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  • ‘Persuasion first, violence later’: the Taliban’s new vice and virtue approach 19 Settembre 2021
    In his first interview with western media, Kandahar’s enforcer promises that things will be different from the brutal 1990sMawlawi Mohammad Shebani is officially in charge of policing morals throughout Kandahar, the Taliban heartland of southern Afghanistan.He is newly appointed head of the provincial office for the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice, a title […]
    Emma Graham-Harrison and Abdul Rauf Wafa in Kandahar
  • Australia Covid live news update: Victoria roadmap revealed; NSW says restrictions to ease in western Sydney and pools to reopen 19 Settembre 2021
    7.21am BST The full Porter statement runs to about 1,600 words. The now-former minister has launched an extensive attack on the ABC – against whom he launched and then ended a defamation action.Thousands of ordinary people contacted me, expressing disgust at what the ABC had done. Even though I suspected action against the taxpayer-funded broadcaster […]
    Michael McGowan (now) and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)
  • Making waves in the Pacific: how Boris Johnson’s Global Britain went rogue 19 Settembre 2021
    Defence pact with Australia and the US increases chance of confrontation with China and spurs nuclear proliferationLife got a little more dangerous last week. It wasn’t due to the pandemic or the climate crisis. It was entirely the result of the conscious choices of men (and it’s nearly always men) gearing up for war.That’s denied, […]
    Simon Tisdall
  • Can Boris Johnson’s new faces help him deliver on old promises? 19 Settembre 2021
    The Tory leader’s reshuffle was ruthless but the challenge is to create a post-Covid recovery and prove ‘levelling up’ and ‘global Britain’ aren’t mere slogansFor ministers who trooped into Downing Street on Wednesday it was hardly the warmest of welcomes. As the promoted, sacked and sidelined came and went, four armed policemen stared grimly through […]
    Toby Helm and Michael Savage
  • Foreigners taking our jobs? Not much chance of that now 19 Settembre 2021
    Immigration became the big issue in the EU referendum. It’s also why the supermarket shelves are emptyOn the eve of reshuffling his Alexander’s Ragtime Band of cabinet ministers, the prime minister let it be known that he intended to fight the next election “around Brexit”. No doubt this will have come as interesting news to […]
    Wlliam Keegan
  • California recall vote show Trump’s big lie is now Republican playbook 19 Settembre 2021
    Pre-emptively branding as rigged an election you are likely to lose risks turning off GOP voters and undermining democracyIt was a pre-emptive strike against truth by some of the biggest names on the American right wing.Former president Donald Trump warned that the ballot would be “rigged”. The Republican candidate Larry Elder predicted “shenanigans”. The conservative […]
    David Smith in Washington
  • Rasheda Ali: ‘I hope this film tells my dad’s story to a new generation’ 19 Settembre 2021
    Boxing great’s daughter says new Ken Burns documentary for PBS will show how he coped with fame – and used it for social purposesIn February 1964 Muhammad Ali, then 22-year-old Cassius Clay of Louisville, Kentucky, proclaimed for the first time “I am the greatest” before snatching, from Sonny Liston, the first of his three world […]
    Edward Helmore
  • ‘I felt this huge relief’: how antibody injections free the immunosuppressed under Covid 19 Settembre 2021
    FDA emergency authorizations boost use of periodic antibody injections, or PrEP, to complement vaccinationsA proud sports mom, Shantay Brown longs to pack into a crowded stadium for her son’s Ohio State football games and scream her face off over the action on the field. Related: Doctors treating unvaccinated Covid patients are succumbing to compassion fatigue […]
    Benjamin Ryan
  • My husband shows no interest in me and won’t talk about it 19 Settembre 2021
    It’s as if you are in some sort of subconscious prison and I want you to escape, says Philippa PerryThe question I’ve been with my husband for 22 years. Ten years ago, I suffered depression. My doctor said it was nothing and dismissed me.My husband showed no interest in me, we barely talked or had […]
    Philippa Perry
  • The kaiser and the paperweight: how Cecil Rhodes helped inspire the first world war 19 Settembre 2021
    The German monarch’s imperial ambitions were fuelled by the British colonialist – as the story behind a recently discovered relic revealsIt was discovered, dusty and damaged, on a warehouse shelf.Recorded simply as a “paperweight” in the depot inventory, it was just one small piece among 30,000 personal items salvaged from Kaiser Wilhelm II’s palaces more […]
    Daniel Boffey in Doorn


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