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  • 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...




  • August 2, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN:An interesting result of the labour-intensive nature of opium production is its effect on the rural household economy, the division of labour and opportunities for Afghan women. In an otherwise ultra-traditional Islamic society opium offers women some degree of independence, through access to cash and status through their labours.      Full news...

  • July 29, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok Afghan News: Three staffers working with a private television channel were beaten by armed men while covering a demonstration against former Mujahideen leader and current Member of Parliament Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf in Paghman district of Kabul on Saturday.      Full news...


  • July 12, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    RAWA: On 1st July 2006, hundreds of people from the Paghman district of Kabul demonstrated against Rasul Sayyaf, a fundamentalist leader of the Itehad-e-Islami party and a current member of the Afghan parliament. The protesters accused Sayyaf and his armed militia of extorting their lands and imposing crimes against them.      Full news...



  • June 6, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Institute for War & Peace Reporting: Corruption is a growth industry for Afghanistan's police. They stand accused of extorting money from drug smugglers, gun runners, brothel owners and gamblers, in return for looking the other way. Those who refuse to pay can be arrested as part of an apparently virtuous clean-up campaign, and then released once they hand over the cash.      Full news...



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