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· July, 2008

Stories about Afghanistan from July, 2008

Afghanistan: Seeking Justice

Despite its reputation for a very conservative brand of Islam, Afghanistan is deeply torn. Before the recent decades of war, the country was more known for its mystical Sufism that...

Afghanistan: Violence in the Hazarajat, Protests in Kabul

Afghanistan is one of those countries where minority issues drive nearly everything. They form the basis for why President Hamid Karzai is “the best game in town,” but also why...

Soviet History: The Afghan War

The Turkish Invasion writes at length about the Soviet Afghan War and posts pictures from the memorial in Kyiv. Window on Eurasia writes that Russian Afghan War vets “want Moscow...

Afghanistan: Kabulians protest against government's inaction

Safrang says that residents of Kabul protest against the Afghan government’s inaction on Behsud, a district is not very far from the presidential palace, where civilians are being terrorized by...

Afghanistan: Yesterday’s friend Today’s enemy

The Rumi reports that the Afghanistan Attorney General dismissed on July 16, by President Karzai after he announced intending to run for presidency election of next year.

Aghanistan: Police Violence

The Rumi reports that a 13 years old girl was raped by five policemen after torturing her family inside their house in central city of Sare-Pol province, northern part of...

Afghanistan: Suicidal Tendencies

The Afghan Penlog reflects on why Suicide and suicide attack is happening in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: The Myth of Taliban Tribalism

Josh Foust says that one of the most shallow prejudices on the conflict in Afghanistan is the assertion that the Taliban insurgent groups are being driven by tribal loyalties

Afghanistan: Government Blames Pakistan for Terrorism

Barnett R. Rubin reports that the government of Afghanistan, chaired by President Hamid Karzai, formally endorsed a statement charging Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate with responsibility for most of the terrorism...

Afghanistan: Women Shot by Taliban

The Rumi reports that two women who had been returning home from shopping in the Kandahar province of Aghanistan, were abducted and shot to death by Taliban insurgents.

Afghanistan: Hizb-i Islami Press Release on Bombing

Barnett R. Rubin posts translation of the Hizb-i Islami press release on the bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul, Afghainistan, in which Northern Alliance is blamed for for the...

Afghanistan: Revisiting Reports on al-Qaeda

Joshua Foust compares journalistic and intelligence reports on the early days of al-Qaeda, and realizes they were almost exactly the same.

Afghanistan: Eve teasing

Joshua Foust looks at the problem of eve teasing in Afghanistan, an abhorrent tendency of young men to sexually harass women on the street.

China: Yang Jia Harmonized

Lui Xiaoyuan got the message from Sohu blog editor that articles about cop killer Yang Jia have become sensitive and some of those have to be blocked.

Afghanistan: Bombing of the Embassy

Barnett R. Rubin provides an overview of the last week's terrorist attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul.

Afghainstan: Gender Debates

Sanjar says that “women’s question” in Afghanistan provides a vivid illustration of ongoing emotional and sensitive debates on universalism versus cultural relativism, individualism versus tribalism, secularism versus religious state.

Afghanistan: The Soccer Ladies

Islam-Feminism posts a story about Afghan businesswomen traveling to the U.S in October to apprentice on the job at American firms.

Afghanistan: Isolating Kandahar

Joshua Foust notes that Kandahar is being aggressively isolated and attacked by the Taliban during this year's fighting season.

No Movement on Death Sentence for Afghan Internet User

Journalism student Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh, accused of supposedly copyng text from an Iranian website criticizing Islam's stance on the treatment of women and sentenced to death for heresy, was berated...

Afghanistan: Warnings for the Future

Joshua Foust notes the number of Afghan bloggers warning the West about the country's future.

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