The world this week - Politics
Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s president, fled to the United Arab Emirates as Kabul, the Afghan capital, was captured by the insurgents of the Taliban. A chaotic evacuation of Western personnel and some of their Afghan associates followed from Kabul airport, where at least seven people died in the tumult. President Joe Biden defended the decision to withdraw American security forces from the country and blamed the Afghan government for lacking “the will to fight”.
Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysia’s embattled prime minister, resigned after months of political instability and the loss of his parliamentary majority. He remains in office while Malaysia’s king chooses his successor after consulting MPs. Sultan Abdullah said holding a new election during the pandemic would be dangerous.
Tropical Storm Grace drenched Haiti, slowing efforts to rescue survivors of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck on August 14th. The death toll rose to more than 2,000, a number likely to increase further. The quake was stronger than the one estimated to have killed more than 200,000 people in 2010.
Peru’s foreign minister, Héctor Béjar, resigned after videos surfaced of him claiming the CIA, America’s intelligence agency, backed the Shining Path, a communist insurgency. Critics say Mr Béjar was one of several radical, inexperienced ministers chosen by the left-wing president, Pedro Castillo, who narrowly won an election in June. Mr Castillo must select a new foreign minister by the end of the month, when Congress will vote on whether to accept his cabinet.
A tumult of feelings inside her fought for supremacy.
Embattled president Bashar al-Assad took the time to gloat.
3.surfaced of 浮出水面的
But a few days later a video surfaced of Mr Galliano engaged in similar behaviour.
4.narrowly win 以微弱的优势获胜
He narrowly won elections last spring but failed to form a government.