July 29, 2015, 1TV: In its annual report about human trafficking, the United States has once again said that in Afghanistan complicity of officials remains a serious problem. The Trafficiking in Persons report, published by U.S. Department of State, includes 188 countries placed in three categories based on their efforts to tackle the menace.
July 26, 2015, The Killid Group: Amena Afzali, minister of labour and social affairs from 2009 to 2014 continues to use her government vehicle. Wasel Noor Mohmand, deputy minister of labour and social affairs, sought to justify it as a favour shown her because she does not own a car. “The ministry did not get the car back on sympathetic grounds, until she buys another car,” he said.
July 25, 2015, News.com.au: When a Western soldier suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, there are doctors and organisations who can help them recover from the heartbreaking legacy of war. When it is someone from Afghanistan, where bombings regularly wreak devastation and tear families apart, you are unlikely to find any assistance, since there is little understanding of mental illness in the country.
July 23, 2015, HNGN: At least 19 people were killed and over 35 others wounded in a suicide attack at a busy market in Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab on Wednesday, security officials said. The bomb blast occurred at a crowded weekly shopping market in the Almar district. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion fell on the Taliban terror group.
July 21, 2015, NPR: Early last year, the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency accepted a 14.7 million USD warehouse facility. Newly built in Afghanistan, it had 173,428 square feet of climate-controlled space — but it was finished so late that it never fulfilled its intended use. Now it’s likely to be transferred to the Afghan government.