Indian officials travel to Kabul for talks on aid distribution
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India had supported Afghanistan's previous, Western-backed government. Since the Taliban took over, Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis has left millions of people at risk of hunger.
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The move is part of Beijing's efforts to pivot away from its contentious zero-COVID strategy, which has caused widespread public discontent and even triggered protests in some cities.
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Border control workers at six major airports have walked off their jobs ahead of the Christmas holiday, disrupting thousands of passengers. France also faces similar strike action.
China expects the total number of passenger trips made by travellers by road, rail, water and flight during the upcoming Lunar New Year to reach 2.1 billion this year, double from last year's 1.05 billion during the same period.
The killing of the young former politician comes as women's rights across Afghanistan are chipped away by the Taliban. Police have not yet been able to name a suspect or a motive.
A UN World Tourism Organization report shows international tourism is again picking up, but has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels. China's reopening is expected to provide a boost toward recovery in 2023.
Ankara cited recent anti-Muslim and anti-Turkish activities in Europe as reasons for the travel warning. The move comes after four European countries updated their travel advice for Turkey.
Protests against planned reforms to raise the retirement age are expected to cause huge disruption to local and regional transport. Unions mobilized massive street protests amid similar strikes earlier this month.
Labor action at seven German airports is set to ground nearly 300,000 passengers Friday as unions call for higher pay amid decades-high inflation. Portugal is ending its "Golden Visa" program for real-estate investors as housing prices skyrocket, and US regulators charge crypto firm Terraform Labs and founder Do Kwan with fraud in the $40 billion collapse of the Terra/Luna stablecoin system last year.
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Thirteen American soldiers and scores of Afghan civilians were killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport as the United States withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021.
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