Most UN Security Council members demand Taliban rescind decrees seriously oppressing women and girls

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than two-thirds of the U.N. Security Council’s members demanded Monday that the Taliban rescind all policies and decrees oppressing and discriminating against women and girls, including banning girls education above the sixth grade and women’s right to work and move freely. read more...

Pakistani ex-Premier Nawaz Sharif’s daughter takes over top provincial post. Rivals boycott her

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The eldest daughter and close aide of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday became the country’s first-ever female chief minister in eastern Punjab province. Her rivals accused authorities of nepotism and boycotted the session of the provincial assembly. read more...

Here’s how Trump won in South Carolina — and what it could mean for his chances in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump won over South Carolina Republicans as the candidate who voters believe can win in November, keep the country safe and will stand up and fight for them as president. read more...

Taliban hold public execution for 2 men, who are killed by gunfire in a stadium as thousands watch

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban carried out a double public execution Thursday at a stadium in the country’s southeast, where relatives of the victims of stabbing deaths fired guns at two convicted men while thousands of people watched. read more...

Pakistan election: PMLN and PPP reach agreement on coalition government

ISLAMABAD: Two political parties in Pakistan have reached a formal agreement to form a new government following an election mired in controversy. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) will be backed by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in a new administration, they jointly announced. read more...

The US vetoes an Arab-backed UN resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

(NEW YORK) The US has vetoed a resolution at the UN demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after proposing its own draft urging a temporary ceasefire. Washington said the Algerian-proposed resolution would "jeopardise" talks to end the war. read more...

Italy again prosecutes Egypt officials for the 2016 torture and death of Italian student in Cairo

ROME (AP) — Four high-level Egyptian security officials went on trial in absentia before a Rome court on Tuesday, accused in the 2016 abduction, torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student in Cairo. read more...

Israel orders new evacuations in northern Gaza, where UN says 1 in 6 children are malnourished

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel ordered new evacuations from parts of Gaza City on Tuesday, as a study led by the U.N. children’s agency found that one in six children are acutely malnourished in the isolated and largely devastated north of the territory, where the city is located. read more...

As the Ukraine war enters a third year, Putin waits for Western support for Kyiv to wither

(AP) When the invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022, some analysts predicted it might take as few as three days for Russian forces to capture the capital of Kyiv. With the war now entering its third year, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be trying to turn that initial failure to his advantage — by biding his time and waiting for Western support for Ukraine to wither while Moscow maintains its steady military pressure along the front line. read more...

Alexei Navalny, the fiercest foe of Russia’s Putin, has died, Russian authorities say

(AP) Alexei Navalny, the fiercest foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests, died in prison Friday, Russian authorities said. He was 47. read more...

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