2012 Reels

Afghans Demand Justice Over Shooting


Published on Mar 13, 2012

In Afghanistan, there has been more reaction to the killing of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier. Gunmen attacked an Afghan government delegation in Kandahar, Jennifer Glasse reports.

Pakistan Rejects Leaked Nato Report


Published on Feb 1, 2012

Pakistan has rejected a leaked Nato report that says it's secretly helping the Taliban in Afghanistan. Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's foreign minister, says the claims should be ignored. Khar is in Kabul, where she has been meeting Afghan leaders for high level reconciliation talks and to end what she calls the blame game between the countries. Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, Imtiaz Tyab from Islamabad. and Jennifer Glasse from Kabul.

In Afghanistan, Number 39 is Unlucky for Some


Published on Jan 3, 2012

The number 39 is associated with prostitution in Afghanistan and, carrying strong connotations of scandal, it is treated like a cursed number. Most Afghan's refrain from association with the number. Last month, at the traditional Loya Jirga or grand assembly of tribal elders, divided into committees, the number had to be skipped all together when one committee refused to accept it as their designation. Now, one man is trying to dispel the negative links to the number with an online campaign. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

Skateboarders in Afghanistan Take to the Streets


Published on Jun 21, 2012

These children belong to Skateistan, an organisaion which started in Kabul four years ago with only a few boards. Today there is a new indoor skateboard park, where 400 children a week skate and learn.

Classes are abou expression, including photography, filmmaking and poetry. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glass reports from Kabul.

Air Pollution Killing Thousands in Kabul


Published on Feb 10, 2012

Air pollution in Afghanistan's capital is so bad that it is causing a host of health problems. The Ministry of Health says some 3,000 people a year die because of poor air quality. That is the same as the number of civilians killed in fighting every year, Jennifer Glasse reports.

Kabul House Prices Take a Tumble


Published on Jan 19, 2012

The war in Afghanistan brought many foreigners to the country - through aid agencies and NGOs. The influx pushed up property prices in the capital, but now, the bubble has burst. A series of high-profile attacks in the city, announcements of troop drawdowns and a smaller amount of international aid money have caused some house prices to fall by as much as 40 per cent. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

Child Marriages Common in Afghanistan


Published on Oct 10, 2012

The UN marks Thursday as International Day of the Girl Child. The focus this year is on ending child marriages. In Afghanistan, the practice is illegal under the law but still very common. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse has been speaking to one woman who was forced into a marriage at the age of 11.

Afghan Locals Take Up Arms Against Taliban


Published on Jun 25, 2012

A group of fighters in eastern Afghanistan have taken up arms against the Taliban. Afghans from four villages have joined forces to create the National Uprising movement. They say they are simply protecting their people, at a time when neither the Afghan government nor the Taliban have their interests at heart. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports.

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