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School that teaches Afghan girls to say no

In this picture taken on July 8, 2013, Afghan schoolgirl Rahila Rohullah poses in the village of Dah Yaya in Dih Sabz District of Kabul province. Dah Yaya is an Afghan village surrounded by rocky hills, and traditions that are reserved for women only a secondary role. But in a village school, girls learn to imagine another destiny, to say "no" to the choices that are imposed on them. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai

Dah Yaya is an Afghan village set in stony hills and steeped in traditions that limit women to second-class status in this desperately poor country ravaged by Taliban insurgency.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

ISAF soldier killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’

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A soldier serving with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan was shot dead by a man in Afghan army uniform, the latest in a series of “insider” attacks, the alliance said Tuesday.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Afghan detainees walk free from jail in push for peace

Released Taliban prisoners greet their relatives after a ceremony in Pul-e-Charkhi jail on the outskirts of Kabul on January 4, 2013. With tears streaming down their rugged faces, scores of Afghan prisoners embraced waiting relatives and walked to freedom -- the latest government move to foster reconciliation after 11 years of war. The 80 men, all wearing white skull caps, were released on Friday at a ceremony held inside Pul-e-Charkhi, Afghanistan's largest prison located on dusty flat lands east of the capital Kabul. AFP / MASSOUD HOSSAINI

With tears streaming down their faces, scores of suspected Afghan militants embraced waiting relatives and walked to freedom — just one sign of increasing attempts at reconciliation after 11 years of war.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Explosions, gunfire rock Afghan city airport

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A series of explosions followed by gunfire rocked the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad early Sunday as its airport came under an attack claimed by the Taliban, witnesses and officials said.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Two killed at Afghan base where Prince Harry posted

Britain's Prince Harry, left, is shown the Apache helicopter by a member of his squadron (name not provided) at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. AP FILE PHOTO

Two US Marines were killed in an attack Saturday on the military post in southern Afghanistan where Britain’s Prince Harry is based, officials said, adding he was “not in any danger”.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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