Afghanistan: Girls targeted in gas attack

Afghanistan: Girls targeted in gas attack

14/05/2009: Taliban militants blamed after 90 pupils poisoned in third attack on girls' school in three weeks. (The Independent)

Afghan leader accused of bid to 'legalise rape'

UN and women MPs say Karzai bowed to Islamic fundamentalists before poll

Afghan singer fears honor killings

KABUL (AFP) — Lema Sahar never ventured out in public without an all-enveloping burqa -- not until she jumped on stage and sang her heart out in the Afghan version of "American Idol".

AFGHANISTAN: Butchered in the name of honour

KABUL, 8 January 2009 (IRIN) - Maryam, 14, was raped by a man in the Yakawlang District of Bamyan Province, central Afghanistan, five months ago.