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  • December 30, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ION: A man in his thirties suddenly threw himself on a busy road in Kabul and yelled, “kill me and drive over me. They can’t feed us; the easier way is to kill me and my children. Oh people, for God's sake, come and kill us,” shouted the apparently exhausted man lamenting the government's failure to provide him with a livelihood.      Full news...

  • December 30, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    BBC News: After two years in which the violence in Afghanistan has become worse, it is hard to see signs of hope in 2008. The detailed new international commitments, and promises of more money, put forward at the London Conference in January 2006, made little headway as the war against the Taliban went into a new phase.      Full news...


  • December 26, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nazia: “My husband cut off my ears and nose and broke my teeth”
    IRIN News: A man named Mumtaz in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan first shaved wife, Nazia’s head and then cut off her ears, and nose and damaged her teeth on the first day of Eid ul Adha, an Islamic ritual of sacrifice. “One night he hit me so much that I fainted. When I regained consciousness I found my head had been shaved. I cried so much, but he did not care.”      Full news...



  • December 22, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UNICEF: The American photographer Stephanie Sinclair is the winner of the international photo competition "UNICEF Photo of the Year". Her photo shows a wedding couple in Afghanistan who could not be more opposite. The groom, Mohammed, looks much older than his 40 years. The bride, Ghulam, is still a child; she just turned 11. "The UNICEF Photo of the Year 2007 raises awareness about a worldwide problem. Millions of girls are married while they are still under age.      Full news...

  • December 22, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The CorpWatch: In September, on a tree-lined street in the most expensive neighborhood in Kabul, dozens of men rolled out of armored vehicles in front of a little-known U.S. security company. Backed up by Blackwater guards, Afghan authorities and Americans from the FBI and the U.S. State Department quickly headed for the offices of United States Protection and Investigations (USPI). Once inside, they arrested four of the Texas-based company's management team and confiscated 15 computers. The two Americans arrested were later released, while the Afghan managers remain in custody.      Full news...

  • December 20, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IWPR: This has been the worst year so far for Afghan journalists, say media watchers. Afghanistan's media have enjoyed remarkable degree of freedom over the past six years, making this one of the most visible achievements of the post-Taliban era,. But increasingly, as security deteriorates and the public mood sours, media outlets are coming under pressure from government and other powerful elites.      Full news...

  • December 20, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    SPIEGEL ONLINE: An 11-year-old child bride sits next to her 40-year-old fiance. For UNICEF, this was the Photo of the Year. Dutch writer Leon de Winter laments the perversity of this wedding picture and the frightening relativism of the West.      Full news...

  • December 19, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: Children are being recruited and in some cases sexually abused by the Afghan police and/or various militias that support the police, as well as by private security companies and the Taliban, according to human rights and provincial officials.      Full news...

  • December 19, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AntiWar.com: Hamid Karzai is the grandson of Khair Mohammed of the village of Karz, not far from Kandahar. He was an indigent member of the Popalzai tribe with a large family who migrated to Kandahar seeking a better life. Normally, when a Pashtun is of noble stock he's known by a patronym, but more humble tribal members do not have that privilege. Therefore, perforce they resort to descriptive names like Karzai, Pashto for "born in Karz."      Full news...


  • December 13, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    RAWA: But now through Australian media were informed that Sayad Anwar Shah and Sayed Zubair, both cousins of the well-known Afghan criminal Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf (fundamentalist leader of Itehad-e-Islami Party and currently member of the Afghan parliament), were running a religious school in Australia. But according to a recent news item in Australian papers, the director has been charged with fraud over the alleged theft of $355,934 from the college's federal funding.      Full news...

  • December 13, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Linchpin (Issue One): Afghanistan has been a primary focus of the so called War on Terror since the events of September 11th and as a result, the already fractured society has been pushed even deeper into chaos, destruction and violence.      Full news...

  • December 12, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Telegraph: The British Army says it is "taking seriously" claims that children were shot and several adult villagers had their throats cut during a secret military operation by unidentified forces in Helmand province.      Full news...


  • December 11, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IWPR: Residents of a southern village tell of a night of violence at the hands of foreign and Afghan soldiers. Abdul Manaan claims he suffered slashes to his neck during a nighttime raid which locals say was carried out by a mixed force of foreign and Afghan troops helicoptered into Toube on November 18. Eyewitnesses say the soldiers killed 18 civilians in an attack that was brutal even by the standards of the Afghan conflict.      Full news...




  • December 7, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IWPR: Private security companies are contributing to the rising tide of lawlessness, according to both Afghan and international experts. Former commanders, ex-special forces, demobilised militias – at times it seems like the streets of Kabul are crammed full of strongmen looking to capitalise on their most marketable skill – the ability and readiness to fight.      Full news...

  • December 6, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwak Afghan News: Residents of Wazikhwa district of the Pakthika province live in constant fear of being struck by Taliban insurgents. "Visiting this area is not without risk," says Khair Mohammad, an elderly person, standing by a deserted shop.      Full news...



  • December 3, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    BBC News: Digging into what the latest opinion poll really means, security still came out as the main concern, but of those polled who said things were moving in the wrong direction, the economy was at the top of their list.      Full news...

  • December 3, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: Abdul Samad was 17 when he lost his legs in a landmine explosion in Helmand Province in 1998. He wanted to commit suicide when he first realised his disability, but his family kept him alive. Nine years later, although he has five children, he thinks his problems have only mounted. "My children are also deprived of a happy life because of my disability," he said.      Full news...



  • November 30, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    PoliticalAffairs.net: A spate of recent news reports indicates that the NATO occupation of Afghanistan is becoming a deeper disaster. It has been revealed that many victims of the Nov. 6 bombing in northern Baghlan province were children shot by government bodyguards. About 77 people died (including four members of the Afghan parliament), and another 100 were injured. According to an internal United Nations security report obtained on Nov. 19, bodyguards for the politicians shot at least 100 rounds of gunfire "deliberately and indiscriminately" into the crowd after the suicide bombing, and that schoolchildren bore "the brunt of the onslaught at close range."      Full news...



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