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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Kabul, Afghanistan – For the last 20 years, the Kartei Sakhi shrine in west Kabul has been one of the main gathering places for the annual Ashura commemorations in the city. Every year, thousands of men, women and children in black robes and green headbands would come to this shrine to honour what they consider…
The United States and Germany have advised their nationals in Afghanistan to avoid travelling to Kabul airport, citing security risks as thousands gathered trying to flee the country almost a week after the Taliban took control. Conditions outside Hamid Karzai International Airport have been chaotic amid the crush of people hoping to flee the Taliban…
For the sixth straight Saturday, protesters march against the COVID health pass they describe as a restriction of freedom.Thousands of people have marched in cities across France to protest the COVID-19 health pass that is now required to access restaurants and cafes, cultural venues, sports arenas and long-distance travel. For a sixth straight weekend, opponents…
Sayed* has not slept in days. His nights are filled with frantic messages from friends and family, and his days are filled speaking to the media and lobbying California’s congresspeople by phone, email, and trips to their offices. “This is a very dark day not only for Afghanistan but for the international community,” said Sayed,…
Washington, DC – The United States’ longest war is coming to an unceremonious end. US troops are leaving Kabul with the Taliban once again in charge of the capital of Afghanistan, which American soldiers captured nearly 20 years ago. The rapid collapse of the Afghan government after 20 years of US support shows the limits…
In the face of extended lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, AmazingCo is helping people make the most of their time. The Melbourne-based company is an experiences platform that helps people spend their leisure time in ways that increase life fulfilment.  Using its technology platform, the company creates experiences from the get-go and provides meaningful recommendations.   Silvia…
The Australian government has released exposure draught legislation proposing tax and regulatory changes that will make it easier to implement ESSs.    Employee incentive schemes (ESSs) are used by employers to attract, retain, and motivate employees by issuing shares, share options, interests in shares, or other benefits resulting from shares. Proposed tax reforms As per the…
With Sydney’s current lockdown unlikely to end any time soon, it’s essential for businesses to explore ways to boost morale, maintain a happy, productive workforce, and keep positive company culture during this time.  At Zeller, we know a thing or two about building culture and creating a thriving workplace. Founding the business in January 2020,…
Two Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy shot in the head by Israeli forces, are in a critical condition.The Israeli military launched air raids on Gaza following clashes between its soldiers and Palestinian protesters during a demonstration to commemorate the burning of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque 52 years ago. In a statement late on Saturday, the Israeli…
SMEs’reliance on eCommerce systems and communication has intensified as Australian cities impose lockdown restrictions to suppress the Delta variant. With this latest setback creating more uncertainty, it is worth looking back at how entrepreneurs have leaned into the COVID-19 crisis to keep their goods moving, with the most successful being those who were agile and…