Category: World

China limits time children can spend playing video games to three hours a week

The Chinese government is taking increasingly drastic steps to deter young people from playing video games. Chinese authorities have banned children from playing video games during the school week. Every Friday, weekend, and holiday, children are only allowed to play video games for an hour. The National Press and Publication Administration of China have announced a new rule concerning video games.

Former Afghan minister Sayed Sadaat works as delivery boy to make ends meet in Germany

Sayed Sadaat, the former minister of Afghanistan, was seen delivering pizzas in Germany. Sayed left Afghanistan due to corruption. Sadaat makes his living in Germany as a bicycle courier who delivers meals. He delivers pizza from noon to 10 pm from Monday through Friday as well as Saturdays and Sundays.

US forces left behind $85 billion worth of equipment for the Taliban

Taliban have reportedly gained access to more than $85 billion worth of U.S. military equipment that Afghan forces abandoned. The Taliban now own approximately 75,000 vehicles, 600,000 small arms and light weapons, 200 helicopters, and airplanes. Thy own equipment worth more than 10 times Pakistan’s defense budget.  The Taliban also seized body armor, night-vision goggles, and medical supplies.

Taliban see Pakistan as second home, says Zabihullah Mujahid

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said Wednesday that the Taliban consider Pakistan as their second home. The Taliban will not allow any activities on Afghan soil that are contrary to Pakistan’s interests. He spoke about a wide range of issues in an interview with a Pakistani local news channel after the Taliban took over Afghanistan.

Online stores are selling T-shirts showing Afghans falling from US aircraft

The social media users expressed their anger and disgust after some retailers put up for sale a T-shirt showing Afghans falling from US aircraft. This incident occurred as thousands of Afghans have sought to flee the country this week at Kabul airport. The shirt was listed on several online clothing stores, including Tee4Sport and TShirtAtLowPrice.

Taliban support women’s rights, free media under Islamic law

The Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the group wished for peace with all other countries. They also pledged to respect women’s rights within the framework of Islamic law. The Taliban held their first official news conference since capturing Kabul in record time. Moreover, the Taliban’s announcements were sparse but suggest a softer approach than under their rule 20 years ago.

Taliban drastically reduce border taxes on petroleum and sugar

Torkham border crossing has been reopened by the Taliban after it had been shut following the fall of Kabul on Sunday. In addition, the Taliban have drastically reduced border taxes on several items, including sugar and petrol. A chaotic situation in Afghanistan stranded hundreds of trucks and halted cross-border trade. The country’s new rulers also formally opened its border crossing on Tuesday.

Russia alleges Ashraf Ghani fled with four cars & helicopters full of cash

The Russian embassy in Kabul revealed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash. The RIA news agency reports that some money had to be left behind because it would not all fit. Former Afghan president Ghani left Afghanistan on Sunday as the Taliban invaded Kabul virtually unopposed.

US deploys 3,000 troops to Kabul for withdrawal of ambassadorial staff

The Biden administration sent 3000 troops to Afghanistan to assist in airlifting American and local personnel out of Kabul. The Taliban’s rapid advances exacerbated the existential threat facing the Afghan state. The Pentagon has ordered the return of US forces to Afghanistan just weeks ahead of the military’s planned withdrawal. The timeline for withdrawing from Afghanistan was established by President Biden.

Taliban moves toward Afghan capital after taking Ghazni city

In an announcement Thursday, a Taliban leader claimed they had taken Ghazni, a strategic city 150 kilometers from Kabul. Ten provincial capitals have been captured by the Taliban in a week. The city lies along a major highway that connects Kabul and Kandahar. Moreover, it has become a convenient gateway for the Taliban to Kabul.