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Polio returns to Afghan capital after 13 years

Afghanistan has launched an emergency polio vaccination campaign in Kabul after a girl contracted the disease, the city’s first case since the Taliban were ousted in 2001. The three-year-old from a nomadic family living on the northeastern edge of the city was diagnosed after being admitted to hospital in neighbouring…

Revealed: U.S. targets death strikes using mobile phones

Be careful when you answer the phone. That’s the message you might heed when considering National Security Operations and CIA operations in Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan, according to a new report. According to documents and an interview with an alleged former drone operator, the United States uses geolocation targeting that…

UK’s Royal Air Force has fired missiles in Afghanistan using U.S. drones

MoD discloses for first time how British crews using unmanned US aircraft have launched missiles in conflict zones British pilots have launched at least 39 missile strikes against suspected Taliban insurgents from American drones based in Afghanistan, according to new figures. The details have emerged from the Ministry of Defence,…

United Kingdom accepts atheism as grounds for asylum for Afghan

An Afghan man is believed to have become the first atheist to be granted asylum in the UK on the basis of his views on religion. The 23-year-old, who has not been identified, feared that if forcibly returned to his homeland he would face persecution for having renounced his faith.…

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel backs NATO force in Afghanistan post-2014

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told American troops on Sunday that he supports a NATO force in Afghanistan after 2014, as Washington and President Hamid Karzai wrangle over a stalled security pact. Hagel travelled to bases in south Afghanistan to meet troops a day after further tensions arose over the…

Afghanistan considers public stoning for adulterers

Kabul — Afghanistan is considering bringing back stoning for adultery, Human Rights Watch and the justice ministry said Monday, possibly restoring a punishment in force during the Taliban’s brutal regime. The penalty for married adulterers, along with flogging for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal…

U.S. security advisor Susan Rice to meet Karzai over Afghanistan security pact

The US national security advisor is to meet President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, officials said Monday, as Washington presses Afghanistan to quickly approve a deal to allow some US forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Karzai has hedged on when he will sign the deal despite a four-day “loya…

Afghanistan rebuffs U.S. demand to sign security pact

Afghanistan on Friday rebuffed a US demand to sign a highly anticipated security pact as soon as possible, insisting the document must wait until after next year’s presidential election. Washington warned Kabul on Thursday to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) as soon as possible, with senior officials hinting that…

Afghan schoolgirl scarred in acid attack now a teacher

When attackers threw acid in Shamsia Husseini’s face outside her school in Afghanistan, she defied them by returning to class — and now she has struck another blow for female education by becoming a teacher herself. Shamsia suffered severe burns on her eyelids and cheeks in the November 2008 assault,…

Afghan publishers break through and debut at industry gala

Publishers from Afghanistan, a country torn by three decades of conflict, are for the first time showcasing their books at the industry’s biggest meet-up, which opened in Germany Wednesday. Mohammad Ibrahim Shariti, who owns and runs one of Afghanistan’s biggest publishing companies, said he represents his country’s about 60 publishers…

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