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Afghan president orders review of marital law – Afghanistan- msnbc.com

The Afghan president said Saturday he had ordered a review of a new law that critics say makes it legal for men to rape their wives. Read more detail on Legal News Directory – General Legal News

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Budget Cuts? 1,000 Additional Marines to be Sent to Afghanistan

There are 20,000 Marines in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Apparently, that's not enough as the U.S. is about to send another 1,000. Overall, there are 100,000 troops in Afghanistan. What about the Pentagon budget cuts announced today? Cutting up … Continue reading

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Afghanistan officials disqualify 21 parliamentary candidates for fraud

[JURIST] The Afghanistan Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) [official website] on Sunday disqualified 21 candidates who had participated in September’s parliamentary elections [IEC backgrounder] for electoral fraud. The ECC disqualified the candidates after finding widespread irregularities [Al Jazeera report] in the … Continue reading

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US soldier held in fatal shooting of Afghanistan detainee

[JURIST] A US soldier is currently being held in connection with the fatal shooting on Sunday of a Taliban detainee, who was found dead in a holding cell in Kandahar province, according to US Forces in Afghanistan [JURIST news archives]. … Continue reading

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Afghanistan government dissolves eight private security firms

[JURIST] The Afghan government on Sunday began the process of assuming responsibility for the country’s security by disbanding eight Afghan and foreign private security firms and confiscating their weapons and ammunition. The banning of the firms [CNN report] is being … Continue reading

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