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Climate crisis and vaccine inequity on the agenda for UNGA meeting and other stories

Today we look at the start of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, assassinations of social leaders and Indigenous people in Colombia, and more

76th session of the UN General Assembly begins in New York; focus on climate change and vaccine equity 

Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked rich countries to deliver on their promise to provide USD 100 billion annually to help developing countries in their fight against climate change

Bush Obama 9/11 How can the US wake up from its post-9/11 nightmare?

The only hope for the future is to abandon the futile quest for hegemony and instead commit to peace, cooperative diplomacy, international law, and disarmament.

Afghanistan economy UN warns of economic collapse in Afghanistan

Several agencies including the UNDP have noted that if the current situation continues, all basic services will collapse and almost all Afghans will fall below the poverty line by next year

New Afghan govt Taliban’s new government draws heavy criticism for lack of representation, record of ministers

Contrary to the Taliban’s assurances of giving representation to all sections of Afghan society, the 33-member new government has minimal representation from ethnic minorities and no woman ministers

Protestors launch Global Week of Action for Democracy in Swaziland and other stories

Today we look at renewed protests for democracy in Swaziland, the new government announced by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and more

Afghanistan Panjshir valley Taliban claims victory over rebel forces in Panjshir valley, announces end of war in Afghanistan 

According to reports, the leader of the resistance in Panjshir valley, Ahmad Massoud, and vice-president in the Ashraf Ghani-led government, Amrullah Saleh, have fled the country

Mapping Faultlines: Post-Afghanistan, what lies ahead for Central Asia?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the situation in Central Asia following the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. He also look at the American strategy over the years in the country and the options it has in today’s context

“Regressive and conservative forces historically promoted by imperialist forces in Afghanistan have prolonged wars” 

At a discussion organized by Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research, panelists pointed out that peace in Afghanistan can only be guaranteed through regional reconciliation led by regional players, independent of interference from the West

US jury indicts police and medics in the killing of Elijah McClain and other stories

Today we look at the indictment of police and paramedics in the killing of Elijah McClain, the new abortion law enforced in the US state of Texas, and more

After 20 years, countless deaths and a Taliban victory, US finally leaves Afghanistan

The US diplomatic mission has also temporarily been shifted to Doha from Kabul. The US and coalition forces evacuated 123,000 people from Kabul, including 6,000 US citizens, since August 14

Islamic State claims rocket attack on Kabul airport and other stories

Today we look at civilian casualties in a US drone strike in Kabul, police violence during a farmers’ protest in India, and more

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