World This Week: Top 10 International News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta

Here are the top international events of this week.

  • The Taliban have announced their new government in Afghanistan. The name of this government will be ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’. The new government will be headed by the Prime Minister, Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund.  He will have two deputy PMs, including Mulla Baradar. The head of the Taliban, Sheikh Hibdullah Akhundzada, will be the Supreme Leader. He will be called Amir-ul-Afghanistan. All 33 ministers in the government, including their prime minister, have been made from the Taliban. Notably,Siraj Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network, has been named as the interior minister of the new government in Afghanistan despite US President Joe Biden urging the Taliban leadership to cut ties with all other terrorist groups. Haqqani is a dreaded terrorist, America has declared a reward of 5 million dollars on him.

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  •  Even after the ceasefire four months ago, fighting between Israel and Hamas fighters does not appear to come to an end. Hamas fighters keep dropping balloon bombs on Israel intermittently, causing great damage to Israel.  After one such balloon attack, Israel launched an airstrike on Gaza on Monday night.
  • Google has locked all the email accounts of the former Afghanistan government. Now Taliban will not be able to get the information present in these accounts. After capturing Afghanistan, many reports came in which it was said that the Taliban was collecting sensitive information from different sources during the Ashraf Ghani government.
  • The Golden Jubilee celebrations are being celebrated in the United Arab Emirates i.e. on the completion of 50 years of UAE integration. Next December 2 is the 50th National Day. On this occasion, the plans of the first phase of Project 50 have been announced to accelerate the development of the country in the next 50 years. In these, special emphasis will be placed on digitizing the country’s economy.
  • Russian Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev  a close aide of Russian President Vladimir Putin, died in an accident on Wednesday. Jinichev was taking part in an exercise in the Arctic Zone. During this, a cameraman slipped in the water. Jinichev jumped into the water to save him. But in a tragic accident both lost their lives.
  • In a historic decision, the Supreme Court of Mexico has made abortion legal.  Eight out of the 11 judges of the court gave a verdict in this regard.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 13th BRICS summit on Thursday evening. In this, the heads of state of all the BRICS countries met virtually. Prime Minister Modi emphasized the shared use of resources in this. He also talked about fighting together against terrorism. At the summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the withdrawal of US forces for the Afghanistan crisis. He said that this new crisis has arisen due to the departure of America and its allies from Afghanistan.
  • US President Joe Biden on Thursday held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time in seven months. It was told by the White House that the competition between the two countries should not turn into conflict so that there was a discussion.  Talks were also held about that no such situation should arise in the future that an unwanted conflict starts between the US and China.
  • West Asian country Lebanon is going through a serious crisis at this time.  Water has become 8 times more expensive than food.  From food items to diesel-petrol, gas and everyday items, people have to wait in long queues for 4 to 6 hours. For context, a year ago, the bread which was available for 1000 Lebanon pounds now costs 6000 Lebanon pounds. The government is supplying electricity for only one hour in 24 hours. Only one-third of the office work is being done. Health services have gone awry in Corona.  Children are unable to attend school. This situation has been going on for several months.

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  • Quad countries have now started mobilizing against China. The first in-person summit is going to be held in the US on September 24.  This summit to be held in Washington will be hosted by US President Joe Biden for the first time. It will also include Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga. Modi will also deliver a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September.
  • Top envoys from Japan, the United States and South Korea held talks in Tokyo on Tuesday to discuss how to counter North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, a day after Pyongyang said it conducted a new long-range missile test.