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Major aid groups suspend work in Afghanistan AS Taliban bar women ☞ NBC News

“Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, the Norwegian Refugee Council and CARE said they cannot effectively reach children, women and men in desperate need in Afghanistan without the women in their workforces. The NGO ban was introduced a day earlier, allegedly because women weren’t wearing the Islamic headscarf correctly.”

Taliban Closes Afghan Universities To Women ☞ The Daily Wire

“So after almost 17 months of banning teenage girls from school. The Taliban decide to BAN women from universities too. Afghanistan is the ONLY country in the world that bans women and girls from going to school & university. This is a crime against humanity & it must not stand,”

IOC warns Afghanistan over women’s sports and Olympics ☞ Japan Today

“The IOC said its support for Afghanistan’s National Olympic Committee will depend on conditions including women being allowed to play sports with ‘safe and inclusive access’ and to take part in sports administration. Afghanistan’s teams for international events must include female athletes who live in the country and not only those based abroad.”

Taliban Defend Ban on VOA, RFE/RL Broadcasts in Afghanistan ☞ VOA

“Repressive governments around the world like this one clearly understand the power of independent media — that is why they spend so much time and effort fighting it,” Bennett said. “We are already exploring alternate transmissions, and we will not let this action deter us.”

Taliban targeting of women may constitute ‘crime against humanity’, UN experts say ☞ The National

“A team of UN experts said on Friday that the latest actions by Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities against women and girls may amount to ‘gender persecution, a crime against humanity’ and should be investigated and prosecuted under international law. In recent months, violations of women and girls’ fundamental rights and freedoms in Afghanistan, already the most severe and unacceptable in the world, have sharply increased,’ read the statement.”

Amnesty: Taliban crackdown on rights is ‘suffocating’ women ☞ AP News

“Amnesty said the Taliban have also decimated protections for those facing domestic violence, detained women and girls for minor violations and contributed to a surge in child marriages. The report also documented the torture and abuse of women arrested by the Taliban for protesting against restrictions.”

Taliban hard-liners turning back the clock in Afghanistan ☞ AP News

“Girls have been banned from going to school beyond the sixth grade, women are barred from boarding planes if they travel unaccompanied by a male relative. Men and women can only visit public parks on separate days and the use of mobile telephones in universities is prohibited. It doesn’t stop there.”

9,000 Americans remain stranded in Afghanistan, according to a new Senate report ☞ TheBlaze

At the time, officials in the Biden administration told the public that just over 100 American citizens were left in Afghanistan. In October 2021, the State Department said that there were 363 Americans stranded under the Taliban. Now, according to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, it appears that the United States government left as many as 9,000 Americans in Afghanistan following America’s August withdrawal.

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"Police got a tip that he was at the Dallas World Aquarium on Thursday near animal exhibits. Officers spotted him getting onto a DART train and caught up to him on Pacific Avenue. He was taken to police headquarters for questioning."
Feb 3, 2023
"A senior defense official told Pentagon reporters that the U.S. has 'very high confidence' it is a Chinese high-altitude balloon and it was flying over sensitive sites to collect information. One of the places the balloon was spotted was Montana, which is home to one of the nation’s three nuclear missile silo fields at Malmstrom Air Force Base."
Feb 2, 2023
“'The restoration of the services of Wikipedia will be reconsidered subject to blocking / removal of the reported unlawful contents. PTA is committed to ensuring a safe online experience for all Pakistani citizens according to local laws,' the regulator said. The regulator did not elaborate on what content it had asked Wikipedia to remove."
Feb 2, 2023
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Feb 2, 2023
The Austrian Foreign Ministry has announced the expulsion of four Russian diplomats for what it said were actions incompatible with their diplomatic status, adding that they must leave the country."
Feb 2, 2023
"But officials said Wednesday that an investigation found some of the animals in the zoo's collection had allegedly been sold off, traded or eaten under Nava's orders."
Feb 2, 2023
"Kids and adults cheerfully waited for Fred to appear at an annual event in Val-d’Espoir, Quebec, on Thursday, before event organizer Roberto Blondin announced the stubby burrower’s demise. Fred, 9, was found dead overnight and Blondin said he might have passed away late last year during hibernation."
Feb 2, 2023
"James Gordon Meek, a former Emmy-winning producer at ABC News, made headlines last year when he disappeared following an FBI raid on his home...Speculation at the time was that the raid was connected to his reporting on the 2017 Pentagon coverup of the deaths of four US special forces soldiers following an ambush by ISIS militants in Nigeria;"
Feb 1, 2023
“There is no difference in having stolen the data — I mean, a computer shop owner who Hunter Biden gave a laptop to fix, who stole his data, which to me has been incredible from the very beginning that has not been the bigger story. This is the equivalent of hacking into somebody. And to celebrate this and say there’s no problem, I’ve never understood it, and I think it’s a really dangerous path for the GOP to go down.”
Feb 1, 2023
"Since President Nayib Bukele asked the country's congress to approve a state of exception in March, the police and army have arrested more than 62,000 suspected gang members and their collaborators."
Feb 1, 2023
"The vacant house had been the subject of a previous investigation involving exotic animals being kept at the location, police said. Animal feces and a room containing pigeons were found at the house, police said. The monkeys were inside a closet in another bedroom. A water jug containing dead fish and several domestic cats were also found inside the residence."
Feb 1, 2023
"At no time did anyone from An’s group enter an alley to pay off an officer, Atchayon said, citing the video footage. However, following that news conference, several Thai media outlets published stories saying that the officers in question had admitted to an unnamed source that they did ask An’s group for money on the night in question."
Feb 1, 2023
"It emerged that the baby did not have a ticket, and the couple headed off to board the flight -- leaving their child behind on the airline check-in counter."
Feb 1, 2023
The capsule – which could fit onto a 10 cent piece – came loose during transportation from north of the Pilbara mining town of Newman to the Perth suburb of Malaga earlier in January. Despite its size, the capsule – containing the radioactive material Caesium-137 – is capable of emitting the same radiation as one would receive sitting through 10 X-rays in an hour."
Feb 1, 2023
"The dodo is the third animal along with the mammoth and Tasmanian tiger, that Colossal Biosciences hopes to bring back from the dead."
Feb 1, 2023
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