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The era of emotional support pigs and peacocks on airplanes is about to end as the Department of Transportation ruled Wednesday that dogs are the only animals defined as service animals. “The final rule announced today addresses concerns raised by individuals with disabilities, airlines, flight attendants, airports, other aviation transportation stakeholders, and other members of the public, regarding service animals on aircraft.”Emotional support animals are no longer considered service animals, but the ruling still requires airlines to allow dogs that are psychiatric service animals. Passengers and airlines have been scrapping about the issue for years, as customers have flown with emotional support peacocks, pigs and turkeys. Download the NBC News app for breaking newsDelta said the decision came after employees reported increased acts of aggression from service and support animals that do not typically occur with properly trained service animals. Though the company did note that miniature horses that have been "properly trained as service animals" could be an exception to the hooves policy.
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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar September 12, 2020. “A joint working committee was tasked to prepare the draft topics for the agenda (of peace talks),” a joint statement from both sides said. A U.S.-backed government has held power in Afghanistan since then, although the Taliban have control over wide areas of the country. TRUMP WANTS OUTUnder a February deal, foreign forces are to leave Afghanistan by May 2021 in exchange for counter-terrorism guarantees from the Taliban. A European Union diplomat familiar with the process said both sides had kept some contentious issues aside to deal with separately.
Persons: ” Nader Nadery, Ashraf Ghani’s, Sediq Sediqqi, Zalmay Khalilzad, ” Khalilzad, Osama bin Laden, Donald Trump, Trump, Heiko Maas, Afghanistan Deborah Lyons, Organizations: Taliban, Reuters, Twitter, Special, TRUMP, U.S, German, UN Locations: KABUL, United States, Doha, Qatar, Ghazni, Kabul, U.S, Afghanistan, Union
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan government and Taliban representatives said on Wednesday they had reached a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war welcomed by the United Nations and Washington. The agreement lays out the way forward for further discussion and is considered a breakthrough because it will allow negotiators to move on to more substantive issues, including talks on a ceasefire. In Afghanistan, the two sides are still at war, with Taliban attacks on government forces continuing unabated. A U.S.-backed government has held power in Afghanistan since then, although the Taliban have control over wide areas of the country. Under a February deal, foreign forces are to leave Afghanistan by May 2021 in exchange for counter-terrorism guarantees from the Taliban, including negotiating a permanent ceasefire and a power-sharing formula with the Afghan government.
Persons: ” Nader Nadery, Zalmay Khalilzad, , Afghanistan Deborah Lyons, Ashraf Ghani, Osama bin Laden Organizations: United Nations, Washington, Reuters, Twitter, Special, UN Locations: KABUL, Doha, Qatar, United States, Afghanistan, U.S
The agreement comes after months of talks in Doha, the capital of Qatar, encouraged by the United States, despite the ongoing violence. A ceasefire remains the most urgent demand of international capitals and Kabul, even after the Taliban refused one during the preliminary stages of talks. “(The agreement) is a step forward towards beginning the negotiations on the main issues, including a comprehensive ceasefire as the key demand of the Afghan people,” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi, said on Twitter, quoting the Afghan leader. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar September 12, 2020. A European Union diplomat familiar with the process said both sides had kept some contentious issues aside to deal with separately.
Persons: ” Nader Nadery, Ashraf Ghani’s, Sediq Sediqqi, Mike Pompeo, al, Zalmay Khalilzad, ” Khalilzad, Osama bin Laden, Donald Trump, Trump, Heiko Maas, Organizations: Reuters, Twitter, Taliban, Special, TRUMP, U.S, German Locations: KABUL, United States, Doha, Qatar, Kabul, al Omari U.S, Pakistan, U.S, Afghanistan, Union
The U.S. Soccer Federation reached a settlement on working conditions with the U.S. women’s soccer team in a gender-discrimination lawsuit filed by the World Cup champions. The settlement does not address pay inequity after a judge ruled in May that the suit could only continue if it focused on working condition inequities between the U.S. women’s soccer team and the U.S. men’s soccer team. Alex Morgan celebrates scoring the 12th goal for the United States against Thailand in the Women's World Cup in France on June 11, 2019. More: https://t.co/qSenD2fV8T pic.twitter.com/MvC7mTr6tp — U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) December 1, 2020The U.S women’s soccer team has won four FIFA Women's World Cup titles since the competition’s founding in 1991 and are the international tournament’s defending champions after winning a second consecutive title last year in France. The U.S men’s national team has not won a FIFA World Cup title in the tournament's 90-year history.
