After more than 120 minutes of play, Argentina beat France in penalty kicks in an extraordinary match on Sunday at this year’s World Cup in Doha, Qatar.
The Taliban declared an "amnesty" across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee their rule.
Afghan women and other minorities fear losing impact in negotiations as US troops begin to pull out of the country.
Several hundred schoolboys abducted in northwestern Nigeria have been freed. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley held an unannounced meeting with Taliban officials in Doha, Qatar. And, outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence received a COVID-19 vaccine on live television.
The Afghan Taliban on Thursday welcomed a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he promised to have the last of US troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas.
Around the globe, observers of US politics noted after last night’s chaotic presidential debate that Americans are enmeshed in a painful and personal contest, Kuwait's new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, was sworn in Wednesday by parliament, and the UK and Canada imposed sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and seven other government officials.
For the first time in two decades, members of the Afghan negotiating team are officially meeting with the Taliban to work out a peace agreement. There are only four women on the team, and they say they carry a heavy responsibility on behalf of women in their country.
The authoritarian president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, arrived at the Russian resort city of Sochi on the Black Sea coast to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. India’s parliament convened for the first time in six months, as new cases of the coronavirus increased by over 90,000 in just a day. Also, the Afghan government and the Taliban began peace talks in Doha, Qatar.
In a meeting in the Russian capital Thursday, the foreign ministers of India and China have agreed their troops should disengage from a precarious standoff. Pompeo says long-awaited negotiations between opposing parties from the war in Afghanistan will undoubtedly be “contentious.” And Germany’s Justice Ministry has approved Russia’s request for German state prosecutors to assist in Russia’s own investigation into the Navalny poisoning.
Protesters in Hong Kong are planning to demonstrate against another law that could limit their autonomy. And, the novel coronavirus is hitting Brazil hard. Also, in Qatar, the government is requiring use of a contact-tracing app. Meanwhile in South Korea, youth are embracing old school tunes.