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1/19/2010 - Two Women Karzai Nominees Rejected
The Afghan parliament rejected more than half of President Karzai's cabinet nominees, including two women, late last week....

9/13/2004 - Aid Offices Attacked After Karzai Fires Warlord Governor
Aid workers fled a Western city of Afghanistan after four United Nations offices and an Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission office were violently attacked and burned down....

10/31/2003 - New Afghan Constitution Threatened By Violence and Intimidation
A major human rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), sent an open letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai urging him to take action to end the recent attacks and intimidation associated with the election process for the upcoming loya jirga (general assembly)....

10/2/2003 - House Arrest Continues for Suu Kyi in Burma
The United Nations special envoy Razali Ismail failed to persuade Burma's military junta to release detained pro-democracy leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi....

6/13/2003 - Burmese Democratic Leader Uninjured After Attack
A United Nations envoy reports that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leading pro-democracy leader in Burma, is without injuries after she and her traveling convoy were violently attacked on May 30....

6/9/2003 - Burma's Pro-Democracy Leader Suu Kyi Attacked, Arrested
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leading pro-democracy leader in Burma, and her political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were violently attacked on May 30 while her convoy was touring a town about 25 miles from the capital....

2/27/2003 - Karzai Urges US to Remember Afghanistan
At a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai testified on post-conflict Afghanistan....

1/17/2003 - Afghan Women Face New Educational Restrictions
Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday reported that in Afghanistans Herat province, new restrictions on female education have been introduced, prohibiting men from teaching girls and women in private and imposing strict gender segregation in all schools....

1/13/2003 - Afghanistan Joins ICC, Stability Remains Key Concern
Afghanistan today announced its decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), signaling the governments increased efforts to weaken the power of feuding warlords, reported the Reuters English News Service....

12/17/2002 - HRW Report: Afghan Women Still Facing Oppression
A leading human rights group released a report today showing continued repression of women and girls in western Afghanistan....

6/13/2002 - Afghanistan: Karzai Elected as Next Head of State
In secret ballot elections held late Thursday, Afghanistans national assemblythe loya jirgaselected current interim leader Hamid Karzai as the next head of state, serving until the 2004 elections....

2/5/2002 - Biden Calls for U.S. Peacekeeping Force in Afghanistan
Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, continued to urge the Bush Administration to deploy peacekeeping troops into Afghanistan to ensure the success of the new government....

11/21/2001 - Afghan Women Demand Rights In Kabul and Herat
Hundreds of women and girls took to the streets in Kabul to demand the right to work, the right to education, and the right to political representation....