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Air strikes force Pakistani women to choose sides

By Fariba Nawa October 17, 2001 Agence France Presse Islamabad — Ayesha Zia Khan is 22. She does not cover her hair and studies computing at university. Yet she says she would be glad to see allies of the fundamentalist Taliban regime running Pakistan. Khan is well aware that the Taliban, which has ruled Afghanistan since 1996, has ended public …

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Smugglers turn saviours for Afghan refugees

By Fariba Nawa October 11, 2001 Agence France Presse Islamabad — Sealed borders don’t stop refugees. Pakistan’s frontier with Afghanistan has been closed for weeks, but hundreds, if not thousands of Afghans are managing to cross through mountain passes unpatrolled by border guards. Most pay an average of 500 rupees (eight dollars) to ride to the border zone in vans …

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Fearing war, Afghans cancel weddings

By Fariba Nawa October 8, 2001 Agence France Presse Islamabad — Bride-to-be Zinab Najam was supposed to send invitation cards, buy wedding clothes and book a banquet hall for her anticipated wedding next month. Instead, she is watching the news worried that her fiancee may be dodging rockets and missiles in Kabul. Najam, 28, an Afghan who has been living …

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Opposition claims capture of villages in northern Afghanistan

By Fariba Nawa October 7, 2001 Agence France Presse Islamabad — Opposition forces Sunday claimed to have made significant gains in their fight against the Taliban militia in the north and west of Afghanistan, as US forces stood ready across the border in Uzbekistan. Opposition spokesmen said hundreds of Taliban soldiers had surrendered and 13 villages had been captured in …

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Afghan opposition commander calls for US prudence

By Fariba Nawa October 4, 2001 Agence France Presse Islamabad — Opposition commander Ismail Khan on Thursday warned the United States that elements of the Taliban should be involved in efforts to reconstruct Afghanistan despite growing signs of popular rebellion. Khan cautioned Washington against being blinded to the political and social realities of Afghanistan in its “hot pursuit” of Osama …

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Hiding in Brooklyn

Afghan American fears for safety By Fariba Nawa September 13, 2001 Pacific News Service EDITOR’S NOTE: This commentary is the widest circulating piece Fariba Nawa wrote, running in dozens of newspapers and websites such as MSNBC and Boston Globe, and attracting broadcast media attention from BBC World News to NBC and CBS televsion news programs. She gave more than a …

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The blue-eyed grandmother of the Afghans still finds ways to help after 30 years

By Fariba Nawa November 30, 2000 Pacific News Service Peshawar, Pakistan — With her soft silver hair in a bun and round glasses magnifying her clear blue eyes, Nancy Hatch Dupree looks like the idealized image of an American grandmother. But don’t expect Dupree, 73, to offer fresh-baked cookies. She’s too busy being the Grandmother of Afghanistan, a title bestowed …

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Reaching women in Afghanistan

The nearer you are, the more complicated it gets

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Bombing suspect arrested

‘Sigh of relief’ after 18 months

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Bay Area Afghans divided over military strike

By Fariba Nawa August 21, 1999 Argus/ANG Newspapers Fremont — In a Centerville jewelry store, a group of Bay Area Afghans who call themselves United Guardians Defending Afghanistan stood Thursday in front of their picket signs voicing anger about U.S. military strikes in their homeland. President Clinton ordered military strikes in Afghanistan and Sudan on Thursday to destroy what the …

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