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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:18pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... business, industry and trade opportunities in what some experts term the economy's criminal capture. By abusing political and military power to accumulate personal wealth, Afghan strongmen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465078/next-afghan-president-will-face-battle-control-nations-mineral-wealth
  2. 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 abusers The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has backed away from a law that would have silenced victims of domestic violence, forced marriage and child abuse, after a campaign by Afghan activists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430568/hamid-karzai-rejects-law-protecting-abusers-afghan-women
  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Teenage gunmen penetrate venue's security to kill at least nine civilians, just weeks before poll At least nine civilians including children, a journalist and foreigners were killed in a Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, officials said yesterday, just weeks before a presidential election. Four teenage gunmen with pistols hidden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454052/journalist-and-family-among-nine-killed-taliban-attack-kabul-hotel
  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Captured British dog of war paraded in Taliban propaganda video

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 09:45am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... to find drugs. In Afghanistan, dogs are often used to search compounds that might be rigged with explosives before humans move in. The use of dogs in combat missions has been one of the grievances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1423372/captured-british-dog-war-paraded-taliban-propaganda-video
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan opium cultivation hits record high

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:16pm by AFP

    ... this year, the UN drugs agency UNODC said in its annual report on Afghanistan, while production of opium, the main ingredient in heroin, jumped almost 50 per cent compared with last year. Farmers may ... value of opium production increased by almost a third. Together with profits made by drug traffickers, the total value of the opium economy within Afghanistan was significantly higher, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355190/afghan-opium-cultivation-hits-record-high
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan policewomen suffer sexual abuse at work

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... toilets and changing facilities to curb such abuse. Addressing the concerns of policewomen is necessary to address the “rampant violence” against women in the wider society, said Human Rights Watch. “Harassment and abuse is an everyday experience for many Afghan women,” said HRW Asia director Brad Adams. “Without the consistent presence of female police officers across the country, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1223091/afghan-policewomen-suffer-sexual-abuse-work
  7. News - China - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan president Hamid Karzai meets China leaders amid security concerns

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 06:00pm by AP

    ... and strengthen cooperation against terrorism, illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The pullout of US and other Nato forces from Afghanistan next year has raised concerns in Beijing over a possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1319253/afghan-president-meets-china-leaders-amid-security-concerns
  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Justice acquitted as court jails four Afghan policemen for teenager's rape

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Kabul

    ... The New York Times in Kabul Trial hailed as evidence that controversial force can be held accountable for its crimes Rape case put focus on local police Before a packed courtroom in the capital, a judicial panel found four members of the Afghan Local Poli ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1077941/justice-acquitted-court-jails-four-afghan-policemen-teenagers-rape
  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan survivor tells of pain over US soldier's rampage

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tacoma Survivor tells of pain over US soldier's rampage An Afghan teenager who survived a rampage by a US soldier who killed 16 unarmed civilians last year testified about the pain of losing his grandmother, at the start of a sentencing trial for the man behind the carnage. The teenager, who was shot in the legs and whose sister was also seriously wounded, was among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1298382/afghan-survivor-tells-pain-over-us-soldiers-rampage
  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Meet Soosan Feroz, Kabul's woman rapper seeking reason in rhymes

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Undeterred by threats, Soosan Feroz sings of rape and other abuses in her war-torn nation Kabul's woman rapper seeks reason in rhymes Sporting a long ... first female rapper. The subjects of her lyrics though are painfully familiar- she raps of rape, abuse and atrocities that Afghan women have endured during decades of war in a country gripped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1119206/meet-soosan-feroz-kabuls-woman-rapper-seeking-reason-rhymes

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