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4/25/2006 - New Cabinet in Afghanistan Includes No Women
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's new cabinet currently includes no women....

12/13/2005 - Women's Rights Editor Jailed in Afghanistan Faces Increasing Threats
Ali Mohaqiq Nasab, the editor of an Afghan women's rights magazine who was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to two years in prison, is facing increasing calls for harsher punishments, including a recent fatwa demanding that Nasab repent or be executed....

10/24/2005 - Editor of Afghan Women's Rights Magazine Convicted
Ali Mohaqiq Nasab, the male editor of a women's rights magazine in Afghanistan, has been sentenced to two years in jail by for criticizing punishments doled out because of interpretations of Sharia (Islamic) law....

10/14/2005 - Afghan Women's Rights Editor on Trial for Blasphemy
Ali Mohaqiq Nasab, the male editor of a women's rights magazine in Afghanistan who was arrested and jailed on October 1, is now on trial on charges of blasphemy....

10/11/2005 - Editor of Afghan Women's Rights Magazine Remains Jailed
The editor of an Afghan women's rights magazine has been jailed for ten days so far on charges of publishing articles criticizing execution and other severe punishments for adultery, thievery, and murder under Sharia (Islamic) law....

10/7/2005 - Women's Rights Activists Among Winners in Afghan Election
On the fourth anniversary of the US bombing of Afghanistan to topple the Taliban, Afghanistan has begun releasing the first results from its parliamentary election on September 18....

10/5/2005 - Women's Rights Magazine Editor Arrested in Afghanistan
The editor of an Afghan women's rights monthly magazine was arrested on Saturday in Kabul....

4/22/2005 - President Karzai Urges Islamists to Ban Forced Marriages
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is urging Islamists to end forced marriages and to fight violence against women....

3/18/2005 - Afghan Parliamentary Elections Delayed Until September; Bomb Blast Kills Five
Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced that the parliamentary elections that were scheduled to take place in May will be postponed until September, citing technical problems for the delay....

3/9/2005 - First Woman Appointed Governor in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's first female provincial governor was appointed by President Hamid Karzai last week....

2/15/2005 - Karzai to Appoint First Female Governor in Afghanistan
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will appoint a female provincial governor for the first time in Afghanistan's history....

1/11/2005 - Afghanistan's New Cabinet Includes Three Women
President Hamid Karzai recently announced twenty-seven ministers that will serve in his new Cabinet, including three women....

10/28/2004 - Three Election Workers Abducted in Afghanistan
Three election workers, believed to be two women and a man, were abducted from a United Nations vehicle today in Kabul....

10/25/2004 - Suicide Bomber Kills Afghan Girl and American Woman in Afghanistan
A suicide bomber killed an Afghan girl and an American woman and wounded five others in Kabul, Afghanistan yesterday....

10/4/2004 - Women, Violence, and the Elections in Afghanistan
As he did in Thursday nights debate, President Bush repeatedly refers to the number of people registering to vote in Afghanistan for the October 9 Afghan presidential election....

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....

9/7/2004 - Candidates Begin Campaigning for Afghanistan's Presidential Elections
Despite threats from the Taliban to disrupt the upcoming elections in Afghanistan, campaigns for the first post-Taliban elections began today....

8/31/2004 - Taliban Commits Deadly Attacks in Afghanistan
The American Security Company, Dyncorps Inc., suffered a deadly attack in Kabul by a car bomb killing ten people, including three Americans....

8/16/2004 - Afghan Woman Runs for President Despite Death Threats
Massouda Jalal, an Afghan woman who is one of the 18 candidates for President in Afghanistan, is determined to defeat President Karzai in the first post-Taliban elections that are scheduled to take place in October....

8/4/2004 - Two Aid Workers Killed in Afghanistan
In another deadly attack against civilians, two Afghans working for a German aid agency were killed in southeastern Afghanistan....

6/17/2004 - Security Situation Continues to Worsen in Afghanistan
Four Afghan civilians, including two children, were killed by a roadside bomb aimed at the international peacekeeping force (ISAF) in Afghanistan this week....

6/11/2004 - Chinese Workers Latest Fatalities in Taliban Crusade to Derail Elections in Afghanistan
Yesterday, gunmen killed an Afghan guard and 11 Chinese road workers as they slept in the Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan....

4/28/2004 - Ban on Female Singers Lifted in Afghanistan
After pressure from reformists in Afghan President Hamid Karzai's party, the ban on women performers on television and radio that was imposed last Friday was lifted....

4/1/2004 - Donor Countries Pledge Insufficient Funds for Afghanistan
The United Nations and the Afghan government recently warned that Afghanistan needs $27 billion over the next seven years to avoid going back to a state of chaos and lawlessness....

3/29/2004 - Afghanistan's Elections Postponed Because of Security Concerns
The first post-Taliban elections in Afghanistan, which were scheduled to take place in June, have been postponed until September....