Rescued Afghan dogs arrive at Toronto sanctuary

A mixed-breed street dog named Papo chased toys and rolled around in the sun on a recent clear day at an east Toronto dog sanctuary. It’s a change of pace for Papo after a long journey from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan to Canada, where she arrived last month with 10 other dogs who were evacuated from the … Read more

Taliban supreme leader pays rare visit to Kabul, warns foreigners not to interfere in Afghanistan – state media

CNN — Taliban Supreme Leader Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada again warned foreigners not to interfere in Afghanistan in a rare speech at a gathering of Islamic clerics in Kabul on Friday, according to state media. The reclusive leader told the conference that Afghanistan “cannot develop without being independent”, according to the state-run Bakhtar news agency. “Thank … Read more

Refugees fleeing Taliban in Afghanistan face long hotel stays in Calgary

For many refugees fleeing Afghanistan, leaving the country last year was a matter of life and death. “When I moved from Kabul to the airport, the airport was too dangerous because it was surrounded by the Taliban and the Canadian army was inside the airport,” Abdul Wali Ahmadi said. , who now lives in Calgary. … Read more

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, July 1

TOKYO — Business sentiment among major Japanese manufacturers deteriorated for the second consecutive quarter in June, due to rising energy and raw material costs, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) said Friday in a its Tankan report. The confidence index measuring the confidence of major manufacturers such as automakers and electronics makers rose to nine from … Read more

Destruction everywhere, aid scarce after the earthquake in Afghanistan

An Afghan girl carries a donated matrace after an earthquake hits Gayan village in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Friday, June 24, 2022. A powerful earthquake hit a rugged mountainous area in the east early Wednesday of Afghanistan, flattening stone and mud-brick houses in the country’s deadliest earthquake in two decades, the state news agency reported. (AP … Read more

Destruction everywhere, aid scarce after the earthquake in Afghanistan

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved up in the wake of last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone and mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in the pre-dawn darkness, choking on the dust as he searched for his father and two sisters. He doesn’t know how … Read more

Nabila escaped the Taliban for a new life in Canberra, but she fears her family will be left behind

Nabila (pseudonym) fled Afghanistan almost a year ago. As a public figure and advocate for women in her home country, she was targeted by the Taliban. One day, she received a note from the group, intended to precede her assassination. “When I got this message, I was shaking. I had to hide from my kids … Read more

Nabila escaped the Taliban for a new life in Canberra, but she fears her family will be left behind

Nabila (pseudonym) fled Afghanistan almost a year ago. As a public figure and advocate for women in her home country, she was targeted by the Taliban. One day, she received a note from the group, intended to precede her assassination. “When I got this message, I was shaking. I had to hide from my kids … Read more

Deadly earthquake devastates Afghans already reeling from poverty

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The deadly earthquake that hit Afghanistan this week has hit one of the poorest corners of a country that has been hollowed out by deepening poverty. Even as fresh aid arrived on Saturday, many residents have no idea how they will rebuild the thousands of destroyed homes in villages strung across … Read more

Britain provides £2.5m to people affected by earthquake in Afghanistan

The UK has announced it will provide £2.5 million to the Afghan people in the form of immediate support.British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss called the quake a “tragedy for the Afghan people” and revealed her country’s pledge to donate £2.5 million to Afghans affected by the devastating quake of this week, according to the Afghan … Read more