Afghan Refugees Return Home From Iran
Published on Feb 22, 2013
Thousands of Afghans who have crossed the border into Iran are now being forced back home. Iran says those being removed are illegal immigrants who paid money to get across the border. Coping with the new arrivals is just one of the challenges Afghanistan faces as it prepares for foreign forces to leave next year. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from the Islam Qala border in Afghanistan's Herat province.
Afghan Government Admits Prisoner Abuse
Published on Feb 11, 2013
An official investigation into torture in Afghan prisons has found widespread abuse, President Hamid Karzai says, following a UN report into the problem. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse, in Kabul, comments on the news.
Afghanistan Struggles to Build Local Businesses
Published on Feb 7, 2013
The Afghan government is encouraging local entrepreneurs and investors to build businesses. But many think the risks are too high.
Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.
NATO Chief Urges Taliban to Renounce Violence
Published on Feb 9, 2013
John Allen, top US general and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has urged the Taliban to renounce violence and respect women's rights if it wants to play a part in the country's future. Speaking to Jennifer Glasse, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Kabul on Saturday, Allen said the al-Qaeda affiliated group would have to soften their views to gain acceptance in the country that has somewhat opened since its ouster in 2001.
Afghan Youth Prepare for US Concert Debut
Published on Jan 29, 2013
Afghanistan's first national orchestra in 32 years is about to make its international debut. Playing New York's iconic Carnegie Hall and Washington's Kennedy Center, 52 students from Afghanistan's National Institute of Music will mix Afghan folk music with Western classical. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.
Violence Against Women Rises in Afghanistan
Published on Jan 22, 2013
Violence against women is on the rise in Afghanistan. The country's independent Human Rights Commission said there has been a 22 percent rise recently. Despite a 2009 law to protect women, violence remains a problem in the country. One mother is determined to find justice for her murdered daughter. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.