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United States in contact with allies for the Taliban suspension of women from universities

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(RockedBuzz via Reuters) – The United States is in contact with allies over a decision by Afghanistan’s Taliban-run ministry of higher education on Tuesday to suspend access to colleges for female students until further notice, the White House said .

“The United States condemns the Taliban’s indefensible decision to prevent Afghan women from receiving university-level education,” National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said in a statement.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas in Los Angeles; Editing by Sandra Maler)