The world this week - Politics
Having seized control of Afghanistan, the Taliban told women to stay at home, supposedly for their own safety.
America and other countries advised their citizens not to go to Kabul airport because of the imminent threat of a terrorist attack.
The Taliban warned that there would be “consequences” if American troops remained beyond the evacuation deadline of August 31st.
Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s former president, turned up in the United Arab Emirates.
A group of fighters in the Panjshir Valley continued to resist the new regime.
The World Bank suspended funding to Afghanistan, in part over concerns that the Taliban would interfere with development projects aimed at women.
The IMF has already halted payments to the country.
America and other countries froze almost all of Afghanistan’s $9bn in foreign reserves.
Experts warned of a looming economic crash.
Ismail Sabri Yaakob was sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister following the resignation of the unpopular Muhyiddin Yassin.
Mr Ismail Sabri comes from the same circle of politicians who backed the previous government, which mishandled the pandemic.
He was picked by Malaysia’s king, who wants him to face a vote of confidence in parliament.
Joe Biden nominated Nicholas Burns to be his ambassador to China.
Mr Burns was appointed to a role in the State Department during the presidency of George W. Bush and is a former American ambassador to NATO.
Mr Biden also nominated Rahm Emanuel, a chief of staff under Barack Obama, as ambassador to Japan.
America’s Supreme Court overruled Mr Biden’s decision to allow asylum-seekers at the Mexican border into the United States while their cases are heard.
Mr Biden had suspended an order from Donald Trump that directed the asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico.
The court said the order must be reinstated, because Mr Biden’s action was probably “arbitrary and capricious”.
1.turn up 出现；发生；发现
They finally turned up at nearly midnight.
2.interfere with 干扰，干涉；妨碍；触动或弄坏
I try not to let work interfere with my personal life.
3.be sworn in as 宣誓就任...
Mary Robinson was formally sworn in as Ireland's first woman president.
He was accused of being capricious and undemocratic.