Taliban arrest girls’ education activist in Kabul, UN says

Schoolgirls attending up to primary grade classes sit in a classroom at the start of the new academic year in Kabul, Afghanistan, 25 March 2023. EFE/EPA/SAMIULLAH POPAL 11145

Kabul, Mar 28 (EFE).- The founder of a girls’ education project in Afghanistan has been arrested by the Taliban government in Kabul, the United Nations reported on Tuesday. “Matiullah Wesa, head of PenPath and advocate for girls’ education, was arrested in Kabul Monday,” the United Nations mission in Afghanistan tweeted. “UNAMA calls on the de … Read more

Iran president orders probe into wave of poisonings at girls’ schools

(FILE) Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a parliament session in Tehran, Iran, 22 January 2023.  EFE/EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Tehran, Mar 1 (EFE).- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday ordered an investigation into a wave of suspected gas poisoning attacks at girls’ schools in the country. At least 13 cases were reported on Wednesday in the cities of Tehran, Ardabil, Parand and Kermanshah, the latest incidents in a spate of over 30 poisonings since … Read more

Spinning records at Spain’s first state-funded electronic music school

DJ María Arias (r) works with a young student at Spain's first state-funded electronic music school in Simancas, Valladolid, Spain, 1 March 2023. EFE/ Nacho Gallego

Valladolid, Spain, Mar 1 (EFE).- Young people from a small town in central Spain are spending their afternoons spinning records and mixing tunes at the country’s first publicly funded electronic music school. The “Who is in da school” project came about when DJ María Arias decided to focus all of her time on her passion … Read more