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  • August 16, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Times of India: Close on the heels of a US intelligence report of a resurgence of Taliban in Pakistan's border areas, newly declassified documents reveal that Islamabad was directly involved in funding, arming and advising the militant group.      Full news...



  • August 11, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    OhmyNews: Decades of civil and social upheaval has intensified traditional social pressures on Afghan women who were already suffering at the hands of poverty and decadent social traditions. All this was coupled by the economic dislocation of a large section of Afghanistan society. In such a situation, Afghan women found an easy escape in suicides. The trend of suicide, which started in the early years of this decade, is now practiced by desperate Afghan women throughout most parts of Afghanistan.      Full news...



  • August 6, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Herald Tribune: On the eve of his Camp David meeting with President George W. Bush, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan painted a bleak picture of life in his country, saying that the security situation had worsened and that the United States and its allies were no closer to catching Osama bin Laden than they were a few years ago.      Full news...

  • August 6, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Afghan Victim Memorial: At 4:00PM on Thursday, August 2, 2007 in the Taliban-controlled village of Qaleh (Qal’eh) Chah in the district of Baghran in Helmand Province, US/NATO forces bombed the village as part of an alleged decapitation strike (targeting “two Taliban commanders”). A group of people had gathered near the popular shrine of Ibrahim Shah Baba (though the reason for the gathering remains unclear).      Full news...



  • August 4, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Associated Press: Afghanistan will produce another record poppy harvest this year that cements its status as the world's near-sole supplier of the heroin source, yet a furious debate over how to reverse the trend is stalling proposals to cut the crop, U.S. officials say.      Full news...



  • August 1, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Yemen Observer: "The conditions of my imprisonment were those of a small-scale Guantanamo," said Kamran Mir Hazar, "with four persons crammed into a dark 2-by-3 meter cell, without any contact to the outside world, and no access to a lawyer." The 31-year-old journalist and author was recently arrested on the street by agents of the Afghan secret police.      Full news...

  • August 1, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok Afghan News: Taliban have executed the four judges they had kidnapped from Andar district of Ghazni last week. Their bodies were retrieved by police in the district this morning, officials told Pajhwok Afghan News on Wednesday. The slain also included a senior official of the Paktika courts.      Full news...



  • July 29, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok Afghan News: 'The last day she came to the school, instead of answering the questions, in her Chemistry exam paper she wrote that she would never come to school again', says Frohar about the late Farida. A student of class tenth at Khadijatulkobra high school, located in the center of Kundoz province, Frohar was class-fellow and best friend of 18 year old Farida who has committed suicide on July 11, 2007.      Full news...



  • July 19, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: Flooding, armed conflict and population displacements are factors likely to increase malaria cases in Afghanistan this year, public health officials warn. "In 14 high-risk provinces the number of malaria patients will surpass that of 2006," Abdulwase Ashaa, director of the national anti-malaria department, told IRIN on 19 July in Kabul.      Full news...












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