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  • July 1, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Middle East Times: Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai Sunday ordered a probe into civilian casualties from a foreign military airstrike three days ago, which elders said had killed at least 45 villagers. The elders said they had recovered the bodies of 45 civilians, mostly women and children, from the airstrike Friday, which was aimed at Taliban fighters in Girishk town in Helmand province, district chief Dur Alisha said.      Full news...

  • June 30, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Javno.com: I explained to him that I was writing a book about Afghan women. We exchanged a number of stories. During the conversation, his eyes browsed around the landscape which was in front of us. In one moment there was silence. He lit a cigarette and then raised his hand, pointing at something in the distance.      Full news...

  • June 27, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Institute for War & Peace Reporting: It has been a difficult few weeks for President Hamed Karzai. Not only has his attorney general publicly accused a former interior ministry official of attempting to kidnap him, his law officers have tried and failed to search the home of a former Kabul police chief, and a high-ranking military official is engaged in a violent dispute with a governor in the north.      Full news...

  • June 26, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Associated Press: Farida Nekzad, editor of Afghanistan's independent news agency Pajhwok, receives death threats on her cell phone during the funeral of a fellow female journalist, Zakia Zaki, who was slain by gunmen earlier in the month.      Full news...

  • June 25, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AFP: Sophisticated laboratories inside Afghanistan are now converting 90 percent of the country's opium into heroin and morphine before smuggling it around the world, the United Nations said Monday. Afghanistan, the world's biggest producer of opium, had until two years ago exported the illicit drug almost exclusively in its raw form, said the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC).      Full news...

  • June 22, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Washington Post: An airstrike by NATO-led forces killed dozens of civilians as well as Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan late Thursday, according to Afghan officials. Provincial Police Chief Mohammad Hussein Andiwal put the civilian death toll at 25. He said that among the dead were nine women, three babies and a local Muslim cleric.      Full news...



  • June 19, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: LOGAR - On 12 June two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a crowd of female students coming out of high school in the central province of Logar. Three schoolgirls were killed and five wounded. Bilqees' 13-year-old daughter, Shukria, was one of the three killed. The bereaved mother gave IRIN an account of the day her daughter was killed.      Full news...


  • June 18, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reuters: A US-led coalition air strike killed at least seven children at a religious school in Afghanistan, hours after one of the deadliest suicide bombings since the Taliban were toppled from power in 2001.      Full news...

  • June 18, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Washington Post: Iraq now ranks as the second most unstable country in the world, ahead of war-ravaged or poverty-stricken countries such as Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Congo, Afghanistan, Haiti and North Korea, according to the 2007 Failed State index issued today by Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace.      Full news...

  • June 17, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report: Afghanistan is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary servitude. Afghan children are trafficked internally and to Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Zimbabwe for commercial sexual exploitation, forced marriage to settle debts or disputes, forced begging, debt bondage, service as child soldiers, or other forms of involuntary servitude.      Full news...

  • June 17, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Guardian: An enormous bomb ripped through a police academy bus at Kabul's busiest transportation hub Sunday, killing at least 35 people in the deadliest insurgent attack in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. The Taliban claimed responsibility.      Full news...

  • June 15, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Associated Press: Dumped at this frontier outpost alongside hundreds of weary Afghan laborers, Khalil Jalil stepped out of Iran and back into Afghanistan only days after he said Iranian authorities beat him, threw him in the trunk of a car and locked him in a detention center.      Full news...

  • June 12, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reuters: Gunmen riding on a motorbike fired at girls outside a school in Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two and wounding six, authorities said. The attack took place in Logar province, south of the capital, Kabul, at the end of the school day. The attackers fled, they said.      Full news...




  • June 9, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AFP: Shakir sits at the side of the road, his head buried in his hands, 10 broken eggs melding with the dust at his feet. Shakir's trick reflects the competitive world of child beggars in Kabul, a city clogged by a population of around 4 million people that exploded after the 2001 fall of the Taliban regime led exiles home and jobseekers to the capital.      Full news...

  • June 8, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    BBC News: The queues of refugees start to pour over the border from first thing in the morning - as they have been doing for the last month. Ninety thousand people have so far been forcibly returned to Afghanistan from Iran since 21 April, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.      Full news...

  • June 7, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Times: The rendezvous is clandestine. A voice on the telephone instructs us to drive to a point beside a dusty highway cutting though the suburbs of Kabul. A dark-blue, four-wheel drive pulls up. Inside, a young gunman checks our identities before ordering us to follow. We drive through alleyways and stop beside the high gates of an anonymous compound.      Full news...

  • June 6, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reuters: KABUL - Unidentified gunmen shot dead an Afghan woman journalist, the second such killing in less than a week, officials said on Wednesday. Zakia Zaki, who also served as headmistress of a school, ran a private radio station partially funded by a Western media group.      Full news...