The Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) have made it mandatory for all Afghan women to wear hijabs. Explanatory work will be carried out with women, and then they will begin to punish the men who take care of them for the first and subsequent violations. Workers of state-owned enterprises will be fired for refusing to comply with the requirement. The best type of hijab, the authorities considered the veil
At the same time, the authorities noted that any clothing that completely hides the body of a woman can be considered a hijab. Clothing should not fit too tightly to it so that parts of the body are not visible through the fabric, and should not be too transparent.
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Taiwan has strengthened export control measures for the supply of high-tech goods to Belarus. This was announced by the Ministry of Economy of Taiwan. The restrictions came into effect on May 6.
Exporters of high-tech goods are prohibited from sending them to Belarus and Russia without special permission from the Ministry of Economy or the Taiwan International Trade Bureau.
The list of goods subject to restrictions includes 57 goods, including telecommunications equipment, processors, memory chips, frequency-controlled drives for dual civilian and military purposes, as well as equipment for the production of semiconductors.
The Indonesian Navy has detained a tanker that was trying to smuggle a cargo of palm oil out of the country to Malaysia, despite an earlier ban on the export of palm oil by the Indonesian authorities, Channel NewsAsia reported on Saturday.
Nationalists from Sinn Fein won the elections to the Parliament of Northern Ireland. The party favored secession from the United Kingdom and a united Ireland.
More than 500 residential buildings and 300 buildings were destroyed or damaged as a result of fires that occurred on Saturday due to abnormal weather conditions in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the press center of the regional government reports.
The situation in the fight against forest fires that engulfed the Krasnoyarsk Territory has stabilized, there is no threat to settlements.
The authorities of the Irkutsk region declared a state of emergency in the region due to the high level of fire danger.
The UK will provide Ukraine with additional assistance in the amount of £1.3 billion ($1.6 billion).
Memorial International has been awarded the Theodor Heuss Prize for its «relentless struggle for human rights». Member of the board of the organization Irina Shcherbakova accepted the award today in Stuttgart.
Germany increases the amount of emergency humanitarian aid to Ukraine from 122 to 185 million euros.
In Egypt, during an attack by unknown people in the province of Ismailia, eleven soldiers were killed, five more were injured. The militants opened fire on the security forces guarding the pumping station near the city of El-Kantara, and then fled into the desert. The military deployed additional forces to the settlement to search for the attackers. No one has yet taken responsibility for the attack.
In Hong Kong, which is a special administrative region of China, elections were held for the head of the administration. There was only one candidate on the ballot — former secretary of security John Lee, and he became the new head
As a result of the reform of the electoral system of Hong Kong, its head will be chosen by a college of 1.5 thousand «patriotic» electors. Their level of «patriotism» is determined by a special commission. More than 750 electors must vote for a candidate to be elected. Then the candidacy of the elected head of administration must be approved by the central Chinese government.
The sharpest increase in diesel prices among all EU countries was recorded in Germany, Sweden and Latvia. During the two months of the war, diesel has risen in price by 38 cents, according to data from the European Commission. In France, a liter of diesel fuel has risen in price by 17 cents, in Italy — by 5 cents.
The Eon concern invites the people of Germany to contribute to independence from Russian gas. The energy concern calculated that if 10% of households were switched from gas to solar energy, 20% of households from gas to heat pumps, and even lower the temperature in homes by 1 degree Celsius, this would lead to a total savings of 103 terawatt-hours of natural gas per year. year, that is, almost a third of the volume of gas that Germany imports from Russia. In addition, such measures will reduce CO2 emissions by 18 million tons per year.
An international team of scientists has created the Alchemy platform, which, using neural networks, offers options for the synthesis of approximately 300 drugs from 200 types of chemical waste.
Artificial intelligence makes it possible to close some production chains in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical industries. The Alchemy computer system now does this for them. She studies the composition of complex waste and, on its basis, builds options for the synthesis of new substances — they are called routes. With widespread use, the platform is expected to help reduce toxic waste
The organizers of the international film festival in Cannes officially refused to accept film journalists from Russia
Turkey has said that gas reserves in the Black Sea will last for 45 years. Binali Yildirim, deputy head of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, stated this.
“The reserves of the Black Sea in natural gas are now estimated at 540 billion cubic meters. m. This is just the beginning, there will be a continuation. The Black Sea is able to cover the world’s gas needs for 45 years.»
In Belarus, a court sentenced Dmitry Podlobnikov, extradited from Russia, to 3 years in a strict regime colony on charges of violence against a police officer
Bono and The Edge from the rock band U2 gave a concert in the Kiev metro. They performed famous U2 songs, as well as the cult composition «Stand by me» by American artist Ben King.
The second round of the presidential elections in South Ossetia took place, the turnout by 14:00 (13:00 Moscow time) was 44.4%, the head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the republic, Emilia Gagiev, told the state agency Res.
Gazprom and Novatek have been denied the right to send delegations to the International Gas Congress 2022, which is to be held in the Korean city of Daegu.
The International Gas Union unites 150 suppliers, which account for 90% of the world gas market.
The University of Texas conducted a large-scale study of several categories of remote workers at once. Some left because of illness, others because of cataclysms, others because of restrictions. The result was always the same — the productivity of employees remained at the same level
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