“Our lives, the hopeless Afghans, are at stack”

The international community is cautiously observing the Taliban’s governance in Afghanistan. In the country, thousands of people are displaced; beyond the political crisis, there are unemployment, hunger, and the drought that devastates the country... “The war is over”, Mirwais Maiwandwal said, the former newsdesk manager of the Weesa Daily, one of the largest independent newspapers in Afghanistan. However, the new Government leaves an enormous uncertainty in the air; and despite the return to peace, “the social, economic and political situation worsened”.

NASA releases first audio from Mars, video of landing

The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first audio from Mars, a faint crackling recording of a gust of wind captured by the Perseverance rover NASA also released the first video of last week’s landing of the rover, which is on a mission to search for signs…

Delayed Ebola vaccination drive to begin in Guinea

Guinea will launch an Ebola vaccination drive Tuesday after a flight delayed by a Saharan dust storm arrived carrying thousands of jabs, as the West African country fights to stamp out a resurgence of the deadly virus. The outbreak, declared last weekend, is the first…

Boeing grounds 777s after engine fire in Colorado

Dozens of Boeing 777 planes were grounded worldwide Monday following a weekend scare on a United Airlines’ plane that suffered engine failure and scattered airplane debris over suburban Denver The incident on the flight out of Denver — which quickly returned…

US in mourning over 500,000 Covid deaths, UK sees hope

President Joe Biden ordered flags lowered to half mast Monday after the United States crossed the “heartbreaking” milestone of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths, while Britain eyed lifting lockdowns in the latest sign of global gains against the pandemic. “I…

World Trade Organization wants vaccine for poor countries

Statement by future WTO leader Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the future leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO), said that the organization should return to the goal of improving people’s living standards and promoting poor countries’ access to…

Italy's Draghi says will fight pandemic 'with all means'

Italy’s new Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Wednesday his priority was fighting the coronavirus pandemic “with all means”, in his first address to parliament since taking office. “The main duty to which we are all called, starting from me as prime…