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Women ‘win’ Afghan vote

Women ‘win’ Afghan vote

Few Afghan women ventured out to cast their ballots in country’s election, but several ran in provincial elections alongside the presidential poll.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports on why Afghanistan’s female candidates were already winners, even before the elections took place.


Migrant workers face abuse in Lebanon

Migrant workers face abuse in Lebanon

Human rights groups are warning of the terrible conditions faced by migrant workers across the Middle East.

Millions of women from countries such as the Phillippines and Indonesia head abroad to work as maids. But because they have little if any legal protection, many are tortured and abused at the hands of their employers.

In Lebanon, according to Human Rights Watch, one domestic worker a week attempts suicide. Zeina Awad reports from Beirut.


Pakistan conservatives suspicious of US agenda

Pakistan conservatives suspicious of US agenda

Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, praised Pakistan’s military for progress in fighting the Taliban.

In his latest visit to Pakistan, he also met some of the leaders of conservative groups who often blame the US for the violence in the region.

Anita McNaught reports on the attempt at dialogue amid long-standing suspicions.


Kim Dae-jung aids Korean unity in life and death

Kim Dae-jung aids Korean unity in life and death

In life and in death, Kim Dae-jung, the former South Korean president, has helped to inch the two Koreas towards warmer ties.

Kim’s “sunshine policy” led to rapprochement between the rivals in the 90s and now his death has led to a cooling of tensions that have been rising in the peninsula for the last few months, with North Korea announcing plans to send a delegation to attend his state funeral.

Tony Birtley reports from Seoul.