DIRECT. Afghanistan: Taliban disperses protest, journalists arrested

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12:03 pm : It’s noon, here are the main information for noon:

In Kabul, journalists were arrested by the Taliban during protests against Panchir repression and Pakistani interference. The Taliban fired into the air in front of the Pakistani embassy in the capital to disperse the crowd, but rallies are still ongoing.

France will pay national tribute to Les Invalides on Thursday and “popular” to Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died yesterday in Paris at the age of 88.

The French national team, current world champions, are hoping to be reborn after five consecutive draws with their home tonight in Finland as part of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

12:00 : Among the protesters, many women march in Kabul. “Afghan women want their country to be free. (…) We are tired”, one of the protesters told AFP. Why does the international community remain silent when it sees so many people being killed? “

12:01 : Journalists were arrested by the Taliban during a demonstration against Panchir repression and Pakistani interference in Kabul earlier in the day, according to a local journalist employed by France Televisions. The Taliban notably dispersed a demonstration in front of the Pakistani embassy by shooting into the air.

9:30 am : The Taliban fired several shots into the air in Kabul to stop the protest outside the Pakistani embassy, to denounce Islamabad’s interference in Afghan affairs. Pakistan is close to the Taliban regime, in power since mid-August.

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07:27 : Here’s a first point on Tuesday’s news:

• “Bébel” is dead. One of the last sacred monsters of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo, died in Paris at the age of 88. After 50 years of career, the actor saw his career cut short by a stroke in 2001. France will pay homage to him, said Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot at RTL. “It’s still too early” know how, but “the President of the Republic will fix the contours”, she explained.

Thanks to the drop in the incidence rate in the country, the health pass will no longer be required in malls with more than 20,000 m2 as of Wednesday, except in nine departments that are still in the red, the government announced.

• The Taliban claim control of all of Afghanistan, claiming to have toppled the Panchir Valley. The leader of the local resistance, son of Commander Massoud, called all Afghans to “to stand up for dignity, freedom and prosperity” from the country.

The epidemic situation is improving in Guadeloupe. “The peak of hospitalizations has passed after confinement”, announced the CHU crisis physician, Bruno Jarrige, warning however that “the virus is still there”.

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