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The Guardian: 'I want to empower Afghan women': the female prosecutor on a lonely mission

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:14 GMT
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Zainab Fayez, the sole woman in Kandahar's attorney-general's office, wants others to join her in the justice sector to combat taboo and instil confidenceZainab Fayez, the only woman serving as a prosecutor in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, has resolved 50 cases of abuse against women, and helped detain 21 men accused of violence against women, including police officials, over the past year. But she still longs to see other women join her in the legal profession."My aim is to see the next generation of Afghan women empowered," said the 28-year-old, who has worked in Kandahar's attorney-general's office for the past two years.

The Guardian: UK under pressure over Afghan asylum seekers as civilian deaths rise

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:45:36 GMT
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Home Office guidance recognises Afghanistan to be "least peaceful country in world after Syria'Calls for the Home Office to stop returning asylum seekers to Afghanistan have intensified after a report that showed that the number of civilian casualties in the country exceeded 10,000 for the fourth year running in 2017.In all, 3,438 civilians were killed last year and 7,015 were wounded, according to a report released last week by the UN assistance mission in Afghanistan (Unama). Continue reading...

NYT: Second Afghan Governor Defies Kabul Order to Resign, Adding to U.S. Headache

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:40:41 GMT
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A billboard in northern Afghanistan depicting Atta Mohammad Noor, the governor of Balkh Province who refused to step down when President Ashraf Ghani fired him.

NYT: What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:50:54 GMT
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Jenna was relieved when her boyfriend, a U.S. Special Forces soldier, told her he was deploying to Africa, rather than to a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. So when he was killed in an ambush in Niger by Islamic militants, she was devastated. The fragments that he left behind " voicemails, notes and a lost letter " are all that remain of their imagined future.

The Guardian: "?Unspeakable numbers': 10,000 civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan in 2017

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:38 GMT
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Casualties above 10,000 for the fourth consecutive year, despite small drop on 2016 figures, as UN describes "appalling human suffering'More than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in the violent attacks in the war in Afghanistan last year, the United Nations has said. The annual report released on 15 February by the UN's mission in Afghanistan (Unama) showed the figure had dropped by 9% in 2017, compared with the previous year. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Pakistan asks Trump to help fund border fence with Afghanistan

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:46:13 GMT
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It tells US president the 1,800-mile barrier will help end the Afghan war and reduce terrorismPakistan is building a fence along its border with Afghanistan, and it wants Donald Trump to pay for it or at least some of it.The 1,800-mile barrier being constructed will help end "the prolonged agony" of the Afghan war and reduce terrorism inside Pakistan, said Nasir Khan Janjua, the national security adviser to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the prime minister. Continue reading...

NYT: More Afghan Civilians Being Deliberately Targeted, U.N. Says

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:48:49 GMT
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A bombing last month in Kabul, Afghanistan, using explosives hidden in an ambulance, killed more than 100. Deaths from suicide attacks in Afghanistan rose sharply last year, the United Nations said on Thursday.

The Guardian: Taliban publish letter calling on US to start Afghan peace talks

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:43:38 GMT
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"American people' and "peace-loving congressmen' urged to press Trump into negotiatingIn an unexpected overture at a time of spiralling bloodshed in Afghanistan, the Taliban have published an open letter expressing a desire for peace talks and calling on the "American people" and "peace-loving congressmen" to pressurise the Donald Trump administration into negotiations. The letter, released by the Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, comes amid deteriorating conditions for US and Afghan coalition forces on the battlefield and after a month in which two major Taliban assaults on Kabul killed 150 civilians. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Chelsea bomber: man behind New York attack gets multiple life sentences

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:51:57 GMT
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Prosecutors say Ahmad Khan Rahami has not shown remorse and tried to radicalize fellow prisoners while in jailA man who set off bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block and injured 30, was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison. Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized US citizen who was born in Afghanistan and lived in New Jersey, injured 30 people when one of his homemade bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on a September night in 2016. A second bomb planted nearby did not detonate. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Frozen out: the US interpreters abandoned on Europe's border

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:57:09 GMT
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Ahmad and Mati served the US military as interpreters during the war in Afghanistan, but like many others who did so they haven't been granted visas to emigrate to the US. With their lives threatened by the Taliban, they joined migrants heading for western Europe only to find themselves trapped in Serbia on the wrong side of impenetrable borders. They live in a squalid warehouse in Belgrade. With smugglers refusing to take them past dangerous border crossings, all they can do is wait Continue reading...

