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  • July 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deep trauma of life beneath the drones
    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.      Full news...

  • July 23, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Suicide Bombing Leaves 19 Dead In Northern Faryab Province
    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.      Full news...


  • July 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    NATO Airstrike Kills 8 Afghan Troops, Injures 5
    The Associated Press: A NATO airstrike hit two Afghan military checkpoints on Monday in a restive province east of the capital, Kabul, killing at least eight Afghan troops in what an Afghan official describes as an accident due to bad coordination. The early morning strike took place in Logar province’s district of Baraki Barak, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Kabul, according to Afghan provincial army commander Abdul Razaq.      Full news...

  • July 18, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pakistan’s Military Encouraging Haqqani to Gain Ground in South-East: Official
    TOLOnews.com: An Afghan military commander said on Saturday that Pakistan’s military is encouraging the Haqqani Network to take control of large swathes of the south-eastern parts of Afghanistan. Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, commander of 203rd Thunder Military Corps in south-eastern Afghanistan, said that Pakistan’s military is trying to get the Haqqani Network to take power in Afghanistan in order for them to “implement their plans in the country”.      Full news...

  • July 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Achin District Residents Tell of Nightmare Under Daesh (ISIS)
    TOLOnews.com: Residents from Achin district in Nangarhar province - who have escaped the area - say militants associated with Daesh (ISIS) are having a devastating effect on the lives of the locals which has led hundreds of people to flee the area. They say Daesh has imposed major acts of oppression against them and that the security situation in the area is critical.      Full news...

  • July 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan war costs American taxpayers 4 million USD per hour – study
    RT: New data shows that America’s war in Afghanistan is costing taxpayers roughly 4 million USD an hour, despite the Obama administration’s drawdown of troops leaving only 10,000 soldiers in the country. Despite the colossal cost, the Obama administration and Afghan leadership both recognize the war will only end with peace negotiations, according to observers.      Full news...

  • July 14, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    30 injured in Afghan mosque blast
    IANS: At least 30 people were injured in a bomb attack that targeted a mosque in Pul-e-Khumri city, capital of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province on Monday evening, the latest in a string of attacks during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, sources said. The attack occurred shortly before evening prayers when the provincial governor and several local officials were distributing food in the mosque’s courtyard.      Full news...

  • July 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    3-year-old boy raped, murdered in Kabul
    TOLOnews.com: A group of civil society activists in northern Balkh province on Monday demanded severe punishment for those alleged to have sexually abused and killed a three-year-old boy named Yunus in Kabul last week. The activists issued a resolution that urged the country’s law enforcement and courts to take action and severely punish the perpetrators of the heinous act, who have yet to be identified.      Full news...

  • July 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan suicide bomb 'kills 33' near former CIA base
    BBC News: A suicide car bomb has killed at least 33 people, mostly women and children, near a military base in Afghanistan, officials say. The bomber detonated explosives at a checkpoint near Camp Chapman, formerly used by the CIA, in eastern Khost province on Sunday. Camp Chapman was the site of one of the worst attacks on the agency in 2009 when a bomber killed seven officials.      Full news...

  • July 11, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reporting rises, also crimes against women
    The Killid Group: Women’s and rights organisations including the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs are reporting that the situation is grim for women across the country. Latifa Sultani, women's rights programme coordinator at the AIHRC, says the situation was bad in insecure provinces but now even the relatively quieter provinces like Kabul, Bamyan, Badghis, Jozjan, Samangan and Takhar are reporting abuse and worse.      Full news...

  • July 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Report Details Insurgents, Political Parties Recruiting in Afghan Schools
    TOLOnews.com: A new report by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) reports that armed opposition groups and political parties are seeking to embed themselves high schools around the country in order to extend their influence and recruit among Afghan youths. Research indicates that militant groups such as the Taliban, Jundallah, Hizb-e-Islami and Hizb ut-Tahrir are all already active in recruiting students from Afghan schools to join their ranks.      Full news...

  • July 8, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Body of Woman Killed By Husband Found in Baghlan Home
    TOLOnews.com: The body of a woman named Tahira allegedly killed by her husband was found at her house in northern Baghlan province this week, local officials said on Wednesday. The Director of Baghlan’s provincial Women’s Affairs Department, Khadija Yaqin, has maintained Tahira was murdered by her spouse. “We urge the security forces to arrest and punish those behind Tahira’s killing,” she told TOLOnews on Wednesday.      Full news...


  • July 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords still rule Afghanistan
    The Express Tribune: A US raid this week on an illegal weapons cache allegedly belonging to former jihadi leader Jan Mohammad – a close ally of Afghan Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah – has exposed the dangerous presence of warlords in the conflict-ridden country. Since American fighter jets blew up the arms depot at Charikar, the capital of Parwan province on June 29, Afghans have been seeking an explanation as to why pro-government warlords have stored such huge caches of arms, especially in the north when the country has nearly 350,000 security personnel.      Full news...

