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· March, 2007

Stories about Afghanistan from March, 2007

Afghanistan: 800 Years of Rumi

Bonnie Boyd notes that Rumi, the famous poet often associated with Sufism who was born in what is now Afghanistan, was born 800 years ago and she reports on a...

Afghanistan: Navruz Video

Sohrab Kabuli has a video report of Navruz celebrations in Afghanistan.

Central Asia: Minorities

neweurasia has a collection of 11 posts on minorities in Central Asia and Afghanistan in its latest cross-blog survey.

Afghanistan: Watch out Ahmed!

Afghanistanica says that the well-known writer on the Taliban, Afghanistan, and Central Asian Islamism, Ahmed Rashid, seems to have a bit of a problem with Uzbeks.

Afghanistan: Higher Education Crisis

Safrang reports that there are too few university spots for eligible students in Afghanistan and that the problem is only getting worse. The blogger argues that failing to provide education...

Central Asia: Celebrating Navruz

Sue Sypko says that celebrating a holiday like Navruz is tough to do for a group because everyone disagrees on how to spell the holiday's name, how to decorate, and...

Afghanistan: Nowrouz & Signs of Spring

Safrang writes that spring has become associated with renewed fighting in Afghanistan in recent years and takes the liberty of changing an old folk song associated with Nowrouz (the holiday...

Afghanistan: Reconciliation and Accountability

Safrang continues discussion on reconciliation and accountability legislation in Afghanistan, wondering how both can be obtained in the country's current political climate.

Afghanistan: Reconcilation or Accountability

Safrang discusses the choice between reconciliation and accountability in Afghanistan, asking why the country cannot have both.

Afghan Whispers:Alcohol,Women and Iranian connection

Afghan bloggers and non Afghan bloggers who write about Afghanistan have lot of stories to share: From alcohol to women and afghan immigrants problems. Alcohol Onne Parl tells us why...

Afghanistan: Free Press

Safrang says that Afghanistan does not have a free press.

Afghanistan: Culture or Conflict?

Afghanistanica examines whether the lack of protection of women's rights in Afghanistan is the result of culture or conflict.

Afghanistan: The Suffering of Women

Afghan Lord marks International Women's Day by describing the suffering of Afghanistan's women.

Afghanistan: Cut Off

Part of Afghanistan are all but cut off from the outside world due to heavy snow, says Safrang. The author says that better transportation links would massively improve the situation.

Afghanistan: Ethnic Separatism

Afghanistanica explains why ethnic separatism is not a problem in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Coverups and Collateral Damage

Safrang says that unless the US takes steps to prevent the death of civilians in its military operations in Afghanistan, the fight against the Taliban will be slowly lost as...

Afghanistan: Karzai's Amnesty Choice

Safrang says that Hamid Karzai is facing the biggest choice of his term as Afghanistan's president in deciding whether or not to sign into law amnesty bill that recently passed...

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