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  • April 20, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Eloped woman shot dead in Baghlan
    PAN: A young woman has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen after she eloped in northern Baghlan province, an official said Sunday. Amina 21 was eloped as she was unhappy with her husband. Unidentified gunmen forced her into the car and shot her dead in Kotal-i-Shahidan locality on the outskirts of Talau Barfak district last night, the district chief said.      Full news...

  • April 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iran executes 6 death row Afghans, set to hang another seven
    PAN: Iran executed half a dozen Afghans on death row yesterday and is set to hang another seven on Saturday, an official claimed. The six executed Afghans belonged to northeastern Takhar province and they had gone to the neighbouring country in search of work, the governor’s spokesman, Sunatullah Taimori told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • April 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Drug abuse goes out of control
    The Killid Group: The country’s deaddiction centres are not able to keep up with the spiraling drug abuse. With nearly 1.6 million addicts including children and women the rampant use of an assortment of drugs has become a serious public health crisis. The Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions investigates.      Full news...

  • April 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kunduz warlords, govt offices owe 100m afs in unpaid electricity bills
    PAN: Some warlords and government departments owed more than 100 million afghanis in unpaid electricity bills to the power utility in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday. Eng. Hamidullah, the Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) chief in Kunduz City, said his department’s revenue stood at 600 million afghanis last solar year, but more than 100 million afs remained in default with warlords and some government departments.      Full news...

  • April 16, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The real fraud about Afghanistan’s election The U.S. media celebrated Afghanistan’s April 5 elections as a success story. The country’s Independent Election Commission reported that more than 7 million voters participated in the presidential and provincial council voting, a higher turnout than the 2009 election.      Full news...

  • April 14, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “No one was there to be my breadwinner”
    The Killid Group: Kabul’s infamous prison Pul-e-Charkhi claimed the lives of thousands of political prisoners who were brutally tortured and executed under the Khalq and Parcham regimes. Jamila’s 22-year-old husband was picked up by the secret police, and was never seen again. She says she searched everywhere in Kabul for him for two months. “He still has not returned.”      Full news...

  • April 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Newspeak: 10 ways the US skews the narrative
    GlobalPost: As the clock ticks down to the promised withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US military is trying to figure out how to market the idea that the international intervention has actually accomplished its core mission — bringing peace and stability to a nation that has known little of either for the past 35 years.      Full news...

  • April 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Innocent truck driver tells of ordeal at Afghanistan’s Bagram jail
    AFP: Pakistani truck driver Umran Khan spent nine years in Afghanistan’s Bagram prison, where he says he suffered beatings, sleep deprivation and a sustained campaign of mental disintegration despite committing no crime. Accused with a friend of transporting bombs in 2005, he has maintained his innocence - and an official record shows his captors suspected the same.      Full news...

  • April 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Photos, videos show ballots torched, thrown out
    PAN: Pajhwok Afghan News has obtained some video clips and photos that show many ballot papers have either been torched or thrown out. One video shows some individuals are stuffing ballot boxes in favour of presidential runners and others throwing ballot papers into a toilet.      Full news...

  • April 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan woman stabbed multiple-times, body parts cut off, allegedly by brother-in-law
    PAN: A woman has been found stabbed to death multiple-times and her body’s parts, including lips, cut off allegedly by a brother-in-law in northwestern Jawzjan province, police said on Thursday. The victim, a 23-year-old mother of two children, was mercilessly killed on Wednesday night in Shiberghan, the provincial capital, police chief Col. Syed Zamanuddin Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • April 9, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords stuffed ballot boxes in Afghan province
    PAN: Some warlords stuffed ballot boxes and election officials committed fraud during Saturday’s elections in two districts of northwestern Faryab province, an official alleged on Wednesday. “We have received reports that say some warlords interfered and stuffed ballot boxes for their candidate,” he said, but did not name the contender and the warlords.      Full news...

  • April 8, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘To Kill a Sparrow’ shows Afghanistan’s double standard on adultery
    PBS NewsHour: A young Afghan woman named Soheila ran away with a man after her father forced her to marry a 70-year-old. She and her lover were caught after three years and both were jailed for adultery. Soheila tells her story in the documentary “To Kill a Sparrow,” produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The PBS NewsHour will air an excerpt on Friday.      Full news...

