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Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, speaks during the United Nations General Assembly via live stream in New York, on Saturday. (Bloomberg)

Russia in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban issue

AP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 07:36 AM IST
Lavrov said representatives from Russia, China, and Pakistan recently traveled to Qatar and then to Kabul to engage with both the Taliban and the “secular authorities” — former president Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, who headed the ousted government's negotiating council with the Taliban.
Amtrak train running between Seattle and Chicago derailed in Montana, according to reports, leading to multiple injuries. (Photo via social media)
Amtrak train running between Seattle and Chicago derailed in Montana, according to reports, leading to multiple injuries. (Photo via social media)

US: Seattle-Chicago Amtrak train derails in Montana, several injured

AP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 07:24 AM IST
The train had about 147 passengers and 13 crew members on board, according to reports. Amtrak is working with the local authorities to transport injured passengers and safely evacuate all other passengers.
Taliban fighters stand guard along a road in Herat.(AFP)
Taliban fighters stand guard along a road in Herat.(AFP)

Taliban hang up kidnappers’ bodies in public in Herat

Agencies | , Kabul
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 01:13 AM IST
  • Sher Ahmad Ammar, deputy governor of Herat, said the men had kidnapped a businessman and his son and intended to take them out of the city when they were seen by patrols that set up checkpoints around the city.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan virtually addressing the 76th session of UNGA on Friday. (ANI)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan virtually addressing the 76th session of UNGA on Friday. (ANI)

Pakistan hits out at America at UN over fallout of its ‘war on terror’

Agencies | , New York
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2021 01:09 AM IST
  • Imran Khan was indignant and plaintive as he painted the United States as a country that abandoned both Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York.(ANI)

Nations backing terror must know it’ll hurt them too: PM

By Yashwant Raj I Edited by Amit Chanda
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2021 04:25 AM IST
Indian PM Narendra Modi also warned the United Nations about its own diminishing relevance and credibility, reiterating a theme that he called a “crisis of confidence” in 2020.
People look up as a body was hung by the Taliban from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan.(AP)
People look up as a body was hung by the Taliban from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan.(AP)

Kidnappers' body hung in public view: Punishments that Taliban are bringing back

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 10:20 PM IST
In recent weeks, men have been packed into a truck with their hands tied and were paraded around subjecting them to humiliation. Stale bread was hung from necks of some criminals, though their crime was not known, reports said.
Taliban members inspect the site of a blast in Jalalabad.(AFP Photo)
Taliban members inspect the site of a blast in Jalalabad.(AFP Photo)

Taliban vs ISKP in Nangarhar's Jalalabad, one killed in blast

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Though no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, an affiliate of Islamic State (ISKP) is believed to be behind it. The terror group has claimed the attacks on Taliban earlier too.
Lorries at an HGV parking, at Cobham services on the M25 motorway, Cobham, Britain, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File Photo(REUTERS)
Lorries at an HGV parking, at Cobham services on the M25 motorway, Cobham, Britain, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File Photo(REUTERS)

UK expected to relax visa rules, here's why

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 05:55 PM IST
The United Kingdom is planning to revise and relax its work visa rules to attract foreign labour as it faces an acute shortage of truck drivers.
American billionaire Bill Gates.(AFP)
American billionaire Bill Gates.(AFP)

‘Space? We have a lot to do here’: Bill Gates talks on space exploration

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 05:48 PM IST
“I have become obsessed with things like Malaria and HIV and getting rid of those diseases and I would probably bore people at cocktail parties talking about diseases. Space? You know, we have a lot to do here on earth,” Bill Gates said.
Taliban fighters stand guard along a road in Herat on September 21, 2021.(AFP)
Taliban fighters stand guard along a road in Herat on September 21, 2021.(AFP)

Taliban hang body from crane in main square of Afghanistan’s Herat city: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 05:12 PM IST
  • The report suggests that the Taliban fighters brought four bodies to the main square of Afghanistan’s third-largest city and moved three of them to other squares for displaying in public.
Iceland goes to polls as its government fights to retain majority(Unsplash)
Iceland goes to polls as its government fights to retain majority(Unsplash)

