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East of England leaders need more Government support over refugees

Jason Noble, Local Democracy Reporter East of England leaders are seeking more Government support to house refugees fleeing from Afghanistan. The East of England Local Government Association (EELGA) has written to ministers explaining that the region has struggled to secure fair and sustainable funding to offer homes to recent evacuees.

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East of England leaders need more Government support over refugees

Islamic countries to meet on Afghanistan crisis | Al-Araby

Pakistan's foreign minister called on Saturday for a fresh effort to stop neighbouring Afghanistan sliding further into crisis as he announced an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) later this month. The meeting of foreign ministers from Islamic countries will be held in Islamabad on Dec. 19, with delegations from the European Union and the so-called P5 group of the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China also invited.

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Islamic countries to meet on Afghanistan crisis | Al-Araby

Afghanistan: Macron reveals plans for joint European mission

Several European countries are considering opening a joint diplomatic mission in Afghanistan, French President Emmanuel Macron has said. A number of issues had to be resolved - particularly security - for ambassadors to return, Mr Macron said, but he hoped a mission would open soon. This would not amount to a political recognition of the Taliban, he said.

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Afghanistan: Macron reveals plans for joint European mission

Traditional wrestling continues as a Friday fixture in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Through clouds of billowing dust, two men circle each other warily before one plunges forward, grabbing his rival’s clothing and, after a brief struggle, deftly tackling him to the ground. The crowd, arrayed in a circle around them, some sitting on the ground, others standing or clambering onto the backs of rickshaws for a better view in a park in the Afghan capital, erupts in cheers.

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Traditional wrestling continues as a Friday fixture in Kabul

'Missing India factor dents Afghanistan's progress after Taliban takeover'

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 4 (ANI): With Afghanistan facing a severe humanitarian crisis, the Taliban regime is making a big mistake by alienating India, which has for over two decades been assisting the country's progress including humanitarian, civil aviation, telecommunication, transport and education sectors, according to a media report.

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'Missing India factor dents Afghanistan's progress after Taliban takeover'

Afghan judges in Brazil still fear the Taliban

A female judge, Muska, was hiding with her family from newly empowered Taliban militants in Afghanistan when an apparent reading mistake 7,000 miles away helped to drastically change her life. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro opened his nation’s doors to potential refugees from the Asian nation during remarks at the United Nations General Assembly on 21 September .

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Afghan judges in Brazil still fear the Taliban

France evacuates over 300 people from Afghanistan

Paris [France], December 4 (ANI): France has evacuated more than 300 people from Afghanistan, said the French Foreign Ministry. According to the ministry nearly 258 Afghans, 11 French, and about 60 Dutch have been evacuated from Afghanistan, with the assistance of Qatar, Sputnik reported.

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France evacuates over 300 people from Afghanistan

Putin's visit much more important than ever for India-Russia ties, say experts

New Delhi [India], December 4 (ANI): As India gears up to host Vladimir Putin on Monday, experts highlight the significance of the visit of the Russian President for the annual summit between the leaders of both countries, which was postponed last year due to the COVID pandemic, and amid increased speculation about the future of India-Russia ties.

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Putin's visit much more important than ever for India-Russia ties, say experts

France, Europeans working to open joint mission in Afghanistan – Macron

France, Europeans working to open joint mission in Afghanistan – Macron French President Emmanuel Macron wears a face mask as he arrives to deliver a statement with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 1, 2021. Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via REUTERS

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France, Europeans working to open joint mission in Afghanistan – Macron

AP EXCLUSIVE: Afghan judges in Brazil still fear the Taliban

A female judge was hiding from the newly empowered Taliban in Afghanistan when an apparent reading mistake 7,000 miles away changed her life A female judge, Muska, was hiding with her family from newly empowered Taliban militants in Afghanistan when an apparent reading mistake 7,000 miles away helped to drastically change her life.

