The proposed law allows men to attack their women relatives without consequence, unravelling gains made in a country where "honour" killings are rife.
The Afghan president made the announcement after the US said it would meet the Taliban
A suicide attack has claimed six lives and air attacks have killed 10 children over a weekend that served as a reminder of Afghanistan's conflict.
As the US prepares to ship most of its weapons home after more than a decade in Afghanistan, the bill for the move will be a staggering $6-billion.
Gunmen killed an adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a gunbattle in Kabul on Sunday, officials said.
SA bloggers have waded into the spat between the ANC Youth League and the media.
Two day after shutting its Chinese portal, Google said it plans to phase out deals to provide filtered search services to other online firms in China.
Ministers strived to break a deadlock in global climate talks on Tuesday, three days before world leaders are meant to agree a new pact.
China on Friday attacked a top US envoy as "extremely irresponsible" for saying at the Copenhagen summit that no US climate aid would go to China.
China unveiled its first firm target to curb greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, a goal that Premier Wen Jiabao will take to climate talks.