ISIS present in all provinces of Afghanistan: UN warns of terrorist advance

D.C. 11/18/21, 16:14

A United Nations (UN) special envoy to Afghanistan presented a comprehensive report to the institution's Security Council on Wednesday, Nov. 17. She raised concerns about the advance of the ISIS-K terrorist group in nearly all 34 provinces of the country.  Addressing the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Deborah Lyons said ISIS-K, ...

Roman silver hoard discovered from 1st and 2nd Century

Europe 11/18/21, 15:44

One of the world's largest Roman silver coin collections has been unearthed. More than 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of 1st and 2nd Century currency was discovered in Augsburg, Germany. The University of Tübingen's Institute for Classical Archaeology is examining five containers filled with Roman treasure. A preliminary count found more than 5500 ...

German Chancellor says Europe should not divorce from China

China 11/18/21, 15:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview Wednesday, Nov. 17, said although intellectual property could be an issue, it is not time for Europe and Germany to stop cooperating with China yet. "Total decoupling wouldn’t be right in my view, it would be damaging for us," she told Reuters, while also ...

Mercury poisoning found in 5,000-year-old human remains, researchers say

Europe 11/18/21, 03:09

According to a study published on Oct. 13 in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, the oldest evidence of mercury poisoning was discovered in 5,000-year-old human bones recovered from pits and caves in Spain and Portugal. Human bones were obtained from 23 different archaeological sites and studied by experts. Researchers believe that ...

India’s new carrier Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX jets

U.S. 11/17/21, 22:40

Boeing revealed its first huge order at a major air show in Dubai on Tuesday, Nov. 16, announcing that India's new carrier Akasa Air had bought 72 of its 737 Max jets.According to a statement from Boeing, the order is worth roughly $9 billion at list prices "the new Indian ...

‘Strategic Compass’ will gather 5,000 troops to counter crises without US help

U.S. 11/17/21, 16:38

Military forces will be combined to deploy thousands of soldiers for emergencies without needing U.S. assistance. Up to 27 European Union nations are planning to set up a "Strategic Compass." Mirroring the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) existing "Strategic Concept," the EU's plans to eventually have up to 5,000 troops who ...

Biden and Xi agree to relax media controls in US and China

China 11/17/21, 15:37

News crews will be able to travel between the United States and China more easily, following a new deal between Washington and Beijing on Nov. 15. Joe Biden and Xi Jinping reached some common ground after holding a 3.5 hour-long virtual summit. Both nations will grant media workers multiple-entry visas that ...

Delta’s dramatic impact: Scientists concerned about it spawning variants

News 11/17/21, 15:33

The SARS-CoV-2 virus's Delta variant now contributes almost all of the coronavirus contagious cases over the world. Meanwhile, many global areas have witnessed the out-of-control spread of this unusual coronavirus, making the situation even worse. Scientists are concerned, even though vaccines have proven effective in protecting patients from severe disease and ...

Taliban terrorist regime asks US Congress for $7 billion dollars

Middle East 11/17/21, 15:26

The Taliban terrorist regime that seized power in Afghanistan in August after overthrowing the Afghan government in the military absence of the United States sent an open letter to the U.S. Congress asking for the release of some $7 billion that remains frozen at the Federal Reserve Bank of New ...

Biden should prioritize human rights at Beijing talks says NBA champion

Basketball 11/17/21, 14:59

An award-winning basketballer urged Joe Biden to pressure China to stop abusing human rights on Nov. 15. Enes Kanter wants the president to "stop playing games" with Beijing. The Boston Celtics center wants the Democrat to slam Chinese leader Xi Jinping's mistreatment of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibetan buddhists, and Uighur native ...

Remnants of Mao Revolution is recurring in US, warns Chinese dissident

China 11/17/21, 01:50

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei in an interview, warned that the United States is becoming an authoritarian state without being fully aware of it.  "In many ways, you're already in the authoritarian state. You just don't know it," Weiwei said when he discussed the current conditions in the United States in an ...

Facebook’s Afghan users targeted by Pakistani hackers amid Taliban takeover

Tech 11/17/21, 01:36

In an interview with Reuters on Nov. 16, Facebook's threat investigators said that Pakistan's hackers had taken to Facebook to attack Afghans, who connected with the former government during the Taliban's taking control over the country. Facebook claimed around 2,000 users were impacted by the campaigns in Afghanistan and Syria, mainly ...