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World News: Afghanistan's women protest against headscarf decree Updated: 2022-05-11 10:24:03 KST

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In Afghanistan a new rule announced by the Taliban has led to protests.
Taking to the streets on Tuesday, women in the country protested recent restrictions imposed by the administration.
This follows a ruling made by the Taliban's supreme leader on Saturday, decreeing that Afghan women must cover their faces.
The move signals an escalation in restrictions on women in public and comes amid growing backlash from many Afghans and the international community.
While most women in the country wear a headscarf for religious reasons, many in urban areas don't cover their faces.
In recent months the Taliban also introduced rules on women traveling without a male chaperone, alongside a ban on men and women visiting parks at the same time.
This despite assurances from the group, that they have changed since their previous repressive period in power.

Authorities in Armenia have detained 61 anti-government protesters.
The arrests were made on Tuesday in the capital Yerevan, at a march that saw hundreds of people demand the resignation of Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan.
While initial footage showed a peaceful demonstration, video taken later, revealed police making forceful arrests.
There have been a string of protests in recent weeks as pressure mounts on the PM, with at least 92 protesters detained late last week.
Pashinyan is under fire for agreeing to a ceasefire brokered by Russia in 2020, when Armenia was defeated by Azerbaijan, losing territory around a disputed region.

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, elected the Czech Republic to its Human Rights Council, replacing Russia.
Russia was suspended from the council last month, two years into a three-year term, over its invasion of Ukraine, and allegations of horrific human rights violations.
The Czech Republic will complete that period on the council instead, although it cannot make legally binding decisions.
Receiving 157 votes in favor, while 23 countries abstained, the Czech Republic will start its term immediately.
The Human Rights Council is slated to hold a session on Ukraine on Thursday, following a request by Kyiv for a review of the situation there.

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has said he would reverse Twitter's ban on former U.S. President, Donald Trump, if he completes his takeover bid.
Speaking virtually Tuesday at a car conference organized by the Financial Times, Musk called the ban a mistake that "alienated the country".
Twitter permanently banned Trump in January 2021, over repeated rule violations.
The platform also cited the risk of inciting further violence following riots at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021 as part of its decision.
Trump has previously said he would not return to Twitter and will instead use his own Truth Social platform.

Andy Warhol's 1964 portrait of Marilyn Monroe has sold for 195 million U.S. dollars at an auction in New York City.
Monday's sale is a record for a piece by an American artist, breaking the previous record set in 2017, when a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for 110.5-million-dollars.
"Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" is one of a series of portraits Warhol made of the actress, following her death in 1962, and is one of pop art's best-known pieces.
Under hammer price, the portrait sold for 170 million-dollars, with fees adding on an extra 25 million.

Matthew Ashley, Arirang News.
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