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Afghan conservative lawmakers block law on women’s rights

Afghan conservative lawmakers block law on women’s rights

May 19, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The fierce opposition highlights how tenuous women’s rights remain a dozen years after the ouster of the hard-line Taliban regime, whose strict interpretation of Islam once kept Afghan women virtual prisoners in their homes. Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women’s […]

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Under pressure Cameron issues EU referendum bill

Under pressure Cameron issues EU referendum bill

May 15, AP – The ruling Conservative Party on Tuesday published a draft bill outlining its plans for an “in/out” referendum on EU membership after Britain’s next general election, if the Tories win again. Under pressure from his Conservatives, Prime Minister David Cameron has brought forward a draft motion pledging a UK referendum on EU […]

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EU lifts Syria oil embargo to provide economic support to the opposition forces

EU lifts Syria oil embargo to provide economic support to the opposition forces

April 23, AP – LUXEMBOURG — The decision will allow for crude exports from rebel-held territory, the import of oil and gas production technology, and investments in the Syrian oil industry, the EU said in a statement. Any export or investment initiatives will be taken in close coordination with the leaders of the Syrian opposition, […]

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