AFGHANISTAN
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Afghanistan, Pakistan agree to cooperate against terrorism
May 20, 2015
Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security and Pakistan's Intelligence Service on Tuesday agreed to share information in relation to facilitating "coordinated intelligence operations" in a memorandum of understanding. The agreement, the Landmark Intelligence Deal, is an attempt to bolster counte....... [more]

Bin Laden aide sentenced for 1998 US embassy bombings
May 16, 2015
A top Osama bin Laden aide was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with other al Qaeda members in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Khaled al-Fawwaz's claims that he is not a violent man. P....... [more]

UN condemns Taliban attack on prosecutors
May 11, 2015
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday condemned Sunday's suicide attack targeting a bus carrying civilian passengers working for the Attorney General's office. The attack killed five prosecutors and injured 19 people. The Taliban claimed responsibility, making this their twelfth....... [more]

HRW: Canada release of Khadr a 'significant step'
May 9, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said that by releasing Omar Khadr on bail, Canada is taking a "significant step toward ending his ordeal." HRW is urging the Canadian government to rehabilitate Khadr and assist his integration into society. Khadr, 28, is a Canadian citizen who was captured by US....... [more]

Canada court rules Khadr may be released on bail
May 8, 2015
A judge for the Alberta Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled that former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr can be released on bail while he appeals his US war crimes conviction. According to Justice Myra Bielby, the ruling was based on her belief that there was "no clear evidence there would be irreparabl....... [more]

Afghanistan court sentences 4 to death for mob killing of woman
May 6, 2015
Afghanistan's Primary Court in Kabul sentenced four men to death on Tuesday for the mob killing of a 27-year-old Afghan woman in March. Farkhunda was killed March 19 after being accused of burning a copy of the Koran, although an investigation later determined she never did. The attack was captured....... [more]

Polish Soldiers Acquitted of War Crimes for Nangar Khel Incident
April 20, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Milena Sterio of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law discusses the recent acquittal of Polish soldiers connected to the incident at Nangar Khel ... In a recent ruling, a Warsaw military court acquitted four Polish soldiers of war crimes over the killing of six civilians in Afgh....... [more]

UN: Afghanistan should strengthen justice system to protect women
April 19, 2015
Afghanistan must strengthen its criminal justice system to provide protection for women victims of domestic violence, according to a report released Sunday by the the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The report said only....... [more]

HRW: asylum-seekers suffering abuse at hands of Serbia police
April 15, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Wednesday that asylum-seekers and migrants fleeing war-torn countries are suffering abuse at the hands of Serbian authorities. Most of the asylum-seekers are Syrian or Afghan, travelling through Serbia to seek shelter in western European states. Based on interviews....... [more]

UN reports continued increase in Afghanistan casualties
April 13, 2015
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday reported an increase in civilian casualties from ground engagements in Afghanistan compared to the same time last year, with indications that the number will only continue to rise in the coming months. The report appeals to the Afghan Nation....... [more]

Amnesty urges protection of Afghanistan women's rights activists
April 7, 2015
Afghanistan women's rights activists are facing increased violence and a lack of governmental support, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report published Tuesday. According to AI, female activists face threats, sexual assault, killing of family members, grenade attacks on homes and assassin....... [more]




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