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Afghanistan

Country archive · 136 posts


Latest stories about Afghanistan

5 January 2014

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As Afghanistan Faces a Critical Year, President Karzai Plays a “Risky Game”

As Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai is dragging his feet on the new security pact with the United States, many believe that he is playing a dangerous game.

17 December 2013

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Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Interview with Anita Haidary

Global Voices interviews Anita Haidary, an Afghan women's rights activists and co-founder of an organization that works to empower women across Afghanistan.

26 June 2013

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Afghan Presidential Palace Targeted by the Taliban

An attack on the presidential palace in downtown Kabul on the morning of June 25 has terrified Afghans and cast a huge cloud over the future of negotiations between the government,...

1 May 2013

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“Women Can Change Afghanistan”: Interview with Noorjahan Akbar

Noorjahan Akbar, 22, is an Afghan women's rights activist and a prolific blogger. She believes that there has been a lot of positive change for women's rights in Afghanistan over...

27 April 2013

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Afghan Leader's ‘Brothers’ Carry Out a Deadly Attack

In early April, Taliban insurgents stormed an Afghan court, killing and wounding dozens of people. While the Taliban admitted its responsibility for the deadly attack, President Hamid Karzai blames the...

18 February 2013

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Videos from “One Billion Rising” Global Protests for Women's Rights

Every third woman falls victim to violence in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 thousands of people all over the world protested against these daily acts of violence with dance.

14 December 2012

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Most Corrupt Country Award Goes to Afghanistan

Afghanistan ranks as the world's most corrupt country in the latest survey by a global corruption watchdog. The release of the survey triggered a wave of anti-corruption rallies across the...

10 December 2012

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Iran's Diplomatic Missions Under Attack

Iran's diplomatic missions have been under attack around the world in recent weeks by Iranians and Afghans, for different reasons. The actions sparked a hot debate within the Iranian blogosphere,...

14 November 2012

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Bridge Blog for Afghanistan and Pakistan: ‘Understanding the Neighbor’

In a fellowship program 22 journalists from Afghanistan and Pakistan gathered together twice, once in Islamabad and once in Kabul to understand each others, share value and make cultural exchanges....

10 November 2012

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Rediscovering The Bonds Between Afghanistan and Pakistan

An Afghan-Pak Journalist Exchange Programme 2012 brought together 22 journalists from Pakistan and Afghanistan who worked on join reporting projects and cultural exchange to rediscover the bonds between both the...

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