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Nov 17, 2014
Nov 17, 2014
Nov 16, 2014

Female Afghan MP says ‘prayers’ saved her from bomb attack

KABUL (Reuters) – An outspoken female Afghan lawmaker survived a suicide bombing attack on her vehicle on Sunday, suffering slight wounds, but three civilian bystanders were killed, a police spokesman said.

Member of parliament Shukria Barakzai is a women’s rights advocate and a close ally of new President Ashraf Ghani, who condemned the attack in a statement.

Nov 16, 2014
Nov 13, 2014

Afghan power struggle seen delaying formation of new government

KABUL (Reuters) – Weeks after a new Afghan president was sworn in, a tussle for power means it could be weeks – if not months – before a cabinet is in place, the last thing his government needs as it gears for foreign troops to leave after 13 years of war.

President Ashraf Ghani took office in September after a bitter row with rival Abdullah Abdullah, who initially claimed victory in the presidential election but later agreed to form a unity government.

Nov 12, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 11, 2014

Judge toughens jail terms in Kabul Bank scandal, freezes Karzai brother’s assets

KABUL (Reuters) – An Afghan judge tripled the jail sentences of two former heads of Kabul Bank to 15 years on Tuesday at the end of a re-opened court case into the bank’s collapse in 2010, which followed allegations of fraud and triggered a financial crisis.

Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani announced on Oct. 1 that he would re-open the inquiry into the theft of almost $1 billion from the bank, fulfilling a campaign promise to make fighting corruption a priority.

Nov 6, 2014

NATO chief vows no loss of gains in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday reaffirmed the alliance’s commitment to stabilizing Afghanistan and ensuring that the gains made are preserved after the foreign combat mission ends in 2014.

Afghan security forces have been largely left to fight the Taliban on their own this year, in their first real test since the militant Islamists were ousted from power in 2001 by U.S.-led forces.

Oct 9, 2014
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      "Began my media career with Japanese TV (NHK) ten years ago in Islamabad where I had moved following the civil war in Afghanistan. I returned to Kabul in early 2002 and later joined Reuters as a correspondent. I cover the insurgency, the politics, and Afghan society from across the country."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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