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  • 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...

  • June 5, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Tens of female students of Balk University have strike and closed the entry gate of dormitory to the faces of supervisors for their objection as what they have called the 'attack of policemen to girl's dormitory'.      Full news...

  • May 30, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN: Seven aid workers lost their lives in Afghanistan on Tuesday in two separate incidents. At least four were killed in the northern Afghan province of Jawzjan when unidentified gunmen ambushed their vehicle, a government spokesman said in the capital Kabul.      Full news...

  • May 5, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Daily Times: The United States and its western allies have no interest in a stable and peaceful Afghanistan as the ravaged country continues to worsen under the Northern Alliance rule, who have big stakes in drug businesses and civil strife, says Kathy Gannon, a veteran journalist and Afghanistan expert.      Full news...

  • March 21, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): As Afghanistan's new school year officially begins tomorrow (Wednesday) UNICEF's Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Rima Salah, has warned of a continued threat facing Afghan women and children from high rates of child and maternal mortality, low levels of school enrolment and neglect of children's fundamental rights.      Full news...

  • February 26, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    BBC News: But in some cases, the agencies' wasteful bureaucracies are also holding back efforts to rebuild this war ravaged country, according to Ashraf Ghani, who has written a report on international development and post-war reconstruction, sponsored by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).      Full news...

  • February 21, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mr. Shinwari says these decisions are based on Islamic law. But as a growing chorus of European and Western donor nations call on the government to reform and professionalize the judicial system - as required by the Constitution and the Afghanistan Compact signed in London on Feb. 1 - the chief justice says that Afghanistan will be governed by Islamic laws or tumble into violent civil conflict.      Full news...

  • January 26, 2006 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gulbar is Burnt by Her Husband in Afghanistan
    RAWA News: According to her mother, she married a man 3 years ago but he was very cruel person and was torturing her on daily bases. Finally Gulbar run away to her mother’s house. The next day her husband came and asked her to return home otherwise he will kill her, she refused to go with him, when he found her alone in the house, throw petrol on her body, set her on fire and he himself escaped.      Full news...

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