Alex Minsky has become as prevalent on social media sites as kitten videos on Youtube. Wondering why that name sounds familiar? He's the handsome and tatted Afghan army vet who after losing his right leg became an underwear model.
The Halfway House program at Women for Afghan Women in Kabul is exceptional in its ability to serve these women, whose staff comprise more than just your average shelter contingent of counselors, case managers and administrators.
Afghans have resisted foreign troops from antiquity until the present at an enormous cost of lives and wealth. The current resistance is no exception. The critical question, especially for Afghans, to consider is the issue of peace and war following the withdrawal of foreign troops.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hard-line Islamist students protested Wednesday in the Afghan capital demanding the repeal of a presidential decree for women's rights that they say is un-Islamic. It was the latest sign of a backlash against the legal protections passed in the 12 years since the toppling of the Taliban regime known for its harsh treatment of women.
Cameron to allow interpreters who served with UK forces fighting Taliban to live in Britain, reversing earlier decision.
Government climbdown gives 600 interpreters right to move, but what message does it send? First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 08:57 ON Wed 22 May 2013 UP TO 600 Afghan interpreters who risked their lives to aid British troops in Afghanistan...Show More Summary
On Saturday, lawmakers in Afghanistan's parliament refused to vote on the Law on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Yet, read any of the poems or stories on the Afghan Women's Writing Project website, and you will be filled with hope.
India announces more training and reconstruction aid, as Afghan president seeks help ahead of withdrawal of NATO troops.
(Washington) -- When the New York Times reported recently that the CIA routinely provides cash payments to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, totaling in the tens...
Taliban launches one of the largest attacks of spring offensive in Helmand province as bomb kills seven police in Herat.
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Officers die in Herat province roadside bomb blast as police and troops engage in deadly battle with Taliban in Helmand.
In recent months, Alex Minsky has taken the internet by storm, igniting Tumblr accounts and striking the fancy of gays (and women) everywhere. And it’s not without reason. The Afghan veteran turned underwear model has caught the attention of several photographers, including Gabriel Gastelum, who recently photographed the tattooed hunk for The Underwear Expert. Gabriel, [...]
At a stopover in Jalandhar Monday on his way to New Delhi for meetings with Indian officials, Afghan President Hamid Karzai was presented with an honorary doctorate from what claims to be India's largest private university. Indian President...Show More Summary
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.
Afghan president condemns attack on provincial government office in Pul-e-Khumri, Baghlan which left at least 13 dead.
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A suicide bomber struck outside a provincial council headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing the council chief and at least 13 others, authorities said. Baghlan provincial council leader Mohammad...Show More Summary
The bill would have banned violence against women, child marriages and forced marriages. Detractors said the bill would bring Western values into Afghanistan.