KABUL - (AP) Afghanistan's parliament rejected a bid Wednesday by President Hamid Karzai to tighten his control over a key electoral watchdog body, after concerns he was reneging on promises to clean up corruption.
The lower house voted down a proposal to allow Karzai to appoint three of the five...
KABUL Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai received a boost
from a national conference of tribal, religious and civic leaders for his plans
to approach the Taliban to talk peace. His more difficult challenge will be to
convince insurgent leaders and the Obama administration.
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Afghanistan (AP) - Every day, 400 people join the ranks of half a million displaced
by fighting and natural disaster in Afghanistan and the country's government
has been hampering international efforts to help them, Amnesty International
said Thursday. A new, disturbing report by Amnesty...
Without context, the term "dancing boys" might appear to be
innocent in nature, such as a reference to a youth dance troupe. Even the Afghani
term "bacha bazi," which roughly translates as "boy play," doesn't fully convey
the human rights abuses inflicted upon such...
Afghanistan (AP) - The in-laws of a child bride who became the bruised and
bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan have been sentenced to 10 years
in prison for torture, abuse and human rights violations, a judge said
Saturday. The plight of Full
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you're an adult Afghani woman, you're probably one of the 94% who never
attended school because the Taliban prohibited it. Although 3 million girls now
attend school in Afghanistan, the long-term prospects for receiving an
education are grim.
attend school means to risk your life...
Afghanistan (AP) - A man in a western Afghan city has confessed to stabbing his
wife to death to prevent her from taking a job outside the home, police said
Monday. Mohammad Anwar, who was arrested in the provincial capital for the
murder, said he Full
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