Persons: Alex Morgan, Christian Hartmann, Molly Levison, , , ” Megan Rapinoe, Samantha Mewis, Richard Heathcote, Cindy Parlow Cone, , ” Cone, Jamie Wine, Wine, Cindy Parlow, qSenD2fV8T, MvC7mTr6tp, Judge R, Gary Klausner, Klausner Organizations: U.S . Soccer Federation, U.S, World, Central, Central District of, soccer, U.S Soccer Federation, USSF, Getty, Soccer, Women’s National Team, . Soccer, FIFA, U.S men’s Locations: U.S, Central District, Central District of California, United States, Thailand, France, Netherlands, Lyon
The owner of an events company says his four-day swingers convention in New Orleans held last month has been tied to 41 new coronavirus infections. Hannaford wrote that the company has reached out to attendees to urge them to get tested and conducted “very aggressive” contact tracing. It’s unclear exactly how many of the convention’s 300 attendees have tested positive. to admit that we do not have the answers,” Hannaford wrote in his blog. A spokesperson for the city of New Orleans confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday that the Naughty Events convention did not have a permit.
Persons: Bob Hannaford, Hannaford, ” Hannaford, John Bel Edwards Organizations: NBC, NBC News, Louisiana Gov Locations: New Orleans, Orleans, U.S, Louisiana
Opinion | A Responsible Withdrawal From Afghanistan
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( The Editorial Board | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
For years, the stalemate in Afghanistan has left American officials torn between two bad options: Prop up a corrupt, hopelessly divided Afghan government indefinitely or admit defeat and go home, leaving the country to its fate. At 19 years and counting, the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan is already the longest war in American history. But the speed of the withdrawal and whether any residual force will be left behind to carry out counterterrorism operations remain open questions. In February, it struck a deal with the Taliban to withdraw American forces from the country within 14 months. Some Hazaras fear the Taliban are simply going through the motions of peace talks until U.S. forces leave.
Persons: Trump, Al, Al Qaeda’s, Ayman al, Biden, Ashraf Ghani Organizations: Taliban Locations: Afghanistan, U.S, Al Qaeda, Doha, Qatar, Islam
Afghanistan car bombing kills at least 30 security force personnel
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
KABUL (Reuters) - A car bombing in the Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members on Sunday, officials said, and casualties could increase given the intensity and location of the blast. Afghan National Army soldiers keep watch outside of a military compound after a car bomb blast on the outskirts of Ghazni city, Afghanistan November 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mustafa AndalebBaz Mohammad Hemat, director of the provincial hospital in Ghazni, said 30 bodies and 24 injured people had been transported there. The blast targeted a compound of the public protection force, a wing of the Afghan security forces, local officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, when contacted by Reuters, did not confirm or deny responsibility.
Persons: Mustafa Andaleb Baz Mohammad Hemat, , Tariq Arian, Zabihullah Mujahid, Gul Islam Syaal, Haji Ata Jan Haqbayan Organizations: Afghan National Army, REUTERS, Reuters, Taliban Locations: KABUL, Afghanistan’s, Ghazni, Ghazni city, Afghanistan, Qatari, Doha, Zabul
Foreign donors make Afghan aid pledges with tougher conditions
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
REUTERS/Omar SobhaniDozens of nations, international institutions and the European Union combined to pledge billions in aid for Afghanistan at the conference in Geneva. But many, including the United States and Germany, slapped strict conditions on future funding and some committed for just the next year - departing from four-year pledges made in the past. “We’re pleased to pledge today $300 million...with the remaining $300 million available as we review progress in the peace process,” U.S. The United States has contributed roughly $800 million a year in civilian aid in recent years. France pledged 88 million euros ($104.20 million) and Canada 270 million Canadian dollars ($206.66 million).
