Karzai under fire on Afghan women’s rights

  KABUL — President Hamid Karzai’s US-backed government is under fire this International Women’s Day, accused of selling out on Afghan women’s rights as it tries to woo the Taliban into peace talks. Lawmakers, rights organisations and analysts say that the Afghan leader, by endorsing an edict calling women second-class […]

Top military leader talks of risk for US in Syria

By DONNA CASSATA | AP ARABNEWS WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pushed back on Wednesday against fresh demands for US military involvement in Syria to end President Bashar Assad’s deadly crackdown on his people. “What doesn’t make sense is to take unilateral action right now,” Panetta told the Senate Armed […]