The Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women, a 2009 mandate approved by President Hamid Karzai's decree that aims to protect women's rights — specifically, one that bans child marriage and the practice of "baad," selling and buying women to settle disputes — was shot down in Afghani Parliament today. Read more...
Religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation today aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience. The law criminalizes, among other things, child marriage and forced marriage, and bans the traditional practice of exchanging girls and women to settle disputes. It...
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
Husband flies overnight to show up at ceremony unannounced Adam Jarboe recently returned from Afghanistan and flown overnight into Chicago to pull off a stealth mission.
Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked a law on Saturday that aims to protect women's freedoms.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday trimmed his funding request for the war in Afghanistan and other overseas operations by 10 percent, reflecting his plans to wind down the U.S. presence in that country.
Last night at the Tampa Bay Rays stadium, 9 year-old Alayna Adams, whose father has been deployed in Afghanistan for the past year, threw out the first pitch only to discover the man in the catcher’s mask was actually her father, Lt....Show More Summary
Nine year-old Alayna Adams threw out the first pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays game last night, and when the catcher took off his mask, she realized her father had returned from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. Prior to the pitch, the father, Lt. Show More Summary
Lance Cpl. Brandon King, a driver with Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion, performs maintenance on an M1 Abrams Tank at Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Afghanistan, April 5, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline...
A deployed soldier gave his young daughter the surprise of a lifetime this week when he returned home from Afghanistan to greet her during a major league baseball game. WTSP reports that nine-year-old Alayna Adams was chosen to throw the ceremonial first pitch in the Tampa Bay Rays’ home contest against the Boston Red Sox [...]Show More Summary
Moscow is counting on the UN to develop proposals regarding the international presence in Afghanistan after 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
Four years ago, we made a film called Inside Afghanistan with veteran war reporter Ben Anderson. Since then, we've enjoyed a harmonious, fruitful relationship that mostly involves Ben hanging out in warzones and sending us amazing stories from the frontline. Show More Summary
It also almost killed his literary career.
When I got out of the Army in 2009, Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan were committing suicide at a rate of roughly 12 a day. That would be one every two hours. Now they’re up to at least 22 a day. That’s almost one an hour. So here’s something I’d like you to consider; May [...]
(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) — Sitting on a dirty straw mat on the parched ground of southern Afghanistan, Masooma sank deeper inside a giant black shawl. Hidden from view, her words burst forth as she told her side of what happened to her family sometime before dawn on March 11, 2012. Show More Summary
A little dusty in Tampa Bay.