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‘Major crisis’ ahead in Afghanistan with wages unpaid, services cut: Red Cross

Severe financial shortfalls and the coming of winter could spell a “major humanitarian crisis” for Afghanistan if money isn’t restored to pay for wages and services, especially healthcare, the regional director of the International Federation of the Red Cross said on Thursday. Alexander Matheou said Afghanistan is set to enter an “extremely difficult few months”…

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Pelosi calls Democrats’ major social welfare bill ‘culmination’ of work but stays mum on whether she will retire

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that Democrats’ proposed social welfare bill is the culmination of her work in Congress, but she was mum on whether it would be her swan song legislation. The speaker’s words come as the House is set to vote on the first piece of Democrats’ major legislation when it takes…

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update news>>Canada marks first national holiday for indigenous reconciliation

OTTAWA, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday held its the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honor the lost children and survivors of indigenous schools, following the gruesome discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves at two former schools earlier this year. The so-called residential school system, which operated between 1831 and 1996, removed about 150,000…