Topic: Shukria Barakzai
A backlash of conservative parliamentarians and protests against a key piece of pro-women's rights legislation may indicate the beginning of political efforts to once again curtail women’s rights.
Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, a prominent peace council official trying to negotiate a reconciliation deal with the Taliban, was assassinated Tuesday.
09/20/2011 04:26 pm
Insurgents have targeted Kabul landmarks before, but this attack’s proximity to the city’s most secure zone raises questions about Taliban infiltration into even the most sensitive ranks.
09/13/2011 12:49 pm
The Afghan parliament will soon begin a six-week break, then prepare for elections, leaving less-influential acting ministers to govern.
01/04/2010 07:40 am
Frustration and fear is sparking opposition to plans that would nearly double the size of US forces there.
03/02/2009 12:00 am