Iceland goes to polls as its government fights to retain majority

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 02:16 PM IST
With the political landscape more splintered than ever, Iceland votes on Saturday. The early results are expected to emerge by evening while a clear picture will emerge by Sunday.
Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou speaks to media outside the British Columbia Supreme Court following a hearing on her release in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday. (REUTERS)
Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou speaks to media outside the British Columbia Supreme Court following a hearing on her release in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday. (REUTERS)

China welcomes release of Meng Wanzhou, quiet on release of two Canadian ‘spies’

By Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Amit Chanda
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 02:15 PM IST
China on Saturday welcomed the release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou from home detention in Canada but remained all but silent on the release of two Canadians from Chinese jails.
European Union's move is a step towards cutting down on the 11,000 metric tons of electronic waste thrown out every year by Europeans.
European Union's move is a step towards cutting down on the 11,000 metric tons of electronic waste thrown out every year by Europeans.

EU proposes universal charger for mobiles: The reason and why Apple is unhappy?

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Charging of devices was revolutionised by Universal Serial Bus (USB), which simplified computer connectivity. Initially, the USB-A took the world by storm. But in recent years, users have to choose from micro USB, mini USB, USB type-C and the lightning port used by Apple.
Taliban have named negotiator Suhail Shaheen as their new UN ambassador. (AFP File Photo)
Taliban have named negotiator Suhail Shaheen as their new UN ambassador. (AFP File Photo)

Will Taliban get a chance to speak at UNGA? Global body says rules apply

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 01:55 PM IST
The UN refused to recognise their government when the Taliban last ruled from 1996 to 2001 and instead gave Afghanistan's seat to the previous, warlord-dominated government of President Burhanuddin Rabbani.
The United States and India are working on Covid-19 response and pandemic preparedness, infrastructure, space, clean energy, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief.
The United States and India are working on Covid-19 response and pandemic preparedness, infrastructure, space, clean energy, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief.

Over 56 million Indians benefitted with Covid-related health training: US

ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 12:00 PM IST
The White House noted that over the 50 years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has successfully collaborated with the Indian government to address India's public health priorities.
Both the countries issued a joint statement after a first in-person bilateral meeting under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden.(HT PRINT)
Both the countries issued a joint statement after a first in-person bilateral meeting under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden.(HT PRINT)

India, US call for perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai attacks to be brought to justice

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2021 12:04 PM IST
  • In the statement, the two countries affirmed that they stand together in the shared fight against terrorism and will take concerted action against designated terrorist groups.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Quad Summit, in Washington DC on Friday. (ANI)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Quad Summit, in Washington DC on Friday. (ANI)

Counterterrorism key issue in Narendra Modi’s meetings with US, Quad partners

By Yashwant Raj I Edited by Amit Chanda
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 11:18 AM IST
India and the US bilaterally and then with their Quad partners Australia and Japan have denounced “cross-border terrorism”, usually a pointer to Pakistan; the use of terrorist proxies and emphasised the need to cut logistical, financial and military support to terrorists.
An Air China flight bound for Shenzhen, believed to be carrying Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, takes off from Vancouver International Aiport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Friday. (REUTERS)
An Air China flight bound for Shenzhen, believed to be carrying Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, takes off from Vancouver International Aiport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Friday. (REUTERS)

Chinese media hails release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou from detention in Canada

By Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Amit Chanda
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2021 10:43 AM IST
Chinese media said that Meng Wanzhou’s release from her home detention in Vancouver could ease “frozen” China-Canada ties.
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou (centre) talks to media at British Columbia Supreme Court after her extradition hearing ended in her favour, in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada on Friday. (AFP)
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou (centre) talks to media at British Columbia Supreme Court after her extradition hearing ended in her favour, in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada on Friday. (AFP)

Prisoner swap: Canada releases Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, China frees 2 Canadians

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya I Edited by Amit Chanda
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2021 05:44 PM IST
After Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who had been in detention in Canada since December 2018 left for China as part of a deal with U.S., China released two Canadians who were in prison for nearly 3 years.
To date, the Quad said it has delivered nearly 79 million doses in the Indo-Pacific region.(AFP file photo)
To date, the Quad said it has delivered nearly 79 million doses in the Indo-Pacific region.(AFP file photo)

Quad to pledge 1.2 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses globally

