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Strengthen democracy in face of future crises: UN chief

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for efforts to strengthen democracy in face of future crises by learning from COVID-19. “As the world struggles to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating consequences, we must learn from the lessons of the past 18 months …

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Taliban hands over seized cash, gold to Afghan central bank

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua | The Taliban have handed over about 12.3 million U.S. dollars cash and some gold to Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country’s central bank, a bank statement said on Thursday. The cash and gold bars found in the houses of former administration’s officials and local offices of former …

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U.S. use of drones under scrutiny after deadly strike in Afghanistan

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The use of drones by the U.S. military against targets in other countries has come under scrutiny again following a deadly strike that it carried out recently in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was alleged to have wrongly killed multiple civilians there, including young children. U.S. Secretary of …

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UN chief marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

  New York, US | XINHUA |  United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday issued a statement to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. “Today we mark a somber day seared in the minds of millions of people around the world — a …

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