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This Attack is Different

Foreigners committed to assisting in the rebuilding of Afghanistan have long accepted the possibility that they might die at the hands of warring parties, but this degree of violence from ordinary citizens is not something most of us factored into our decision to work here.

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Preventing Revenge Violence in Libya

The international community needs to be clear that it will go just as far to prevent and punish any crimes by the forces of the revolution as it will in responding to the brutality of the Libyan military.

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Afghan Shelter Crackdown Sparks International Advocacy

Here at UN Dispatch, we’ve been following the controversy over the Afghan government’s plan to wrest control of women’s shelters from the non-governmental organizations currently running them and apply highly restrictive admissions criteria for abused women and girls. Some updates from the past 48 hours.