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Afghan women are getting more political representation but continue to face barriers in local communities.
Cabinet says it will not allow law that bars women from giving evidence against relatives or spouses.
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Rights groups say bill silences Afghan women, victims of domestic abuse and forced marriage, while protecting abusers.
About three million Afghan migrants live in Iran but many face abuses, says rights group.
Dozens of Afghans have been executed in recent months across the border in Iran, mostly for drug related offences.
A proposed Afghan law targeting women's rights has created an unlikely alliance between feminists and religious clerics.
Survey found that $3.9bn, twice the nation's domestic revenue, was paid in bribes in 2012.
As concerns grow over torture and troop desertions, we ask if Afghanistan is ready for NATO forces to withdraw in 2014.
The EU recently suspended $25m in aid for the justice system which critics say is plagued by mismanagement.
UN agency and actvists concerned that suspects'confessions were illegally obtained in alleged schoolgirl poisonings.
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