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  • In this Afghan school, girls are taught to say no

    In this Afghan school, girls are taught to say no

    Dah Yaya is an Afghan village set in stony hills and steeped in traditions that limit women to second-class status in this desperately poor country ravaged by Taliban insurgency.

  • Bomb kills four girls at Afghan wedding: officials

    A bomb attack killed four girls attending an Afghan wedding, officials said on Thursday, blaming the attack on Taliban rebels intending to target government employees at the event.

  • Sharp rise in number of Afghan women in prison for 'moral crimes'

    Sharp rise in number of Afghan women in prison for 'moral crimes'

    About 600 Afghan women and girls are behind bars for so-called moral crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, the highest number since the Taliban were toppled almost twelve years ago.

  • Afghan minister vows punishment for fainting girls

    Afghan minister vows punishment for fainting girls

    Afghanistan's education minister has threatened to punish schoolgirls who claim to suffer from alleged "poisonings" that many officials believe are actually temporary psychological illnesses.

  • Afghan girls' school feared hit by poison gas

    As many as 74 schoolgirls in Afghanistan's far north fell sick after smelling gas and were being examined for possible poisoning, local officials said on Sunday.

  • Pakistan girls' school teacher shot dead: officials

    Pakistan girls' school teacher shot dead: officials

    A Pakistani girls' school teacher was killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday in the country's volatile tribal belt on the Afghan border, officials said.

  • Landmine kills 10 Afghan girls: officials

    Ten young girls were killed when a landmine exploded on Monday while they were collecting firewood in eastern Afghanistan's Nanagahar province, officials said.

  • Afghan beheadings could signal confusion in Taliban ranks

    It was meant to be another night of music and dance, a brief distraction from life in the searing heat and dust of Afghanistan's conservative rural south for a small group of boys and girls in Helmand province's Roshan Abad village. Instead it ended...

  • 120 Afghan schoolgirls sick after poison attack by Taliban: Reports

    Over 120 schoolgirls in Afghanistan fell sick following a suspected poison attack by the Taliban, a media report said.Most of the girls were treated and discharged, but 30 of them were still under treatment, an official told the BBC.

  • Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack, say officials

    Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack, say officials

    About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country's north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education. Since the 2001 toppling of the Taliban, ...

  • Taliban talkback: Militants answer your questions online

    Taliban talkback: Militants answer your questions online

    Want to know why the Afghan Taliban opened talks with the United States even though they have fought the world's most advanced military to a virtual stalemate or prospects for girls' schools if they regain power? Go online and post your question.

  • NATO chopper crashes in Afghanistan, 12 dead

    NATO chopper crashes in Afghanistan, 12 dead

    A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house near the Afghan capital on Friday, killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and two girls on the ground, Turkish and Afghan officials said. The helicopter, a Sikorsky, was on a mission for U.S.-led NATO ...

  • In Afghanistan, girls pay for elders' misdeeds

    In Afghanistan, girls pay for elders' misdeeds

    Shakila, eight at the time, was drifting off to sleep when a group of men carrying AK-47s barged in through the door. She recalls that they complained, as they dragged her off into the darkness, about how their family had been dishonored and about ho...

  • Brides escape marriage, but not lashes

    The two Afghan girls had every reason to expect the law would be on their side when a policeman at a checkpoint stopped the bus they were in. Disguised in boys' clothes, the girls, ages 13 and 14, had been fleeing for two days along rutted roads and ...

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