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The United States was elected to rejoin the United Nations’ Human Rights Council for a three-year term beginning in 2022, four years after the Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the body over concerns it disproportionately focused its criticism on Israel and counted human rights abusers among its ranks. Secretary of State Antony Blinken echoed some of these sentiments in a statement last week, but said countries must “push back against attempts to subvert the ideals upon which the Human Rights Council was founded.”
At least 65 people are dead and 70 injured after a pair of suicide bombers blew up a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday. The Islamic state claimed responsibility.