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 10:01 AM IST
The Quad vaccine initiative was announced in March and comprises the manufacturing of a billion doses with partners chipping in with funding and logistics, as reported earlier by the Hindustan Times.
Imran Khan, Pakistan's prime minister, speaks in a prerecorded video during the United Nations General Assembly via live stream in New York, on Friday, September 24, 2021. (Michael Nagle / Bloomberg)
Imran Khan, Pakistan's prime minister, speaks in a prerecorded video during the United Nations General Assembly via live stream in New York, on Friday, September 24, 2021. (Michael Nagle / Bloomberg)

At UNGA, Imran Khan tries to paint Pakistan as a victim of US ungratefulness

AP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 09:53 AM IST
In a prerecorded speech aired during the evening, the Pakistani prime minister touched on a range of topics that included climate change, global Islamophobia, and “the plunder of the developing world by their corrupt elites” — the latter of which he likened to what East India Company did to India.
The QUAD the summit was not only seized of the challenges posed by China but also ready to meet them. (File Photo)
The QUAD the summit was not only seized of the challenges posed by China but also ready to meet them. (File Photo)

China was the elephant in White House, Quad up to the challenge

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 09:44 AM IST
During the Quad meeting, US President Joe Biden was totally focused on challenges posed by rising power China in the Indo-Pacific and along with three partners was hard-nosed to meet it.
Meanwhile, Britain reported 35,623 new Covid-19 cases and 180 more deaths within 28 days of a positive test, official data showed on Friday.(File Photo)
Meanwhile, Britain reported 35,623 new Covid-19 cases and 180 more deaths within 28 days of a positive test, official data showed on Friday.(File Photo)

US, UK see rise in Covid-19 deaths; experts say vaccine push must

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2021 09:52 AM IST
The increasing number of infections has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year and delayed return to offices in the United States, reports AP.
World Pharmacists' Day 2021: Pharmacists say that when patients have higher trust in healthcare professionals, they respond better to treatment. (Representational Image / REUTERS)
World Pharmacists' Day 2021: Pharmacists say that when patients have higher trust in healthcare professionals, they respond better to treatment. (Representational Image / REUTERS)

World Pharmacists' Day 2021: Theme, history, and significance

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2021 07:43 AM IST
World Pharmacists' Day 2021: The day this year is being celebrated with the theme – “Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health”. Here's all you need to know about theme, history, significance
US president Joe Biden walks to the Quad summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, to the East Room of the White House, on Friday, September 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)
US president Joe Biden walks to the Quad summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, to the East Room of the White House, on Friday, September 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Attention, students! Biden announces ‘Quad fellowship’ for STEM career in US

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 07:36 AM IST
Sponsored by private donors, 25 students from each of the four countries will be selected to pursue master’s and post-doctoral degrees in STEM fields at leading US universities every year.
Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou speaks to media outside the BC Supreme Court following a hearing about her release in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.(REUTERS)
Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou speaks to media outside the BC Supreme Court following a hearing about her release in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.(REUTERS)

Huawei CFO allowed to leave Canada after deal with US over fraud charges

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 07:10 AM IST
Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 on a US warrant, and was indicted on bank and wire fraud charges for allegedly misleading HSBC in 2013 about the telecommunications equipment giant's business dealings in Iran.
People hold signs calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.(Reuters)
People hold signs calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.(Reuters)

Canadians, arrested in China, released after Huawei CFO, US reach deal

AP | , New York
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 07:00 AM IST
  • The deal with Meng calls for the Justice Department to dismiss fraud charges late next year in exchange for Meng accepting responsibility for misrepresenting her company’s business dealings in Iran.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference in Hagen,(Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference in Hagen,(Reuters)

Merkel era to end as voters gear up to pick new government on Sunday

Agencies | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 06:01 AM IST
  • As Germany’s top parties were set to hold final rallies ahead of Sunday’s vote, the Fridays for Future youth marches made the case that the political class has let down the younger generation.
PM Modi met US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, DC.(AFP Photo)
PM Modi met US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, DC.(AFP Photo)

PM Modi set to address UNGA session today, focus on ‘pressing global challenges’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 06:01 AM IST
PM Modi will address the general debate of the 76th session of the UNGA after a series of meetings in Washington during this three-day visit to the US. 
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