US military announces killing of senior Al Qaeda leader in a drone strike

A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.  The strike comes two days after a base in southern Syria, used by…

‘There will be things that people can’t get,’ at Christmas, White House warns

Reuters – White House officials, scrambling to relieve global supply bottlenecks choking U.S. ports, highways and railways, warn that Americans may face higher prices and some empty shelves this Christmas…

Taliban will be judged on their actions, not just their words, says US after talks

THE United States said on Sunday the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was “candid and professional” and that…

CIA steps up spying contest with China with new unit

THE US Central Intelligence Agency announced Thursday a new China-focused unit that underscored its view of Beijing as the country’s toughest long-term adversary. CIA Director William Burns said in a…

African leaders highlight vaccine inequity in UNGA speeches

Aljazeera – The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharper focus on Thursday as many leaders of African countries, whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving…

Images of treatment of Haitian migrants do not reflect US: official

US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defended his department Wednesday after images showing horse-mounted immigration officers chasing down Haitian migrants on the border with Mexico went viral. Pictures by AFP…

Brazil legend Pele says he is ‘recovering very well’ after surgery

BRAZIL legend Pele says he is “recovering very well” after briefly being readmitted to intensive care following a recent operation. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his…

Newly released FBI memo hints at Saudi involvment with 9/11 hijackers

THE Biden administration declassified an FBI memo Saturday that fortified suspicions of official Saudi involvement with the hijackers in the September 11, 2001 attacks, but it fell well short of…

9/11 first responders still fighting for access to healthcare

TWENTY years after the September 11 terror attacks, many first responders are battling illnesses caused by their exposure to the site of Ground Zero – and the program that pays…

US remembers 9/11 victims

By ZBC Reporter US President Joe Biden has called for unity as the country remembers victims of the 11 September attacks. In a speech released on the eve of the…