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  • Afghanistan’s Female Journalists Risk Their Lives to Tell the News

  • Afghanistan is a dangerous place for journalists to work, especially women. Journalists are harassed, terrorized and murdered in this war-torn country. But Khalida Rashid won’t be deterred from pursuing her profession. She covers politics and news for Zan TV, the country’s first all-female news network. Rashid hopes to pave the way for others who want to follow in her footsteps. “When a woman is empowered, society is empowered,” she says.
  • The daughters raised as sons

  • In Afghanistan some families without sons follow the cultural practice of "bacha posh", choosing one of their many daughters to live life as a boy.
  • Ancient tower collapses in Afghanistan, other cultural sites remain at risk

  • GHAZNI, Afghanistan – An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country’s cultural heritage and the government’s ability to protect them. The old citadel known as Ghaznain Fort originally had 36 towers, but 14 of the...
  • Afghanistan releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners without conditions

  • The Afghan government this month released 490 Taliban fighters and commanders from its prisons, as part of a goodwill gesture to persuade the militant group to come to the table for direct talks with the Ashraf Ghani-led administration. A total of 887 prisoners, according to National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib, will be set free during the observance of the Islamic holiday Eid al Fitr.
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