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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.


Crimes charges against Iran sought

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.


Palestinians sceptical of Israel vote’s impact

Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are directly affected by the outcome of the elections. But there seems to be little interest in the debate or outcome.

That’s because many Palestinians believe the vote will not change their life under Israeli occupation.

From Ramallah, Nour Odeh reports.


Gaza: The road to war

The people of the Gaza Strip – one of the world’s most densely populated strips of land – have experienced it all: military occupation, civil war, an economic blockade and international isolation. Yet back in 2005, Gazans celebrated a new era of peace and even prosperity. So, how did it all go so wrong? Gaza: The road to war investigates.