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AP EXCLUSIVE: Afghan judges in Brazil still fear the Taliban

Karzai calls for inclusive government in Afghanistan to gain international acceptance, recognition

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 4 (ANI): Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai emphasized the significance of inclusive government in Afghanistan calling Loya Jirga (Great Assembly) as a good option to chart its path towards legitimacy. Karzai necessitated the importance of an inclusive government that advocates different aspects of society in Afghanistan, to gain international acceptance and recognition, reported TOLOnews, citing his interview with BBC.

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Karzai calls for inclusive government in Afghanistan to gain international acceptance, recognition

France evacuates over 300 people from Afghanistan

France has carried out an evacuation mission in Afghanistan, taking 258 Afghans as well as 11 French, some 60 Dutch nationals and an unspecified number of people linked to them out of the country, a French foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Friday. The operation was organised with help from Qatar, a ministry statement said.

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France evacuates over 300 people from Afghanistan

Millions of Afghans Facing Crisis of Hunger and Starvation

GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency warns humanitarian needs in Afghanistan are rising to epic proportions as winter sets in and millions of Afghans face a crisis of hunger and starvation. Temperatures in Afghanistan are beginning to plunge below freezing and are expected to drop to minus 25 degrees Celsius.

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Millions of Afghans Facing Crisis of Hunger and Starvation

What Brighton and Sussex councils said about rehoming Afghan refugees

The UK government has previously pledged to rehome 20,000 refugees over a four year period All councils across East and West Sussex pledged their commitment to helping rehome Afghan refugees displaced by conflict in their own country months ago. The Afghan refugee crisis began when the Taliban took hold of Afghanistan in August.

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What Brighton and Sussex councils said about rehoming Afghan refugees

Met Police officer to stand trial over alleged sex attacks on four women

AMetropolitan Police officer is set to go on trial after he was accused of carrying out sex attacks on four women. He has been suspended from duty and faces 20 charges relating to the incidents which occurred between March 2017 and September last year. Carrick, who served with the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, appeared at St Albans Crown Court in Hertfordshire on Friday via video-link from Belmarsh prison.

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Met Police officer to stand trial over alleged sex attacks on four women

India has potential to play significant role in supporting Afghan people, says EU special envoy

New Delhi [India], December 3 (ANI): European Union's special envoy on Afghanistan Tomas Niklasson believes that India has the potential to play a significant role in supporting Afghan people and lauded New Delhi's role in providing humanitarian assistance. "I think India has the potential to play a significant role in supporting Afghan people, in building on the development assistance it has provided, in building on cultural and historic links.

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India has potential to play significant role in supporting Afghan people, says EU special envoy

Avoid starvation: ‘Immediate priority’ for 3.5 million Afghans

Amidst “truly unprecedented levels” of hunger in Afghanistan, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that as winter arrives, avoiding widespread starvation “is an immediate priority”. Launching a global fundraising winter campaign to help forcibly displaced families in Afghanistan and elsewhere to cope with the most life-threatening months of the year, UNHCR Spokesperson Babar Baloch described it as “a crisis of hunger and starvation".

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Avoid starvation: ‘Immediate priority’ for 3.5 million Afghans

Former soldier jailed over Galashiels sex attacks

A former soldier who helped the NHS with its Covid-19 response has been jailed for subjecting two women to a series of sexual and physical assaults. Philip Cossar, 41, was given an eight-year term for preying on his victims between December 2010 and July 2019. A court heard how Cossar, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, assaulted the women at locations in Galashiels.

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Former soldier jailed over Galashiels sex attacks

Army veteran MSP Paul Sweeney slams Black Watch cuts

A former soldier MSP has blasted defence chiefs for cutting the historic Black Watch battalion in half. Paul Sweeney, a former Royal Regiment of Scotland reservist, said the recent Army reshuffle would cut a swathe through the famous unit, based at Fort George, near Inverness.

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Army veteran MSP Paul Sweeney slams Black Watch cuts