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IHC directs FO to help Aafia Siddiqui's family visit her in the US

Dawn 25 Jun 2022
Aafia — a US citizen of Pakistani origin — was convicted by a US court in 2010 on charges of shooting at US army and FBI officers while in custody in Afghanistan and was sentenced to 86 years imprisonment ... Both US and Pakistani officials, however, claim that she was arrested in Afghanistan.
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Afghan escape relatives barred from UK family reunions

Arab News 25 Jun 2022
When Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last year, the UK government told refugees that their family members would be allowed to join them once they were evacuated ... The Home Office said that the 6,500 evacuees from Afghanistan who were unable to travel with their relatives would be given “options” for rejoining them “in due course.”.
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It Feels Like 1979 Again

The Atlantic 25 Jun 2022
Biden faces a far greater foreign-policy challenge in 2022 than Carter faced in his last two years in office. The December 1979 invasion of Afghanistan was a huge Soviet mistake, and one that would help bring about the end of the U.S.S.R., but it did not directly threaten the United States.
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A two-tier system for refugees?

The Irish Times 25 Jun 2022
Sir, – Sinead Gibney’s article on the contrasting treatment of asylum seekers fails to mention that the most significant difference between those fleeing the Ukraine and those fleeing Somalia, Syria, or Afghanistan is not race or religion, but gender.
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U.N. seeks urgent funding as Afghan quake death toll rises

Kyodo 24 Jun 2022
The United Nations on Thursday called for urgent funding to assist people affected by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck Afghanistan a day earlier and killed hundreds of people. At least 755 people have been killed and nearly 1,500 injured in the Paktika and Khost provinces of eastern Afghanistan, according to the U.N.
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India flies tons of essentials to quake-rocked Afghanistan

Yahoo Daily News 24 Jun 2022
The supplies total 27 tons delivered over two flights to Afghanistan's capital Kabul, where the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Afghan Red Crescent Society will coordinate its distribution, a ministry statement said Friday ... withdrawal from Afghanistan last year.
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Women, girls 'are being written out of society' by Taliban, experts warn Security Council

Beijing News 24 Jun 2022
"Women are collectively being written out of society in a way that is unique in the world," said Ramiz Alakbarov, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and officer-in-charge for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), briefing the Council via video-teleconference.
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Afghanistan earthquake victims face struggles getting aid

Fox31 Denver 24 Jun 2022
Direct Relief says it has offered the World Health Organization’s Afghanistan office emergency medicines and supplies needed for trauma care. The WHO Afghanistan office tweeted that its teams have already reached a hospital in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, near the epicenter of ...
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Aga Khan Development Network Sends Relief Aid to the Quake-Hit in South-East Afghanistan

Khaama Press 24 Jun 2022
... affected by the fatal and devastatingly powerful earthquake in south-eastern provinces of Afghanistan. In a recent statement, released on 23rd June, the AKDN’s Diplomatic Office in Afghanistan, expressed its “deepest condolences and sorrow to the people of Afghanistan.”.
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Afghanistan earthquake: India sends team to help

The New Arab 24 Jun 2022
The embassy has been vacant since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August ... India's envoys have met previously with Taliban representatives in Doha, the capital of Qatar, where they have an office and where many countries have moved their Afghanistan embassies.
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Devastating Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan As Taliban Calls For International Help

Huffington Post 24 Jun 2022
An elder in Khost, Afghanistan, reacts to the devastation after an earthquake shook the country on June 22, 2022 ... Afghanistan's Women Tell The West After Withdrawal'We Witnessed Mariupol's Agony And Fled A Russian Hit List'Boris Johnson Stands By Foreign Office Chief Criticised Over Afghanistan Withdrawal.
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Local View: Still too soon to heal

Lincoln Journal Star 24 Jun 2022
In person, this would be done over tea, or they would say in Afghanistan, chai ... Hannan, who has recently escaped Afghanistan, had something to tell me ... A shadow government will often mimic a legitimate government in a theater such as Afghanistan ... Being a part of some of the last standing government forces in Afghanistan, Hannan faced questions.
photo: AP / Ebrahim Nooroozi
Afghans stand among destruction after an earthquake in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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'What do we do when another disaster hits?' Afghans face crises on all fronts after quake kills 1,000

CNN 24 Jun 2022
... of Afghanistan ... Humanitarian aid is excluded from sanctions, but there are impediments, according to draft remarks by Martin Griffiths, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), ahead of a UN Security Council in the situation in Afghanistan.
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1st District US House race marked by threats, strong rhetoric, hopefuls say

Ogden Standard Examiner 24 Jun 2022
we will put up 3 for every one you take down,” wrote Badger, who previously worked as a civilian intelligence officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency and was stationed for a time in Afghanistan ... My job in Afghanistan was to track terrorist networks ... My job in Afghanistan was to track terrorist networks.
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Afghan boys site near their damaged house that was destroyed in an earthquake in the Spera District of the southwestern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the country's deadliest quakes in decades, the state-run news agency reported.
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Taliban ask for aid as over 1,000 die in huge earthquake in Afghanistan

Irish Independent 23 Jun 2022
The UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Afghanistan, said Spera in Khost, and Barmala, Ziruk, Naka and Gayan districts in Paktika were the worst hit.UN and aid agencies “have been requested to support the de facto disaster management authority in ...

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