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Thursday August 17th, 2023 evening edition

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The Taliban in Afghanistan banned all political parties in the nation citing the Sharia and saying that such activities are against Islamic law.

This new jolt to the fight for restoration of democracy and polity comes a day after the Taliban marked the second anniversary of the takeover of Kabul.

The press conference was led by Abdul Hakim Sharei, the Taliban minister of justice, who said under the Sharia - which is a set of laws and precepts that govern the daily lives of Muslim people - there is no concept of political parties.

“There is no Sharia basis for political parties to operate in the country.

They do not serve the national interest, nor does the nation appreciate them," Sharei said without adding much detail.

At least 70 major and small political parties were formally registered with the Afghanistan justice ministry till 2021 but after Taliban reclaimed control of war-ravaged Afghanistan and subsequent withdrawal of US forces, the political system in the nation fell apart.

Taliban has curbed freedom of association, assembly and expression to suppress criticism against the government but it allows its supporters to enjoy these rights. »

The Inflation Reduction Act Took U.S. Climate Action Global

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Read more: How the Inflation Reduction Act Has Reshaped the U.S.—and The World.

The U.S. can head to the global COP28 climate negotiations this fall ready to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

And we must demand full and fair consideration of the costs of political inaction versus the full benefits of public investment in climate action. »

Can Taiwan Resist a Large-Scale Military Attack by China? Assessing Strengths and Vulnerabilities in a Potential Conflict

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In this report, the authors develop a framework for assessing a country's capacity to resist a large-scale military attack.

In that framework, a country's ability to withstand such an attack depends on four variables: political leadership and social cohesion, military effectiveness, durability, and military intervention by an ally.

Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. »

A leaked Walking Dead game will ‘let players alter the events’ of the TV show

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Details on a new game based on AMC’s The Walking Dead TV series have seemingly leaked.

Featuring over 15 characters from the show as well as familiar locations, the third-person action adventure game is said to cover the events of the first four seasons.

It’s claimed that The Walking Dead: Destinies will be published by GameMill Entertainment for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. »

'Hell on wheels': Teen convicted of crashing car at 100 mph, killing boyfriend and friend

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A teenage Ohio girl was convicted of murder Monday, accused of intentionally killing her boyfriend and his friend by crashing her car into a brick building going 100 mph last year.

Mackenzie Shirilla cries as she is found guilty of murder in the death of her boyfriend in Cleveland on Monday.

In a phone call with Russo, the friend allegedly overheard Shirilla say, “I will crash this car right now,” prosecutors said in court documents. »