Cellphones have become omnipresent here since the ouster of the Taliban. But connectivity comes with a downside in this conservative Muslim country. Private images of women are increasingly appearing online and being shared publicly, say ordinary Afghans, religious leaders and government officials. The trend has sparked outrage and embarrassment in a culture where women are largely hidden from public view.
Police say former detainees are behind much of the violence flaring in Kunduz province, including a onetime commander released by local officials and a former shadow governor for the province freed last year.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah pulled his support from the country’s U.N.-led election review Wednesday, arguing it was incapable of identifying the widespread fraud he believes took place.
Afghan officials began the final stage of a drawn-out review of the presidential runoff vote on Monday as pressure mounted for a resolution to a dispute that threatens the country’s stability and the future presence of U.S. forces.
Small businesses and large investors alike have been hit hard in Afghanistan amid uncertainty over the country’s future. An election impasse and the growing tensions surrounding it are adding to the potential for an economic crisis that, in addition to political and military crises, raising further questions about the legacy left by U.S. intervention.
The father of two young children and a struggling business owner deep in debt, Jasbeer Singh opted to leave Afghanistan and seek better fortunes for his family in the West, a path taken by many fellow Afghan Sikhs in recent years.
Steven Beardsley is a bureau reporter in Naples, Italy, where he covers the U.S. Navy and its operations in Europe and Africa. He has reported from Afghanistan, Africa and Kosovo since joining Stars and Stripes in 2011, and he previously covered the Army from the Stripes bureau in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Beardsley reported for the Naples Daily News in Florida before coming to Europe. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005 and has a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Originally from Commerce, Ga., Beardsley lives in Naples with his wife, Allie.
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