  • July 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Men throw acid into girls’ faces “for going to school”
    CNN: Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN. The girls, age 16 to 18, are students at one of the biggest girls’ schools in Herat city, the provincial capital, said Aziz-ul-Rahman Sarwary, head of the education department for the province.      Full news...



  • June 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Army officer among 3 detained with drugs in Baghlan
    PAN: Counternarcotics police on Tuesday detained a military officer and two soldiers after recovering 19 kilograms of heroin they carried in a military pick up vehicle in northern Baghlan province. Baghlan deputy police chief Col. Abdul Rashid Bashir told Pajhwok Afghan News the drugs were being smuggled from northeastern Badakhshan province to Kabul. He said the anti-drug police seized the narcotics during a cordon in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital.      Full news...

  • June 29, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Jihadists tout Taliban ‘special forces’ training camp in Afghanistan
    The Long War Journal: Jihadists have have been circulating photographs online purporting to show a Taliban “special forces” training camp somewhere in Afghanistan. The Long War Journal cannot verify the authenticity of the photographs, however they appear to be legitimate. The photos were not released by Al Emarah, the Taliban’s official media wing, nor on Voice of Jihad, but Taliban-linked accounts and profiles elsewhere online have published them.      Full news...

  • June 28, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Operating Under Daesh Flag: Army Chief
    TOLOnews.com: During a visit to the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, Afghan army chief Maj. General Qadam Shah Shaheem said that militants in the area who operate as Daesh are associated to Taliban. He said only the flag has changed. Meanwhile, the commander of 201st Selab (Flood) Corps of the Afghan National Army, general Zaman Waziri said that the Afghan National Army was on high alert and ready to confront Daesh in areas where it operates.      Full news...


  • June 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Provincial Lawmaker Detained On Killings, Supplying Arms to Taliban
    TOLOnews.com: Police in northwestern Faryab has detained a former provincial council member accused of killings and supplying arms and ammunition to the Taliban. Angar Tokhi was arrested from his neighbor’s house, chief of Faryab criminal investigation department told TOLOnews. “Angar Tokhi is accused of murders in Almar district,” he said. “Tokhi has also been accused of handing over arms to the insurgents.”      Full news...


  • June 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Curbs Movement of Women in Afghan province: Officials
    TOLOnews.com: Insurgents claiming to be Daesh fighters have reportedly distributed leaflets in eastern Nangarhar prohibiting women from leaving their homes without any Sharia (Islamic Legal) excuse, according to provincial officials. The four-article pamphlet of so-called Daesh insurgents includes threats against the elders of Nangarhar and women of the eastern province – where officials have already confirmed sightings of the newly-emerged group, based in Iraq and Syria.      Full news...

  • June 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Poverty drives economic migrants
    The Killid Group: Samiaullah Aminzai, a resident of Nangarhar province, says the worsening violence and economic situation have forced hundreds of families to move to other parts of the country and abroad. He says that his aunt’s son Sulaiman first went to Iran and then to Turkey, and now he is in Greece. He was smuggled into Greece by human traffickers, he confides. His plan is to make his way into mainland Europe, and then send for his family.      Full news...

  • June 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Declassified Pentagon Report: US Created ISIL as Tool Against Assad
    Veterans Today: It was so much so that we have always suspected that high up “dupes” were used to sandbag on this childish “arm the moderates” nonsense, knowing it would not only be a smokescreen for the shadow government to field their own units, but also to tap into the Pentagon kitty for funding. In working to track the money flow — a normal tool in establishing who is running operations — our source told us, in regard to the Jordan training for example, that once the money got to Jordan for training, weapons and ammo, the paper trail hit a firewall.      Full news...

  • June 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Labor Ministry Embezzlement Scheme Exposed
    TOLOnews.com: Lawmakers in Parliament on Friday panned officials at the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) for allowing corruption to siphon away much needed funds from its budget, including money that was meant to support programs for disabled Afghans and pensions for retired public servants. Alongside providing care and financial support for thousands of disabled people, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) is also responsible for paying the pensions of nearly 200,000 retired government servants.      Full news...


  • June 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three Million Children at Risk in Afghanistan
    TOLOnews.com: Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) and the United Nations Children’s Rights and Emergency Relief Organization (UNICEF) on Tuesday marked World Day Against Child Labor. Concerned at the increase in child labor in Afghanistan, UNICEF officials called on government to pay serious attention to this issue and not to ignore the problem.      Full news...



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