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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

    ... Lynne O'Donnell in London Advocates fear withdrawal of most international troops and aid agencies from country will see some hard-won improvements rolled back Afghan women ... the school, stop educating girls. The only reason my son was killed was because I was involved in promoting girls' education and the welfare of women in general," she said. "But ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    UN reports soaring civilian casualties in Afghanistan as violence deepens

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... improvised explosive devices in a worrying sign of spreading conflict, the UN report said, with women and children increasingly caught in the crossfire. "The nature of the conflict ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    US secretary of state pushes plan to ‘clean up’ disputed Afghan vote

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... – such as if the results were multiples of 50, or where women’s polling stations were staffed by men. If agreed, some 8,050 polling stations would be audited, involving 3.5 million ballots, or 44 per cent of all ... made in such areas as literacy rates and women’s rights. But Afghan forces know they will increasingly have to stand up to a bloody Taliban insurgency on their own as international forces ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Hamid Karzai rejects law protecting abusers of Afghan women

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

    ... The Guardian in Kabul New code in Afghanistan sought to ban relatives from testifying against each other, halting prosecution of domestic violence cases Karzai rejects law protecting women ... and Western governments. The new criminal prosecution code, backed by a prominent opponent of women's rights, had sought to ban relatives from testifying against each other. In a country where ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Dozens killed as Afghans vote in run-off poll; turnout 52 per cent

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 12:13pm by Reuters

    ... women and 62 per cent men," election commission chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani said. Interior Minister Mohammad Umar Daudzai said dozens of people were killed, including 20 civilians, 15 ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Defiant Afghans vote in presidential election despite Taliban threats

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 05:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Men and women flock to polling centres in defiance of the Taliban to elect a new president to replace Hamid Karzai after 13 years in power Long lines as Afghans ... to tackle entrenched poverty and corruption. Men and women waited in segregated lines at polls under tight security. At a Kandahar hospital-turned-polling station, the men's line stretched from ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    The top contenders for the Afghan presidency

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:27pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... 71, a Karzai confidant, served as the outgoing president's foreign minister from 2010 to 2013. He demonstrated his commitment to women's rights by choosing as one of his two ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Associated Press pays tribute to photographer killed in Afghanistan

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 06:50pm by AP

    ... news photography for coverage of the war in Iraq, and was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation. She joined the AP in 2002 and had since been ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    AFP reporter, family among 9 civilians killed in Taliban attack on Kabul hotel

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told a news conference. Nine people were killed in the assault, five Afghans and four foreigners, he said, and the dead included four women and two children. RIP ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Ex-warlord and 9/11 mentor becomes Afghanistan's top presidential candidate

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 10:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Though not the only candidate with a chequered past, Sayyaf emerges a strong contender for April vote owing to stance on women's rights, religion ... from his mouth that he’s supporting women’s rights. I’m very happy Qudsia Sharifi, teen Staunchly anti-Taliban, Sayyaf spoke of the importance of fighting corruption and boosting security ...




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