Tesla CEO, Elon Musk recently acquired Twitter after the board agreed to the takeover bid by the Billionaire, marking a dramatic reversal of its earlier hesitation to accept the offer. Musk reportedly paid $54.20 (€50.8) per share in cash, or $44 billion, to take a 38% stake in the messaging platform. The takeover has however been welcomed with mixed feelings with many expressing fears that Musk may alter the way the platform operates.
Speaking to DW, former Afghan MP Mariam Solaimankhil blamed Pakistan, particularly its spy agencies, for the Taliban's seizure of power in Afghanistan. She also stressed that "people around the former president Ghani" brought the country down.
Thousands of journalists have lost their jobs in Afghanistan over the past few months, with many media outlets ceasing operations due to increasing security and financial challenges.
Thousands of journalists have lost their jobs in Afghanistan over the past few months as many media outlets ceased operations due to increasing security and financial challenges.
14 Dec 2021
More Afghans facing extreme poverty are turning to opium production as a means of survival. Despite promises to the contrary, the Taliban are unlikely to oppose cultivation of the narcotic cash crop.
4 Dec 2021
Panjshir Valley became known as the last bastion of the anti-Taliban resistance as the militants swept to power in Afghanistan in August. But it was only a matter of weeks before Panjshir too would fall into Taliban control. Once a bustling hub of activity, Panjshir is now largely deserted. The few residents who have stayed are now under constant surveillance, and are struggling to survive amid a crippling economic crisis. Sonia Ghezali, Shahzaib Wahlah and Solène Chalvon Fioriti report.
5 Sep 2021
Afghans are struggling to get cash with banks still closed following the Taliban's takeover of the country. "I've been coming to the bank for four days now but I can't get my own money," says one resident.
23 Aug 2021
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says she is upset for her "Afghan sisters" and that it remains to be seen if Taliban pledges on rights for women and girls translate into action after their takeover of Afghanistan. Yousafzai, long an advocate for girls' education, survived a Pakistani Taliban assassination attempt when she was just 15 years old when the militants shot her in the head in rural northwest Pakistan.
8 Jun 2021
Modi announces federal takeover of India's vaccination program
11 Sep 2020
LVMH - the parent company of luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Moët & Chandon - has walked away from a deal to buy storied New York jeweller Tiffany & Co. It says the French government pressured it to delay the takeover amid a transatlantic trade spat. We take a closer look.