Afghanistan

Afghan women at risk if international community leaves job half done.
Sima Samar, former women's affairs minister, fears for her safety.
A new human rights commission for Afghanistan will not stint in its pursuit of warlords accused of committing abuses over 23 years of conflict, the deputy chairwoman of the interim government said on Saturday.
In January, Hamid Karzai, chairman of the Afghan interim administration, quietly signed the "Declaration of Essential Rights of Afghan Women."
Herat, just 120 kilometres from the Iranian border and the former centre of several glittering Central Asian civilizations, is now the site of a tense stand-off between Iran and the U.S.
La loi des seigneurs de guerre sanguinaires continue de sévir au nord de l'Afghanistan.
Many continue to wear the Burqa for personal safety.
More than 250 Afghan women participated in the seminar, from all walks of life, viz., NGOs, schools, educators, writers, scholars, media, teachers of Afghan schools were participated and every one expressed their wishes regarding peace and National unity.
An Afghan woman teacher in Kandahar has been targeted in an acid-attack following a leaflet campaign in the former Taliban stronghold, according to a city official.
Elections to select representatives to the Loya Jirga traditional grand assembly that will choose Afghanistan's next government began on Monday 15 April.
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