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Taliban vows ‘different’ rule, no revenge

Nevertheless, Afghans and foreigners continued to flee the country......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneAug 19th, 2021

Taliban poised outside Kabul, ready to rule

KABUL—The Taliban was on the brink of total victory in Afghanistan on Sunday, with its fighters ordered to wait on the outskirts of the capital and the government conceding it was preparing for a “transfer of power”......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Gesmundo vows justice for all

The Supreme Court (SC) made known to the United States Agency for International Development and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) its resolve to provide legal services to vulnerable sectors. During a visit by the two groups, Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo acknowledged the support of ABA ROLI in the implementation of […] The post Gesmundo vows justice for all appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

Afghanistan mourns after 22 killed in university attack

Stunned students demonstrated outside Kabul University on Tuesday after at least 22 people were killed in a brutal, on-campus attack claimed by the Islamic State group. A journalist walks inside of a damaged class of the National Legal Training center, a day after gunmen stormed Kabul university in Kabul on November 3, 2020. – Stunned students demonstrated outside Kabul University on November 3 after at least 22 people were killed in a brutal, on-campus attack claimed by the Islamic State group. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) Holding banners stating: “Stop Killing Us”, the small gathering came as Afghanistan observed a national day of mourning and the first funerals were expected. Monday’s assault at the popular university near central Kabul saw three attackers — one of whom blew himself up — rampage through the campus, shooting students in their classrooms. IS also claimed a similar attack on an educational centre in Kabul less than two weeks ago that killed 24 people. Afghan security forces have been grappling with surging violence that has only worsened in recent months despite the government holding peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar. The insurgent group have said they were not involved in Monday’s attack, but Vice President Amrullah Saleh blamed them and their supporters in Pakistan. The Taliban have in turn blamed “evil elements” that have “sought refuge” with the Kabul administration, accusing the government of harbouring and assisting militants. Fraidoon Ahmadi, a 23-year-old student, told AFP on Monday he was in class when gunfire broke out. “We were very scared and we thought it could be the last day of our lives… boys and girls were shouting, praying and crying for help,” Ahmadi said. He said he and other students were besieged for more than two hours before being rescued. Images posted online showed what appeared to be the bodies of slain students lying by desks and chairs. Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special envoy who helped bring the warring Taliban and Kabul government together for talks, urged the two sides to accelerate a political settlement. “This barbaric attack is NOT an opportunity for the government and the Taliban to score points against each other. There is a common enemy here,” he tweeted.  “Deny ISIS or any other terrorist the space to carry out these inhumane acts,” he added, using another name for the terrorist group. President Ashraf Ghani has vowed to take revenge for the assault, with an investigation underway to determine how the gunmen entered the university with weapons. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

US VP Harris begins Asia trip amid Afghan debacle

Vice President Kamala Harris began a trip to Asia Sunday where she will offer reassurances of Washington's commitment to the region after the chaotic US pullout from Afghanistan and Taliban takeover......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Afghans face impossible race against time to flee Kabul

Tens of thousands of Afghans were racing Sunday to flee their country as the United States warned of security threats at Kabul's chaotic airport and the European Union said it was "impossible" to evacuate everyone at risk from the Taliban......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Taliban inherit untapped $1T minerals trove

The Taliban now hold the keys to an untouched trillion-dollar trove of minerals including some that could power the world’s transition to renewable energies, but Afghanistan has long struggled to tap its vast deposits......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

WATCH: Heart Evangelista plays Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’ parody

Heart Evangelista has channeled Vivian Ward, the character of Julia Roberts in the hit 1990 film “Pretty Woman,” in bringing her own twist to its iconic revenge shopping scene. In the movie, Roberts was snubbed by a retail assistant at a designer boutique. She later returns to the shop wearing expensive and stylish clothes, and […] The post WATCH: Heart Evangelista plays Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’ parody appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

U.S. a diminished superpower?

Traffic, people and checkpoints choked roads to the airport, while families hoping for a miracle escape crowded between the barbed-wire surrounds of an unofficial no-man’s land separating the Taliban from US-troops and remnants of Afghan special forces brigade helping them......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Taliban co-founder Baradar in Kabul for political talks

The Taliban’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Kabul on Saturday for talks with fellow members of the group and other politicians on establishing a new Afghan government......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 49 Filipinos are still in Afghanistan while 158 have already left or were evacuated amid the takeover of the Taliban, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. According to the DFA’s situation bulletin, 42 Filipinos are still requesting company or government repatriation. Meanwhile, the Philippine Embassy in Islamabad has […] The post 49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Admin vows glorious exit

Pandemic notwithstanding, the government, through its effective management of the current crisis and policies that yield a dynamic post-Covid economy, has laid a strong springboard by which the next administration can take off. Presidential Communication Office Secretary Martin Andanar stressed that the remaining 10 months in office of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will be crucial […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane leaving Kabul

An Afghan footballer who played for the national youth team fell to his death after trying to cling to a US plane airlifting people out of Taliban-controlled Kabul, a sports federation said Thursday. The General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports of Afghanistan, a government institution that worked with sporting groups, confirmed the death of […] The post Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane leaving Kabul appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Duterte thanks Xi anew for jabs, vows ‘neutral’ PH

President Duterte on Friday told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the Philippines would remain “neutral” on geopolitical issues, as he thanked Beijing for its latest donation of COVID-19 vaccines. Mr. Duterte welcomed the arrival of 739,000 Sinopharm doses that were part of the 1 million doses of that brand that China had pledged to the […] The post Duterte thanks Xi anew for jabs, vows ‘neutral’ PH appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Defiant Afghans wave flags amid fears of Taliban crackdown

Defiant Afghans wave flags amid fears of Taliban crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Duque does a Biden

Last Monday, US President Biden told Americans and the world that he did not regret his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan rapidly, incompetently and, yes, stealthily (as in the case of the midnight departure from Bagram Airbase). As the Wall Street Journal so graphically noted, Biden was "determined in retreat, defiant in surrender and confident in the rightness of consiging the country to Jihadist rule." .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Afghanistan minute by minute: the Taliban crush those who oppose it

Afghans celebrate their country’s 102nd Independence Day with the national flag in Kabul. (Photo by Wakeel Khader/AFP via Getty Images) A crowd of Afghans in.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Mexican slugger vows to send Magsayo to sleep

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hard-hitting Mexican Julio “Pollito” Ceja is confident that he will knockout Boholano boxing sensation Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo in their much-awaited world title eliminator showdown in the undercard of Pacquiao-Ugas world title bout on Saturday, August 21 (Sunday, August 22 Manila Time) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In their […] The post Mexican slugger vows to send Magsayo to sleep appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Evacuation bid of 90 Pinoy in Kabul fails

Flight cancellations have hampered government efforts to evacuate the remaining 90 Filipinos in Afghanistan, which is now under the control of the militant Taliban group, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Belmonte vows justice for slain ex-journalist

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has condemned the killing of a former tabloid editor in the city earlier this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Anti-Taliban forces massing north of Kabul: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that armed resistance to the Taliban is forming in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, led by deposed vice-president Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, the son of a slain anti-Taliban fighter. “The Taliban doesn’t control the whole territory of Afghanistan,” Lavrov told reporters at a press conference in Moscow following a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021