Asia Observer

Afghan president condemns inhumane torture described in CIA report

Ashraf Ghani vows to defends the dignity of those who had been jailed in reminder of how impact of CIA interrogation programme still fuels anger

Picture shows the president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph

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Kabul suicide attack on UK diplomats leaves six dead

Briton among casualties of Taliban attack on British embassy vehicle between Jalalabad and Kabul


May Jeong in Kabul, Jason Burke in Mumbai, Matthew Weaver, Rowena Mason and Luke Harding in London, The Guardian

Picture shows the attack took place on the key Jalalabad to Kabul high

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Afghanistan car bomb leaves at least 89 civilians dead

Suicide attacker detonates car packed with explosives in crowded Urgun bazaar, in bloodiest attack on civilians for years


Report by Emma Graham-Harrison

Picture - Afghan villagers gather at the site of the car bomb attack in Urgun. Photograph Reu

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New Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against womenSmall change to criminal code has huge consequences in country where 'honour' killings and forced marriage are rifeReport by Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian, Tuesday 4 February 2014. Photo - most violence against w

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Hamid Karzai toughens stance on Afghanistan security deal with US

President Hamid Karzai says US must start peace talks with Taliban first 'Otherwise it's better for them to leave'

Report by Reuters in Kabul,, Saturday 25 January 2014. Photo shows President Hamid Karzai tells reporters in Kabul on Saturda

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