Afghan girls break barriers through soccer
Nov 10, 2011
World News | Reuters | Tuesday November 17, 2015
When the Taliban banned girls' education in Afghanistan, six-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh started dressing as a boy and for five years risked her life to attend a secret school.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 26, 2015
Al least 12 schoolgirls were killed kin a stampede that was triggered after a powerful earthquake jolted northeastern Afghanistan today, officials said, warning that the toll was expected to rise.
World News | Reuters | Thursday June 4, 2015
Prosecutors fleeing offices, girls at home after a bomb scare at their school, Indian bankers leaving Kabul until things calm down - a spike in high profile Taliban attacks has left officials and expatriates in the Afghan capital on edge.
World News | Reuters | Monday March 23, 2015
Afghan women and girls uprooted by violence and living in camps in major cities are most vulnerable to abuse by male family members, who treat them like prisoners and sell them "like animals" into marriage, aid agencies said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 14, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 4, 2013
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.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 21, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 8, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 21, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 26, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 17, 2012
Ten young girls were killed when a landmine exploded on Monday while they were collecting firewood in eastern Afghanistan's Nanagahar province, officials said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday August 28, 2012
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 in brutality that even the Taliban's austere leadership are unwilling to be linked with amid off-ag...
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday May 24, 2012
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.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday April 17, 2012
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, which banned education for women and girls, females have returned to schools, especially in Kabul.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday March 27, 2012
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World News | Associated Press | Friday March 16, 2012
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 forces when it went down near Kabul, the Turkish military said in a statement.
World News | Alissa J Rubin, The New York Times | Friday February 17, 2012
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 how they had not been paid.
World News | Rod Norland, Alissa J Rubin, NYT News Sevice | Monday May 31, 2010
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 over mountain passes to escape their illegal, forced marriages to much older men, and now they had m...