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Womens Rights Afghanistan: Still Just Paper

 WOMEN JUST A BARGAINING CHIP   Girls are playing volleyball in a dusty courtyard. Gazing toward the foothills of the Hindu Kush offers some pretty spectacular scenery. But right now that’s the last thing on the girls’ minds. The landscape, after all, is nothing new for them. Playing sports is what’s changed for these girls,…


Afghanistan: Spectacular Prison Escape

spectacular prison escape 475 inmates slipped through this hole Hundreds of prisoners have escaped from a prison in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, many Taliban fighters. It was not the first time that a mass exodus succeeded. A tunnel led to freedom: the Taliban in the southern Afghan Kandahar have organized a spectacular prison escape And Thus…


Karzai Aide Scandal Underscores Afghan Anticorruption Failures

For years, Mohammad Zia Salehi managed to keep a low profile, even while wielding significant influence in the murky world of Afghan politics. That all changed in July, when the administrative head of President Hamid Karzai’s National Security Office was arrested on the basis of a months-long investigation conducted by a U.S.-backed anticorruption task force….


Taliban Hangs Afghan Boy, 7, for Spying

Taliban militants accused a seven-year-old boy of spying and hanged him earlier this week in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, a local government official tells CBS News. Provincial government spokesman Daud Ahmadi confirmed the incident which took place on Tuesday in the Taliban stronghold of Sangin, in Helmand. Ahmadi told CBS News’ Fazul Rahim the boy…

Americans furious at Karzai seeking friendship with China and Iran.

Karzai’s China-Iran dalliance riles Obama By M K Bhadrakumar Great moments in diplomatic timing are hard to distinguish when the practitioners are inscrutable entities. Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visits to China and Iran within the week rang alarm bells in Washington which were heard in the Oval Office of the White House. Karzai’s two days…