Taliban thank world for promised aid, urge US to show ‘heart’
18 September 2021 | 8:32 am
The Taliban acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, thanks the world for pledging hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Afghanistan and urges the United States to show "heart" to the impoverished country.
A massive storm system that brought numerous tornadoes has killed at least 21 people across the United States. High winds are still expected as the storms move northeast.
Khalid Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri, a senior IS leader tied to planned attacks in Europe, was killed in an unknown location in Syria by US forces.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 in New York, former US counterterrorism czar Richard Alan Clarke described the main threats facing the United States in cyberspace and warned that Russia's cyber weapons could potentially "do a lot of damage" in the US.
Republicans in control of the Tennessee House of Representatives have expelled two Democratic representatives over a gun control demonstration.
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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and a US conservative think-tank were among the organizations sanctioned by China. The move comes after Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen met with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
US and Asian allies urge support for North Korea worker ban
Kamala Harris praised Tennessee lawmakers Justin Jones and Justin Pearson for pushing for stronger action on gun violence. Joe Biden also invited them to the White House.
A Texas court has suspended approval of the abortion pill mifepristone, while a Washington judge ruled in a separate case that access to the drug must be preserved.
US officials are reviewing how a recent leak of highly classified documents could affect national security.
The French president called for the EU to implement its stated policy of "strategic autonomy" and argued the bloc could become a "third pole" alongside China and the US.
The joint military drills are part of the US effort to strengthen its alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China's aggressive actions in the region.
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