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  • June 19, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: LOGAR - On 12 June two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a crowd of female students coming out of high school in the central province of Logar. Three schoolgirls were killed and five wounded. Bilqees' 13-year-old daughter, Shukria, was one of the three killed. The bereaved mother gave IRIN an account of the day her daughter was killed.      Full news...


  • June 18, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reuters: A US-led coalition air strike killed at least seven children at a religious school in Afghanistan, hours after one of the deadliest suicide bombings since the Taliban were toppled from power in 2001.      Full news...

  • June 18, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Washington Post: Iraq now ranks as the second most unstable country in the world, ahead of war-ravaged or poverty-stricken countries such as Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Congo, Afghanistan, Haiti and North Korea, according to the 2007 Failed State index issued today by Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace.      Full news...

  • June 17, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report: Afghanistan is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary servitude. Afghan children are trafficked internally and to Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Zimbabwe for commercial sexual exploitation, forced marriage to settle debts or disputes, forced begging, debt bondage, service as child soldiers, or other forms of involuntary servitude.      Full news...

  • June 17, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Guardian: An enormous bomb ripped through a police academy bus at Kabul's busiest transportation hub Sunday, killing at least 35 people in the deadliest insurgent attack in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. The Taliban claimed responsibility.      Full news...

  • June 15, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Associated Press: Dumped at this frontier outpost alongside hundreds of weary Afghan laborers, Khalil Jalil stepped out of Iran and back into Afghanistan only days after he said Iranian authorities beat him, threw him in the trunk of a car and locked him in a detention center.      Full news...

  • June 12, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reuters: Gunmen riding on a motorbike fired at girls outside a school in Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two and wounding six, authorities said. The attack took place in Logar province, south of the capital, Kabul, at the end of the school day. The attackers fled, they said.      Full news...




  • June 9, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AFP: Shakir sits at the side of the road, his head buried in his hands, 10 broken eggs melding with the dust at his feet. Shakir's trick reflects the competitive world of child beggars in Kabul, a city clogged by a population of around 4 million people that exploded after the 2001 fall of the Taliban regime led exiles home and jobseekers to the capital.      Full news...

  • June 8, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    BBC News: The queues of refugees start to pour over the border from first thing in the morning - as they have been doing for the last month. Ninety thousand people have so far been forcibly returned to Afghanistan from Iran since 21 April, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.      Full news...

  • June 7, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Times: The rendezvous is clandestine. A voice on the telephone instructs us to drive to a point beside a dusty highway cutting though the suburbs of Kabul. A dark-blue, four-wheel drive pulls up. Inside, a young gunman checks our identities before ordering us to follow. We drive through alleyways and stop beside the high gates of an anonymous compound.      Full news...

  • June 6, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reuters: KABUL - Unidentified gunmen shot dead an Afghan woman journalist, the second such killing in less than a week, officials said on Wednesday. Zakia Zaki, who also served as headmistress of a school, ran a private radio station partially funded by a Western media group.      Full news...




  • May 29, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: Sadaf started consuming opium seven years ago after she could not find any medicine to overcome a headache that had bothered her for weeks. "When I first smoked opium I felt dizzy for a while, but did not have a headache - so I continued," the mother of four told IRIN in the Yamgan District of Afghanistan's northeastern Badakshan province.      Full news...



  • May 24, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok Afghan News: Hundreds of Badghis people staged a protest demonstration demanding removal of the provincial Governor Muhammad Nasim Tokhi. The protestors alleged the governor was involved in corruption and misuse of authority. They say the pace of reconstruction has also slowed down since his appointment as governor of the province.      Full news...

  • May 22, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Independent: The most outspoken female MP in Afghanistan has been expelled from parliament after saying proceedings had descended to a level "worse than a zoo". The views of Malalai Joya, in a television interview, outraged fellow parliamentarians, who immediately voted to suspend her from the house for the rest of her five-year term. Some even demanded that she should be brought before a court for defamation and stripped of the right to stand again as a candidate.      Full news...

  • May 17, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok Afghan News: "My father and mother had gone to an invitation; police of Iran came to our house and deported us through the way of Nimrooz." These are the sad words of Noorbashee, 9, that according to her claim she has been expelled from Iran along with her 3 years old sister, now they are living with difficult situation in a camp in the frontier region of Nimrooz Province that doesn't any thing except for burning desert and sand storms.      Full news...

  • 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...







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