Afghanistan’s security forces have fought back a Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province, officials and residents have said, as the armed group launched assaults around the country after a missed United States deadline to withdraw troops. Attaullah Afghan, the head of Helmand’s provincial council, said the Taliban had launched its[…]
The deadline is fast approaching for written submissions on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation. In a statement, the ad hoc committee to amend the Constitution reminded the public that written submissions should be received by no later[…]
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is expecting to conduct a competitive bidding process for a new service provider from July, a Parliamentary reply has revealed. In her reply to DA MP Evelyn Wilson, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said a bidding committee has already begun work in finding[…]
Iran accused major powers on Friday of backtracking on previous pledges and throwing up new “red lines” at nuclear talks, after the deadline to reach an agreement in time to receive expedited scrutiny from the U.S. Congress expired with no deal. Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a deal[…]
Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday’s deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said. “We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days. This does[…]
Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels faced a deadline Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, but Associated Press reporters saw no signs of it on the ground. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday that the separatists continued to attack government[…]
Demonstrators in Hong Kong are still on the streets despite a deadline for them to leave protest sites, although the crowds have noticeably dwindled, allowing civil servants to return to work at government offices. Dozens of workers streamed on Monday morning along a footbridge and into the Central Government Offices[…]
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