Supporters of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, a group of farmers’ organizations, hold flags during a protest to mark one year since the introduction of divisive farm laws and to demand the withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill, in Hyderabad, India, on Thursday. Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggleContinue Reading

Washington — President Biden said Thursday that sending American forces to Haiti “is not on the agenda at this moment.” Haiti had asked the U.S. and U.N. for military forces to help secure the nation’s major infrastructure in the wake of the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse days ago. Mr. BidenContinue Reading

Malawi legalized the growing and processing of cannabis for medicinal purposes last year, although it stopped short of decriminalizing recreational use. This week, Malawi’s agriculture minister Lobin Low sent a letter to Tyson — who has been involved in the cannabis industry in the US through various ventures — invitingContinue Reading

Ramiz Alakbarov, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, said a $1.3 billion appeal, launched earlier this year, is less than 40 per cent funded.  Some 18 million Afghans, or half the population, require assistance. A third of the country is malnourished, while half of all children under five are experiencingContinue Reading

Kemerovo Governor Sergei Tsivilyov (center) speaks to the media in the Listvyazhnaya mine building, near Belovo, in the Kemerovo region of southwestern Siberia, Russia, Friday. A devastating explosion in the Siberian coal mine Thursday left dozens of miners and rescuers dead. Sergei Gavrilenko/AP hide caption toggle caption Sergei Gavrilenko/AP KemerovoContinue Reading

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific looked poised for opening declines on Friday as investors await the Bank of Japan’s monetary policy statement. Futures pointed to a lower open for Japanese stocks. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 28,035 while its counterpart in Osaka was at 28,020. That comparedContinue Reading