Persons: Omar Sobhani, “ We’re, David Hale, Hale, , , Josep Borrell Organizations: United, REUTERS, European Union, Diplomats, State, Political, Qatari, Doha, Taliban, Britain Locations: GENEVA, United States, Afghanistan, Kabul, Geneva, Germany, U.S, Bamyan, Brussels, EU, Britain, Canada
GENEVA (Reuters) - Foreign donors pledged a projected $12 billion in civilian aid to Afghanistan over the next four years at a conference on Tuesday, but many made it conditional on protecting human rights and making progress on peace talks in a major shake-up for the country’s economy. The United States said it had pledged $300 million in civilian aid to Afghanistan next year and would make available another $300 million based on progress in peace talks. “We stand ready to support Afghanistan and to that end we’ve made available $600 million for civilian assistance needs in 2021. The United States has contributed roughly $800 million a year in civilian aid in recent years. The European Union pledged 1.2 billion euros ($1.43 billion)over four years but emphasised aid was conditional.
Persons: Omar Sobhani Ville, We’re, David Hale, Hale, , Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Omar Joya, , Josep Borrell Organizations: REUTERS, Diplomats, United, State, Political, The United, Qatari, Doha, Taliban, Reuters, Biruni Institute, European Union Locations: GENEVA, Afghanistan, Kabul, United States, U.S, Geneva, The United States, Germany, Bamyan, EU
Many donors also put strict conditions on future funding and some officially committed for just the next year. The United States pledged $600 million in civilian aid to Afghanistan next year but made half of it conditional on progress in peace talks. “We’re pleased to pledge today $300 million...with the remaining $300 million available as we review progress in the peace process,” U.S. The European Union pledged 1.2 billion euros ($1.43 billion)over four years on Tuesday but emphasised aid was conditional. France pledged 88 million euros ($104.20 million) and Canada 270 million Canadian dollars ($206.66 million).
Persons: Omar Sobhani Ville, “ We’re, David Hale, Hale, , , Josep Borrell Organizations: REUTERS, United, Diplomats, State, Political, Qatari, Doha, Taliban, European Union, Britain Locations: GENEVA, Afghanistan, Kabul, United States, U.S, Germany, Bamyan, Brussels, EU, Britain, Canada
U.N. chief calls for Afghan ceasefire and inclusive peace
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo MunozGENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Tuesday for an “immediate, unconditional ceasefire” in Afghanistan to create a conducive environment for Doha peace talks with the Taliban. “An inclusive process, in which women, young people and victims of conflict are meaningfully represented, offers the best hope of sustainable peace,” Guterres told an Afghanistan conference in Geneva. “Progress toward peace will contribute to the development of the entire region, and is a vital step towards the safe, orderly and dignified return of millions of displaced Afghans.”
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Eduardo Munoz, ” Guterres, Organizations: United Nations, U.N, REUTERS, Eduardo Munoz GENEVA, Doha, Locations: New York City , New York, U.S, Afghanistan, Geneva
(Reuters) - Afghanistan faces funding cuts and tighter restrictions on vital aid from an international donor conference this week, marking further challenges for a nation torn by two decades of war and now ravaged by COVID-19. The strategy aims to protect the peace talks and prod the Afghan government to improve allocation, they said. Donors at the last conference, in Brussels in 2016, pledged $15.2 billion for 2017 to 2020, or $3.8 billion a year. The peace talks in the Qatari capital Doha have stalled and the Taliban refuses to call a ceasefire. But senior diplomats told Reuters that a breakthrough was expected in the peace talks after the donor conference.
Persons: Trump, ” Trump, , Ashraf Ghani, ” Naser Sidiqee, Ghani’s Organizations: Reuters, Bank, Pentagon, Qatari, Doha, U.S, Western Locations: Afghanistan, COVID, Geneva, Kabul, Brussels, Western, Britain, U.S
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with a Taliban delegation hours after mortar shells slammed into different parts of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on Saturday, killing at least eight people. The mortar barrage came as Pompeo was preparing to meet with representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban, who are holding talks in the Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar, though progress has been slow. Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan government's chief negotiator in peace talks, condemned Saturday's attack in a tweet calling it a "cowardly" act. Members of Taliban's peace negotiation team met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Qatari capital Doha, on Saturday. There have been calls for a cease-fire if peace talks in Doha are to continue.
