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ILO Calls for Greater Protection of Homeworkers

ILO calls for greater protection of homeworkers

GENEVA – The International Labor Organization (ILO) has called for greater protection of homeworkers, who have increased in the face of the impact for Covid-19. In its report “Working from home from invisibility to decent work”, UN agency shows that this group does not have the same level of protection …

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UK Calls for Urgent End to Violence in Afghanistan

UK calls for urgent end to violence in Afghanistan

KABUL – Ian Collard, British Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan Thursday issued a New Year message, calling for an urgent end to violence in Afghanistan. He stated that the Afghan people have been victims of the high level of violence and targeted attacks on human rights activists, journalists, and government workers …

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Brexit Trade Talks in ‘A Serious Situation’: Boris Johnson

Brexit Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson

LONDON – Talks to reach a post-Brexit trade deal are in a “serious situation”, Boris Johnson said after a call with European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. He warned that “time is running out” and that a no-deal scenario is “very likely” unless the EU’s position changes “substantially”. Von …

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Britain to Support ANDSF With £70 Million Next Year

Britain to support ANDSF with 70 million next year

KABUL – The British Embassy in Kabul has announced that the country is committed to supporting Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) with £70 million next year. The British embassy in a press statement on Tuesday said that London pledged its support for the ANDSF at the general meeting …

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US, UK Say Intra-Afghan Talks Should Begin Immediately

US, UK Say Intra-Afghan talks Should Start Immediately

KABUL – The United States and the United Kingdom have called for intra-Afghan peace talks to begin ‘without delay’. US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has said that he had a phone call with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday to discuss the need for intra-Afghan talks to start without …

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US Vetoes UNSC on Foreign Islamic State Fighters

US vetoes UN Security Council on foreign Islamic State fighters

WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution to prosecute, rehabilitate and reinstate those involved in terrorist-related activities. The country said it had missed a crucial part of the repatriation of foreign fighters from the extremist “Islamic State” group and their families. “The …

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Former Envoy to Turkey Tapped for MI6

Former envoy to Turkey tapped for MI6

LONDON – A former British ambassador to Turkey has been named head of the government’s secret intelligence service (MI6) on Wednesday. Richard Moore, political director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will take up his new position in the fall. He served as the UK envoy to Ankara between January …

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