Driving to Taliban-controlled territory doesn't take long. Around30 minutes from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, passing large craters left by roadside bombs, we meet our host. Haji Hekmat, the Taliban's shadow mayor in Balkh district ...The Taliban have arranged a display of force for us ... This territory belongs to the mujahideen" ... .
Japan’s decision to start releasing “treated” radioactive water from its Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in two years has triggered calls for an international tribunal over the issue. ... The plan will be implemented by ensuring broad and firm steps to prevent damage, he stressed ... This must not be allowed to go ahead ... .
TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - A senior official in Japan's ruling party indicated cancelling the Tokyo Olympics was an option as the country struggles with a surge in coronavirus cases less than 100 days before the Games are due to begin on July 23 ... "What would be the point of an Olympics that spread the infection?" Nikai added ... More on this topic. � ....
US PresidentJoe Biden on Wednesday officially announced that American troops will return from Afghanistan on Sept. 11, saying "It is time to end the forever war." ... "We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago, that cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021," said the president ... We were attacked ... .
CAMEROON, Cameroon - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege warned Wednesday that the scourge of sexual violence and rape in all conflicts is now “a real pandemic” and without sanctions and justice for the victims these horrific acts won’t stop. The Congolese doctor told the U.N ... He lamented that sexual violence and impunity continue ... .
S ... Researchers at Imperial College London found that psilocybin, a powerful hallucinogen that has similar effects to LSD, was capable of treating people with moderate-to-severe depression when combined with therapeutic support ... SIGN UP ... Read our privacy notice ... .