More Than Thirty Killed, 50 Wounded in Taliban Attack
Bombed dropped by Taliban jets Saturday killed at least 30 people and injured at least 50 others in Taloqan, a city located about 150 miles north of Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul.
The deadliest of the four bombs was dropped into a crowded marketplace. The Taliban reportedly was attempting to bomb nearby military installations held by the northern opposition.
The Taliban militia group controls about 85 percent of Afghanistan. Taliban officials have passed decrees requiring women to wear a debilitating head-to-toe covering called a burqa whenever they are in public. They have also prohibited women from leaving their homes unless accompanied by a brother, husband or son, and prohibited girls from attending school or receiving adequate health care.
7/29/2014 Extensive Female Genital Mutilation Study To Be Conducted in the US - The Obama administration plans to conduct a large study on female genital mutilation (FGM) to try to assess how many girls and women in the US are at risk, and how many have already experienced, FGM.
According to experts, FGM tends to take place during summer break when parents take their daughter outside of the country for the practice.
Jaha Dukureh, a 24-year-old woman who grew up in Gambia, experienced FGM there, and then child marriage in the US, started a petition that gained more than 220,000 supporters. . . .