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  • February 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Daesh smuggles Afghanistan’s timber to Pakistan, report
    Khaama Press: A report published by the Voice of America (VOA) reveals that the loyalists of the Islamic State (IS) who have named Afghanistan and Pakistan region as the province of Khorasan are involved in timber smuggling. Local officials and tribal elders in the eastern region of the country have told VOA that the terrorist group has imported tree-cutting machines to their areas.      Full news...

  • February 8, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Reportedly Execute Afghan Woman For Adultery
    RFE/RL: Afghan officials say a woman has been executed after being accused of adultery in a remote Taliban-controlled village in the western province of Ghor. Abdul Hai Khatibi, a provincial government spokesman, said on February 8 that the execution was carried out in the remote Taliban-controlled village of Zanu on February 5.      Full news...

  • February 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Security worse than yesterday
    The Killid Group: Power supply lines from Uzbekistan to Kabul shut down after pylons in Baghlan were sabotaged in two attacks, which the government has blamed on Taleban. As the Afghan capital plunged into darkness, there are growing fears about the future.      Full news...

  • February 4, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    5-year-old child raped in Bamyan province
    Khaama Press: At least two suspects have been arrested in connection to the rape case of a 5-year-old child in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan. According to the local security officials, the incident involving rape of the 5-year-old child took place late on Saturday night. Provincial police chief Abdul Mubeen Izadyar said the rape case unveiled after the child was admitted to the provincial hospital for the treatment.      Full news...

  • February 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World – An Insider’s View.
    Global Research: Michael Springmann was Chief of the Non-Immigrant Visa Section in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 1987 to 1989. In his position in Jeddah, he was routinely overruled by superiors when he denied VISA applications submitted by unqualified travelers to the United States. The events of September 11th gave him a more profound understanding of the troubles he experienced in that job. He is the author of “VISAs for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World – An Insider’s View”.      Full news...

  • January 27, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dubious distinction: Afghanistan 3rd most corrupt country
    PAN: In the Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2015, Afghanistan has been listed the third most corrupt country in the world. Millions of dollars that should have been spent on Afghanistan’s reconstruction have been wasted or stolen, seriously undermining efforts to restore peace, the organisation said on Wednesday.      Full news...

  • January 26, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 15-Year Occupation to Last Multiple Generations More
    Antiwar.com: While presenting it as a shift in President Obama’s mindset, Pentagon officials are talking up the idea that the US occupation of Afghanistan, which began in late 2001, is not just extended for a couple of additional years but will continue for several more decades, and for all intents and purposes may as well be permanent.      Full news...

  • January 24, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan female lawmaker glorifies Taliban attack on journalists that killed 8, injured 25
    RAWA News: A female Afghan lawmaker, Homa Sultani, glorified a gruesome attack carried out against Afghan journalists by the Taliban on her official Facebook account, stating: “I am thankful to God Almighty that an attack by a devotee killed a number of filthy bastards of the US … May God accept the martyrdom of this devotee and grant him a place in Paradise… and place these filthy, illegitimate creations of the US and other Kuffar (non-Muslims) in the lowest of Hell… Amen”      Full news...

  • January 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    SHOCKER! 800 Million USD Investment In Afghanistan’s Economy Is A Total Waste
    The Daily Caller: An 800 million USD Department of Defense task force intended to promote Afghanistan business was an utter failure, a government watchdog told a congressional subcommittee Thursday. The Task Force for Business and Stability Operations – a nearly 800 million USD investment in Afghanistan – “has generally not delivered on its stated goals,” Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee.      Full news...

  • January 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hard to find evidence of justice
    The Killid Group: In Badghis, a nine-year-old girl was sexually attacked by 11 men including four policemen. Fareed Akhizai, head of Badghis provincial council, says the incident was in Jowand. “The girl’s father is dead. Armed men forcibly gave her in matrimony for 750,000 Afs (10,900 USD)after she was sexually harassed. The mother and grandmother came to the Badghis capital to complain to the police commandant and provincial council,” says Akhizai.      Full news...

