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  • January 6, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Obama’s reign of terror in Afghanistan
    World Socialist Web Site: 2010 was the bloodiest year of the now nine-year conflict in Afghanistan and the tribal border regions of Pakistan. Under the command of Gen David Petraeus, a massively expanded US and Nato force is waging a campaign of extermination against various ethnic Pashtun and Taliban-linked movements that have not accepted the foreign invasion of their country.      Full news...

  • January 4, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child scavenges for family’s survival in Afghanistan
    CNN: Five-year-old Marjan sniffles from the cold as she struggles under her load. Hoisted on her back is a bag almost as big as she is. Instead of going to school, Marjan scavenges for hours with her 10-year-old aunt collecting trash. It is a heavy burden for such a small child but a necessary one.      Full news...

  • January 3, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Relatives of Afghans killed in Iran ask govt to react
    PAN: Though the Iranian embassy in Kabul has called a video clip showing some dead and wounded Afghan refugees lying on the ground as fake, relatives of the victims have asked the Afghan government to react seriously to the brutal action by Iranian border police. It is not clear when the footage, obtained by a private TV channel Tolo, has been recorded.      Full news...

  • January 3, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Fleeing Violent Husbands Puts Afghan Women in Jail
    Time: Gul Bibi pulls back her light blue scarf to reveal faded tribal tattoos and sad, almond eyes. She has not seen any of her three children, or any other family members, in the five months she has languished in prison. Her “crime”: running away from a husband who viciously beat her throughout their nine-year marriage, which was arranged by her parents when she was 16 to end a land dispute.      Full news...

  • January 2, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Over 10,000 died in Afghan violence in 2010
    AFP: More than 10,000 people, about a fifth of them civilians, lost their lives in violence in Afghanistan last year, an AFP count based on official figures and an independent website tally showed Sunday. Afghanistan’s interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary revealed new figures for the number of civilians, police and militants killed in 2010 -- a total of 8,560 people.      Full news...

  • January 1, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence, tradition keep millions of Afghans from school
    Reuters: Worsening security and enduring conservative Islamic customs prevented almost five million Afghan children from going to school in 2010, a government official said on Saturday. The strict Islamist Taliban were ousted from power by U.S.-backed Afghan forces nearly a decade ago, but many women are still not able to work outside the home and girls are prevented from attending school in remote parts of the country.      Full news...

  • January 1, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Street children in Herat – a working life, working to protect rights
    UNAMA: Abdul Karim (not his real name) is a nine-year-old Afghan child. He waits under the street traffic light in downtown Herat for the cars to come and cleans their windscreens in the hope of gleaning some money. Abdul is the only breadwinner for his three-member family. He lost his drug-addicted father two years ago, and now supports his family by doing this hard work every day, sometimes begging.      Full news...

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