US offers to pay families of Afghans killed in drone attack | Conflict news

US offers to pay families of Afghans killed in drone attack |  Conflict news

Washington also promises to help family members interested in moving to the US after a botched surgery. The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolences to the families of 10 civilians killed in a botched US drone strike in Afghanistan in August during the final days before US troops withdrew from the country. The US Department of … Read more

Ex-Taliban commander pleads innocent for killing US troops | News about courts

Ex-Taliban commander pleads innocent for killing US troops |  News about courts

Haji Najibullah, who is indicted in connection with the 2008 attack on US troops in Afghanistan, says the allegations are “false”. The lawyer of an ex-Taliban commander charged killing US troops in Afghanistan in 2008 has said it is “ridiculous” to accuse his client of deaths that occurred in a war the United States started. … Read more

US: FDA health panel endorses booster jab for J&J’s COVID vaccine | Coronavirus pandemic News

US: FDA health panel endorses booster jab for J&J’s COVID vaccine |  Coronavirus pandemic News

Health officials are now recommending that Americans get booster shots of the Pfizer, Moderna and J&J coronavirus vaccines. A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has approved Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, amid concerns that the single-dose J&J shot is less effective than previously thought. The FDA’s influential 19-member advisory panel … Read more

Biden administration asks top court to block Texas abortion law | News about women’s rights

Biden administration asks top court to block Texas abortion law |  News about women’s rights

The US Justice Department says it will ask the US Supreme Court to block the controversial law banning abortions after six weeks. The Biden administration will ask the US Supreme Court to block a Texas law banning most abortions, the Justice Department said as the legal battle over abortion rights escalates in the United States. … Read more

Energy crisis: Chinese companies want to pump up LNG stocks from the US | Oil and gas news

Energy crisis: Chinese companies want to pump up LNG stocks from the US |  Oil and gas news

Major Chinese energy companies are in advanced talks with US exporters to secure long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies as rising gas prices and domestic power shortages raise concerns about the country’s fuel security, several sources told Reuters news agency. At least five Chinese companies, including the head of state Sinopec Corp and China National … Read more

US to lift barriers for vaccinated foreign travelers from November 8 | Coronavirus pandemic News

US to lift barriers for vaccinated foreign travelers from November 8 |  Coronavirus pandemic News

The White House says pandemic restrictions blocking entry to the US will be lifted for fully vaccinated foreign nationals. The United States will reopen its borders from Nov. 8 to foreign visitors who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a White House official has announced, ending an 18-month ban on most travel to the country. … Read more

US plans to restore Trump-era ‘Stay in Mexico’ asylum policy | Migration News

US plans to restore Trump-era ‘Stay in Mexico’ asylum policy |  Migration News

The Biden administration plans to launch a controversial Immigration policy from the Trump era along the southern border forcing asylum seekers in Mexico to wait for their hearings in the US Immigration Court. But the plan to reinstate the “Stay in Mexico” program, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), next month requires the … Read more

Canada’s Trudeau unveils new cabinet on October 26 | Election News

Canada’s Trudeau unveils new cabinet on October 26 |  Election News

PM says the new government will make COVID-19 vaccinations a top priority when parliament resumes next month. Justin Trudeau swears in a new cabinet later this month, the Canadian Prime Minister has announced after his Liberal party collapsed hard-fought elections last month. Trudeau said in a statement on Friday, the new cabinet would be unveiled … Read more