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· November, 2008

Stories about Afghanistan from November, 2008

Afghanistan: Explosion in Kabul

Baktash Siawash, Afghan journalist and blogger, wrote that “a suicide bomber killed four Afghans in a blast near Afghanistan's parliament in Kabul on Sunday”.

Afghanistan: Rocket Attack in Kabul

Joshua Foust says that reported roadside bomb and a rocket attack in Kabul didn't seem to be burning up the international agencies’ wires.

Afghanistan: Afghan Justice

Patrick Frost reports that the Afghan government has arrested 10 suspects in the Nov. 12 female student and teacher acid attack.

Afghanistan: Meeting Sayed Pervez Kambakhsh

Nasim Fekrat, an independent Afghan journalist, met with imprisoned journalism student Sayed Pervez Kambakhsh in Pul-e Charkhi prison. He seemed disappointed and desperately waved at me. Only for a few...

Afghanistan: A Slice of Life at FOB Kalagush

Not your typical embed: Andrew Klavan spent a few days with Forward Operating Base (FOB) Kalagush. It's quite well-written: despite the requisite Kipling shout outs (though they make much more...

Afghanistan: Mired in Combat

An interesting pair of stories in the New York Times illustrate brilliantly just how complex the problems facing the United States in Afghanistan and Pakistan really are. The first is...

Afghanistan: Schoolhildren Attacked by Acid Terrorists

Patrick Frost tells about a shocking incident in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where some unidentified perpetrators used water guns to shoot acid at a group of girls headed to school.

Afghanistan: Evaluating Counterinsurgency Practices

Strategist reviews the paper, written by “counterinsurgency guru” David Kilcullen about the West's strategy in Afghanistan – what's right and what's wrong. The latter prevails.

Afghanistan: What Obama Should Know About Afghanistan

Azar Balkhi opines that President Elect Obama will be able to do a good job in Afghanistan if he does not use President Bush strategies.

The Egyptian Hospital in Bagram

Egypt operates a small military hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan. The Press has just got wind of it - and a blogger wonders why such inspirational stories take a while for...

KarmaTube: Promoting Change through Video Sharing

Karma Tube is an online video sharing platform to spread short videos and their causes through the World Wide Web with tips on what actions the viewer can take regarding...

Afghanistan: Aid Worker Attacks in Taliban Strategy

Patrick Frost opines why Taliban is targeting and killing/kidnapping foreign and local aid workers against the background of the recent abduction of French volunteer in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Fawzia Koofi in France

Azar Balkhi reports that Fawzia Koofi, the Second Deputy of the Afghanistan Parliament, attended the conference of Council of Women World Leaders that took place in France in an apparent...

Afghanistan: Afghan National Army

Nasim Fekrat posts a picture and writes about the national army of Afghanistan, saying that it is getting strong enough to stand up against Taliban and other enemies.

Iran:Petition to Release and Free Academics

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East has launched a petition to release and free academics:Esha Momeni and Prof. Mehdi Zakerian from Iran and Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh from Afghanistan.

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