Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told media on Thursday the move is "a religious order" that all women, including journalists, should obey ...Khadija Ashraf, who used to be managing editor of Bakhtar NewsAgency in Ghazni province, told VOA the restrictions will make life for the few female journalists still in Afghanistan even more difficult ... .
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At present liberal democracy is not only in retreat, it is actually under siege. Think tanks like Freedom House have confirmed that we are now in the 16th year of consecutive decline in global freedom, assuming of course that democracy is the political system that provides the highest degree of freedom ... .
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Is Vladimir Putin losing the information war with Ukraine?. Well, it depends on who you ask. It’s never easy to measure such things, but here are a few numbers. While 141 countries in the UN voted to condemn Russia’s aggression, the number of African, Middle Eastern and South American countries who have imposed sanctions on Russia is 0 ... ... .
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CongresswomanAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she once feared she would need to undergo an abortion after being sexually assaulted, saying it left her feeling “horrified” and “really alone” but that she “at least had a choice”.
The UK's dispute with the European Union over Northern Ireland trade risks undermining Western unity amid the Ukraine war, a senior US official says. Derek Chollet told the BBC the US hoped the row over Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trade deal could be resolved ... US concern ... The basics. Read more. Guide to the Brexit border problem ... Features ... .
“The energy security issue plays an important role for us. Germany will develop its infrastructure to be in a position to import liquefied gas by ship,” Scholz told journalists at a joint news conference with Qatari EmirSheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Berlin... .
Russia reported that another human body had been found washed ashore on Kunashiri island, part of the disputed Northern Territories, Japan Coast Guard officials said on May 20. The Coast Guard is trying to gather information on the identity of the person, who was likely one of the passengers of the sunken Kazu I tour boat ... .
COLOMBO. Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and vowed the government will buy enough fertiliser for the next planting season to boost productivity ... "I sincerely urge everyone to accept the gravity of the ... situation." ... P ... Looking for Something? ... .
LONDON. Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram has found herself in hot water after being accused of racism for putting on blackface for a “prank.” To celebrate her 39th birthday, Ajram filmed a video of herself walking down the streets of Lebanon’s capital Beirut with her skin darkened by makeup and wearing a dark curly wig to...read full story. .