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Who benefits from Taliban revisionism?

The Afghan government is trying to whitewash the Taliban’s image by claiming it no longer opposes education for girls. Rachel Reid | guardian.co.uk | Friday 21 January 2011 Farooq Wardak, the Afghan education minister and a key ally of President Hamid Karzai, claims that the Taliban leadership no longer opposes education for girls. The question […]

AFGHANISTAN: It’s a Man’s Job, or Is It?

THURSDAY DECEMBER 2ND 2010: Dasht-e-Barchi is a poor community located in the west of Kabul city. Although a two-lane road was recently constructed, the streets are almost too narrow for a car to pass. The dilapidated houses on either side of the new road suggest that no one could afford to own a car here. […]

Afghan Election: Conflict between Democracy and Terrorism in Ghazni

By Kamran Mir Hazar The Afghanistan Election Commission announced final results for 33 of Afghanistan’s provinces plus the results of 10 special seats for Kuchi Pashtuns in the lower house. However, in a blatant swipe at democracy, the final tally from the province of Ghazni is still pending and the election commission has said that […]

Afghan Runaways Flee Forced Marriages

Women often jailed for trying to escape coercive arranged matches. By Bahman Boman – Afghanistan ARR Issue 381, 26 Nov 10 In Afghanistan, where most women do not get to choose their own husbands, 18-year-old Zaiba felt she had little choice but to run away from home when she fell in love. When Zaiba and […]

Afghanistan and the Parliamentary Crises

From: The Desk of Fahim Khairy Date: November 27, 2010 Afghanistan is going through a second round of parliamentary elections in the past almost 10 years of a democratic regime following the Taliban removal. The first election was bad and the second is ugly and a bit of a civil war sign. President Karzai rejected […]

Ghazni’s Re-Election and the high-handedness of the IEC and Hamid Karzai

Liaquat Ali Hazara, Nov 25, 2010 The much awaited result of the recent parliamentary elections has been announced by the Independent Election Commission amid fears of deteriorating law and order and clashes between the Hazaras and the Pashtun. The parliamentary election was held on 18th September, 2010 which churned out mass protests and demonstrations in […]

UNICEF calls for a comprehensive Child Act in Afghanistan

23 November 2010 – Afghanistan needs a comprehensive Child Act fully in line with the provisions and principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In Afghanistan today one in five children die before reaching their fifth birthday – mostly from easily preventable diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia – five million children are […]

Ghormach, serious threat in northern Afghanistan

Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, 2010-11-21 13:30 Considering security concerns in the northern parts of the country, the Ghormach district is a big security threat in the northern zone of Afghanistan particularly Faryab province. Ghormach and Qaysar are two Faryab districts in which according to the provincial authorities, more than 40 percent of them are controlled by […]

Major discovery in Afghanistan

by Chamari SENANAYAKE Sunday, November 21, 2010 In 2001, Afghanistan’s ruling Taleban blew up two giant Buddha statues in defiance of international efforts to save them. United Nations former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in Pakistan on a tour at that time, described the Taleban’s acts as a disservice to themselves and Islam. The monuments, in Bamiyan […]

Building collapse kills Afghan wedding guests

At least 60 people have been killed after part of a building collapsed on guests at a wedding in northern Afghanistan, officials say. The incident occurred in Jelga, a remote district in the northern province of Baghlan. Officials said most of the dead were women and children who were celebrating separately from the men, according […]

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities
Report on the Case of Conflict between Kochies and the Local People (Hazara) In Behsood (Hessa-e-Awal, Hessa-e-Dowm) and Diamirdad districts of Maidan Wardak province
Massacres of Hazaras in Afghanistan

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