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Twin Suicide Attacks Kill 12 in Afghanistan

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two suicide bombers, including one driving a truck, killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 others Saturday near a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan. Both civilians and Afghan police were the victims of the attacks in the Sayed Abad district of Wardak province. President Hamid Karzai condemned the suicide attacks, which the Taliban says […]

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Twin Suicide Attacks Kill 12 in Afghanistan

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in central Afghanistan say two suicide bombers have killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 near a NATO base. A spokesman for the Wardak provincial governor say the attacks took place Saturday morning in the province’s Sayed Abad district. Authorities say the first bombing was carried out by a militant on foot, followed […]

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Twin Suicide Attacks Kill 12 in Afghanistan

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in central Afghanistan say two suicide bombers have killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 near a NATO base. A spokesman for the Wardak provincial governor say the attacks took place Saturday morning in the province’s Sayed Abad district. Authorities say the first bombing was carried out by a militant on foot, followed […]

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Afghan Defense Minister Resignts After Parliamemtary Vote

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s defense minister has resigned after losing a no confidence vote in parliament. General Abdul Rahim Wardak told reporters in Kabul Tuesday that he was stepping down to respect the lower house of parliament’s decision. Afghan lawmakers voted Saturday to remove Wardak and Interior Minister Bismillah Mohammadi after a series of insurgent attacks and cross-border […]

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Afghan Defense Minister Resignts After Parliamemtary Vote

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s defense minister has resigned after losing a no confidence vote in parliament. General Abdul Rahim Wardak told reporters in Kabul Tuesday that he was stepping down to respect the lower house of parliament’s decision. Afghan lawmakers voted Saturday to remove Wardak and Interior Minister Bismillah Mohammadi after a series of insurgent attacks and cross-border […]

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Olympic Sprinter Hopes to Pave the Way for Afghan Women

Posted August 6th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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When Tahmina Kohistani crossed the finish line during last week’s Olympic women’s 100 meters preliminary round, she had tears in her eyes. Kohistani was emotional not because of her last-place finish in Friday’s heat, but because she competed as the only woman from her native country of Afghanistan. The 23-year-old told VOA on Monday that […]

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Cameron Says Taliban Should Not Doubt Afghan Forces

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron says the Taliban should have no doubt that international forces will be handing security responsibilities to an Afghan force capable of defeating an insurgency. Mr. Cameron said Thursday at a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul that global partners have committed to securing Afghanistan long beyond […]

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Rights Group: Afghan Government Should Commute Death Sentence

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group says Afghanistan’s government should commute the death sentence of an Afghan soldier convicted of killing five French soldiers earlier this year. Human Rights Watch said Wednesday France should make a formal request to the Afghan government to commute the sentence. The group noted that France has abolished the death penalty […]

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Afghan Activists Reject Minister’s Claims of Prostitution at Women’s Shelters

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan women’s rights activists are rejecting allegations by a government minister that shelters aimed at protecting women are instead used for prostitution. Justice Minister Habibullah Ghalib said Sunday the safe houses run by non-governmental organizations, so-called Peace Houses, have become brothels. He said, “we saw and investigated the Peace Houses, there isn’t any immoral activity […]

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More than 70 Feared Dead in Afghan Earthquake

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in northern Afghanistan fear at least 70 people are dead after earthquakes triggered a landslide. The two quakes shook Afghanistan’s northeastern Hindu Kush early Monday, trapping dozens of people beneath the rubble of collapsed homes in a remote area of Baghlan province. A 5.4-magnitude earthquake was followed about 25 minutes later by a stronger, […]

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