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According to Afghan police officials, unidentified attackers abducted a German female aid worker in Kabul. Read more about the story and other news about women here.
Mystery surrounds reported Kabul kidnapping of German aid worker
Afghan officials have said an investigation is underway after a German aid worker was reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul. The US warned over the weekend that there was a threat to foreigners in the city. Read more here.
Five women killed in India by villagers suspecting witchcraft
Around 50 villagers arrested over killings in Jharkhand where there are frequent attacks on women believed to have cast curses. Read more here from The Guardian.
Photo of Palestinian men protecting Israeli policewoman goes viral
The photo – taken by Shaul Golan, a photographer for Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper – showed the three standing at Esh Kodesh, an outpost on the West Bank, considered by the United Nations to be part of the occupied territory. Read more here from Middle East Monitor.
A new crop of exclusive matchmaking sites are screening potential users based on their education and professional history, net wealth and even tax records. Read more here from The Guardian.
“I want to write until I die”
Linda Christanty is one of the most admired writers in Indonesia. In 1989, she became the youngest author to win the annual short story prize from “Kompas”, Indonesia’s largest daily newspaper. In 2013, she won the prestigious Southeast Asian Writers Award. Read more here