BBC World: Inside Afghanistan's only high security mental institution

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:31:09 GMT
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Afghanistan has been at war for nearly forty years. The conflict has claimed over two million civilian lives and the cost to the nation's mental health has been enormous.

CNN Top Stories: US bomber unleashes record-setting payload

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:34:35 GMT
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A US Air Force B-52 bomber launched a record-setting series of strikes this week in Northern Afghanistan -- dropping 24 precision-guided munitions on Taliban fighting positions during 96 hours of air operations "to destroy insurgent revenue sources, training facilities, and support networks," according to US Forces Afghanistan.

The Guardian: Real patient or suicide bomber? The perils of being a Kabul ambulance driver

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:22:23 GMT
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Afghan police have increased searches of emergency vehicles since recent attack a deadly delay in an already dangerous cityAs Kabul ambulance driver Zemari Khan raced a bleeding patient to hospital on Thursday, he came to one of the city's latticework of checkpoints. A long line of vehicles had suddenly been waved through, but Khan was ordered to stop, hand over his ID and open the rear door so a police officer could check if his patient was real. In the week since the Taliban detonated an explosives-laden ambulance on a busy shopping street, killing 105 people, life has become harder across the Afghan capital but particularly so for its paramedics. Continue reading...

The Guardian: New wave of Afghans seek a way out as fear grips Kabul

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 20:30:07 GMT
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The capital's citizens are caught in the middle again as the Taliban responds to increased US military pressure in its rural heartlandsEven six years ago, the words rang hollow. The Taliban's "momentum has been reversed", the UK's General Adrian Bradshaw insisted to a room of incredulous journalists at the Nato headquarters in Kabul.Violence was rising across Afghanistan, slowly yet undeniably. But the US and its allies had a war to end, a 2014 deadline for their departure, and a withdrawal under way; reality took second place to the schedule set by Washington. Continue reading...

NYT: Dozens Are Killed Daily in Afghanistan. Sometimes, the Dead Turn Up Alive.

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 12:25:01 GMT
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Ahmad Tameem's relatives held a funeral at a cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan, and draped a flag over the grave. They did not know the body they had buried was not his.

BBC World: A short history of Life - Afghanistan's lost magazine

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:00:10 GMT
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Afghan aspirations - revealing insights from the pages of the lost lifestyle magazine that was sold in Afghanistan across five decades.

BBC World: International Criminal Court judges consider Afghanistan war crimes inquiry

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:36:06 GMT
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Victims of the years of conflict hope for some kind of justice from the International Criminal Court.


A tool for them long posts ..
18.11 - 2007


I wrote this tool some months ago while developing on the xPresso publishing system (NO), and has done some rewriting this week to implement further functionality.

The Codificator now provides:
- automatic code wrapping in DC board format
- conversion of regular HTML-formatted text to DC board formatted text
- link extraction from HTML to DC board format
- auto fetch of webpages, with on-select conversion of content to DC board format.

It won't boil your coffee or knit you a warm sweater for the winter, but it may help you to be more efficient when you're online discussing politics.
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AnoBBS - free BBS software

AnoBBS downloads
**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in bbsFunctions.php, xAuth.php and some language fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/bbsFunctions.php and progs/xAuth.php to replace your current versions.
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AnoBBS is a opensource 3DES-encrypted Bulletin Board where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is Ajax and PHP, the forum files are stored as XML.
Below is a list of the basic functionality:
- user authentication
- topic list and topic view
- three userlevels; admin, moderator and user
- post threads
- post and edit replies
- print or save threads
- edit, delete and lock threads (mod)
- edit forumdata and users (admin)
- save BBS (admin)
- delete BBS (admin)

The BBS is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enable browser to function.

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AnoChat - free chat software

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**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in cFunctions.php fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/cFunctions.php to replace your current versions.
**** Bug fix, new release ****

AnoChat is an opensource 3DES-encrypted chat where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is JX, similar to Ajax.
The chat is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enabled browser to function.

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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007


Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!