported, quoting Kabulov. “We need to maintain normal relations with any Afghan government,” he said, adding that while Russia …

Xinhua

Opinion| Refugee crisis between humanity and the evasion of responsibility

The recent events in Afghanistan have triggered the refugee crisis once again, more ferocious than ever. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 3.5 million people are currently displaced from Afghanistan due to the deteriorating security situation in the country.  This staggering number raises the fear of countries neighbouring Afghanistan, especially …

Marwa El- Shinawy

6 Afghans killed after rocket falls into residential area in Kabul

Six Afghan civilians, including four children, were killed after a rocket was fired at the Kabul airport where the US-led evacuation flights were continuing but failed to hit the target, a local source confirmed. “The rocket struck a house in Khwaja Bughra, a populated residential area in Police District 15, killing two adults and four …

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Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam

National delegation introduces 14th Five-Year Plan opportunities for Hong Kong

The first of a series of activities on the introduction of the outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for national socio-economic development was held here Monday, with participants discussing fresh opportunities from the national development scheme for Hong Kong to better integrate into the overall development of the country.Chief Executive of China’s Hong Kong …

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A staff member displays the mobile application of the Internet Hospital of Jiangsu Province Hospital in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

China’s internet health services gathering steam amid COVID-19

Internet-based health services, supported by government policies and information technology, are gathering steam in China, a process partly hastened due to COVID-19. A remarkable rise has been seen in the use of such services since China’s State Council or the Cabinet released a guideline on promoting “internet plus health services” in 2018. Number of internet …

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Pentagon chief orders US airlines to assist Afghan evacuation

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement that Austin has ordered the Commander of US Transportation Command “to activate Stage I of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF),” which provides the Pentagon access to commercial air mobility resources to support evacuation from Afghanistan.

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Opinion| Biden’s Democracy Summit and securing US interests

US President Joe Biden will host a “Democracy Summit” in December, the White House announced a few days ago. It added that the December summit “will move commitments and initiatives on three key issues: defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights.” Once again, the United States uses democracy as a flimsy …

Marwa El- Shinawy

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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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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Opinion| US-Turkish relations and the Afghan migrant crisis

Once again, tensions in US-Turkish relations are resurfacing, announcing the continued deterioration of relations in the coming years. This is despite the common interests between the two countries, especially in the Middle East, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s attempts to improve relations with US President Joe Biden. This apparent contradiction is mainly due to …

Marwa El- Shinawy

4 Egyptians killed in worst Cypriot wildfire on record: Cypriot FM

Four Egyptians have been killed in the worst wildfire on record to hit Cyprus, the Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Sunday. The Egyptian Embassy in Cyprus has been monitoring the developments in the incident, and is preparing to repatriate the bodies of the deceased Egyptians as soon as possible, according to Egypt’s Ministry …

Bassant Mohammed

Wandering elephants spotted flapping ears during sleep

Wandering elephants spotted flapping ears during sleep

Cute alert: A wandering herd of wild Asian elephants was spotted flapping ears while they took a snooze in Yuxi city in Yunnan, China. The elephant herd has caught global attention after they trekked about 500 km from their original habitat in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in the province to enter Kunming, the provincial capital …

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Opinion| New era for Egyptian-US relations

This is because the Egyptian-US relations were, and will continue to be, governed by the fact that the US is a global power with broad interests in various regions of the world, and that Egypt is a regional power that has its commitments and its vision of regional issues.

Marwa El- Shinawy