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- A former policeman killed 34 people, including 23 children, during a knife and gun rampage at a daycare centre in northeast Thailand on Thursday, police said, before later shooting dead his wife...

GameFi could be the answer to unemployment for some

Australian-based Web3 game studio Ninja Syndicate's CEO and founder believes GameFi could usher in a new era where users can earn a living wage through blockchain games. Speaking to Cointelegraph,...

Web3 gaming still a long way from mainstream adoption: Survey

A new survey commissioned by blockchain entertainment provider Coda Labs suggests that despite the huge amount of money being poured into Web3 gaming, traditional gamers are still yet to warm up...

Three Arrows Capital's NFT collection to be liquidated

Teneo, the liquidation firm in charge of the Three Arrows Capital bankruptcy process, confirmed in a statement to Cointelegraph on Oct. 5 that it has custody of the NFTs moved from addresses...

Taliban had a ‘massive chilling effect’ on Afghan crypto market: Report

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has had a “massive chilling effect” on the local cryptocurrency market, bringing it to an effective “standstill,” according to a recent report. Blockchain...

Taliban had a ‘massive chilling effect’ on Afghan crypto market: Report

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has had a “massive chilling effect” on the local cryptocurrency market, according to a recent report. The report states after the Taliban seized power in...

Taliban had a ‘massive chilling effect’ on Afghan crypto market: Report

Crypto value received in Afghanistan surged in the wake of the Taliban seizing power in August 2021, but crypto markets have flat lined under the regime.

Chainalysis: MENA was the fastest-growing crypto market between July 2021 and June 2022, with transaction volume up...

DUBAI, Oct 5 - The Middle East and North Africa are the world's fastest-growing cryptocurrency markets, with the volume of crypto received in the region jumping 48% in the year to June,...

Since the Taliban takeover, Afghans hoping to leave Afghanistan have few ways out

Kabul blast a setback for Afghan women seeking education against the odds

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar and Charlotte Greenfield KABUL -Raihana, 19, wanted to be a doctor, studying until midnight in recent weeks for Afghanistan's university entrance exam, a chance for women...

Kabul blast a setback for Afghan women seeking education against the odds

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar and Charlotte Greenfield KABUL - Raihana, 19, wanted to be a doctor, studying until midnight in recent weeks for Afghanistan's university entrance exam, a chance for women...

Global 'Unhappiness' Is Soaring

Global 'Unhappiness' Is Soaring Last year was a difficult period for many people, and as Gallup's latest Negative Experience Index indicates, unhappiness continued to rise worldwide...

Suicide bomber targets Kabul education center, killing 19

A Taliban spokesman says a suicide bomber has killed 19 people and wounded 27 at an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital. The bomber hit while hundreds of teenage students...

Suicide bomber strikes Kabul education center, killing 19 - The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding 27, including teenagers who were taking...

Bomb blast at Kabul academy exposes growing danger for minorities

Isis attacks have claimed hundreds of Hazara lives since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan

Taliban Signs Breakthrough Deal For Discounted Russian Oil, Gas & Wheat

Taliban Signs Breakthrough Deal For Discounted Russian Oil, Gas & Wheat The American military machine saunters out after a 20-year occupation, and Russia darts in: "The Taliban have...

Top Pakistan diplomat recommends cooperation with Taliban

Pakistan's foreign minister is recommending cooperation with the Taliban even though many U.S. officials say Afghanistan's ruling faction have proved unworthy of it.

'I have to keep fighting': Mexicans wait for years behind bars for a trial

By Isabel Woodford MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Ana Georgina Dominguez has not seen her children in 13 years since she was thrown in jail for a crime Mexican prosecutors have still not proven she...

Iran's hardline president to address nation as unrest spreads

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI -Hardline President Ebrahim Raisi planned a television address to the nation on Wednesday amid a tide of anti-government unrest in Iran, with protesters chanting "death to...

The Taliban strike a deal with Russia for supplies of key commodities including oil and wheat

It marks the first major international economic deal the Taliban have made since reclaiming power in Afghanistan last year.

Top Pakistan diplomat urges flood aid, patience with Taliban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister says the international community should work with Afghanistan's ruling Taliban, not against it, when it comes to combatting foreign extremist groups...

Australian Retail Sales Rise Past Expectations in August

By Ambar Warrick Investing.com-- Australian retail sales rose more than expected in August, data showed on Wednesday, as strength in the job market and elevated inflation spurred steady spending...

Exclusive-Afghan Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar and Charlotte Greenfield KABUL - The Taliban have signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat to Afghanistan, Acting Afghan Commerce...

S&P 500 renews slide, hits near two-year low

NEW YORK - The S&P 500 fell to its lowest level in almost two years on Tuesday on worries about super aggressive Federal Reserve policy tightening, trading under its old 2022 low from June and...

EXCLUSIVE Afghan Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat

The Taliban have signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat to Afghanistan, Acting Afghan Commerce and Industry Minister Haji Nooruddin Azizi told Reuters.

Pope appeals to the young to save the planet, find peace

ASSISI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis, visiting Assisi, the birthplace of his namesake saint who was close to nature, called on Saturday for “courage” in abandoning fossil fuels and lamented that...

Pakistan's FM to Taliban: 'Not Wise to Fight With Women of Your Country'

Pakistani top diplomat Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said "this is not an issue for the West," but "for the Islamic world and Muslim women across the Islamic world."

The AP Interview: Pakistani leader details flood devastation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Flooding likely worsened by climate change has submerged one-third of Pakistan's territory and left 33 million of its people scrambling to survive, according to Pakistan's...

One Year After U.S. Leaves Afghanistan, Listed Terrorist Organization Runs Nation’s Airports

Turkey and Qatar had plans to take control of three major Afghan airports. But when the Taliban said they will be in charge of security, the consortium talks broke down. And the United Arab...

Western nations concerned by presence of extremist groups in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - Some western countries expressed grave concern about the presence and operations of extremist groups in Afghanistan and said the Taliban were not meeting their counter-terrorism...

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