  • January 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Six million Afghanis missing from the Education Directorate of Daikundi
    Khaama Press: Six million Afghanis have gone missing from the Education Directorate of central Daikundi province. Clerk of the Education Directorate had reportedly withdrawn six million Afghanis from the bank a few days before who has been missing since then. Sayed Mustafa Musawi, Finance Manager at the Education Directorate says that the clerk’s cell phone is also not working.      Full news...

  • January 18, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Man cuts off his wife’s nose in Faryab before fleeing to Taliban-held area
    Khaama Press: A man has escaped to a Taliban-held area after cutting off his wife’s nose in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, local officials said Monday. Provincial police chief Syed Aqa Andarabi said the incident took place late on Sunday in Ghormach district. He said an investigation has been launched with preliminary reports suggesting the man committed the crime due to family issues.      Full news...

  • January 14, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Badghis Taliban execute man in public on adultery charges
    Afghannews.com.af: Taliban have publically executed a man on adultery charges in northwestern Badghis province. The incident took place in Nakhjiristan area of Qadis District earlier this week after reportedly a Taliban desert-court announced the punishment to Abdul Ahad, the man killed. Mirza Ali, Governor of Qadis while confirming the incident said that Abdul Ahad was shot dead by Taliban two days before.      Full news...

  • January 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    40 Percent of Afghan Children out of School: UNICEF
    New Afghan Press: Forty percent of children in Afghanistan, battered by four decades of conflict, are out of school, UNICEF said on Monday. An estimated 24 million children of school age are not in school in 22 countries affected by conflict, the agency found. South Sudan has the largest proportion of children out of school, 51 percent, followed by 47 percent in Niger, 41 percent in Sudan, and 40 percent in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • January 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Leaked NATO Report Breaks News of Afghanistan’s Incapable Army
    Sputnik: Despite billions of dollars of investment the Afghan army is not ready for battle against the Taliban, who have surged in the past year, according to a secret NATO report seen by German magazine Der Spiegel. “Altogether across the country, only one of 101 infantry battalions is classified as ’ready for battle’ and 38 units have ’massive problems,’” the NATO report detailed, according to Spiegel.      Full news...

  • January 10, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Poll: 82 percent of Afghan youths concerned of poverty, unemployment
    Khaama Press: The majority of Afghan youths have picked deteriorating economic situation among the top challenges they face, putting aside the political and security challenges the country is facing currently. According to a latest poll report by Democracy International, up to 82 percent of the Afghan youths believe unemployment and poverty are the most serious challenges they are facing.      Full news...

  • January 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Schools in name only
    The Killid Group: Going to school is fraught with danger in provinces like Takhar, Sar-e Pol, Baghlan, Parwan, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Helmand and Badakhshan. Schools have been targeted and buildings blown up by Taleban and other armed anti-government fighters. Nearly 10 million students – a little less than half girls – are affected.      Full news...

  • January 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Nine Months Fighting Malnutrition in Helmand Province
    Doctors Without Borders: Australian pediatric nurse Sam Templeman recently returned from Helmand Province, in the south of Afghanistan, where he worked with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from December 2014 to September 2015. In the provincial capital city, Lashkar Gah, MSF supports the Ministry of Public Health’s Boost Hospital. Here, Templeman discusses his experience.      Full news...

  • January 4, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Stoned Ghor Girl’s Parents Get No Justice
    TOLOnews.com: The parents of the girl stoned to death in Ghor province two months ago have blasted government for having yet brought the perpetrators to justice. The father of the victim, Abdul Karim said that nothing has been done to bring the killers of his daughter, Rukhshana, to justice and that no assistance has been given to them.      Full news...

