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‘Nothing compensates for the stolen years’: the Afghan women rebuilding shattered dreams in Iran

More than 1,000 days after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, women and girls are reluctantly seeking education elsewhereRelief set in the moment Hasina crossed the border into Iran. For two years, the Taliban barred the 24-year-old medical stude…

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The new world disorder: how the Gaza war disrupted international relations

While the US flounders in a conflict it did not foresee, emerging powers see a chance for new voices to join the top tableNot long ago a picture circulated from inside Gaza showing smoke billowing from the explosion of a US-supplied bomb, and discernib…

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‘They can’t grieve’: families in limbo as Channel boat victims left unidentified

French authorities accused of failing to investigate the fates of refugees who have gone missing at sea while trying to cross by boat to the UK, with families still waiting for news of loved onesLate in the evening of 14 December last year four friends…

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Italian court jails people smuggler over shipwreck that killed at least 94 migrants

Gun Ufuk, 29, sentenced to 20 years in prison over deadly sinking that occurred metres from shoreAn Italian court has sentenced a people smuggler to 20 years in prison for involvement in a shipwreck last year that killed at least 94 migrants.The court …

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Seemingly disparate Middle East conflicts show collective erosion of self-restraint

As pockets of war multiply across region so does the risk that conflict becomes more contagious and intractableOn Thursday morning the Iranian news website Entekhab ran, without irony, the headline: “Taliban call on Pakistan and Iran to show restraint …

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