afghanistan

National Geographic’s famous Afghan Girl arrested in Pakistan for alleged forged ID

She’s been fleeing war and the Taliban her entire life.

Karen Fratti | October 26, 2016 - 3:07 pm

Former First Lady Laura Bush Might Vote For Hillary Clinton

Joining the ranks of people saying they’d choose anyone over Trump – even if it crossed party lines – is former First Lady Laura Bush. She recently hinted that she…

Katrin Higher | April 10, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Meet Zari, Sesame Street’s New Afghan Muppet

She looks hella dope!

Danielle Henderson | April 7, 2016 - 1:45 pm

Stephen Colbert Threw A Football To Chewbacca, President Obama And Outer Space On ‘The Late Show’

Following the Superbowl mayhem, post-game programming transitioned seamlessly to The Late Show with Stpehen Colbert, which opened with Colbert tossing a football to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Landers in Afghanistan –…

Bronwyn Isaac | February 8, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Forbidden From Riding Bikes, Afghan Girls Skateboard Around Kabul

It is forbidden for girls to ride bicycles in Afghanistan, so instead, girls learn early on to ride skateboards, which admittedly looks 10 times more badass anyway.

Take…

Katrin Higher | April 27, 2015 - 9:00 am

UN Report Finds 35 Percent Of Women Worldwide Have Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence

A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The Love Story Behind That Beautiful Photo Of A Woman Carrying Her Double-Amputee Marine Husband

You might have seen this picture pop on your Facebook newsfeed sometime in the past couple days. A smiling woman stands in a lake, carrying her double amputee husband on…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm

True Story: My Date Called Me “Irrational” Over Dinner

Here is a list of subjects in which I would consider myself an expert:

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Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Anisa, A 10th Grader In Afghanistan, Murdered For Attending School

Anisa, a young Afghani Afghan woman who had just completed the 10th grade, was murdered outside her home on Sunday, hit by six or seven bullets in her stomach. She had…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Afghan Man Murders Cousin, 15, After Her Family Rejects His Marriage Proposal

An Afghani man had his 15-year-old cousin Nishina killed after her family rejected his marriage proposal. A cousin and nephew slit Nishina’s throat as she walked to fetch water…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2012 - 5:40 pm

What, Is The Taliban Getting Its News From Us Weekly Now?

So you’re the Taliban. You’ve been fighting for your Islamic fundamentalist cause for a couple decades now. Sure, things were a bit easier before the U.S. decided to intervene and…

Julie Gerstein | September 10, 2012 - 10:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Afghan Teen Flees “Honor Killing”

If you read one news article today, read this one: NPR has a powerful story about a teenage girl in rural Afghanistan who ran away from her family after…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2012 - 5:45 pm
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