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World News: Women can study in gender-segregated universities: Taliban Updated: 2021-09-13 09:36:17 KST

Let's take a look at what's going on in 'The World Now'.

We start off in Afghanistan, where Afghan women can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, as long as classrooms are gender-segregated and Islamic dress rules are followed.

"The policy of the Islamic Emirate is female students can continue their higher education, but with a hijab and according to Islamic Sharia laws at Bachelor degree, Master's degree or PHD level."

The announcement comes as the acting education minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani laid out new policies at a news conference on Sunday, days after the country's new rulers formed an all-male government.
The Taliban have suggested that changes are going to be made, including their ideas towards women, as the group in the late 1990s denied education for females.
However, women are still banned from playing sports.
Haqqani also added that subjects being taught in schools will be reviewed by the new government, adding he wanted graduates of the country's universities to be competitive with the rest of the world.
The Taliban had also banned music and art during their previous time in power.

Over to Iran, where Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi held talks on Sunday, to bolster their bilateral relations and open up the prospect of cooperation in different fields.
The two agreed to first green light a visa waiver which will allow citizens of Iraq and Iran to travel freely without a visa, as well as an expansion of a railway system to further connect the two countries.
President Raisi added that financial and monetary issues between the two countries were also among items discussed during their talks.
The visit by Prime Minister al-Kadhimi comes as Iraq has been trying to mediate between Tehran and its Gulf Arab foes, including Saudi Arabia, in the hope of stopping its neighbors settling scores on its territory.

Finishing things off in Spain, where a wildfire has raged on for five straight days, with people fleeing their homes in six more Andalusian towns and villages on Sunday.
The wildfire fanned by strong winds has now driven nearly 2-thousand people away from the area, and killed one emergency worker since it began Wednesday.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the deployment of a Military Emergency Unit to help tackle the wildfires.
According to the country's environment ministry, the fire covered more than 6-thousand hectares, with 365 firefighters tackling the blaze, supported by 41 aircraft and 25 vehicles.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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