Annual General Debate kicks off in New York with speeches from UN chief and leaders of US, Qatar and Iran.
US officials fear al-Qaeda threat after fall of Kabul to Taliban
In wake of chaotic US withdrawal, US intelligence agencies are watching to see if al-Qaeda and ISKP gain.
Texas doctor who defied state’s new abortion ban is sued
Two suits challenging Texas law are seen setting up a US Supreme Court test of the abortion ban’s constitutionality.
Talk of Wagner mercenary deal shines light on Mali power politics
Possible deal reflects ongoing political shift in Mali and changing dynamics in its ties with Russia and France.
Bodies of eight migrants found off Spain’s coast
The bodies, including three women and a child, washed up on the shores of Almeria over the past two days.
UNGA: Qatar’s emir urges world to engage with the Taliban
In speech to UN General Assembly, Sheikh Tamim addresses COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity and conflicts in the region.
PCB chief: Pakistan cricket ‘used and binned’ by ‘Western bloc’
PCB chief’s comments come after New Zealand and England cancel tours of Pakistan in the space of three days.
Some 20% of Nigeria’s workers lost jobs to COVID
New report shows how COVID-19 has had a disproportionate socioeconomic impact on Africa’s most populous country.