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  • July 29, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok Afghan News: 'The last day she came to the school, instead of answering the questions, in her Chemistry exam paper she wrote that she would never come to school again', says Frohar about the late Farida. A student of class tenth at Khadijatulkobra high school, located in the center of Kundoz province, Frohar was class-fellow and best friend of 18 year old Farida who has committed suicide on July 11, 2007.      Full news...

  • July 19, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: Flooding, armed conflict and population displacements are factors likely to increase malaria cases in Afghanistan this year, public health officials warn. "In 14 high-risk provinces the number of malaria patients will surpass that of 2006," Abdulwase Ashaa, director of the national anti-malaria department, told IRIN on 19 July in Kabul.      Full news...

  • July 5, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    BBC News: An underground prison containing hundreds of bodies has been discovered in Afghanistan. The prison, a former military barracks on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul, dates from the Soviet occupation of the 1980s, officials say.      Full news...

  • July 2, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Associated Press: Fatama's husband left home one night to smuggle drugs from their mud-thatch border village into Iran. The next morning, her brother-in-law gave her the news: Her husband had been killed. Fatama joined hundreds of other bereaved women in Bunyat, known locally as a "widows village" because so many of its men have died during Afghanistan's long wars, or because of a more recent plague _ the highly profitable but dangerous business of opium and heroin smuggling.      Full news...

  • 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...