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To protect Afghan girls, UN panel urges conditions on aid

Sep. 24, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Aid to Afghanistan should be made conditional to ensure the protection of women’s rights and access to education under the rule of the Taliban government, a panel of high-level speakers said at the United Nations on Friday. Since...

Its relevance at stake, UN reaches toward a new generation

Sep. 24, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

At the United Nations this week, the pandemic-era rules of engagement for General Assembly week are strict. Entourage sizes are tightly regulated, and there are no exceptions for kings, presidents or other “excellencies.” Yet somehow, in the middle of it all, the U.N. made room to fully...

The Latest: Taliban fire director of Afghan cricket board

Sep. 20, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have sacked the executive director of Afghanistan’s cricket board. Hamid Shinwari posted on his official Facebook page Monday he had been fired by Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban’s new Interior Minister Sirajuddin...

UN envoy: World must prevent Afghanistan economic collapse

Sep. 09, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Afghanistan urged the world Thursday to unite to prevent the collapse of the Afghan economy, to address fears that the Taliban’s Islamic state may spread to its neighbors, and to fight terrorism. Deborah Lyons warned...

Indian police rescue 17 children employed illegally

Aug. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police accompanied by activists from a children’s rights group raided automobile repair shops on the edge of the Indian capital on Thursday and removed 17 children who were employed illegally. Activists from Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save the...

Chelsea Clinton plans full year of 'She Persisted' books

Aug. 13, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton has a full schedule of books coming in 2022. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is continuing her popular “She Persisted” children's series with “She Persisted in Science:...

Pro-democracy, women's rights activists to get Liberty Medal

Jul. 20, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and a Saudi women's rights activist will be presented the Liberty Medal later this year. The National Constitution Center announced Tuesday that the annual award will be presented Sept. 21 to Jimmy Lai and Loujain...

Today in History

Jul. 12, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2021. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced his choice...