President of Afghanistan

By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Feb 7th, 2013
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A year after she was pardoned from prison on the condition she agree to marry her rapist, a young Afghan woman, faced with distressingly few options, has now reluctantly wed her attacker. In 2009, Gulnaz, then 16 years old, gained international attention after she was raped by her cousin’s husband an...
By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Mar 19th, 2012
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Dmitriy SEDOV Nobody will know what Defense Secretary Leon Panetta felt after getting a report that a terrorist attack had been timed to his arrival at UK Camp Bastion air base situated in the South of Afghanistan. An Afghan translator, who served at the facility, tried to get his pick-up to the runw...
By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Jan 6th, 2012
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In December 2011, Sahar Gul, a 15-year-old Afghan girl and underage bride, was freed by Afghan police after having been severely tortured for six months by her in-laws in an attempt to force her into prostitution. During her captivity, Sahar had been kept locked in a basement, tortured with hot irons...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Dec 20th, 2011
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By Viktor KORGUN In March, 2009, US President B. Obama announced a plan to withdraw the US forces from Afghanistan in 2011-2014. In the meantime, though, the US troops in the country grew in size to reach 100,000 by the spring of 2011, and the actual preparations for the withdrawal began in February,...