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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  Members of Afghanistan Nationwide Ulema Council in their meeting with president Karzai discussed women rights in the light of Islamic values and called any, violence and cruelty against them an anti-Islamic act. 
While chairman of the Ulema council Qayamuddin Kashaf presidential advisor Prof. Nematullah Shahrani and attorney general Mohammad Ishaq Aleko were present, the council declaration was read out by Mawlawi Mohammad Yousuf Waizi. 
In the declaration it is said that based on religious guidance, women have the highest human position and there is no difference between the men and women before God. 
Islam compared to any other religion respect the rights of women and condemns any cruelty and oppression against the women.  It asks the judiciary organs to strongly react against those who violate women rights and those who assault women and punish them. 
Addressing the Ulema president Karzai said that cruelty against the women is enmity with Islam and it is our religious and human mission to stand against cruelty towards the women and respect their rights. 
He asked the Ulema that in order to prevent violence against women they would launch massive publicity in the mosques and Takias in the light of Islam religion values. 
Shankai Zaheen Karokhail deputy at the House of People expressed pleasure over the stance of the Ulema council of Afghanistan in relations to the cruelties against women and said that she will share women problems with them. 
She asked the Ulema council to take into account the views of their women folk as well as their proposals and passes their decisions based on the problems that the women experience in the society. 
Mawlawi Qayamudden assured that in the struggle for prevention of violence against women the council will share its views so to achieve their religious mission. 
He asked the president of the country to instruct the Hajj and Endowment Ministry to facilitate publicity through the mosques Imams in this respect.

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Government of Afghanistan is deeply disturbed by a video that shows American Soldiers desecrating dead bodies of three Afghans.
This act by American soldiers is simply inhuman and condemnable in the strongest possible terms.
We expressly ask the U.S. government to urgently investigate the Video and apply the most severe punishment to anyone found guilty in this crime.

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Koichiro GEMBA called on President Karzai on Wednesday to extend to the President an official invitation to attend an international conference to be hosted in Tokyo on economic assistance to Afghanistan.
The two sides discussed issues related to the Tokyo Conference, scheduled to be held in July this year and hoped the International Conference results in more economic assistance to Afghanistan.
Minister GEMBA said it was important for the Ministry of Finance to work with the Embassy of Japan in Kabul in setting Afghanistan priority development projects in the run up to the Tokyo Conference.
The Conference is also expected to discuss all aspects of the regional economic cooperation.
The President thanked Japan for its contributions to Afghanistan and stressed that the continued assistance by Japan even after the devastating tsunami in the country clearly displays a gesture of the goodwill of the people of Japan to Afghan people.
The international conference is scheduled to discuss international economic assistance for the reconstruction and development in Afghanistan for the period between 2014 and 2024 known as the decade of transformation.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Kabul (BNSA) Japan Foreign Minister as a high ranking delegation arrived Kabul today. 
According to BNA reporter from Kabul International Airport, the aim of his trip is visit with Hamid Karzai President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Zalmai Rasool Minister of Foreign affairs and also negotiation regarding Tokyo conference which will be held regarding the assistances of that country to Afghanistan in the near future and also further consolidation of friendly relations between the two countries. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada