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The US special envoy for Haiti abruptly resigned, slamming the US treatment of Haitian refugees as 'inhumane'

US Border Patrol agents on horseback trying to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment in Rio Grande, Texas. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images The US special envoy for Haiti resigned Wednesday over the US treatment of Haitians trying to enter. He said the US's move to deport the asylum seekers was an "inhumane, counterproductive decision." The Biden administration is deporting thousands of Haitians. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US special envoy for Haiti...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, United States, News UK, Associated Press, State Department, Pbs, Biden, Border Patrol, Haiti, State, Antony Blinken, Foote, US Border Patrol, Yamiche Alcindor


The US special envoy for Haiti abruptly resigned, slamming the 'inhumane' US treatment of Haitian refugees

US Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment in Rio Grande, Texas. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images The US special envoy for Haiti resigned on Wednesday over the US treatment of Haitian refugees. He said he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision" to deport them. The Biden administration is currently deporting thousands of Haitian refugees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US spe...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, United States, News UK, Associated Press, State Department, Pbs, Biden, Border Patrol, Haiti, State, Antony Blinken, Foote, US Border Patrol, Yamiche Alcindor


This artist painted murals to challenge the Taliban after their last rule. Then the militants destroyed them, leaving him fearing for his life.

People painting a mural in Afghanistan. Omaid Sharifi. The Taliban painted over dozens of murals, including one of George Floyd, after seizing Kabul. The murals were done by an artist group named Artlords, who wanted to cover up Kabul's blast walls. Insider spoke to its founder, who fled the country convinced the Taliban would kill him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Omaid Sharifi wanted to remind people that Afghanistan could be beautiful despite the war.He wanted to...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, US, Trends, Uganda, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Kabul, Cia, Black Lives Matter, Reuters, Afp, Floyd


Lithuania's defense ministry told people to throw away Chinese-made phones, claiming they can automatically censor people's texts

People ask past an ad for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G smartphone in Hong Kong. Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Lithuania told people to trash their Chinese-made phones "as fast as reasonably possible." It said some phones, like Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone, can censor terms like "democracy movement." The feature is turned off in the phones in the EU but can be turned back on remotely, it said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Lithuanian government h...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Tibet, China, Censorship, Trends, Eu, European Union, Taiwan, News UK, Xiaomi, Lithuania, Reuters, Tech Insider, National Cyber Security Centre, Xiaomi Corp


Mary Trump called her uncle a 'loser' for suing her over a story that revealed his tax returns, saying he's acting out of desperation

A composite image of Mary Trump and former President Donald Trump. St Martin's Press/Getty Images Mary Trump called Donald Trump a "fucking loser" over a lawsuit he filed against her and The New York Times. The former president claimed she and The Times hatched an "insidious plot" to get his tax returns. Mary Trump told The Daily Beast her uncle was acting in "desperation" and "the walls are closing in." See more stories on Insider's business page. Mary Trump called her uncle, form...
Tags: Politics, Trends, New York Times, News UK, The Times, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, The Daily Beast, Trump, Donald, Trump Tax Returns, Dutchess County New York, Mary Trump, Sarah Al Arshani, Sinead Baker


After fleeing the Taliban takeover, the founder of Afghanistan's first all-female news channel vows to continue its work

The ZAN TV editing room in Kabul, Afghanistan. AP Photo/Rahmat Gul ZAN TV was founded as a symbol of defiance in Afghanistan, where women's freedoms were long curbed. But it stopped broadcasting after the Taliban retook control of the country in mid-August. Insider spoke to its founder and another reporter, who fear for their colleagues but vow to go on. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hamid Samar founded Afghanistan's first all-female news channel in 2017, after h...
Tags: News, Media, Germany, US, Trends, Qatar, Afghanistan, Canada, Taliban, News UK, Wisconsin, Kabul, Afp, Interior Ministry, KABUL Afghanistan, Samar


The Pentagon is asking 2.9 million service members and contractors to come forward if they have symptoms of the mysterious 'Havana Syndrome'

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Gary Hershorn/Getty The Pentagon asked personnel who have experienced Havana Syndrome symptoms to come forward. It sent the message to 2.9 million service members and contractors, The New York Times reported. More than 200 Americans around the world have been infected, and its cause remains a mystery. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Department of Defense has asked all military service members, civilian officials, and contractors to repor...
Tags: Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, New York Times, News UK, Pentagon, Times, US Embassy, Havana Cuba, Lloyd Austin, Havana Syndrome, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Gary Hershorn Getty, Cuba China Russia


Tucker Carlson asked Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend to contact him: 'We want to hear your story'

A screenshot of Tucker Carlson's Fox News show featuring Nicki Minaj's tweet. YouTube/Fox News Alert Tucker Carlson said he wants to talk to the person Nicki Minaj cited in her vaccine misinformation. The rapper claimed her cousin's friend in Trinidad "became impotent" after getting vaccinated. Carlson said Tuesday: "We want to hear your story. We'll come to Port of Spain to see you." See more stories on Insider's business page. Tucker Carlson used his Fox News show on ...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Nicki Minaj, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Trinidad, Tucker Carlson, Carlson, Port of Spain, Minaj, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, YouTube Fox News Alert


Active-duty soldiers must be fully vaccinated by December 15 or else be suspended or dismissed, the US Army said

A solider looks at the US flag. RICK LOOMIS/LA TIMES POOL/AFP via Getty Images The US Army said active troops who don't get vaccinated by Dec. 15 could be disciplined or dismissed. It said soldiers who refuse vaccines will be counseled, but could be punished if they still refuse. "This is quite literally a matter of life and death for our Soldiers," the Army Surgeon General said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Active units in the US Army must get be fully vaccinated a...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, News UK, Army, Pentagon, US Army, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Vaccine Mandate, LA TIMES POOL AFP, Getty Images The US Army, Scott Dingle


6 LAPD employees sued the city over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying it creates a 'hostile work environment'

Los Angeles Police Department officers. David McNew/Getty Images LA is requiring city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 5, with some exemptions. Six LAPD employees are suing the city, saying the mandate violates their rights. They said it created a "hostile work environment" in the police force. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six Los Angeles Police Department employees are suing the city over its vaccine mandate, which requires most city employees ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, La, Los Angeles, Trends, News UK, Lapd, US District Court, Los Angeles Times, LA Times, Los Angeles Police Department, David McNew Getty, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker


Boeing's board has to face a lawsuit from its shareholders over the 737 Max crashes, a judge ruled, saying it 'ignored' problems with the planes

An investigator with the U.S. National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) looks over debris at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 on March 12, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. Jemal Countess/Getty Images 346 people were killed in two Boeing 737 Max crashes in 2018 and 2019. Boeing shareholders can go ahead with a lawsuit against its board over the crashes, a judge ruled. Boeing said it was "disappointed" with the decision. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ...
Tags: Transportation, Indonesia, US, Trends, News UK, Boeing, Delaware, Reuters, Ntsb, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing 737 MAX, Zurn, BISHOFTU Ethiopia, Sinead Baker, Morgan Zurn


Video shows BBC reporter looking stunned when Lindsey Grahams said the US would reinvade Afghanistan to fight Al Qaeda

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Sen. Lindsey Graham said the US would reenter Afghanistan to stop Al Qaeda from growing. The BBC reporter interviewing him looked shocked and interrupted, asking if he really believed it. Graham said: "We'll have to. We'll have to. Because the threat will be so large." See more stories on Insider's business page. Video shows a BBC reporter looking stunned after Sen. Lindsey Graham said the US would likely reinv...
Tags: Politics, Iraq, US, Trends, Bbc, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, News UK, Al Qaeda, Graham, Lindsey Graham, Mid East, Sen Lindsey Graham, Stephen Sackur, John Haltiwanger


UN experts slammed the Texas abortion law as 'gender-based discrimination at its worst'

Pro-choice protesters march outside the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Sergio Flores For The Washington Post via Getty Images United Nations experts said Texas' new abortion law is discriminatory. One said it is "structural sex and gender-based discrimination at its worst." Another said the Supreme Court chose "to trample on the protection of women's reproductive rights." See more stories on Insider's business page. United Nations experts have condemned Texas' widely critic...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Austin, United States, United Nations, News UK, The Guardian, Abortion, Un, Justice Department, Texas State Capitol


The Taliban say they have taken control of the last Afghan province rejecting their rule, but local resistance fighters deny it

Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban uprising forces take part in a military training at Dara district in Panjshir province on September 2, 2021. AHMAD SAHEL ARMAN/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban claimed control of Panjshir, the last province resisting their Afghanistan takeover. But local resistance fighters denied the Taliban's claim and say they're still fighting. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Taliban say they have seized control of the last provin...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Bbc, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Nrf, Dara, Zabihullah Mujahid, Panjshir, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Ali Maisam, National Resistance Front of Afghanistan NRF


Israel's coronavirus czar is calling for preparations for a 4th vaccine dose

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo Israel's coronavirus czar suggested that people may need a fourth shot of COVID-19 vaccine. He said the country needs to "prepare" for that, but didn't give a timeline. Israel is currently giving most people third vaccine doses as a booster. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel's coronavirus czar has called for the country to prepare to roll out a fourt...
Tags: Science, Israel, Trends, News UK, The Times, Kan, Times of Israel, Yisrael Meir Lau, Zarka, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Tel Aviv Israel Ariel Schalit, Salman Zarka


