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A year under the Taliban

She was a girl of just five when the Taliban took over Afghanistan the first time, and her parents did not hesitate: With the militants bent on imposing a puritanical form of Islam, the family packed their bags and fled.

12 h ago | All

Trombone champ makes a hit video game of an unlikely instrument

Backstage at the Royal Festival Hall, one of London’s grandest classical music venues, James Buckle, the bass trombonist for the Philharmonia Orchestra, braced himself to do something he would never done before: play the familiar opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

12 h ago | Gaming
Opinion & Analysis

By Saud Al-Sharafat

The Captagon War: Smuggling on the Jordanian-Syrian border

Smuggling activity along the 375-kilometer border between Jordan and Syria is nothing new. This activity is especially prevalent at border crossings in Jordan’s northern Irbid Governorate, including the Ramtha border crossing, opposite the Daraa border crossing in Syria, and the Jaber border crossing, facing Syria’s Nasib border crossing.

Oct 03,2022| Opinion

By Ross Douthat, New York Times

Will nostalgia kill the British right?

Liz Truss, the new prime minister of Britain who may not be the prime minister for long, is by general agreement out of touch with reality.

Oct 03,2022| Opinion
5. Ukraine

European football ‘united’ as Ukraine added to Spain, Portugal World Cup bid

Ukrainian football association (UAF) president Andriy Pavelko said European football was “united” after his country was added to Portugal and Spain’s bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

2 h ago | Football
2.2 Saudi Arabia

Saudi desert megacity to host Asian Winter Games

Saudi Arabia was chosen Tuesday to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games at an under-construction $500 billion futuristic desert megacity that planners say will feature a year-round winter sports complex.

22 h ago | All

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