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  • May 17, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Independent: Glass lifts carry people up to the second floor of the shopping mall where gold jewellery and Levi's jeans are being sold in bright new stores. A large poster of a woman in a miniskirt hugging a man is plastered outside a shoe store while music blares from the mall's speakers. But outside, just around the corner, women are begging on the streets. They are the hidden face of modern Kabul.      Full news...







  • May 7, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The International Herald Tribune: Afghanistan's government, competing with the Taliban for public support and trying to fend off accusations that it is corrupt and ineffective, is moving to curb one of its own most impressive achievements: the country's flourishing independent news media.      Full news...


  • May 3, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deccan Herald: According to an official report, 51 villagers died during a US-led operation against Taliban militants in western Afghanistan. Afghanistan can no longer accept or understand civilian deaths, President Hamid Karzai said, after officials reported that 51 villagers died during a US-led operation against Taliban militants in western Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • May 3, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Columbus Dispatch: "Respected people of Helmand," the radio message began, "The soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force and the Afghan National Army do not destroy poppy fields. They know that many people of Afghanistan have no choice but to grow poppy. ISAF and the ANA do not want to stop people from earning their livelihoods." It was such a sensible message that it almost had to be a mistake and, of course, it was.      Full news...

  • April 30, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: The family of Nezamuddin Mohammadi in the Iranian capital, Tehran, does not know that their only breadwinner has been deported to Afghanistan. "I was arrested at work and confined for two nights in a dark cell," Mohammadi told IRIN on Sunday in the Afghan border district of Islam Qala where deportees from Iran were taken.      Full news...



  • April 29, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Los Angeles Times: If there's one thing Abdul Rasul Sayyaf knows, it's how to guard an exposed flank.As one of many warlords battling for control of Kabul in the early 1990s, Sayyaf ordered his fighters to protect their positions and press for advantage — which they did by shelling civilian neighborhoods and slaughtering members of Afghanistan's oppressed ethnic Hazara minority, human rights groups say.      Full news...


  • April 28, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Associated Press: Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government, tarnished by corruption and unable to control large swaths of its own territory, is rapidly losing the support of ordinary Afghans, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke said Saturday.      Full news...



  • April 24, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: Local residents in the Sangeen district of the restive southern Afghan province of Helmand said armed Afghan men in military uniforms looted their homes and businesses in early April. There are conflicting reports on whether the men were allied with international forces fighting the Taliban or whether they were an independent militia.      Full news...




  • April 17, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Associated Press: U.S. forces in Afghanistan recently intercepted Iranian-made mortars and other weaponry in Afghanistan, although it is not clear they were shipped directly from Iran, the military's top general said Tuesday.      Full news...

  • April 17, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilians the main victims of conflicts in Afghanistan
    IRIN News: The United Nations and two prominent human rights organisations have raised grave concerns about the increasing number of civilians affected in armed conflicts in Afghanistan. On Monday, the New York-based group Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on the dramatic rise in civilian casualties during insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.      Full news...








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