NEWS DIGEST 21.11.2020: Sia and Priti Patel try to make amends, Charlie Brown makes a return

Today’s news wrap is brought to you by the main feed of HEMNA’s Twitter account – @halfeatenmind. Music star Sia is facing a backlash from the public after casting Maddie Ziegler, who is non-disabled, to play the part of an … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.11.2020: Sia and Priti Patel try to make amends, Charlie Brown makes a return

NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2020: Stanley Gibbons stamp shop to reopen, other stories

  Today’s News Digest is brought to you from my personal Twitter account @VShah1984. World famous stamp collectors shop Stanley Gibbons @StanleyGibbons, based in the heart of London, has announced via Twitter that it will be re-opening its newly refurbished … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2020: Stanley Gibbons stamp shop to reopen, other stories

AFGHANISTAN ROADSIDE BOMB: Official states 2 dead in terror attacks

Herat – VIJAY SHAH via Associated Press and Fox News Two people are confirmed dead after a number of bombs exploded in roads in the Herat province of Afghanistan, according to statements by an Afghan official and reported in Fox News via the Associated Press agency today. Another bomb was also detonated at a market several miles from Kabul, the capital, as well today.   One of the victims is believed to have been a local police officer, killed by the blasts in the western part of Herat. Gelani Farhad, a spokesperson for the provincial government, said that one bomb … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN ROADSIDE BOMB: Official states 2 dead in terror attacks

KUNDUZ TAKEBACK: Afghan hospital hit by US strike, three killed

Kunduz/Kabul, AFGHANISTAN VIJAY SHAH via Financial Times/Reuters As the Afghan armed forces seek to retake the northern city of Kunduz after a surprise invasion by the Taliban earlier this week, reports have come in of a possibly misplaced American air strike on a hospital, killing three people, the UK’s Financial Times and news agency Reuters have claimed. The US military, currently working alongside Afghan forces to hold back the Taliban, once Afghanistan’s rulers before the 9/11 attack, had acknowledged today that it may have been responsible for the attack on the hospital facility, which is managed by international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). … Continue reading KUNDUZ TAKEBACK: Afghan hospital hit by US strike, three killed

TALIBAN PRISON BREAK: Inmates flee prison in Afghanistan, three guards killed.

The Pakistani newspaper Dawn has reported that several Taliban militiamen have broken out of a prison in Afghanistan yesterday. According to a report delivered by the English-language publication via the news agency Associated Press, an official with the Faryab provincial government said that three men escaped from the jail after getting hold of weapons. The weapons had been smuggled into the prison grounds by Taliban sympathisers. The resulting mêlée which lead to the jailbreak saw three prison guards die in the line of duty. The official, Ahmad Jawad Dedar, told media today (Friday 18 April) that the breakout took place yesterday and … Continue reading TALIBAN PRISON BREAK: Inmates flee prison in Afghanistan, three guards killed.

TOO POOR TO TIE THE KNOT: One million young Afghans unable to marry

Despite years of strife, terrorism and foreign occupations which have affected generations of Afghanistan’s people mentally and physically, there is still a strive to leave normal lives – to work, study, marry and raise families. Their lives are no different or unusual than that of any other nationality on the face of the Earth. Many Afghans marry at a very young age, something which is being actively discouraged…with some success Afghanistan’s traditional cultures as well as its predominate religion of Islam means that great store is placed on marriage and the union of two families. Islam itself teaches that a … Continue reading TOO POOR TO TIE THE KNOT: One million young Afghans unable to marry