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First female police chief starts work in Afghanistan

First female police chief starts work in Afghanistan

Jan 16, – She wears a black headscarf instead of a cap. But otherwise Col. Jamila Bayaz looks like any other district police chief in Afghanistan as she reviews checkpoints in the center of Kabul. Bayaz, 50, is the first woman to be promoted to run an entire district — the highest front-line appointment for […]

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Russia: Jailed members of Pussy Riot Maria, Nadezhda freed

Russia: Jailed members of Pussy Riot Maria, Nadezhda freed

Dec 23, – Maria Alyokhina and then Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were both freed from prison on Monday, after an amnesty agreement passed by the Russian parliament , the Duma, last Wednesday. Alykohina was the first to be released. “Maria Alyokhina walked out to freedom,” her lawyer Pyotr Zaikan said. “All of the documents have been completed […]

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India: Sanjay Dutt’s release order on parole triggers row

India: Sanjay Dutt’s release order on parole triggers row

Dec 07, – A group of Republican Party of India (RPI) activists demonstrated outside the Yerawada Central Jail on Saturday, protesting the likely parole of jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. Waving black flags and banners, the RPI activists shouted slogans demanding that Dutt should not be granted parole and must be treated like any other […]

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Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Sep 13, – US and Afghan forces have fought off an attack by Taliban insurgents on the US consulate in the western city of Herat.   Two Afghan police and one security guard were killed in the dawn assault, along with four attackers. The US consulate said its staff were safe. The Taliban said they […]

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