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  • Afghan Rape Gang Sentenced to Death after National Outrage

    Afghan Rape Gang Sentenced to Death after National Outrage

    An Afghan judge on Sunday sentenced seven men to death for the gang-rape of four women in a case that has sparked nationwide outrage, with angry protests outside the court and proceedings broadcast live on television.

  • Afghan Sikh Stowaways were Trapped in Container for 18 Hours

    Afghan Sikh Stowaways were Trapped in Container for 18 Hours

    Sikh men, women and children found in a shipping container in Britain were fleeing persecution in Afghanistan and had been trapped in the airless compartment without food or water for 18 hours, their translator said yesterday.

  • Two foreign women journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead

    Two foreign women journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead

    A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Bomb in southern Afghanistan kills six: official

    Bomb in southern Afghanistan kills six: official

    A senior Afghan government official says a roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province has killed six civilians, including two women and two children.

  • Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle

    Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle

    In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granting her the awa...

  • Kabul's new female police chief aware of danger, hopes to inspire others

    Kabul's new female police chief aware of danger, hopes to inspire others

    An Afghan policewoman took charge of a district in the capital Kabul this week, such an unusual and dangerous appointment in a country where women have few rights that her bosses gave her four bodyguards.

  • Violence against Afghan women more frequent, brutal in 2013: official

    Violence against Afghan women more frequent, brutal in 2013: official

    Violent crime against women in Afghanistan hit record levels and became increasingly brutal in 2013, the head of its human rights commission said on Saturday

  • Policewoman, pregnant teacher hanged in southern Afghanistan

    Policewoman, pregnant teacher hanged in southern Afghanistan

    An Afghan policewoman and a pregnant teacher were hanged and their bodies dumped within a few kilometres of a foreign military base recently handed over to Afghan control.

  • Alarm rises for Afghan women prisoners after Western troops leave

    Alarm rises for Afghan women prisoners after Western troops leave

    After Farida's husband sold their three-year-old daughter to support his drug habit of several years, she took a knife and stabbed him to death in their house in the western Afghan province of Herat.

  • Afghanistan nearing turning point: John Kerry, Hillary Clinton

    Afghanistan nearing turning point: John Kerry, Hillary Clinton

    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.

  • Roadside bombs kill 12 in south Afghanistan

    Roadside bombs kill 12 in south Afghanistan

    Two roadside bombs exploded Friday in different parts of Afghanistan's volatile south, killing 12 people, including five women, Afghan officials said.

  • Another female police officer shot in Afghanistan

    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...

  • Taliban militants kidnap woman Afghan MP: officials

    Taliban militants kidnap woman Afghan MP: officials

    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.

  • Explosion in Afghan graveyard kills ten women: officials

    Explosion in Afghan graveyard kills ten women: officials

    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.

  • Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district

    Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district

    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.

  • 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.

  • 17 Afghan civilians killed in roadside bomb: officials

    17 Afghan civilians killed in roadside bomb: officials

    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.

  • Ex-Taliban official vows to protect Afghan women, but alarm bells ring

    Ex-Taliban official vows to protect Afghan women, but alarm bells ring

    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.

  • Bomb kills eight women, one child: Afghan police

    A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed eight women and one child as they travelled to celebrate a wedding engagement, police said.

  • Women on Afghan frontlines to fight Taliban

    Women on Afghan frontlines to fight Taliban

    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...

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