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Taliban Edict Targets ‘Immoral’ Afghan TV Shows Featuring Female Artists

A man walks past the now closed Women’s Affairs Ministry building in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2021. The Taliban set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building. ISLAMABAD —  The Taliban on Sunday ordered television channels in Afghanistan to stop airing soap operas featuring women artists […]

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About 80 thieves ransack department store near San Francisco

Union Square visitors look at damage to the Louis Vuitton store on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, after looters ransacked businesses late Saturday night in San Francisco. (Danielle Echeverria/San Francisco Chronicle via AP) WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — About 80 people, some wearing ski masks and wielding crowbars, ransacked a high-end department store in the San […]

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In Kenosha and beyond, guns become more common on US streets

Protesters confront each other outside the Kenosha County Courthouse, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Kenosha, Wis., during the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, last year. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) As Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted in two killings that […]

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Marchers across France decry violence against women

Women demonstration behind a banner reading “Stop to sexist and sexual violences” Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Paris. Tens of thousands of protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities to demand more government action to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations come amid growing outrage in France over women killed by their partners […]

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Iraq churches rebuilt after jihadist destruction

Churches destroyed during the brutal reign of the Islamic State have been rebuilt by Iraq’s christians. Cymbals, prayers and Chaldean Catholic liturgy resounded on Friday in Mosul’s Saint George monastery, where Iraqi faithful marked the restoration of two churches destroyed by jihadists in their former stronghold. Dozens gathered in one of the monastery’s churches that have been rebuilt in stone six years after the Islamic […]

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Hamas blasts Britain’s plans to designate it a ‘terror’ group

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has called Britain’s plan to designate it as a terrorist group “supporting the aggressor at the expense of the victim” Hamas and other Palestinian factions condemned Priti Patel’s ‘terrorism’ designation [Getty] The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has responded to British Home Secretary Priti Patel’s plans to […]