Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid Afghanistan has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over...
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After a President’s Shocking Death, a Suspicious Twin Reshapes a Nation

After a President’s Shocking Death, a Suspicious Twin Reshapes a Nation

WARSAW — For six weeks, Jaroslaw Kaczynski kept up the charade. By day, he appeared at political rallies, campaigning in mourning clothes as a stand-in for his twin brother, Lech, who had been running for a new term as Poland’s...
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Africa:Is Food Self-Sufficiency Making a Comeback?

Africa:Is Food Self-Sufficiency Making a Comeback?

analysisBy William Moseley Qatar and Burundi have been forced to innovate due to political crises. But the rest of the world could learn a lot from their experiments. A few decades ago, the notion that countries should produce as much...
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Africa:Ngugi Wa a Thiong’o Set to Release Latest Gikuyu Book

Africa:Ngugi Wa a Thiong’o Set to Release Latest Gikuyu Book

By Henry Munene US-based Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s latest book is about to roll off the press, East African Educational Publishers, his Nairobi publisher, has said. The book, Kenda Muiyuru: Rugano rwa Gikuyu na Mumbi, will be published in.....
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Trade tariffs: Chinese media in Trump ‘fools build walls’ jibe

Trade tariffs: Chinese media in Trump ‘fools build walls’ jibe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Soybeans are among US exports to be hit by Chinese retaliatory tariffs Chinese media have mocked US President Donald Trump over plans to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, saying “wise...
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Rajkummar Rao roped in for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety director Luv Ranjan’s next comedy

Rajkummar Rao roped in for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety director Luv Ranjan’s next comedy

You are here: National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao has been signed to star in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety director Luv Ranjan’s next production. This comes just a day after it was reported that the actor will be involved in...
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UN seeks inquiry into alleged human rights violations in Kashmir: A brief history of body’s attempts to intervene in dispute

UN seeks inquiry into alleged human rights violations in Kashmir: A brief history of body’s attempts to intervene in dispute

The United Nations on Thursday released the first-ever report on alleged human rights violations in both Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, demanding an international inquiry into the claims. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-...
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David Warner signs with St Lucia Stars for maiden CPL stint

David Warner signs with St Lucia Stars for maiden CPL stint

5:10 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff David Warner will make his first appearance in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) later this year, after being signed by the St Lucia Stars. The franchise announced that he will come in as a replacement...
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Addo Dispatch: Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away

Addo Dispatch: Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away

ADDO, South Africa — Through the narrow slit of the underground hide in front of the water hole, an African morning revealed itself. The sun painted the earth orange. A lion stepped out of the bush and a small herd...
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Assam lynching, Part 1: Gruesome murders fuel ire against Karbis even as calls for peace flood social media

Assam lynching, Part 1: Gruesome murders fuel ire against Karbis even as calls for peace flood social media

Editor’s note: This series examines how social media rumours falsely accusing two young Assamese men, Abhijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das, led to their lynching. The incident reflects not just the marginalisation of the Karbi community to which the alleged pe...
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