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World | Associated Press | Friday November 15, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor, Hillary Rodham Clinton, say Afghanistan is reaching a turning point that will be critical to maintaining advances made by women since the end of Taliban rule.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday November 12, 2013
Two roadside bombs exploded Friday in different parts of Afghanistan's volatile south, killing 12 people, including five women, Afghan officials said.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 16, 2013
Gunmen shot the top female police officer in a troubled southern Afghan province on Sunday, leaving her facing possible paralysis just months after her predecessor was killed, government and hospital authorities said. It was the latest in a series of...
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 14, 2013
Taliban militants have kidnapped a female Afghan member of parliament, officials said today, in the latest example of prominent women being targeted in the country.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 8, 2013
An explosion killed at least 10 women in a graveyard in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, as the country celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
World | Reuters | Saturday July 20, 2013
One of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's main religious advisers will not overturn a decree issued by clerics in the north reimposing Taliban-style curbs on women, in another sign of returning conservatism as NATO forces leave the country.
World | 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 | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 9, 2013
A Taliban bomb in western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed 12 women, four children and one man travelling in a three-wheel minivan, officials said, adding that at least seven other passengers were wounded.
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 3, 2013
Just 16 years ago, Abdul Rahman Hotak helped prop one of the world's most austere regimes for women as a newspaper editor and bureaucrat for the Taliban. Now, as a one of Afghanistan's top human rights protectors, he says he has turned a corner.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 25, 2013
A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed eight women and one child as they travelled to celebrate a wedding engagement, police said.
World | Written by Anchal Vohra | Friday May 24, 2013
The women of Afghanistan have the worst to fear from the return of the Taliban, but not everyone is waiting for someone else to write the script of their lives. On the outskirts of Kabul, at the special forces base, we meet Najla, one of the first an...
World | 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 | Reuters | Saturday May 18, 2013
Afghanistan's parliament failed to pass a law on Saturday banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women's rights in the conservative Muslim country since the Islamist Taliban was toppled over a decade ago.
World | Associated Press | Friday February 15, 2013
The Afghan army is training female special forces to take part in night raids against insurgents, breaking new ground in an ultraconservative society and filling a vacuum left by departing international forces.
World | Associated Press | Sunday February 10, 2013
On May 17, 2006, in a firefight with Afghan Taliban insurgents, Canadian forces lost an artillery officer hit by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade. She was Capt. Nichola Goddard, the first Canadian woman to be killed in action since her countr...
World | Agence France Presse | Thursday January 3, 2013
Sporting a long leather coat and western jeans under a headscarf, Soosan Feroz looks like many modern women in Kabul.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 7, 2012
Despite living much of their lives behind a veil, some Afghan women are feeling pressure to conform to ideals of female beauty and are lining up for cosmetic surgery at a handful of clinics in Kabul.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 23, 2012
A suicide car bomber killed two people and wounded 40 others, including women and children, in an attack on Friday in Wardak province west of Kabul, police said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 14, 2012
Afghanistan has launched a new literacy programme that enables Afghan women deprived of a basic education during decades of war to learn to read and write using a mobile phone.
World | Reuters | Sunday September 30, 2012
Muzhgan Masoomi's attacker stabbed her 14 times with a thick blade used to slaughter animals, tearing wide gashes in her flesh before leaving the government worker for dead on the outskirts of the Afghan capital.