World Bank chief says Afghanistan aid resumption unlikely

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World Bank President David Malpass indicated Monday that the institution is unlikely to resume direct aid to Afghanistan, after suspending financing at the end of August when the Taliban seized power. “I would not envision us operating inside given the full breakdown” of the economy, he said in a conversation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “One of the challenges is the payment system,” he said, noting that “there’s not the ability to have money actually flow, given what the current government is doing.” The Washington-based development lender paused aid in August… Continue reading “World Bank chief says Afghanistan aid resumption unlikely”

Troops repel ISWAP attack on military base in Borno

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On Monday afternoon, November 8, troops repelled an attack on a military base in Tamsukawu, a community in the Kaga local government of Borno state. Terrorists from the Islamic State of West Africa Province are suspected of carrying out the attack (ISWAP). The military was able to resist the attack, although it is yet unknown whether any people were injured. The attack on Monday was the second in a week in the same area. Continue reading “Troops repel ISWAP attack on military base in Borno”

U.S. Supreme Court mulls FBI bid to block Muslim civil rights suit

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared reluctant to block religious discrimination claims brought by three Muslim men from California who accused the FBI of illegally conducting surveillance on them following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The justices heard about two hours of arguments in the FBI’s appeal of a lower court’s 2019 ruling that let various claims made by the men proceed in the lawsuit. Some of the nine justices seemed inclined to rule narrowly in favor of the FBI without tossing out all the claims. The justices … Continue reading “U.S. Supreme Court mulls FBI bid to block Muslim civil rights suit”

Acierto resurfaces, offers to testify vs Yang

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Neil Jayson Servallos – The Philippine Star November 9, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — After hiding for three years, former anti-narcotics operative Eduardo Acierto resurfaced yesterday in a video, challenging the Senate to publish the intelligence report he gave to government officials in 2018 wherein he linked President Duterte’s former economic adviser Michael Yang to the illegal drug trade. Acierto said had the Senate and government officials not ignored his intelligence report, the alleged corruption involving Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corp. would not have happened. He also offered … Continue reading “Acierto resurfaces, offers to testify vs Yang”

2 ‘NPA medics’ nabbed; guns, explosives seized

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Michael Punongbayan – The Philippine Star November 9, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Two suspected medical personnel of the New People’s Army (NPA) were arrested following a brief chase that resulted in the seizure of firearms and explosives in Calinog, Iloilo on Sunday. Lilibeth Gimong, alias Juana, and Nelson Gimong Jr. reportedly tried to escape upon seeing a joint team of the police and military in Barangay Cahigon, according to Capt. Kim Apitong, chief of the public information office of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. The Gimongs are allegedly members of the NPA’s SDG Igabon Plat… Continue reading “2 ‘NPA medics’ nabbed; guns, explosives seized”

Greta Thunberg offered a cameo in which show?

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Greta Thunberg is wanted to make a guest appearance in British soap opera ‘Hollyoaks’. Channel 4 scriptwriters are keen to convince the 18-year-old climate change activist to agree to a cameo in the show, which already features a sustainable clothing stall named Sweater Thunberg in honour of the Swedish environmentalist. Scriptwriter Rebecca Ramsden said: “It would be amazing if she came down. Sweater Thunberg has been on the show for a year and we’ve always tried to put environmental issues at the top of our agenda. It’s a brilliant pun.” It comes after the “big soap swap” week, which saw the… Continue reading “Greta Thunberg offered a cameo in which show?”