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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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Did Bergdahl Desert in Afghanistan? Questions Remain for Families of Slain Soldiers

06/06/2014

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"afghanistan" Photo by: The U.S. Army

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 01:56 a.m. DST, 6 June 2014 THE NEGOTIATIONS that freed prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban insurgents are continuing to amass criticism as more and more controversial information about Bergdahl and the deal surface. While Republicans originally condemned the bargaining agreement because Congress was not notified about the […]

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Bowe Bergdahl Freed by Taliban, But at What Cost?

02/06/2014

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"You are not forgotten" Photo by: Dave 77459

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 12:42 p.m. DST, 2 June 2014 AN AMERICAN SOLDIER captured in Afghanistan in 2009 is returning home. 28-year-old Bowe Bergdahl was the last prisoner of war from the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom conflicts. His homecoming marks the end of an ongoing discussion with Taliban executives, which were […]

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The Opium Economy Booms in Afghanistan

25/05/2014

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Picture of Child Smoking Opium, Northern Region, Afghanistan, Photo by IREX

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 12:48 p.m. DST, 25 May 2014 AFGHANISTAN — The concerted efforts of Afghanistan and US governments will not be enough to curb this year’s opium industry in Afghanistan. The high unemployment rates and political instability in the country will create a surge of opium production and usage; which is predicted […]

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Taliban Beheads 17 People Over a Woman

27/08/2012

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Afghan Dancing Boys, Photo by Maximilian Clarke

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 15:10 PM EDT, 27 August 2012 KAJAKI, Afghanistan – Afghan officials have reported that 17 Afghan civilians, including two women were beheaded by Taliban militants. They were killed on Sunday, 26 August 2012 at a late night celebration. According to Reuters and the Associated press, the revelers who lived in […]

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