#Afghanistan, #Taliban, #TalibanCrisis, #AfghanWomen, #AfghanistanWomenRights

Kabul/IBNS: Several female MPs, who escaped Afghanistan when the Taliban seized power of the nation on Aug 15, have launched a new women’s parliament to champion human rights while in exile in Greece, media reports said.

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Almost half of female Afghan MPs and senators are now living in Greece where they will continue to campaign for women’s rights in Afghanistan, as well as support the resettlement of refugees, reports Independent.

Afghanistan has been witnessing a massive political crisis since former President Ashraf Ghani escaped the country as Taliban insurgents entered Kabul in mid-August.

The Taliban took control of the country on Aug 15 as they entered the Presidential palace.

The insurgents had begun capturing regions in the country at a lightning speed as soon as the US-led foreign forces started leaving Afghanistan.

#US; #CyberCrimes; #FinancialCrimes

Detroit/Canadian-Media: A sixth member of an international hacking group known to its members as “The Community” case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents with the assistance of Irish law enforcement authorities and was sentenced yesterday in connection with a multi-million-dollar SIM Hijacking conspiracy, HSI reports said.

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The announcement was made by acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Saima Mohsin and acting HSI Detroit Special Agent in Charge James C. Harris.

“The illegal activities of ‘The Community” were thwarted as the result of a complex international cryptocurrency and identity theft investigation,” said HSI Detroit…

#CanadianProvinces; #CountriesWorldwide; #OmicronVariant; #GlobalScientists

Ottawa/Canadian-Media: Canada is being urged by global scientists to be cautious as multiple Canadian provinces and a growing number of countries worldwide are being affected by the omicron variant which could threaten hard-won immunity to the virus behind COVID-19.

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But global scientists say they are optimistic that due to the early detection of this omicron variant, a mutated version of the coronavirus will not bring the world back to “square one” in this pandemic. …

#GlobalEconomy; #CoronavirusPandemic; #UNTourism; #UNWTO

New York/Canadian-Media: The coronavirus pandemic will likely cost the global tourism sector $2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN’s tourism body said Monday, calling the sector’s recovery “fragile” and “slow.”

Image credit: © UNESCO/Courtesy Visit Isle of Wight — United Kingdom

​According to the latest forecast by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the same amount was lost in 2020, making it one of the sectors hit hardest by the health crisis.

Despite recent improvements, the report warned that demand for travel could be further affected…

Asha Bajaj

I write on national and international Health, Politics, Business, Education, Environment, Biodiversity, Science, First Nations, Humanitarian, gender, women

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