East African tea producers lobbied their governments to scrap value-added tax on domestic sales to help stimulate prices through increased consumption after higher output pushed auction rates to the lowest in 13 years.
Inadequate defenses and high-level complacency in the British Army led to the success of a 2012 Taliban attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of U.S. Marines, a panel of U.K. lawmakers said.
The U.S. can use at trial inflammatory statements made by an Islamic cleric accused of aiding a deadly attack in Yemen and trying to start a terrorist camp in Oregon, because they show his beliefs, a judge ruled.
Abu Hamza al-Masri, the Islamic cleric accused of aiding an al-Qaeda affiliate’s deadly attack in Yemen and trying to start a terrorist training camp in Oregon, said he plans to testify in his own defense at a trial almost a decade after the U.S. sought his extradition.
Early results of Afghanistan’s presidential election indicate there’ll be a runoff between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, which would further delay the signing of a pact to keep U.S. troops in the country.
This week’s notable deaths included an Oscar-winning child star who kept working into his 90s; one of Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers who stepped down last month to work in the private sector; and a model and U.K. television personality whose punk rocker father staged concerts to raise money for famine relief. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
Hassan Durrani, a New Yorker who claimed to be the rightful heir to the throne of Afghanistan as the son of Amanullah Khan, ruler of the nation when it declared independence from the U.K., has died. He was 83 or 84.