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  • November 29, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    KANDAHAR, 29 November (IRIN) - Some 100 women have attempted suicide by committing self-immolation or taking poison during the last eight months in the insurgency-hit southern province of Kandahar, an Afghan human rights watchdog said on Wednesday.      Full news...

  • November 29, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A local commander and his 11 men gang-rape a 22-year-old woman in Shahre Buzurg district of the northeastern Badakhshan province on Nov.28. The crime took place in the Shah Dasht village, by a local warlord called Mujtaba who belongs to Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan led by Burhanuddin Rabbani (now member of the parliament).      Full news...



  • November 18, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Blood dripped down the 16-year-old girl's face after another beating by her drug addict husband. Worn down by life's pain, she ran to the kitchen, doused herself with gas from a lamp and struck a match.      Full news...

  • November 16, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok Afghan News - JAWZJAN CITY: About 400 residents of the northern Jawzjan province Thursday in a protest rally urged Juma Khan Hamdard to quit his position as governor. The locals accused Hamdard as inefficient, his links with Hezb-i-Islami, involvement in smuggling and weak management.      Full news...



  • November 11, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AP - KABUL - Eight-year-old Sajjad's kite struggles upward. It's nothing grand -- a plastic bag salvaged from a heap of garbage and fashioned into a diamond shape. But it's a symbol of change in Kabul, five years after the Afghan capital was freed from a Taliban regime that believed activities such as kite-flying would distract youngsters from studying the Islamic holy book, the Quran.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    BBC (Persian Services): According to a report from the Northern Province of Takhar, tens of people staged a demonstration to protest rape of a girl by police in the Dasht-e-Qala district of this province. Also it is reported that selling of women has become very common in Faryab province in north of Afghanistan and each woman is sold up to 50,000 Afghanis (around US$1,000).      Full news...


  • November 5, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Sunday Times - THE first thing one notices about 16-year-old Gul Zam is her eyes, pretty and dark yet as watchful as a hunted animal's. But then the scarf covering her head shifts slightly, exposing a livid red scar on her neck. The hands that play nervously in her lap are ridged with pink burns that reach up her arms, across her chest and down her legs.      Full news...

  • October 31, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    BBC NEWS - An international women's rights group says guarantees given to Afghan women after the fall of the Taliban in 2001 have not translated into real change. Womankind Worldwide says millions of Afghan women and girls continue to face systematic discrimination and violence in their households and communities.      Full news...

  • October 31, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Burnt children after a NATO bomb attack
    PeaceReporter - Lashkargah: I don’t know their names, I don’t even know their age. They weren’t in condition to talk. They are five “presumed Taliban” arrived on Tuesday to the Emergency hospital in Lashkargah, placed in south Afghanistan. They are coming from the Kajaki area, in the eastern land of Helmand province, they travelled for hours through the dust of the desert. But to be arrived is just a great fortune.      Full news...



  • October 23, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok Afghan News: Those living in caves near Buddha statue in the central Bamyan province have not enough stuff to offer to their honourable guests at this special day of the year, contrary to people serving their guests with dry fruit and sweets in other parts of the country.      Full news...





  • September 27, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Human Rights Watch: Presidents Bush, Karzai, and Musharraf should act immediately to stop the increasing insecurity and attendant human rights abuses gripping southern Afghanistan and Pakistan's border areas, Human Rights Watch said today. The three leaders are meeting tonight in Washington.      Full news...



  • September 16, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Cursor.org: For every American who dies in either Afghanistan or Iraq, about 17 innocent Afghan or Iraqi civilians perish. The overall cumulative death count for both Americans and civilians in Iraqi is approximately ten times greater than in Afghanistan (data accessed on September 17, 2006).      Full news...

  • September 5, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    San Francisco Chronicle: Remember when peaceful, democratic, reconstructed Afghanistan was advertised as the exemplar for the extreme makeover of Iraq? In August 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was already proclaiming the new Afghanistan "a breathtaking accomplishment" and "a successful model of what could happen to Iraq." As everybody now knows, the model isn't working in Iraq. So we shouldn't be surprised to learn that it's not working in Afghanistan either.      Full news...

  • September 4, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Financial Times: Afghanistan’s opium cultivation surged by 59 per cent this year largely as a result of a Taliban-led insurgency that is pushing the southern part of the country to the verge of collapse, the United Nations drugs agency chief said at the weekend.      Full news...






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