Friday, 22 October, 2021

Author: Ed Foreman


The departure of Western forces from Afghanistan in August after nearly two decades exposed the shocking reality of what had been happening in the country. For years in Western capitals, local officials aided by Afghan leaders and diplomats had been Read more…


British police announced on Thursday that they have charged a 25-year-old man with the murder of lawmaker Sir David Amess and preparation of terrorist acts. Ali Harbi Ali was arrested shortly after the attack on the Conservative MP last Friday Read more…


A study conducted by two labs found a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was 95.6% effective against symptoms of the disease. The trial, conducted on 10,000 people over the age of 16, shows “a relative efficacy of 95.6%” and Read more…


Reports warn climate change threatens national security – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The U.S. is getting a stark warning on the effects of climate change. Reports from defense and intelligence agencies say natural disasters like floods and droughts are Read more…


Queen Elizabeth spends night in hospital – CBS News Watch CBSN Live In breaking news from Britain, Queen Elizabeth II reportedly spent the night in a hospital. Holly William has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications Read more…


As temperatures drop and Berlin’s blue summer skies yield to the city’s signature winter slate, bike traffic thins out. Though the cold wards off many bike commuters, a steady flow of colour-coded couriers ensures cycling lanes don’t go totally unused. Read more…


Damascus: Syria has executed 24 people after convicting them on terrorism charges for igniting last year’s devastating wildfires, leaving three people dead and burning thousands of hectares of forests, the Justice Ministry said on Thursday. The publicised executions of a Read more…


Tension rises in Haiti over missionary kidnappings – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Protests erupted in Haiti as concerns over public safety continue to grow following the kidnapping of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries by a gang last week. Manuel Read more…


Europe was the only region with an increase in COVID-19 cases last week with a 7 per cent rise, according to the World Health Organization. Central Europe in particular has seen a renewed surge of COVID cases in recent days Read more…


One year later: Looking back at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest – CBS News Watch CBSN Live It’s been a year since pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong, calling for China’s communist government to “back off.” Exactly the Read more…