Father-in-law arrested in Afghan woman's mutilation
December 8th, 2010
10:33 AM ET

Father-in-law arrested in Afghan woman's mutilation

Police in southern Afghanistan have arrested the father-in-law of a woman whose nose and ears were chopped off after she was accused of bringing shame to her family.

Authorities in Oruzgan province said Haji Sulaiman, 45, was the one who held Bibi Aisha at gunpoint and ordered five others - including her husband - to cut her. FULL POST


Filed under: Life and Culture • Taliban • Women's issues
December 8th, 2010
10:12 AM ET

New video of missing soldier

New video from a production house associated with the Taliban includes scenes of a U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan nearly 18 months ago, a family spokesman confirmed Tuesday night.

Spc. Bowe Bergdahl was reported captured in June 2009 and was last seen in a hostage video released by the Taliban in April. FULL POST


Filed under: Troops