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  • March 23, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2 Girls, Youngest 9 Years Old, Allegedly Raped in Kabul
    TOLO News: Members of a family in Kabul claimed that a nine-year-old girl in their family and her friend, who were studying at a religious studies center in Kabul, were raped by a man on Monday morning. One of the girls, who is nine years old, is being treated at a hospital in Kabul following the incident. Her family said that her mother did not have the money to pay for her treatment after they realized that she was feeling ill.      Full news...


  • March 17, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing
    DAWN: KABUL: Five women and a child were killed when a bus carrying Afghan government employees was hit by a bomb in the capital, officials said on Tuesday.The blast ripped through the vehicle during evening rush hour in Kabul on Monday, with government ministries giving conflicting casualty figures.      Full news...


  • March 10, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan bans schoolgirls older than 12 from singing — reports
    DW.com: Afghanistan's Education Ministry is barring schoolgirls older than 12 from singing at public events, media reported on Wednesday. The reports come amid growing fears that the Taliban could regaining power in Afghanistan as the group negotiates a peace deal with the United States.Schoolgirls older than 12 will only be able to sing at events that are "100% attended by women," according to a letter of the decision shared by the Kabul-based broadcaster Ariana News on Twitter      Full news...

  • March 3, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three female journalists killed by gunmen in Afghanistan in latest wave of violence
    CNN:Three female media workers were shot dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, government officials said, amid a wave of killings that is spreading fear among professional workers in urban centers.Zalmai Latifi, head of local broadcaster Enikas TV, said the three women were recent high school graduates aged between 18 and 20 who worked in the station's dubbing department.      Full news...

  • February 27, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A journalist’s family members were shot death in Ghor province, Afghanistan
    8 Sobh(transected by RAWA):Security sources in Ghor province confirmed that five members of the family of Bismillah Adel, a journalist who was recently killed, were shot by gunmen.An unnamed government source in Ghor, speaking on condition of anonymity, told 8 Sobh newspaper that three members of the journalist’s family were killed and two others were injured in the incident.      Full news...

  • February 21, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two explosions in Afghanistan kill at least three: Officials
    Aljazeera: Separate bomb explosions in Afghanistan killed at least three people including a child and wounded 20 others on Sunday, Afghan officials said.Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said a roadside bomb targeted a police car, killing the driver and a nearby child. Five other civilians including children were wounded.      Full news...

  • February 13, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    52% of Afghanistan is under the Taliban control: Pajhwok
    Khaama Press: Pajhwok Afghan News in a survey analysis found that at least 52 percent of Afghanistan’s territory is controlled by the Taliban and 59 percent of the population lives under the Afghan government.Pajhwok Afghan News indicated that the government controls 46 percent of the territory, the survey is conducted between November 2020 and February 2021.      Full news...

  • February 11, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pregnant Afghan Woman Sells Kidney to Pay Husband's Debts
    Tolo News: Gul, 28, is a native of nearby Faryab province, but has sought refuge in Herat province amid the war and other violence. She said she did not have any other option except to sell her kidney and to pay the loans of her husband who was in Taliban custody. The Taliban has not commented.      Full news...

  • February 10, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan girls’ high school severely damaged in airstrike and fighting
    Norwegian Refugee Council: Recent fighting between Afghan security forces and armed opposition groups has destroyed a girls’ high school in Faryab province in Northern Afghanistan. The destruction of the school has robbed more than 3,000 students of their classrooms.“The recent fighting shows yet again the high risks and dangers for students in Afghanistan wanting to receive an education,” said Astrid Sletten, Afghanistan Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).      Full news...

  • February 6, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Afghanistan, a Booming Kidney Trade Preys on the Poor
    The New York Times: HERAT, Afghanistan — Amid the bustle of beggars and patients outside the crowded hospital here, there are sellers and buyers, casting wary eyes at one another: The poor, seeking cash for their vital organs, and the gravely ill or their surrogates, looking to buy.      Full news...

  • January 26, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan should be wary of a government with power sharing
    The Hill: While the peace talks in Afghanistan are stalled until the administration of Joe Biden takes new action, calls for more power sharing mechanisms to represent manifold groups in the political system are gaining momentum. This is a tempting idea, and Afghans have had a taste of power sharing in recent years, starting with the appointment of Hamid Karzai as president with the diverse ethnic cabinet, and then the deal between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah after an election dispute.      Full news...


  • January 14, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Talk or fight? In Afghanistan, signs Taliban now prefer victory.
    The Christian Science Monitor: In the streets of Kabul, Shogofa Sediqi knew she was being stalked by Taliban killers.As the chief director for Afghanistan’s Zan TV (Women’s TV), she had grown accustomed to militants sending her threats, telling her in real time what she was wearing and what time she left home, and warning her to stop her work as a journalist.      Full news...

  • January 11, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan probes Nimroz air raid that killed civilians
    Aljazeera: Afghan authorities have said they are investigating a weekend air raid which local officials say killed more than a dozen civilians, including children.Provincial officials said 15 people died on Saturday night when a rocket struck a house in Khashrod district of Nimroz province. Relatives of the victims and witnesses put the death toll at 18, all members of the same family in Munazari village.      Full news...

