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  • January 6, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Explosions kill 6 Afghan children, 5 NATO troops
    The Associated Press: Explosives hidden in a trash heap killed six children in southern Afghanistan Friday, police said, and five NATO troops were killed in roadside bombings in the volatile region. The children were rummaging through the trash for food scraps and bottles in the southern province of Uruzgon when the blast killed them, police spokesman Farid Ayal said.      Full news...

  • January 4, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Abuse in Afghanistan
    The Ottawa Citizen: The shocking story of a 15-year-old Afghan child-bride tortured nearly to death after being sent back to her abusive husband and his family illustrates the sad truth that Afghanistan remains one of the worst countries in the world to be a woman, despite the stated intentions of countries like Canada to change things.      Full news...

  • January 3, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Children in Badakhshan's town dying of hunger
    PAN: Juma Khan, a resident of Khwahan district in northeastern Badakhshan province, says the ongoing drought and snowfall have destroyed all of his property, forcing him to hand over his six children to the district chief for survival. Speaking over the telephone, he said the ongoing drought and continued snowfall had badly affected him economically.      Full news...

  • January 3, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The youngest victims in Afghanistan
    It was an early morning in August, 5:50 am to be precise, not the time for children to have fun. But youngsters bold enough to risk it had climbed onto the roofs of their mud houses that dot the hills in Kabul.They were looking at a giant, black cloud rising from the ground not far away. Five minutes ago, a car bomb had exploded and sporadic gunshots ripped through the quiet...      Full news...

  • January 3, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence on women increasing in east: official
    PAN: The Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Tuesday said violence against women has been on the increase in eastern provinces, where 49 cases of violence were registered in last three months. “Main reasons behind the increasing violence against women are non-prosecution of culprits and abject poverty,” IHRC director for eastern provinces, Dr. Rafiullah Bidar, told a news conference.      Full news...

  • January 3, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mass grave found in Balkh
    PAN: A mass grave, containing human bones and skulls, has been discovered in the Dehdadi district of northern Balkh province, an official said on Tuesday. The grave was found on Monday in Arzana desert, where a base of the 209th Shaheen Military Corps existed, public relations officer of the Corps, Lt. Col. Muhammad Naeem, told mediamen.      Full news...

  • January 1, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mazar residents avail electricity only 2 hours a day
    PAN: Residents of Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, say electricity remains suspended for 22 hours a day in the city, but officials promise solving the problem soon. “We have the light for two hours in 24 hours since last six days,” said a resident of Dasht-i-Shor area on the outskirts of the city.      Full news...

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