Scientists Build Embryo-Like Structures From Human Stem Cells

Research on human embryos is vital to understanding the earliest stages of human development. Currently, this research is conducted on surplus embryos willingly donated by individuals who have undergone in vitro fertilization. Nevertheless, this research is limited by the availability of embryos and strict international ethical time limits on how long an embryo is allowed […]


Top Pakistan Diplomat Details Taliban Plan

Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. And above all, don’t isolate. Those are the pillars of an approach emerging in Pakistan to deal with the fledgling government that is suddenly running the country next door once again — Afghanistan’s resurgent, often-volatile Taliban. Pakistan’s government is proposing that the international community develop a road map that leads […]


Afghanistan’s accession to SCO is not on agenda for objective reasons — Russia’s MFA

MOSCOW, September 23. /TASS/. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is not considering the accession of Afghanistan to the organization for objective reasons, Special Envoy of the Russian President for SCO Affairs Bakhtiyor Khakimov told an online briefing on Thursday. “As for the applications that we have: for example, Afghanistan’s application for the SCO membership. For […]


Armenia, Azerbaijan ‘Not Negotiating’ On Border Demarcation

Armenia and Azerbaijan have still not started negotiations on demarcating their long and contested border, a senior Armenian official said on Thursday. Tensions have run high in recent months at several sections of the border where Azerbaijani troops reportedly advanced a few kilometers into Armenian territory in mid-May. […]


Dems fail to agree on path forward for Biden spending agenda after series of White House meetings

Nearly two dozen congressional Democrats were called to the White House on Wednesday as President Biden steps in to try to help his party reach an agreement on passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill along with his proposed $3.5 trillion social safety net. But lawmakers reported afterward that while they have optimism that a deal could be reached to pass the administration’s agenda, […]