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90 Afghan Schoolgirls Poisoned in 'Taliban Gas Attack'
Posted on: May 13, 2009, Source: Independent UK
The incident is the third attack on a girls' school in three weeks, raising fears about increasingly vicious methods to terrorize girls.
Taliban Gunmen Murder Leading Afghan Women's Rights Activist
Posted on: Apr 14, 2009, Source: Independent UK
"This cold-blooded assassination puts in question the direction that Afghanistan is heading," warns the director of the UN Development Fund for Women.
In Afghanistan, Storm Brewing Over Law Legalizing Rape
Posted on: Apr 6, 2009, Source: Independent UK
Some NATO countries have threatened to withdraw troops and withhold aid from Afghanistan unless the law is repealed.
Afghan President Signs Law "Legalizing Rape"
Posted on: Mar 31, 2009, Source: Independent UK
Karzai rushed the new Shia Family Law through parliament in a shameless bid to win votes in advance of national elections.
Obama's New Strategy for Afghanistan Means More Troops
Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source: Independent UK
In addition to more soldiers, Obama is ordering a "civilian surge" and increasing the number of U.S. officials by 50 percent.
Afghan Official: Journalism Student will Not be Executed
Posted on: Feb 6, 2008, Source: The Independent UK
The campaign to save Sayed Pervez Kambaksh has now attracted more than 63,000 signatures -- and the pressure is working.
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