  • December 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Broadcasting Propaganda, Fatwas in Afghanistan
    Newsmax: ISIS is reaching more deeply into Afghanistan by transmitting extremist propaganda over the radio with “lots of revolutionary propaganda and fatwas” into the country’s urban centers through its “Voice of the Caliphate” broadcasts, according to an Afghan official.      Full news...

  • December 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Flawed Justice After a Mob Killed an Afghan Woman
    The New York Times: Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry crowd. But then the enraged men below her picked up poles and planks of wood, and hit at her until she lost her grip and tumbled down.      Full news...

  • December 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Asia’s Least Developed Country Is Afghanistan: UN Report
    TOLOnews.com: The United Nation’s Human Development Office has ranked Afghanistan as 171, out of 188 countries, in the human development index. The report has measured countries’ development based on gender inequality, maternal mortality ratio, adolescent birth rate, share of seats in parliament, population with at least some secondary education and the labor force participation rate.      Full news...

  • December 23, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Residents stranded as battle for Helmand intensifies
    Al Jazeera: Residents of Sangin in Afghanistan have told Al Jazeera they are stranded with no food and water supplies as fierce fighting continues between government forces and the Taliban for control of Helmand province. Atiqullah Rehman, a Sangin resident who wants to flee the area but has been unable to, said that his family had not eaten for the past two days.      Full news...

  • December 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Young Afghan-American woman shot dead by “mullah as she left her Kabul gym”
    The Telegraph: An Afghan-American woman who used to work for the US army was shot dead by a mullah in a residential area of Kabul on Sunday night, according to officials. Lisa Akbari, a dual Afghan-American citizen, had an Afghan father and grew up in the US. Ms Akbari was killed at around 8pm on Sunday night by a mullah inside a gym in the Kart-e-Char area of Kabul, according to Colonel Faridoon Obaidy, head of the Kabul police criminal investigation department.      Full news...

  • December 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    1.2 million Afghans Displaced This Year: AIHRC
    TOLOnews.com: Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Saturday that a staggering 1.2 million Afghans were displaced this year alone - noting that a volatile security situation in the country was the main reason for the crisis. AIHRC says that most of those displaced are now subjected to poor living conditions.      Full news...

  • December 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon: Afghan Security Worsens in 2015
    Stars and Stripes: Security in Afghanistan is deteriorating, violence is increasing, and the Islamic State has become “operationally emergent” in the country’s east, though insurgents have not been able to exert lasting control over any major population centers, the Pentagon says in a new report.      Full news...

  • December 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female Prisoners Deprived Of Their Rights: Report
    TOLOnews.com: The Paywand Afghan Association (PAA) on Tuesday released its report on the Afghan Women Penal System in a bid to “bring the failures of the women’s penal system in Afghanistan, an issue that has long been ignored, to the attention of key stakeholders including the Afghan government and the international community.”      Full news...

  • December 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 848 Afghan civilian casualties in Kunduz: U.N.
    Reuters: At least 848 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded following a Taliban attack on the northern city of Kunduz in September, according to a U.N. report that detailed the grim conditions endured by residents during two weeks of fighting. The 289 dead and 559 injured included at least 30 killed and 37 injured in a U.S. air strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report.      Full news...

  • December 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Battle at Afghanistan airport kills 37 civilians, including children
    Los Angeles Times: Afghan security forces on Wednesday battled Taliban militants who stormed the airport complex in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar in an attack that killed 37 civilians, officials said. The attack began when more than a dozen assailants, reportedly wearing the uniforms of Afghan security forces, stormed the complex Tuesday evening.      Full news...

  • December 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Wardak mortar shelling triggers protests in Kabul
    Afghanistan Times: A mortar shell fired by Afghan security forces in Sayed Abad district of Maidan Wardak province killed nine civilians, including four children and wounded two others. Hundreds of residents of Kabul city gathered in Abdul Haq square in Kabul city to give vent to their anger. The protestors were chanting the slogans of “we want end to war”, “bring security” and “bring the culprits to book”.      Full news...



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