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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... than a decade. Four years ago, Wafa's 17-year-old son was kidnapped. His captors threatened to kill him unless Wafa closed down her school, the Charbagh Village Girls' Secondary ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    81 killed in floods in northern Afghanistan with more deaths likely

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP, AFP

    ... and remote north, a provincial official said Sunday, as police and villagers scoured the rugged terrain for missing people and Army helicopters flew in supplies to thousands left homeless ... several villages were completely destroyed and more than 1,000 were damaged by the heavy rain and flooding, leaving thousands of people in need of shelter, food, water and medicine. Defense ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Desperate search after Afghan landslide; death toll could reach 2,700

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 05:15am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghan officials struggle to obtain accurate information about disaster in remote northeast 2,700 may lied dead under landslide that buried village A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried large sections of a remote northeastern Afghan village on Friday, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 2,000 missing. Villagers looked ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's children suffer as US pull-out leaves deadly firing ranges

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... explosions from military training exercises, which sometimes shattered windows in their village. But as those blasts became less common with the US and Nato withdrawal, the boys started wandering ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Smooth-running Afghan election raises questions about Taliban’s strength

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 07:12pm by Reuters in Kabul

    ... published late last month Osman wrote that support for the Taliban was fading in regions where they had previously counted on help from villagers, and they appeared to lack the strength to besiege ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    China’s MCC turns back on US$3b Mes Aynak Afghanistan mine deal

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:27pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... met with villagers in Aynak who will be relocated before mining begins. According to people who were at the meeting, MCC said it would not proceed with the processing plant because it could ... for processing. One elder, Malek Sharbat Khan from Zaidabad village, about three kilometres from the mine, told Global Witness, a mining standards advocacy group, that MCC officials said security remained ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Hamid Karzai rejects law protecting abusers of Afghan women

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:51pm by GDN

    ... testifying goes far further than protections in most countries, where only spouses can avoid giving testimony. There is also no definition of relatives in the law, so particularly in villages linked ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan villagers angered at US troop departures

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... villagers US forces left behind piles of equipment, an unpaid rent bill and a festering land dispute that threatens to undermine the Afghan government when they moved out of a volatile corner of Kunar province, officials and former landlords say. The only clue that a base that dominated Pashengar village for years had been abandoned for good was the midnight rumble of a convoy of trucks ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan considers reintroducing public stoning as punishment

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 09:45pm by GDN

    ... a video surfaced a year ago of a 21-year-old woman being stoned to death in an insurgent-controlled village near Kabul, it was strongly condemned by government officials as well as rights groups ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato probes Afghan airstrike that ‘killed child’

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 05:48pm by AFP

    ... people, we won’t sign this BSA.” The airstrike was launched from an unmanned drone and hit the village of Faqiran in Helmand on Thursday morning, the statement said. Nato’s International Security ...




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