  • April 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills 15 people in Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: A roadside bomb killed at least 15 people traveling in vehicles that had been diverted from a main road Monday after an earlier attack in southern Afghanistan, officials said. The blast came after a relatively calm weekend in which no major attacks were reported as Afghans voted for a new president and provincial councils.      Full news...

  • April 6, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan election officials receive 1269 complaints of potential fraud
    Khaama Press: The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) officials said they have received over 1,000 regarding the violation of election. ECC spokesman, Nader Mohsini said around 1,269 complaints have been received from the people since 11:00 last night. Mr. Mohsini further added that the majority of the complaints were filed through mobile phones with the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission.      Full news...

  • April 5, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok reporter beaten, camera broken
    PAN: A Pajhwok Afghan News video journalist was beaten and his camera broken by Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel guarding polling stations in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday. Pajhwok reporter in the east, Mahbob Shah Mahbob, said he had travelled to the district along with cameraman Babrak Amirzada to cover the landmark elections.      Full news...

  • April 3, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan
    Vice News: You might have heard that the US spent some 102 billion USD trying to develop Afghanistan over the last decade — and that’s in addition to the estimated 6 trillion USD it spent going to war there in the first place. You also might have heard that a lot of that money vanished into thin air, went to shady contractors, corrupt politicians, or, occasionally, the Taliban.      Full news...

  • March 31, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords and Corruption are on the Rise as Afghanistan Prepares to Vote
    The Nation: Having a presidential election in Afghanistan is sort of like trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again—that is, if every piece of the eggshell were trying to kill all the other pieces. Thirteen years after the US invasion in 2001, Afghanistan is no closer to being a unified country than it was back then, after a decade of war during the Soviet period, the civil war that followed and finally the conquest by the Taliban.      Full news...

  • March 29, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Journalists increasingly under attack
    The Killid Group: Violence against journalists has been growing. The last two years have been tough on the media fraternity. Two more names were added in March to the list of reporters killed by Taleban violence: Nils Horner, a radio journalist reporting for Radio Sweden, and Sardar Ahmad, reporter for AFP. Both were gunned down in Kabul.      Full news...

  • March 29, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Creaky health care
    The Killid Group: Health Minister Suraya Dalil believes health care is at the doorstep of 70 percent of Afghans and only an hour away from the rest. But a quick look reveals a vastly different story. Last month at a conference on public-private partnership in Kabul a very optimistic minister also said, “Statistics show Afghanistan has developed considerably in the health sector.”      Full news...

  • March 26, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Women’s Rights in War Torn Afghanistan: Pervasive Poverty, Oppression and Abuse
    Global Research: Afghanistan has been called “the worst place in the world to be a woman,”1 because not only is the poverty pervasive and the lifespan short, but while they are alive many women live like serfs. Afghan students at the private school for girls where I work in Kabul recently produced a series of essays in which they describe the social norms for women in their country.      Full news...

  • March 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bombings kill at least 17 in Afghanistan
    The Washington Post: A group of Taliban insurgents, including two suicide bombers, stormed an office of the election commission in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing six people, around the same time that two suicide bombers killed six members of the Afghan security forces in an eastern province. In a third attack, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vest during an athletic competition, killing five people.      Full news...

  • March 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Over a million Afghans engaged in child labour
    PAN: The Ministry of Work and Social Affairs on Monday said that economic problems had forced more than one million children into child labour across Afghanistan. Deputy Minister Wasil Mohmand, who visited a training workshop on creating awareness about labour laws, said that currently 1200,000 children lived on their own in Kabul and other provinces.      Full news...

  • March 21, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Bomb hits Persian New Year ceremony, kills 3
    The Associated Press: Afghan officials say an explosion during a ceremony marking the Persian New Year has killed three people in the southern province of Kandahar. Police spokesman Zia Durani says militants used a new style of weapon in Friday’s attack. He says they threw an explosives-packed bottle that blew up when it landed on the ground.      Full news...

  • March 20, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan police station attack leaves at least 18 people dead
    BBC News: Taliban fighters have killed at least 10 policeman in an attack on a city in eastern Afghanistan. Gun battles started early on Thursday morning in Jalalabad after a “multi-pronged” attack by insurgents. Police said they shot dead seven attackers, all of them wearing suicide bomb vests.      Full news...

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