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.
Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.
Afghanistan's parliament has blocked a law banning violence against women in what is being seen as a serious blow to the progress of women's rights.President Hamid Karzai approved the legislation by decree in 2009 but the country's politicians...Show More Summary
Legislation was approved by President Karzai in 2009, but stalled by conservative MPs who deemed it un-Islamic.
Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked a law on Saturday that aims to protect women's freedoms.
The Afghan parliament's failure is a severe blow to women's rights in the conservative Muslim country.
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