Attacks on Eritrean Refugees in Tigray are War Crimes, Watchdog Says

A new HRW report details the role of both Eritrean soldiers and rebel fighters from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region at two refugee camps

India Approves $3.5 Billion Plan to Boost Clean Fuel Vehicles

The proposal comes at a time when annual car sales in India have fallen to their lowest in a decade due to the pandemic

House Democrats Seek Major Tax Hike on Wealthy, Businesses

Though it would move policy in the same direction that President Biden has advocated, the proposal does not increase taxes as much as the administration would like

Afghans Confused Over Status in US

Benefits unexplained, long waiting time

France Says Head of Islamic State in Sahara Has Been Killed

French president calls Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi’s killing ‘a major success’ for the French military

Haiti PM, a Suspect in Assassination of President Moise, Replaces Justice Minister

Henry has denied any involvement in the killing

China Targets Canada Goose, Maker of Posh Parkas

Shanghai regulators fine Canadian company's local outlet $70,000 for false advertising as Beijing promotes 'Buy China' policy that nationalists echo

Experts: China, Pakistan Offering Support to Taliban Leaders

With the US out of Afghanistan, the countries are providing immediate aid and the prospect of long-term investment to the Taliban interim government, some analysts say

China Imposes Local Lockdowns as COVID-19 Cases Surge  

National Health Commission says another 50 cases have been diagnosed in various parts of Fujian province

California Governor Beats Back Recall Challenge

Trump was unseen player in election, experts say

Largest US Colleges Push Student Vaccines With Mandates, Prizes 

Approaches on enforcement vary widely, with some offering leniency for students who opt out and others expelling those who do not comply

SpaceX Set for Launch of First All-civilian Crew Bound for Orbit

Flight is expected to last about three days from liftoff to splashdown in the Atlantic

UN Withdraws Gabon Peacekeepers in Central African Republic 

Move follows allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse

California Grove of Giant Sequoias Threatened by Wildfire

The roughly 7,000-acre KNP fire complex is burning about a mile away from the Giant Forest, home to the largest tree on earth by volume, dubbed General Sherman

India Reportedly Close to Resuming Exports of COVID Vaccine

Reuters cites source who indicates world's largest vaccine manufacturer now has a surplus and is about to open up the supplies

White House Plans New System for Foreign Travel, Contact Tracing Rules

White House coronavirus response coordinator says administration does not plan to immediately relax any travel restrictions, citing COVID-19 delta variant cases here and abroad

US States Learning How Many Afghan Evacuees Coming Their Way

Biden administration began notifying officials across the country about how many evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states

California Governor Newsom Beats Back Recall Challenge

Former President Trump was unseen player in election, experts say 

White House Defends Top General Who Voiced Trump Concerns

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley told senior military officials to alert him if Trump ordered overseas attacks, although no such orders were issued

 Iceland Home to World's Largest Plant to Remove Carbon from Air

Plant was built by Climeworks, a Swiss firm, using technology from another Icelandic company

US Envoy, Taliban Blame Ghani for Scuttling Peaceful Transfer of Power Plan 

Afghan-born envoy Zalmay Khalilzad makes disclosure in interview with Financial Times, saying he had negotiated two-week grace period

2 Women of Color to Face Off in Boston Mayoral Race

Preliminary runoff election ensures that for the first time in 200 years, the city's next elected mayor will not be a white man

Tanzania's Female President Appoints Woman as Defense Minister

Gender activists praise the move but say inequality remains a problem in the country

Biden Meets With Business Leaders to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccinations for Workers

Meeting comes amid a surge in infections, hospitalizations and deaths caused by highly transmissible Delta variant

Clash With Militants Kills 7 Soldiers in Pakistan

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants confirm overnight raid on South Waziristan hideout

Olympic Gymnast Maroney Says FBI Betrayed Her after She Reported Sexual Abuse

FBI agents failed to seriously investigate former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar after reports of abuse, she told US lawmakers Wednesday

African Leaders Discuss Ways to Minimize Impact of Climate Change 

Conference was aimed at identifying ways African governments can manage these pressures to minimize or avoid conflict

Census: Relief Programs Staved Off Hardship in COVID Crash

The Census reports released Tuesday cover income, poverty and health insurance, and amount to an annual check-up on the economic status of average Americans

EU President Calls on Member Countries to Develop Defense Capabilities Without US Support

Appeal comes after the swift collapse of the Afghan army and the chaotic evacuation at the airport in Kabul

Report Points to Success in Global Campaign Against Cluster Bombs

Human Rights advocates say great progress on the use and elimination of these lethal weapons has been made since the Cluster Ban Treaty came into force in 2010