· October, 2008

Stories about Afghanistan from October, 2008

Afghanistan: Sayed Pervez Kambakhsh's Sentence Commuted to 20 Years

  22 October 2008

At least it's not death: An Afghan appeals court overturned a death sentence Tuesday for a journalism student accused of blasphemy for asking questions in class about women's rights under Islam. But the judges still sentenced him to 20 years in prison. The case against 24-year-old Parwez Kambakhsh, whose brother...

Afghanistan: In the Kingdom of Karzai

  20 October 2008

Azar Balkhi reports that Jamil Karzai a member of parliament and cousin of Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan, had allegedly killed five civilian while driving in Kabul.

Afghanistan: Hitch on heroin

  9 October 2008

Joshua Foust examines some of the issues surrounding opium eradication in Afghanistan, and argues that focusing on opium itself misses the point.

Russia: Remembering Anna Politkovskaya

  7 October 2008

Oct. 7 marks two years since the assassination of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. No one has been jailed so far, but three men are expected to go to trial soon for their suspected involvement in the crime. Below is a selection of today's commemorative posts from the Russophone blogosphere.

Afghanistan: Peace, and Trash

  7 October 2008

Joshua Foust notes the goings on in the Afghanistan blogosphere: ruminations on trash, reconciliation, and, of course, the messy problems posed by the Taliban. That is, if you can define "Taliban."