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Female NGO workers banned Afghanistan Several NGOs suspend work in Afghanistan following Taliban order banning female employees 

The Taliban also banned women from attending universities and higher educational institutes last week, inviting widespread protests and condemnation

UK forces in Afghanistan UK forces killed between 64 & 135 children in Afghanistan in eight years, says anti-war group 

During this period, the UK acknowledged the death of only 16 children. The report by Action on Armed Violence, an anti-war group, confirms the general trend of NATO countries underreporting the number of civilian casualties caused in their operations abroad

Line 3 ruptures cause 300 million gallons of groundwater to overflow and other stories

Today we look at major ruptures caused during the construction of the Enbridge pipeline in the US, discriminatory treatment of refugees in Europe, and more

US holds talks with President Nicolás Maduro amid energy crisis and other stories

Today we look at the meeting between Venezuelan President Maduro with US officials, the killing of a leader of South Africa’s shack dwellers’ movement, and more

Afghanistan children Nearly 33,000 children have been killed or maimed in Afghanistan since 2005

According to Save the Children, the actual number of children killed in Afghanistan in the last two decades is likely to be much higher as the data does not include victims of starvation, disease and poverty

UN criticized for leaving out Israel and Saudi coalition from list of violators of children’s rights

Despite having verified cases of child right violations, Israel, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and several parties in Afghanistan were not included in this years’ UN report on Children and Armed Conflict

Houthi terrorist designation Human rights groups urge new US administration to reverse Houthi ‘terrorist’ tag

The groups warn that the decision could have serious negative consequences, such as affecting the import and supply of humanitarian goods, medicines, fuel, and other essential items to Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen

COVID cases rise in Afghanistan Afghanistan faces medical emergency as COVID-19 cases rise

Two senior officials in Kunduz province reportedly died due to COVID-19 on June 3. According to observers, the Afghan government does not have adequate testing capacity and tens of thousands of samples are going untested every day

Polio rising in Afghanistan amid COVID Afghanistan records six more polio cases as vaccination drive grinds to a halt

The number of polio cases in Afghanistan has gone up to 11 even as the vaccination drive has been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO has called on countries to not stop regular vaccination drives