The female anchor who interviewed a Taliban official said he showed up at her studio uninvited, and she felt lucky to be already wearing loose clothing

Afghan news anchor Beheshta Arghand poses for a photo at a temporary residence compound in Doha, Qatar on September 1, 2021. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed Beheshta Arghand did a groundbreaking live interview with a Taliban leader after the group took Kabul. The TOLO News anchor now says the leader showed up unannounced and asked to be interviewed. Arghand, who has since fled Afghanistan, said she felt lucky she was wearing loose clothing. See more stories on Insider's business page. The fem...
Tags: Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, Malala Yousafzai, Reuters, Tolo News, Pakistani Taliban, Doha Qatar, Yousafzai, Grace Panetta, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Beheshta Arghand


People in Texas can now carry a gun in public without a permit but can't get an abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy

A woman protests the Texas anti-abortion bill in New York City. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Texas' new abortion law, which bans them after six weeks of pregnancy, went into effect Wednesday. A law allowing most gun owners carry one in public without a permit also went into effect Wednesday. Both new laws have been met with criticism. See more stories on Insider's business page. From Wednesday, most people in Texas will be legally able to openly carry a gun without any permit o...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Abortion, Gun Control, US supreme court, Texas Tribune, Kevin Lawrence, Texas Municipal Police Association, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, New York City Michael, Santiago Getty Images Texas


Ann Coulter sided with Biden on Afghanistan over withdrawal, calling Trump a 'wuss' who broke his promise

Ann Coulter. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Ann Coulter sided with Biden over Trump in the Afghanistan withdrawal. She said Biden kept a "promise Trump made, but then abandoned when he got to office." "Trump REPEATEDLY demanded that we bring our soldiers home, but only President Biden had the balls to do it." See more stories on Insider's business page. The conservative commentator Ann Coulter backed President Joe Biden's defense of his military withdrawal from Afghanistan and said ...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Coulter, Coulter, Afghanistan Trump, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense


5 missing after a US Navy helicopter crashed off San Diego

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter. Not the one that crashed. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elesia K. Patten/US Navy Rescuers are searching for five missing crew members of a crashed US Navy helicopter. One person was rescued after the helicopter crashed into the sea off San Diego, the fleet said. It said the helicopter crashed during routine flight operations. See more stories on Insider's business page. A US Navy helicopter crashed into the sea off San Diego, and five crew membe...
Tags: Navy, Trends, News UK, San Diego, Pacific Ocean, Helicopter, US Navy, Coast Guard, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Patten US Navy, US 3rd Fleet


Afghan university students were told they had missed US rescue flights and that their names were given to the Taliban, report says

A 2019 photo of the American University of Afghanistan campus. Scott Peterson/Getty Images American University of Afghanistan students, relatives, and staff were left behind, per The NYT. They reportedly met at a safe house to get to the airport, but were told they couldn't be rescued. They were also told their names were given to the Taliban, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hundreds of students, their relatives, and staff at the American University of...
Tags: Politics, Politico, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, The Times, Kabul, Hkia, Bickford, Kabul Airport, Hamid Karzai International Airport, American University of Afghanistan, The Times We, Sinead Baker


Photos show Taliban fighters posing in the cockpit of an Afghan Air Force plane after the US withdrew its troops and left equipment behind

Taliban fighters sit in the cockpit of an Afghan Air Force aircraft at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images Taliban fighters have access to equipment left behind by the US, Afghan, and other militaries. Photos show them in an Afghan Air Force jet after taking control of Kabul airport after US withdrawal. The US said it disabled a lot of its military equipment so the Taliban can't use it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Taliban figh...
Tags: US, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, Air Force, Afp, Kabul Airport, Wakil Kohsar, Afghan Air Force, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Ryan Pickrell, Speed desk, Getty Images Other


Videos show Taliban taking over Kabul airport and celebrating with gunfire after the US left Afghanistan

Taliban Badri special-force fighters arriving at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images The last American soldier left Afghanistan on Monday, marking the end to the 20-year US campaign. Taliban fighters celebrated with gunfire in Kabul and took control of the city's airport. One video shows them entering a hangar with equipment the US military left behind. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: US, Trends, BBC News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Middle East, News UK, Kabul, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Agence France Presse, KABUL Afghanistan, Tony Brown, Lyse Doucet, Kabul Airport, Wakil Kohsar


Videos show the Taliban taking over Kabul airport and celebrating with gunfire after the US left Afghanistan

