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Despite Presidential Legacy Goals, Obama Agrees to Slow Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

28/05/2015

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U.S. Army Spc. Alexander Oliveira, rifleman attached to Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, pulls security at an intersection while Afghan Uniformed Police lead the way on a joint patrol in Mehtar Lam district, Laghman province, Sept. 26. The Police Transition Assistance Team attached to the PRT is responsible for the training and mentorship of the local Afghan police and routinely conducts training with side by side with them.

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 11:19 p.m. EST, 28 May 2015 AFGHANISTAN – In March, President Obama announced that troop levels in Afghanistan would not be reduced, despite the president’s pledge to decrease the number by half. In the following weeks a flood of diplomatic engagements, press conferences and speculation by world leaders unraveled […]

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The Radical Feminist, Afghanistan’s Sara Bahayi

28/02/2015

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Afghanistan's Northern Militia, Photo Courtesy of Faculty of Journalism Moscow State University, AP Photo - Ivan Sekretarev

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 03:01 a.m. EDT, 28 February 2015 AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-i-Sharif – Yesterday, U.S. citizens awoke to ‘news reports’ that a YouTube video of a dress that changed colors had received 25+ million hits. People spoke about it on elevators, argued their selection of colors in cafeterias, shared and watched the video on their […]

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Laughter a Threat to Chastity? Yes, Declares Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister

31/07/2014

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Turkey: Bursa, Laughing Muslim Women

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:50 a.m. DST, 31 July 2014 ANKARA, Turkey — Chastity has long been a source of contention and in fact has often been used as a justification for the domination of women throughout the centuries in various parts of the world. It is another means by which some men seek […]

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Lightning Strikes Twice? Malaysia Airline Tragedies

17/07/2014

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Fiery Plane Crash

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 17 July 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — First, we preface this article with our sympathies for the families and friends of the 295 people who died when a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine earlier today. It is a horrific tragedy, in a world which has […]

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The Smartest Girl in all of Afghanistan

24/06/2014

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"Students and teacher in a Biology class at Sorya High School " Photo by: Graham Crouch/World Bank

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:36 p.m. DST, 24 June 2014 BALKH, Afghanistan — During Afghanistan’s university entrance exams last month, a girl named Shohreh Ghaderi scored the highest of anyone in the country. She beat over 225,000 other test-takers. Considering Afghanistan’s history of repressing women’s education, Ghaderi’s feat is challenging the status quo of […]

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