Police: Some killed when SUV hits Christmas parade
An SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday. It hit over 20 adults and children. Police said multiple people were killed. They did not immediately give specific numbers. One person is in custody. (Nov. 22)news.yahoo.com
China makes it incredibly hard for foreign businesses to operate – but they stay because the money is just too good
A shipping container passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for Oakland, Calif. AP Images/Eric RisbergDoing business in China can be a difficult and contentious proposition for companies in many countries. Yet even with charges of intellectual property theft, forced partnerships and tight restrictions on doing business, China continues to attract foreign capital. Why do businesses want to invest in China when there are so many other “business-friendly” countries and financial markenews.yahoo.com
Taliban urge ex-Afghan military pilots to stay, serve nation
A top Taliban official on Wednesday urged former Afghan military pilots to remain in the country, saying they were protected by a national amnesty and would not face arrest. The comments by chief government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid came amid reports that more than 140 U.S.-trained Afghan pilots and crew members left Tajikistan in a U.S.-brokered evacuation Tuesday, three months after they sought refuge there from a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Afghan air force pilots played a key role, alongside their U.S. counterparts, in the 20-year war against Taliban insurgents that ended with the departure of foreign troops in late August.news.yahoo.com
India hosts talks on Afghanistan boycotted by rival Pakistan
India on Wednesday hosted senior security officials from Russia, Iran and five Central Asian countries to discuss the ramifications of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in talks that were boycotted by rival Pakistan and its ally China. India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval invited security chiefs from Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan for the meeting. Pakistan and China declined to attend, with Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf last week calling India a “spoiler” and not a “peacemaker” in Afghanistan.news.yahoo.com
ISIS Is Stinking of Desperation Right Now
Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock PhotoA deadly wave of attacks recently claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Afghanistan is sparking fears across intelligence communities worldwide that a familiar nightmare is re-emerging.No doubt, the pattern is alarming: Ever since the suicide bombing that killed roughly 100 Afghans and 13 U.S. servicemembers on Aug. 26, the group has persisted with more mass-casualty attacks across the country, including a suicide bombing at the funeral for Taliban spokesmnews.yahoo.com
Watchdog finds no misconduct in mistaken Afghan airstrike
An independent Pentagon review has concluded that the U.S. drone strike that killed innocent Kabul civilians and children in the final days of the Afghanistan war was not caused by misconduct or negligence, and it doesn’t recommend any disciplinary action.
Afghans flee Kabul military hospital after IS suicide attack
People flee from a military hospital under attack in Kabul using a ladder on Tuesday. At least 19 people were killed and 50 more wounded, the latest atrocity to rock Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power. The Taliban's rivals, the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the gun and bomb assault in the centre of the capital.news.yahoo.com
Biden: Russia and China 'didn't show up'
President Biden, speaking at the end of the G-20 summit in Rome, said China and Russia 'didn't show up' on climate change commitments. Russia and China are sending senior officials to the two weeks of climate meetings in Glasgow, Scotland. (Nov. 1)news.yahoo.com
In Afghan hospital, unpaid doctors and rigid Taliban clash
The Taliban-appointed supervisor of a small district hospital outside the Afghan capital has big plans for the place — to the dismay of the doctors who work there. Mohammed Javid Ahmadi, 22, was asked by his superiors, fresh off the fields of battle from a war that has spanned most of his life, what kind of jobs he could do. On offer were positions in an array of ministries and institutions now under the Taliban’s power following their August takeover and the collapse of the former government.news.yahoo.com
Qatar diplomat emphasizes engagement with Taliban at forum
Qatar’s diplomatic point man for talks with the Taliban says countries should engage Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers, warning that isolation could lead to a wide-reaching security threat, as happened when al-Qaida used the country as a base to plot the 9/11 attacks.
Dad who fled Afghanistan sues US to reunite with young sons
An Afghan man who worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan says the Biden administration has ignored his pleas for help to evacuate his two young sons from Afghanistan after their mother died of a heart attack while being threatened by the Taliban.
Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban
Russia's foreign minister says the United States, China, Russia and Pakistan are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent the spread of extremist groups.