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  • December 9, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Erik Prince’s plan for Afghanistan’s rare metals revealed
    Asia Times: Despite his current role as head of a Chinese security and logistics company, Erik Prince is warning the Trump administration of the threats posed by China, and offering the company’s services as part of a remedy. In a presentation given to the Trump administration, published in full by Buzzfeed on Thursday, Prince outlined a plan to privatize US military operations in Afghanistan and mine rare-earth elements in the country.      Full news...

  • December 8, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Death Toll Raises To Seven In Kabul Explosion
    TOLOnews.com: An explosion in Kabul’s PD6 on Friday afternoon claimed the lives of seven people and injured nine others. TOLOnews journalist Nargis Musavi reporting from the blast scene said still the nature of the explosion is not known, but three vehicles in the have been critically damaged. Eyewitness narrated different stories about the nature of the explosion. Some said explosives were placed on a motobike while others said it was a gas balloons explosion.      Full news...

  • December 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. airstrikes rise sharply in Afghanistan — and so do civilian deaths
    Los Angeles Times: As U.S. warplanes flew above a cluster of villages where Islamic State militants were holed up in eastern Afghanistan, 11 people piled into a truck and drove off along an empty dirt track to escape what they feared was imminent bombing. They did not get far. An explosion blasted the white Suzuki truck off the road, opening a large crater in the earth and flipping the vehicle on its side in a ditch. A teenage girl survived. The 10 dead included three children, one an infant in his mother’s arms.      Full news...

  • December 3, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Explosion in Jalalabad city leaves nearly 20 dead, wounded
    Khaama Press: An explosion ripped through the center of Jalalabad city in provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province this afternoon. According to reports, the incident took place as a large gathering was underway in support of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. Provincial government spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed the incident took place in the vicinity of the 1st police district of the city.      Full news...

  • November 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US troops taught sexual abuse was “culturally accepted practice” in Afghanistan
    RT: US military personnel deploying to Afghanistan were taught that child sexual abuse is a “culturally accepted practice” in the country, a new Pentagon report has revealed. Soldiers who reported the issue were told nothing could be done about it. “In some cases, the interviewees explained that they, or someone whom they knew, were told that nothing could be done about child sexual abuse because of Afghanistan’s status as a sovereign nation, that it was not a priority for the command,” the report says.      Full news...

  • November 16, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s booming heroin trade leaves trail of addiction at home
    The Guardian: For a decade, the office of the British Provincial Reconstruction Team in Helmand was busy dispersing hundreds of millions of aid dollars across the province. Now, the base is barren; stripped of everything of value. Occasional moans reverberate down the corridors where gaunt-looking men sleep, belly-down, seeking respite from the sun beating through the windows. All of them are recovering drug addicts.      Full news...

  • November 15, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan opium production jumps 87 per cent to record level – UN survey
    UN News Center: A profoundly alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan reveals an 87 per cent production increase compared to 2016, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said Wednesday in its Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017. “It is high time for the international community and Afghanistan to reprioritize drug control, and to acknowledge that every nation has a shared responsibility for this global problem,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.      Full news...

  • November 9, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.N. believes at least 10 civilians killed in Kunduz airstrike
    1TV: The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said at least 10 civilians may have been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province last Saturday. This comes as U.S. military said that its investigation had found no evidence of civilian deaths in the airstrike which happened in Chardara, a district west of the provincial capital city.      Full news...

  • November 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US airstrikes kill scores of civilians in Kunduz province, Afghans say (PHOTOS)
    The Guardian: US airstrikes have killed scores of civilians in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, according to officials and residents in the area, a fierce battleground that has been hit by several errant US airstrikes in recent years. A US soldier was killed on Saturday after sustaining injuries on an operation in Logar in the eastern part of the country, the US military said.      Full news...


  • October 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan fourth-worst place in the world for girls’ education: report
    Foreign Policy: Around 130 million girls don’t go to school every day. ONE, a global organization that fights extreme poverty, is trying to fix that by finding out where the problem is the worst. Their new report ranks the 10 worst nations in the world for girls to get an education. Nine of those are in Africa. The other? Afghanistan — a place where the United States has poured massive funds for education since overthrowing the Taliban there in 2001.      Full news...

  • October 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Wave of Taliban suicide attacks on Afghan forces kills at least 74
    Associated Press: At least 74 people have been killed in a wave of Taliban suicide attacks targeting police compounds and government facilities in the south, east and west of Afghanistan. Among those killed was a provincial police chief. Scores of people, including police officers and civilians, were also wounded. The deputy interior minister, Murad Ali Murad, said the attacks on Tuesday had been the biggest this year.      Full news...

  • October 17, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    HRW: Two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school.
    Human Rights Watch: Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls have significantly faltered in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Sixteen years after the US-led military intervention in Afghanistan ousted the Taliban, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school.      Full news...

  • October 9, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female university student commits suicide in dorm
    Rasad News (Translated by RAWA): A female student who lived in the Badakhshan university dorm, killed herself in the dorm. Nek Mohammad Nazari, the spokesperson for Badakhshan province’s governor, told Rasad News that the student was named Shukria and belonged to Shaghnan district of this province. According to Mr. Nazari, Shukria hung herself in the dorm around midnight the night before and her class fellows found her dead body this morning and informed the police.      Full news...


  • October 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Military blunders continue after MSF Kunduz bombing
    Al Jazeera: Concerns are growing as military blunders have continued to kill innocent civilians in Afghanistan, two years after errant US air raids killed at least 42 people and razed an MSF hospital to the ground. On October 3, 2015, US raids bombarded the Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) hospital in the northern city of Kunduz.      Full news...

