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· August, 2008

Stories about Afghanistan from August, 2008

Afghanistan: More on Civilian Deaths in Shindand

Joshua Foust reports on the UN investigation that has released its findings about the bombing incident in Shindand, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: The Prison Break at Kandahar

Joshua Foust reviews the media coverage regarding June’s massive prison break in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and how it is effecting attitudes toward the government.

Afghanistan: Child Sexual Abuse

Azar Balkhi says that child sexual abuse is becoming a disturbing widespread reality in Afghanistan, where traditionally the victim is the one to take the punishment, not the rapist.

MENA: Veiled Athletes in Beijing

Despite the Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Saudi women from taking part in the Olympics this year, Blogger Dilshad D. Ali writes about the emergence of hijab (veil) at the...

Afghanistan: Karzai Fingerpoint at NATO

Azar Balkhi reports that Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan yet again points finger at the NATO Forces without knowing the real story behind the confrontation that took place in...

Afghanistan: The Road War

Joshua Foust examines the dual-use nature of national infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, and wonders how that might affect the counterinsurgency there.

Afghanistan: The Unfortunate Consequence of Militarizing Aid

Joshua Foust sees some of the violent consequences of the U.S. blurring the lines between military and humanitarian aid.

Afghanistan: Political Opposition Rally in Badakshan

Azar Balkhi reports on another rally of the emerging political opposition in Afghanistan that unites around Dr. Pedram, the leader of National Congress Party of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Towards a Critical Situation

Nasim Fekrat opines that ecurity situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated rapidly in the recent days after the Taliban insurgents’ rocket attack on Kabul airport.

Afghanistan: Remembering The Bravest American Woman

Azar Balkhi publishes a remembrance post devoted to Nicole Dial, an American woman aid worker, one of three western females who were gunned down by the Talibans in Afganistan on...

Afghanistan: Police Training Course

The Rumi reports that the local authorities of Mazar-I-Sharif opened the first training course for female police in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: A Social Force or Vacuum Filler

Sanjar from Afghanistan opines on the role and place of Taliban, saying that it is the harshest form of a resistance movement which is created when the country is in...

Afghanistan: Diaspora in Iran

The Rumi tells about Afghani refugees in Iran and a girl, who blogs in English about the life of diaspora.

Afghanistan: Karzai's Brother World's Biggest Heroin Supplier?

The Rumi reflects on Daily Mail's investigative article about drug trade in Afghanistan, according to which, Karzai’s brother Ezatullah Wasefi, currently head of the Afghan government's anti-corruption authority is the...

Afghanistan: Olympics Hopes

SunLeaf tells about Nesar Ahmad Bahawi, a 23-year-old sportsman, who will represent Afghanistan in this year’s Olympics.

Afghanistan: Who killed Afghan Journalist

Baktash Siawashi, blogger and journalist from Afghanistan, writes [Fa] about the murder of Abdul Samad Rohani, an Afghan journalist, working for the BBC in Helmand province. He says Taliban,corrupted officials...

Afghanistan: The Karzai Democracy

The Rumi tells more about Latif Pedram, a poet, author of many books and the leader of National Congress Party of Afghanistan, who has been under house arrest for the...

Afghanistan: Young Students Raised Voice

The Rumi says that several hundreds of schoolgirls and boys protested yesterday on Thursday 30 July 2008 in Narin district of northern Afghanistan in defense of Dr. Latif Pedram, the...

Afghanistan: Knowing is half the battle

Joshua Foust notices a US Army unit seems to be “getting” some of the incredible ethnic diversity of Eastern Afghanistan… until it rotates back home.

Afghanistan: Propagandizing the Air Raid

Joshua Foust disagrees with the US Air Force over the effectiveness of air strikes in Afghanistan.

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