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Afghanistan envoy withdraws from UN General Assembly debate (Al Jazeera)

Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Nations has pulled out of delivering an address to world leaders at the General Assembly on Monday. Ghulam Isaczai, who represented president Ashraf Ghani’s government that was overthrown last month, was due to defy the Taliban with a speech but his name was removed from the list of speakers. Afghanistan […]

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(Hong Kong/Australia/US/UK/Canada) Australia, US, UK, Canada condemn Hong Kong mass arrests (Al Jazeera)

The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada have expressed “serious concern” about the arrests of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong last week. In a joint statement on Sunday, the four foreign ministers called on China to respect the freedoms of the people in the semi-autonomous territory […]