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World | Associated Press | Friday April 4, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Friday March 14, 2014
A senior Afghan government official says a roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province has killed six civilians, including two women and two children.
World | Associated Press | Saturday March 8, 2014
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...
World | Reuters | Friday January 17, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Saturday January 4, 2014
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
World | Reuters | Thursday December 19, 2013
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.
World | Reuters | Thursday December 19, 2013
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.
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.