Persons: Mike Pompeo, Tariq Arian, Pompeo, Zabihullah Mujahid, Akbar Khan, Abdullah Abdullah, Saturday's, Patrick Semansky, Christopher Miller, Miller, Donald Trump's, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg Organizations: Taliban, NBC News, ISIS, SITE Intelligence Group, NBC, Iranian Embassy, Qatari, Doha, Getty, The U.S, Pentagon, U.S, Capitol, NATO, United, Associated Press Locations: Kabul, Arabian, Qatar, Iranian, AFP, Qatar's, Doha, Afghanistan, U.S, Iraq, United States
Keene said her son feared an apocalypse, or zombie invasion, and asked to be kept in a room with no windows. “I sort of joke that like, possibly my son was the only person actually having a sane reaction,” Keene said. “I was like, ‘Well, you could call it a mental health crisis or you could call it sane.’”A home bursts into flames from the Shady Fire as it approaches Santa Rosa, Calif., on Sept. 28, 2020. That is a way saying the more bad stuff that happens to you, the greater the odds are that you will develop serious mental health problems,” Taylor said. The wildfire caused the evacuation of 40,000 residents, killing four people and five are still missin.
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Rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, at least eight killed
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
KABUL (Reuters) - Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 31, police officials said. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said at least eight civilians had been killed in the attack and 31 wounded. A picture of a young brother and sister, whom officials said were killed in their home, was widely shared on Facebook. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to Qatar on Saturday to meet with an Afghan delegation and Taliban negotiators. Early this month, several gunmen stormed Kabul University campus and killed at least 35, most of them students and wounded more than 50.
Persons: Tariq Arian, Arian, , Mike Pompeo Organizations: Ministry of Interior, Facebook, Afghan, Kabul University, Islamic State Locations: KABUL, Afghan, Kabul, Afghanistan, Geneva, Iranian, Qatari, Doha, Qatar
Rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, at least 8 killed
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
KABUL (Reuters) - Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 31, police officials said. An injured man is carried to a hospital after rockets hit residential areas in Kabul, Afghanistan November 21, 2020. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said at least eight civilians had been killed in the attack and 31 wounded. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to Qatar on Saturday to meet with an Afghan delegation and Taliban negotiators. Early this month, several gunmen stormed Kabul University campus and killed at least 35, most of them students and wounded more than 50.
Persons: Omar Sobhani, Tariq Arian, Arian, , Mike Pompeo Organizations: REUTERS, Ministry of Interior, Facebook, Afghan, Kabul University, Islamic State Locations: KABUL, Afghan, Kabul, Afghanistan, Geneva, Iranian, Qatari, Doha, Qatar
Slideshow ( 2 images )This will be Khan’s first visit to Afghanistan since assuming office over two years ago. It is the highest profile visit by a Pakistani official to Kabul since peace talks began between the Taliban and the Afghan government in the Qatari capital of Doha. Mistrust has cloaked relations between the neighbours, due to Pakistan’s covert support for the Taliban during the past two decades. Washington’s special representative for Afghan peace, Zalmay Khalilzad has a made a number of trips to Islamabad to discuss the peace process. “The focus will be mainly on the peace process but we won’t keep our hopes high,” said a source in the Afghan presidential palace.
Persons: Imran Khan, Ashraf Ghani, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Khan, Zalmay Khalilzad, Ghani, Dawa Khan Minapal, , Tariq Arian Organizations: Pakistan’s, Pentagon, United States, Afghan Interior Ministry Locations: KABUL, Kabul, Afghanistan, Qatari, Doha, United, Pakistan, Washington, Islamabad
REUTERS/Omar SobhaniA senior Afghan government official said he was relieved that under U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, the process would likely be clearer and less chaotic. “A Tweet won’t decide the fate of American troops in Afghanistan,” he said. Afghan officials hope some troops will stay beyond May. NO NEW GUIDANCEAshley Jackson, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Armed Groups at the Overseas Development Institute, said the “real issue” was the possibility of delays to the peace process. “While they deal with other urgent priorities, the Afghan peace process hangs in the balance,” she told Reuters.
