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Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Afghan Journalist Training Reform One Step Closer
Journalism students at Afghan universities need to diversify beyond media studies in preparation for their careers, according to experts taking part in a debate hosted by IWPR on developing a national curriculum for future reporters.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Afghan labourers at work
Afghan labourers work at a brick factory on the outskirts of Herat, yesterday. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty, as those in power are more concerned about addressing their vested interests rather than the basic needs of the population, a UN report said.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
The Afterlife of an Unpaid Intern Who Sues His Old Boss
What happens to the unpaid intern who sues his former employer? The Atlantic Wire talked with the plaintiffs, Eric Glatt and Alex Footman, who just had a judge validate their claim that Fox Searchlight should have paid them as production interns on Black Swan .
The Taliban make their moves - Indiatalkies.com
New Delhi, Jun 14: Afghanistan watchers fear that the current trends in the violence in that country would make 2013 as violent as 2011, which was the most violent since 2001.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Afghan group accuses police of violence against women
An Afghan woman walks inside a police compound as former Afghan Taliban members hand over their weapons after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration programme in Herat province March 19, 2013.
In Afghanistan, higher education could make a difference
Abdul Ghani Popal, a recent graduate of American University of Afghanistan, said that better education can help his generation transcend age-old rivalries.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
27 militants killed in Afghan operations: gov't
Afghan police and army backed by the NATO-led coalition forces have eliminated 27 Taliban militants and detained 25 others in operations since Saturday morning, said the Afghan Interior Ministry on Sunday.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Italian soldier killed in Afghan attack
An Italian soldier was killed and three others were wounded on Saturday after their armoured vehicle was attacked in western Afghanistan, the defence ministry and the military said.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Turkish Daily News
Persian miniatures - the most outstanding paintings in the Mideast
What is important to recognize about Persian miniatures is that they were intended primarily to be book illustrations without any intention of showcasing the artist's creative abilities Persian miniatures are usually considered the best miniatures of all the small paintings produced in Middle Eastern countries.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
UN Food Operations Boosted By Italian Funding
The United Nations food agency today received a boost for its efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, sustainable production and poverty eradication in rural areas, with a $7.9 million announced donation from Italy.
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Tochterman finds 'A New World' as touring musician
It was during his two-week trip as a U.S. cultural ambassador to Afghanistan last year -- an assignment that made him an enemy of the Iranian state -- that singer/songwriter Peyton Tochterman again realized the power of music.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
The Daily Star
Four killed in spate of Afghan civilian deaths
Afghans look at a destroyed vehicle after it was hit by a road side bomb in the Alingar district of Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 3, 2013.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Peter Bergen Goes All Miracle Max, Only Gets It Mostly Wrong on Afghanistan
Per a nice blurb in Foreign Policy that , admittedly, was in reference to the Tumblr , the writer said that I spend a lot of time countering Peter Bergen 's assertion in March of 2013 that things are actually going pretty well in Afghanistan.
The Globe and Mail
Afghan Taliban confirm talks in Iran
Taliban militants hand over their weapons after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, in Herat province May 14, 2012.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Afghan lawmakers block law on women's rights
Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.
Afghan militancy claims 88 lives in 2 days
Militancy and counter-militancy have claimed the lives of 88 people with majority of them Taliban fighters over the past two days in the conflict-ridden Afghanistan, officials said Saturday.
Sat May 25, 2013
Thu May 23, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
I Traveled Through Afghanistan And Didn't See Another Tourist
Go figure. Then again, I always thought it would be even less visited. Not because of its beauty, cold mountains and fantastic scenery, but because of regular bombings, terrorist attacks and being the home turf of Taliban.
Times of Oman
Vitamin C kills tuberculosis bacteria: Study
An Afghan woman holds a child in a tuberculosis section of the main hospital in Herat on April 9, 2012.
The Island Packet
Once you experience loss, you'll never forget the real reason behind Memorial Day
It's hard not to be excited about a three-day weekend and the subsequent four-day week that follows Memorial Day.