Taliban Badri special force fighters arrive at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images The last American soldier left Afghanistan on Monday, marking the end to the 20-year US campaign. Taliban fighters celebrated with gunfire in Kabul and took control of the city's airport. One video shows them entering a hangar with equipment the US military left behind. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: US, Trends, BBC News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Middle East, News UK, Kabul, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Agence France Presse, Tony Brown, Lyse Doucet, Kabul Airport, Wakil Kohsar, Nabih


The UK says it will give Afghans it can't evacuate advice on 'how they can look after themselves' under Taliban rule

Members of the UK Armed Forces evacuating entitled personnel from Kabul's airport. LPhot Ben Shread/UK MOD Crown copyright 2021/Handout via REUTERS The UK defense secretary acknowledged that some people would be left behind as evacuations end. Ben Wallace said they would get advice on how to get out and "look after" themselves. He said the UK would keep putting pressure on the Taliban to give people "safe passage." See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK plans to give a...
Tags: Politics, UK, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, Sky News, LBC, Ben Wallace, Wallace, Kabul Airport, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Ben Shread


Top US general says ISIS-K is shooting at American military jets in Kabul without success, but warned other evacuation planes are 'vulnerable'

Evacuees aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said ISIS-K is shooting at US military jets in Kabul without any effect. But he warned that non-military jets helping evacuate people don't have such defense systems. ISIS-K took responsibility for the Thursday blasts that killed at least 95 Afghans and 13 US troops. See more stories on...
Tags: Isis, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Marine Corps, Kabul, Pentagon, Biden, McKenzie, US Central Command, Kabul Airport, Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kenneth Mckenzie


A female mayor in Afghanistan hid in a car footwell to avoid the Taliban while trying to flee to Kabul airport

Zarifa Ghafari speaking in Germany after being evacuated out of Afghanistan. Federico Gambarini/picture alliance via Getty Images One of Afghanistan's first female mayors said she had to hide from the Taliban to reach Kabul airport. Zarifa Ghafari told the BBC she hid in a car footwell and ducked through Taliban checkpoints. She said fighters came to her house and beat up her security guard after taking control of Afghanistan. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of Afg...
Tags: Politics, Germany, Trends, Bbc, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, Kabul Airport, Federico Gambarini, Zarifa Ghafari, Ghafari, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Maidan Sharh


The UK may destroy or abandon some of its military equipment to make more space for evacuees, defense minister says

Passengers evacuated from Afghanistan disembark from a British Royal Air Force jet. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images The UK could abandon or destroy military equipment in Afghanistan so it can get more people out. Ben Wallace said not taking a Land Rover, for example, could mean taking "30 to 40" more poeple. The UK is finishing its evacuations Friday, and some people will be left behind, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK may leave behind or destoy military...
Tags: UK, Defense, Trends, Bbc, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, LBC, Ben Wallace, Kabul Airport, Justin Tallis, British Royal Air Force, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk


Israel reduced intelligence sharing with the US this spring because Benjamin Netanyahu didn't trust the Biden administration, report says

A 2010 photo of then-Vice President Joe Biden and Israel's then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Baz Ratner/Getty Images Israel gave the US less intel about its Iran plans this spring, the NYT reported. It was because then-Prime Minister Netanyahu didn't trust the Biden administration, the report said. A grudge against Obama and belief that the US was spying on him could have been factors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel reduced the amount of intelligence ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, White House, Israel, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Intel, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, Naftali Bennett


Military planes at Kabul airport have been performing corkscrew landings and sending out flares to avoid potential missile attacks, report says

Evacuees aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan. Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images Military planes landing in Kabul airport fear potential missile attacks. They are using flares and corkscrew landings to avoid them, the Associated Press reported. The US and UK are warning about possible attacks, and some countries are stopping their evacuations. See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: UK, Isis, Islamic State, US, Trends, Ap, Afghanistan, Military, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, Associated Press, Kabul Airport, Hamid Karzai International Airport, James Heappey, Sinead Baker


The 2 lawmakers who secretly went to Kabul said there is 'no way we can get everyone out' by Aug. 31 and the only way to work with the Taliban is leave on time

Rep. Seth Moulton. AP Photo/Cheryl Senter The two lawmakers that secretly visited Kabul said Biden's August 31 deadline is needed. They said they previously wanted it extended, but saw that getting everyone out is impossible. They said keeping the deadline means having a "working relationship with the Taliban after our departure." See more stories on Insider's business page. The two lawmakers who made an unannounced trip to Kabul as the US was desperately trying to evacuate people ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Trends, Taliban, New York Times, News UK, Kabul, State Department, Biden, Moulton, Meijer, Seth Moulton, Kabul Airport, White House Pentagon, Cheryl Senter