Reza Gul, an Innocent Bird in a Violent Marriage

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Her husband attacked her and sliced off her nose. She was taken to hospital, while he fled to a nearby Taliban-dominated village.

A Harsh and Beautiful Season

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Watching the snow fall is calming even when the news is bad.

Hope Twinkles in a Dark Sky

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I can hear the whining of wind, and then the stove in my room turning off. I feel cold, but I continue gazing at the dark sky.

Dark Wednesday for Afghan Media

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The victims, whether they are ordinary people or a soldier or a police officer, will be buried with honor and respect and everyone will declare sympathy. What happens to the brutal, bestial, and barbaric Taliban bodies?

Wishes for a New Year

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Some people think walking on water is a miracle, but from where I live, simply walking peacefully in the street is a miracle.

TV Staff Is Killed in Kabul Attack

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The sun rises in sorrow today. I strongly condemn the attack on TOLO TV staff.

For the Staff of TOLO TV

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I ask God to bless those victims of this attack. I hope that Tolo TV does not stop its activities and will continue their work.

My Future Is Not My Sheep

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In front of the house is a large hill, where every morning a girl shepherded a flock of sheep. I could see her in the distance and hear her singing.

The Persistence of Zarghona

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She did not want to marry. She wanted to continue her education and graduate from school.

The Grit of a Woman Boss

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I want to prove that women are strong—I want these men to change their behavior so that the next time they are working with a female colleague, they will treat her fairly.