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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 21 The Chicago Tribune on the aftershocks of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: What a seismic difference a trial has made to public and media perceptions of Kyle...

Jobs lost, middle class Afghans slide into poverty, hunger

Nov. 22, 2021 01:20 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Not long ago, Ferishta Salihi and her family had enough for a decent life. Her husband was working and earned a good salary. She could send several of her daughters to private schools. But now, after her husband lost his job following the...

Poland PM to hold talks in Europe on Belarus border crisis

Nov. 20, 2021 11:08 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's leader plans to hold a series of talks around Europe about the pressure of migrants on the European Union’s border with Belarus, a crisis that he expects will continue. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he was meeting Sunday with...

Prominent Afghan doctor kidnapped, killed in northern city

Nov. 20, 2021 09:40 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A prominent doctor was kidnapped and killed in northern Afghanistan, his family said Saturday. Mohamed Nader Alemi was abducted two months ago in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, and his kidnappers demanded a ransom for his release, his son Roheen...

Key aid group says Afghanistan's most pressing need is cash

Nov. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Afghanistan is facing a looming humanitarian crisis as aid organizations struggle with ways to pay doctors, nurses and others on the ground because there is currently no way to transfer salaries to bank accounts there, the head of the International...

Taliban urges U.S. Congress to release Afghanistan's assets

Nov. 17, 2021 13:07 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Wednesday urged the U.S. Congress to ease sanctions and release Afghanistan's assets as the country faces economic turmoil. Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said in a statement posted online that the frozen assets are harming the...

Macron, Putin discuss deescalating Belarus border tensions

Nov. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin talked on the phone Monday about the need for de-escalating the tensions around the growing migrant pressure on the European Union's borders with Belarus, Marcon's office said. In the...

UN injects $40 million in aid for Ethiopian crises

Nov. 15, 2021 13:20 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Monday it will provide $40 million in emergency funding for conflict-wracked northern Ethiopia and drought-affected southern areas, and welcomed the release of 34 truck drivers waiting to deliver aid to war-torn Tigray. ...

UN envoy sounds alarm on Lebanese crises, rising poverty

Nov. 12, 2021 14:44 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is a failing state that has also failed its people, leaving them struggling with converging crises that have impoverished the population and eroded trust in authorities, a U.N. expert said Friday. Olivier De Schutter, the U.N. special rapporteur...

More than 1 million need urgent food aid in south Madagascar

Nov. 12, 2021 04:26 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Parched by four years of drought, more than 1.1 million people in southern Madagascar urgently need food aid in a rapidly worsening crisis, experts warn. About 700,000 people are already receiving food aid and increased emergency...