Three foreign aid groups suspend work in Afghanistan after Taliban bars female employees | CNN

Three foreign aid groups suspend work in Afghanistan after Taliban bars female employees | CNN

CNN  —  Three foreign aid groups said Sunday that they were moving to temporarily suspend their operations in Afghanistan after the Taliban barred female employees of non-governmental organizations from coming to work. “We cannot effectively reach children, women and men in desperate need in Afghanistan without our female staff,” aid organizations Save the Children, Norwegian … Read more

Wu Yibing becomes first Chinese man to reach the US Open third round since 1881 | CNN

Wu Yibing becomes first Chinese man to reach the US Open third round since 1881 | CNN

CNN  —  At every stage of this year’s US Open, Wu Yibing has made history. No Chinese man had ever reached the main draw of the US Open in the Open Era until Wu and his compatriot Zhang Zhizhen both qualified for this year’s tournament last week. Wu then became the first Chinese man to … Read more

When China and Saudi Arabia meet, nothing matters more than oil | CNN Business

When China and Saudi Arabia meet, nothing matters more than oil | CNN Business

Hong Kong CNN  —  Chinese leader Xi Jinping is visiting Saudi Arabia this week for the first time in nearly seven years, during which he signed a comprehensive strategic partnership with the world’s largest oil exporter and met leaders from across the Middle East. The visit is a sign that China and the Gulf region … Read more

Defending champion Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka both lose in US Open first round | CNN

Defending champion Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka both lose in US Open first round | CNN

CNN  —  It was a night to forget for two of tennis’ biggest names as Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu both crashed out of the US Open first round on Tuesday. On a rainy night in New York, Osaka was beaten by American Danielle Collins in straight sets – 7-6(5) 6-3 – while defending champion … Read more

Inspired by tough love and true love, Lydia Ko is on top of the world | CNN

Inspired by tough love and true love, Lydia Ko is on top of the world | CNN

CNN  —  Last year, Lydia Ko’s mother joked that she would retire if her daughter made it back into the top three of the women’s golf world rankings – a position the New Zealander hadn’t occupied in over five years. Based on what happened next, it can only be assumed that Ko was desperate to … Read more

Hong Kong finds 90-year-old cardinal guilty over pro-democracy protest fund | CNN

Hong Kong finds 90-year-old cardinal guilty over pro-democracy protest fund | CNN

Hong Kong CNN  —  A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by … Read more

As major powers meet in Asia, the rest of the world is pressed to pick a side | CNN

As major powers meet in Asia, the rest of the world is pressed to pick a side | CNN

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN  —  World leaders are converging in Phnom Penh this weekend for the first in a series … Read more

South Korean phenom Tom Kim matches Tiger Woods historical feat after second PGA Tour win | CNN

South Korean phenom Tom Kim matches Tiger Woods historical feat after second PGA Tour win | CNN

CNN  —  Records tumbled in Tiger Woods’ wake when the prodigious amateur turned professional in 1996 in one of the most breakneck accelerations to the summit that golf has ever seen. So when, 26 years on, a 20-year-old is matching the early feats of the 15-time major winner, it’s probably worth taking notice. Kim “Tom” … Read more

Tunisia’s ‘Minister of Happiness’ Ons Jabeur aims to make more history at Wimbledon | CNN

Tunisia’s ‘Minister of Happiness’ Ons Jabeur aims to make more history at Wimbledon | CNN

CNN  —  Whenever Ons Jabeur steps onto a tennis court, she never plays solely for herself, but for the future generations she hopes to inspire. This Saturday will be no different as Jabeur attempts to become the first Tunisian, first Arab and first African woman to win a grand slam in the Open Era. “Tunisia … Read more