» 05/23/2013, 00.00
Afghan university students protest against women's rights
During yesterday's protest in Kabul, protesters called for the repeal of a decree that defines domestic violence as a crime, bans child and forced marriages and says that rape victims cannot be prosecuted for adultery. It also outlaws "ba'ad", the traditional practice of exchanging women or girls to settle disputes or pay debts.
Afghan kidnappers offers to negotiate with UN
Taliban’s latest threat: cutting off noses and ears to anyone who dares voting
With attacks up, leaflets warn of suicide missions against polling stations on Thursday’s election. The number of registered voters is also up. Karzai is expected to win but barely.
Kabul: no military victory possible against the Taliban
Sources tell AsiaNews that sending fresh troops ‘will not improve the situation.” The conflict is a political and social problem. A compromise is needed to break the “stalemate” at the government level and fight the “widespread impression of corruption.” No one is speaking but some suspect that foreign forces and secret services have paid off the Taliban.
Elections: Afghanistan wants change
Taliban continue their threats: "Those working for Christian invaders will be killed"
Afghanistan's first democratic elections (Overview)
The key candidates running for election
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