  • September 30, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. is cold-blooded invader in Afghanistan: Dwyer
    Shreveport Times: We’ve been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 and Iraq since 2003. We’ve been killing people in those countries longer than any wars in American history with no end in sight. None of the countries we’ve destroyed attacked us. The people and government of Afghanistan were not connected with 9-11. President George W. Bush actually backed the Taliban in May 2001 with 43 million USD. Therefore, every person we kill there is a war crime.      Full news...

  • September 28, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Anger in Kabul after US air raid wounds civilians
    Al Jazeera: When the Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at Kabul’s airport on Wednesday, targeting the plane of visiting US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, streets in the area were devoid of life as residents remained indoors for several hours. A woman was killed, and 11 civilians were wounded in the Taliban attack, according to Afghan officials.      Full news...

  • September 27, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    1 killed, 11 injured as several rockets land near Kabul airport
    Associated Press: The Taliban fired several rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in an attack the insurgents claimed targeted the plane of visiting US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. An Afghan woman was killed and 11 other civilians were wounded in the barrage. Afghan special forces managed to repel the attackers, killing four in an ensuing gun battle.      Full news...

  • September 23, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN Mission: 80 civilians dying in terror attacks daily in Afghanistan
    Fox News: It has been 16 years since the U.S. launched the War on Terror in Afghanistan, yet civilians still are bearing the brunt of the bloodshed. Mahmoud Saikal, the Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations, told Fox News that the war-embattled nation each day amid the insurgency is losing on average 70 to 80 civilians — only a small percent of whom are military.      Full news...

  • September 21, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Widows Of Afghan Soldiers Forced To Perform ‘Sexual Favors’ To Receive Pension Benefits
    The Daily Caller: Some widows of Afghan National Security Force members killed in action were forced to perform sexual favors for officials before they could obtain pension benefits, U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko said Thursday. He said that the U.S. is “trying to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people,” but “first need to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan Security Forces.”      Full news...

  • September 10, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-year-old girl gang raped by six men, then beheaded in Afghan province
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): Reports from Herat and Helmand provinces state that two young girls were mercilessly killed in these provinces. Local officials in Helmand province stated that six men gang raped a 10-year-old girl and then beheaded her. Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesperson, said that two men were caught by the locals and they were trying to capture the rest.      Full news...

  • September 5, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Number Of IDPs Fleeing Conflict On The Rise
    TOLOnews.com: Humanitarian Response on Monday issued the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) weekly report and stated that between 1 January and 31 August this year, 223,874 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan – an 11,000 increase against the same period last year. The report stated that the provinces sheltering the highest number of displaced people are Kunduz with 28,261 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Nangarhar with 27,401 IDPs and Uruzgan with 17,062.      Full news...

  • September 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two Killed In Bombing On Wedding Ceremony In Qarabagh
    TOLOnews.com: In the foreign troop’s air strike in Kabul’s Qarabgh district on Monday night two people were killed and three others wounded, local officials confirmed. Qarabagh’s district governor, Abdul Sami Sharifi, told TOLOnews that the incident happened in Jarji village of the district when guests at a wedding ceremony fired into the air in celebration. The foreign troops reportedly thought that they were under attack and bombed the area.      Full news...

  • September 2, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson: US Might ‘Stay In Afghanistan For Another Five Decades’
    TOLOnews.com: Colonel Lawrence B. Larry Wilkerson, a retired military officer and head of the Colin L. Powell office, the former US State Secretary has warned over the possible fight between the world and region super-power countries in Afghanistan. In an interview with The Real News on Thursday, Wilkerson said the United States might stay for over 50 years in Afghanistan, because according to its strategic location, Afghanistan is the only place from where the US can take action against Russia and China.      Full news...

  • August 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: 28 Afghan Civilians Killed in Recent US Airstrikes
    VOA News: Two American counterinsurgency airstrikes in Afghanistan this week have killed at least 28 civilians and injured 16 others, all women and children, the United Nations said it confirmed Thursday. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), while releasing initial findings of its probe into the attacks, urged authorities to ensure independent, impartial and prompt investigations of both incidents.      Full news...

  • August 30, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At Least 11 Afghan Civilians Killed in American Airstrikes
    The New York Times: At least 11 civilians were killed Wednesday in American airstrikes in southeastern Afghanistan, witnesses and officials said, the second deadly allied strike in three days to add to the country’s mounting civilian death toll. The airstrikes, near Dasht e Barai, in Logar Province, came during a joint Afghan and American military operation to pursue Taliban forces, said Salim Salih, a spokesman for the provincial governor, and it was part of President Trump’s new strategy to bolster Afghan forces combating insurgents.      Full news...

  • August 29, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thirteen civilians killed in air strike on Taliban in Afghanistan’s Herat
    1TV: Thirteen civilians were killed in an air strike against the Taliban in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, local officials said Tuesday. The strike happened on Monday evening in on a key Taliban base in Bakht Abad village of Shindand district. Jelani Farhad, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that strike was carried out by pilotless aircraft.      Full news...

  • August 29, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bomber kills five at bank in Afghan capital
    Reuters: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the heavily protected U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding eight, the interior ministry said. The bomber hit the entrance to a Kabul Bank branch in the well-off area of Kabul, close to the main diplomatic quarter, ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. He said at least five people had been killed and eight wounded.The blast occurred on a busy Kabul street lined with shops and banks. (Photo: Shah Marai/AFP)      Full news...

  • August 28, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan officials said to talk nearly every day with Taliban
    Associated Press: Despite seemingly stalled peace talks between Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban, officials say the intelligence chief speaks by telephone with militant leaders nearly every day about the country’s constitution and political future. In addition, Afghanistan’s national security adviser has conversations with the Taliban every other month, officials familiar with the efforts said.      Full news...



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