Persons: Omar Sobhani, Joe Biden, , Trump, Fawzia Koofi, Donald Trump, ” Koofi, Ashley Jackson, Biden Organizations: REUTERS, Afghan, U.S, Reuters, , Taliban, Centre, Groups, Overseas Development Institute, , White, ISIS, Pentagon, State Department, Trump, United Nations, Doha Locations: KABUL, U.S, Afghanistan, Afghan, Kabul, United States, Qatar’s, Al, al Qaeda
Afghan woman shot, blinded, for getting a job
  + stars: | 2020-11-10 | by ( Abdul Qadir Sediqi | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Khatera, 33, an Afghan police woman who was blinded after a gunmen attack in Ghazni province, speaks during an interview in Kabul, Afghanistan October 12, 2020. Slideshow ( 4 images )In recent months, the Taliban have said they will respect women’s rights under Sharia law but many educated women say they have doubts. The insurgent group has opposed a reform to add mother’s names to identity cards, one of the first concrete stances they have revealed on women’s rights as they engage in the peace process. Ghazni’s police spokesman confirmed they believed the Taliban were behind the attack and that Khatera’s father had been taken into custody. “But the main reason is my passion to do a job outside the home.”
Persons: Mohammad Ismail, , , , Samira Hamidi, Khatera Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Amnesty Locations: KABUL, Afghanistan’s, Ghazni, Kabul, Afghanistan, United States, Doha, Qatar
Israel Peace Deal Shakes Sudan’s Fragile Transition
  + stars: | 2020-10-31 | by ( Nicholas Bariyo | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: +6 min
KAMPALA, Uganda—A U.S.-brokered peace deal with Israel has deepened rifts in Sudan’s fragile transitional government, divisions that are set to delay the implementation of central elements of the agreement and could destabilize a nation still recovering from decades of internal conflict. Sudan and Israel have agreed to reopen respective embassies in Tel Aviv and Khartoum. But in Sudan’s capital, the government dispatched soldiers to quell anti-Israel street protests that erupted after the deal was announced by the White House. President Trump brokered the peace deal that was struck between Sudan and Israel on Oct. 23. As part of the peace deal, the U.S., Israel and the United Arab Emirates pledged to send $50 million worth of wheat to Sudan as humanitarian aid.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded to an incident at Doha Airport where more than 18 women were subjected to compulsory intimate medical exams after a newborn was found abandoned in a trash can. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Kristie Lu Stout Organizations: Doha Airport, CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports
But after Karsten Warholm ran the second-fastest 400m hurdles in history earlier this year, the Norwegian couldn't help but ponder what could have been. "I was really, really happy of course with the race in itself. Young's world record, set at the Barcelona Olympics, has stood for 28 years, the longest-standing record in men's track running. "I think in 400m hurdles we are in for a real treat because everybody wants this right now. "I'm all in for the 400m hurdles," he says when asked if he'd consider taking on other events in the future.
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What a shot! 26 amazing sports photos
  + stars: | 2020-03-02 | by ( ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +5 min
Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty ImagesParticipants dressed in historical armor fight during the WMFC Medieval fighting championship in Moscow, Russia, on February 23. Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire/Getty ImagesBen Watson of Great Britain makes a jump during the MX2 race at the FIM MXGP World Championships on March 1 in Winchester, England. The mass-participation ball game has very few rules, is played over two 8-hour periods on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and is believed to have been played annually in Ashbourne since 1667. Eugene Hoshiko/APAmerican Samoa's Nathan Crumpton competes at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, on February 27. Kai-Otto Melau/Getty ImagesGermany's Christopher Grotheer competes in the men's skeleton competition at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, on February 27.
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Official says US, Taliban reach Afghan truce agreement
  + stars: | 2020-02-14 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Tom BrennerA senior U.S.official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect "very soon" and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan. The official said the agreement for a seven-day "reduction in violence" to be followed by the start of all-Afghan peace talks within 10 days is "very specific" and covers the entire country including Afghan forces. The final details were hammered out in recent days by U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban representatives in Doha, Qatar. U.S. officials have brushed aside claims that a Taliban ultimatum forced their hand.
Persons: Donald Trump, Tom Brenner, U.S.official, Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper, Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, Khalilzad, Pompeo, Esper's, Scott Miller Organizations: Bagram Air Base, REUTERS, Taliban, U.S, Afghanistan Zalmay, Republican Locations: U.S, Afghanistan, United States, Munich, Doha, Qatar
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