The Daily Populous

Sunday June 18th, 2023 day edition

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The Afghan Taliban, with the help of Al Qaeda, is directly sheltering, supporting, and training the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan (Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP) despite claims to the contrary.

The Afghan Taliban and Al Qaeda’s support of the TTP is documented in the latest report on Afghanistan by the United Nations Security Council’s Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, which was released on June 9.

“The link between the Taliban and both Al Qaeda and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) remains strong and symbiotic,” the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team noted.

“The relationship between the Afghan Taliban and TTP, like the Taliban’s relationship with Al Qaeda, is tightly bonded and unlikely to dissipate.”.

The TTP helped the Afghan Taliban battle the U.S. and the prior Afghan government, and is known to have a safe haven in eastern Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda could not operate multiple training camps in Afghanistan without the express consent and support of the Afghan Taliban and its leadership.

[For more information on Al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan, see LWJ report, Al Qaeda actively operating training camps in 5 Afghan provinces.]. »

Death on the Job: Texas Says “NO” To Water Breaks in the Heat

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According to data analysis by The Texas Tribune, last year in Texas, there were 279 heat-related deaths in the state, the most since 1999.

This seems like the perfect time for the State of Texas to pass laws mandating water breaks for workers required to work in the heat.

Now, thanks to this new Texas law, local communities won't even legally be able to do anything about it. »

Kremlin decides that goal to "demilitarise" Ukraine has largely been achieved

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Quote: "Indeed, Ukraine was heavily militarised at the time of the beginning of its [special military operation, as the Russian Federation calls the war against Ukraine – ed.].

And, as [Russian President Vladimir] Putin said yesterday, one of the tasks was to demilitarise Ukraine.

To justify the direct invasion of Ukrainian territory in February 2022, the Kremlin set the goal of "denazification and demilitarisation" of Ukraine. »

A Utah city violated the First Amendment in denying a drag show permit, judge rules

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Public spaces are not majority spaces,” U.S. District Judge David Nuffer wrote in a Friday ruling granting the preliminary injunction requested by the group.

A city events coordinator told Drag Stars, Avalōx said, that the group could start advertising for the April show before obtaining a permit.

The lawsuit marked the most recent development in a fight over drag shows in St. George, Utah, a conservative city 111 miles (179 kilometers) northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. »