Thousands of Afghan families flee fighting in former Taliban bastion

More than 22,000 Afghan families have fled from their homes to escape fighting in the former Taliban bastion of Kandahar, officials said Sunday, as authorities arrested four suspected insurgents over this week's rocket attack on Kabul. The authorities meanwhile announced they had arrested four men they said belonged to the Taliban, accusing them of carrying out this week's rocket attack on Kabul.

Coronavirus: as Malaysia’s contract doctors prepare for day-long strike, who is to blame for their woes?

As Malaysia's health system heaves under the weight of a Covid-19 daily caseload that remains stubbornly high, thousands of young contract doctors like Anthony John are volunteering at virus response centres to ease the pressure off counterparts with permanent jobs. The task at hand is grim, with these centres and hospitals operating at near capaci...