Osamu Nagayama's fall comes amid criticism that the conglomerate colluded with government officials against overseas investors.
The soldiers will provide security cover to US diplomats for several more months, while hundreds of others to remain at the Kabul airport, to assist Turkish troops providing security there, until a formal Turkey-led security operation is in place.
Henan provincial and Shangqiu city authorities have gone to the scene to start an investigation. Authorities have yet to release details on the victims.
Researchers from Britain's University of Kent used methods from conservation science to estimate that SARS-CoV-2 first appeared from early October to mid-November 2019, and it had probably already spread globally by January 2020, they estimated.
Palestinian parliamentary candidate Nizar Banat was severely beaten in custody, causing his death, his relatives allege. Banat had accused Palestinian leadership of corruption and had condemned a short-lived Covid-19 vaccine exchange with Israel.
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The Indian government has cancelled the pilgrimage this year but some worry that they could recant as Covid-19 cases seemingly decrease in the country.
PM Narendra Modi holds face-to-face talks with several pro-India leaders from disputed Kashmir, the first such meeting since his right-wing government annexed the Himalayan territory, detained thousands and imposed a tough crackdown.
Key politicians with background of anti-Taliban or anti-Soviet resistance are converging in their areas of influence to mobilise forces for a likely face-off with the marching Taliban. But rights groups fear such militias could become abusive force.
The country's foreign minister Badr al Busaidi who has been long acting as a mediator in the region spoke by phone to his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid.
Released on bail after being imprisoned for 13 months, one of the leading figures in India's anti-CAA movement will not be scared into silence.
The New York-based campaign group had previously said that hundreds of activists, academics and lawyers are serving lengthy sentences in UAE jails, often following unfair trials on vague and broad charges.
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