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A woman in Afghanistan has been arrested for allegedly strangling her 22-year old daughter-in-law two days ago in the village of Mahfalay, inKunduz province (map, from bbcimg.co.uk), for giving birth to a third daughter. (more…)

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A video appears to show four US soldiers in Afghanistan urinating on three apparently lifeless men on the ground (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). The soldiers seem to be aware that they are being filmed. (more…)

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Bamiyan (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) is the first of seven areas has been handed over by Nato to Afghan security forces. The handover is part of a plan announced in March by Afghan president Hamid Karzai. (more…)

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Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s long-serving second in command, has been appointed leader after the death of Osama bin Laden. The statement announcing it was posted on a militant website and said : “Sheikh Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri, may God guide him, assumed responsibility as the group’s amir [leader].” (more…)

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In the Afghan city of Kandahar (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) hundreds of people protested on Saturday against a US pastor’s burning of the Quran. Ten people have been killed during the demonstration, officials said. (more…)

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People rallied to condemn the killing of civilians by Nato and the Taliban.After nine children were killed on Tuesday in a Nato air strike in Afghanistan, the country’s president Hamid Karzai has told the US commander of foreign troops in Afghanistan that his apology is “not enough”. (more…)

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After saying the US should not forget the difficult lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, US defence secretary (photo, from guardian.co.uk) has warned that his country should avoid future land wars. (more…)

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