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  • September 9, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    47 self-immolation cases were recorded in Herat city hospital in six months
    IRIN News: More than six years after the ousting of the Taliban regime in 2001 when all women were denied the right to work and education, many women suffer domestic and social violence, discrimination and lack of access to unbiased justice and other services, women's rights activists say. At least 184 cases of self-immolation were registered by the AIHRC in 2007 against 106 in 2006.      Full news...

  • September 9, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Disaster in Afghanistan
    Global Research: It is difficult to find out what is really going on in Afghanistan. The focus of the mass media is almost entirely on the military activities of the Canadian and NATO forces. There is absolutely no coverage of political developments. The news on the economy is limited to the state of the poppy industry. This is no accident. The North American media, including the CBC, has strongly supported the U.S./NATO strategy and the administration of President Hamid Karzai. Contrary to the mainstream message, things are not going well.      Full news...

  • September 8, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Videos show dead Afghan children after US raid in Azizabad
    The Associated Press: The bodies of at least 10 children and many more adults covered in blankets and white shrouds appear in videos obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, lending weight to Afghan and U.N. allegations that US-led raid last month killed more civilians than the US reported. The sounds of wailing women mixed with the voices of men shouting inside a white-walled mosque in the western village of Azizabad, where an Afghan government commission and U.N. report said some 90 civilians -including 60 children and 15 women- were killed.      Full news...

  • September 7, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Parliament drafts Taliban-style bill
    PAN: Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, has prepared a draft law which, when approved, will ban obscene movies, female dances and high-volume music at parties. Those indulging in such acts will be awarded deterrent punishments under the draft bill titled Law against Immoral Acts. The draft has been prepared in three chapters and 20 articles by a parliamentary commission tasked with countering drugs and immoral acts.      Full news...

  • September 4, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Embezzlement of 17 Million in the Kabul Municipality
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): In 2007, out of 42 million Afghanis earned from the tax of billboards, 17 million has been wasted by the Kabul Municipality. The Municipality has two statistics of the money earned from billboards in 2007. Mahtabuddin Ahmadi, head of the cultural facilitation sector said the income was 33 million whereas Wahabuddin Sadaat, deputy of facilitation of the city sector of the municipality, announced the amount to be 24 million.      Full news...

  • September 3, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Heartbroken Groom in Nangarhar
    NBC: "I thought American forces were in Afghanistan for our security," said Attiqullah, his voice trembling. "I could never have imagined that they would bomb my wedding party. They killed my entire family. I will never forgive them." An investigation by the Afghan government concluded that 52 people died in that air attack - 45 women and children were killed.      Full news...

  • September 3, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “US troops are committing war crimes”, AHRO
    RINF News: An Afghan human rights organisation has accused the United States army of committing war crimes in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) said on Tuesday that, according to their own investigations, civilians are killed in most operations conducted by US forces.      Full news...

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