  • January 6, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Trump pledged to stop 'endless wars' but his airstrikes in Afghanistan increased civilian deaths by 330% since 2016
    Business Insider: Civilian deaths skyrocketed in Afghanistan under President Donald Trump, whose administration relaxed the rules of engagement for airstrikes in 2017, according to a new study from the Costs of War Project at Brown University."The number of civilians killed by international airstrikes increased about 330 percent from 2016, the last full year of the Obama Administration, to 2019, the most recent year for which there is complete data from the United Nations," Neta C. Crawford, who led the study, wrote in a report on the findings.      Full news...


  • January 1, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 2021 Begins with Assassination of A Journalist
    Khaama Press: Head of Sada-e-Ghor Radio, Journalist and civil society activist, Bismillah Adil Aimaq was killed in unknown gunmen attack in Feroz Koh city, the central part of Ghor province, local confirmed to media.Mohammad Aref Abir, a spokesman to Ghor governor, said that Adil was killed in an attack by unknown armed men, in Dara-e-Taimoor village on the outskirts of the city.      Full news...

  • December 26, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Series of explosions target police in Kabul; at least 4 dead
    AP News: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of explosions hit the Afghan capital on Saturday morning, killing at least four people including two police officers, officials said.The deaths were caused by a sticky bomb attached to a police vehicle detonated in western Kabul, police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said. The explosion wounded two civilians.      Full news...

  • December 20, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 9 dead as car bomb rocks Afghanistan's capital, Kabul
    NBC News: A car bomb blast that rocked Afghanistan's capital Sunday morning killed at least nine people, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry.Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi told reporters at the site of the attack that the attack wounded around 20 other people, including a member of parliament, Khan Mohammad Wardak. Andarabi said the lawmaker was in "good condition."      Full news...

  • December 18, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Blast Kills 15, All Children: Officials
    NDTV: Ghazni: At least 15 children were killed when a motorbike laden with explosives blew up near a religious gathering in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said.The children had gathered at a home in Ghazni province to recite Koran verses, a regular activity on the Islamic holy day of Friday, when the blast happened.Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent months despite the government and the Taliban launching peace talks to end the country's grinding war.      Full news...


  • December 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gunmen kill female TV anchor, driver in Afghanistan
    Deutsche Welle: Afghan journalist Malalai Maiwand and her driver were shot dead at 7:10 a.m. local time (2:40 UTC) on their way to work in the Nangarhar provincial capital of Jalalabad, the provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said Thursday. The attackers opened fire on Maiwand and her driver, Mohammad Tahir, shortly after she left her house in eastern Nangarhar province      Full news...

  • December 7, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Report Blames Trump Admin for 330% Rise in Afghan Civilian Casualties
    Common Dreams: The Trump administration's 2017 decision to loosen military rules of engagement meant to protect civilians was followed by a sharp increase in civilian deaths, a report released on Monday revealed.The report (pdf), by Neta C. Crawford of the Brown University Watson Institute's Costs of War Project—one of the premier authorities on civilian casualties in the 19-year so-called War on Terror—found a 330% increase in the number of Afghan civilians killed by U.S.-led airstrikes from 2016, the final year of the Obama administration, to 2019      Full news...

  • November 9, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    876 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan in Three Months: Report
    Tolo News: The US Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in a new report quoting the Resolute Support says 876 civilians were killed and 1,685 were wounded this from July 1 to September 30, 2020. In line with the continued rise in violence, this quarter’s casualties increased by 43% compared to last quarter (April 1–June 30, 2020), the report says.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan vehicle bomb kills former TV presenter
    The Guardian: A bomb attached to the vehicle of a former presenter on Afghanistan’s Tolo TV has exploded, killing the journalist and two other civilians, Kabul police have said. The death of Yama Siawash is being investigated after the explosion on Saturday, said police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz. No one has immediately claimed responsibility.      Full news...

  • November 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Attack on Kabul University by ISIS gunmen leaves 22 dead
    The Guardian: At least 22 people were killed and 22 wounded after Islamic State-affiliated gunmen stormed Kabul University as it was hosting a book fair attended by Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan, taking hostages and fighting gun battles with security forces for more than five hours. The Afghan government has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning following the attack.      Full news...

  • October 24, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly Explosion Hits Kabul Tutoring Center
    The New York Times: KABUL, Afghanistan — A deadly explosion struck a tutoring center in Kabul on Saturday, puncturing a relatively peaceful period in the Afghan capital even as violence has spiraled upward in the countryside. Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry, said at least 24 people were killed and 57 others wounded in the attack. He said the explosion happened in an alley leading to an educational center called Kawsar-e Danish.      Full news...

  • October 24, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills nine civilians in Afghanistan
    GulfToday: A roadside bomb tore through a passenger bus east of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing nine civilians, officials said, in the latest attack blamed on the Taliban. Violence on the ground has spiked in recent weeks despite the Taliban and Afghan government holding peace talks in Qatar to end the country's grinding war.      Full news...



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