Profile: Mohammad Hasan Akhund, the head of Taliban government

Aljazeera – The Taliban have named Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund to lead their new interim government, nearly three weeks after the group seized control of the country. Mullah Akhund is…

El Salvador leads world in adopting bitcoin as official currency

SAN SALVADOR, Sept 7 (Reuters) – El Salvador on Tuesday became the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, a real-world experiment proponents say will lower commission costs for…

Chinese court jails Canadian for 11 years on spying charges

Aljazeera – A court in China found Canadian businessman Michael Spavor guilty of spying on Wednesday, sentencing him to 11 years in prison, in a decision likely to further undermine…

China builds world’s fastest train

CHINA has unveiled a maglev train capable of a top speed of 600 km/h, on Tuesday. The maximum speed would make the train, self-developed by China and manufactured in the coastal…

Germany floods: Several dead, dozens missing after heavy rains

Aljazeera – At least seven people have died and dozens are missing after heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of Germany, damaging homes and disrupting transport. Police in the…

Pope Francis seen leaving hospital 10 days after surgery

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis was seen leaving the hospital on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon. Associated Press journalists saw a car carrying…

Duchess of Cambridge self-solates due to Covid contact

THE Duchess of Cambridge has been urged to quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “Her Royal Highness is…

Israel: Bennett’s win and Netanyahu’s ‘dangerous’ defeat

Aljazeera – With a vote in favour of a new coalition led by Naftali Bennett, the Israeli parliament ushered in the end of an era. After 12 years, Benjamin Netanyahu…

George Floyd’s family urges Congress to pass police reform bill

Aljazeera – The family of George Floyd met on the anniversary of his death with top legislators in the United States Congress and President Joe Biden to push for passage…

DRC orders Goma evacuation after Mount Nyiragongo erupts

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have urged residents of the eastern city of Goma to evacuate after a volcano overlooking the area erupted. The military governor of North…