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Israeli ambassador protests as Iranian president speaks – as it happened

The United Nations general assembly liveblog is now closed, but please see the following stories to stay on top of the day’s news:Zelenskiy accuses Russia of genocide and urges world leaders to attend peace summitWorld inching ever closer to a great fr…

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Don’t shut the door on Afghans. The people deserve connectivity and all its hope and promise | Nicola Gordon-Smith

Two years to the day, the Taliban seized back control of Afghanistan. Ever since internet access has been limited, which can be vital in garnering support from the worldWestern officials like me watched in despair two years ago on this day when the Tal…

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The world must unite now to halt the Taliban’s repression of Afghan women and girls | Gordon Brown

As we move towards the second anniversary of the extremists retaking power, this denial of education must be addressed Two years of ever-intensifying repression since the Taliban seized power in August 2021 have not dimmed the resilience of girls and w…

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Child marriage in decline – but will take 300 years to eliminate

UN children’s agency welcomes drop in number of underage brides, but warns 12 million girls still getting married each yearThe number of child marriages is declining worldwide, but at too slow a pace for any hope of eliminating the practice this centur…

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UN ready for ‘heartbreaking’ decision to pull out of Afghanistan

Officials say it will leave in May if Taliban cannot be persuaded to let local women work for organisationThe UN is ready to take the “heartbreaking” decision to pull out of Afghanistan in May if it cannot persuade the Taliban to let local women work f…

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