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  • 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...

  • August 26, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bombers, gunmen attack Shia Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul killing at least 28 (PHOTOS)
    Al Jazeera: A suicide bombing followed by gunfire as Shia Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul killed at least 28 people, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claiming responsibility. Mohammad Salim Rasouli, the chief of Kabul’s hospitals, announced the new death toll on Saturday, as burials began. He said at least 50 people were injured.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “Woman and man shot dead by Taliban for having illicit relations”
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Local officials in north-eastern Badakhshan province have reported that a man and a woman had been killed by the Taliban for having “illicit relations” in Daraym district of the province. Abdul Khaliq Aaqsaai, police chief of Badakhshan province, told BBC that the Taliban had killed the two people in Pamchyan village. According to him, the victims were both married.      Full news...

  • August 21, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Domestic Violence Victim’s Mother Seeks Justice In Kabul
    TOLOnews.com: Mother of a young woman who was allegedly killed by her husband in Nahrin district in Baghlan province has come to Kabul to seek justice. Bibi Nuqli said her son-in-law married to another girl and killed her daughter 20 days ago. She said her daughter had complained to Baghlan’s human rights institutions over being subjected to torture and not receiving food by her husband.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The 16-Year War In Afghanistan – Headlines Tell The Story
    HuffPost: Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery. Below are some newspaper headlines from 2010 to the present to show that a militarized foreign policy without Congress exercising its Constitutional duties and steadfast public engagement will drift on, costing our soldiers’ lives and limbs, nearly three-quarters of a trillion taxpayer dollars, hundreds of thousands of Afghani lives and millions of refugees, with no end in sight.      Full news...

  • August 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iran and Afghanistan top 2017 Basel AML Index
    Al Jazeera: Iran, Afghanistan and Guinea-Bissau are the riskiest countries in terms of money laundering and “terrorist” financing, according to a study by a Swiss group. The Basel Institute of Governance, which works with the public and private sector to counter corruption, released its annual Anti Money Laundering (AML) index on Friday.      Full news...

  • August 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Afghanistan, a Destructive ‘Game of Thrones’
    The New York Time: The senior security official in northeastern Takhar Province was deferential when he telephoned Commander Bashir Qanet. After all, he was talking to one of the most powerful government supporters in the province, who has hundreds of militiamen under his command. “Please could you stop killing your own people?” he asked the commander, whose irregulars had just opened fire on a couple of dozen pro-government worshipers inside a mosque, during prayers, killing five and wounding 37.      Full news...

  • August 15, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young woman killed by her brother in Jowzjan province
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): Local officials in Jowzjan province reported that a man killed his 25-year-old sister in Shibirghan city, and fled from the scene.Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesperson, said the woman killed by her brother was from Qowsh Tapa district of this province. He stated, “She had eloped with a man ten years ago and lived in Shibirghan city after marrying him. The marriage had been against her family’s will.”      Full news...

  • August 11, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians
    The New York Times: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the southern part of Nangarhar Province, said the victims included women and children, with eight of the dead from one family, and four others from a second.      Full news...

  • August 6, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insurgents kill up to 50 Afghan villagers in northern province
    Reuters: Insurgents have attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, according to officials. The militants attacked a security outpost in the Mirza Olang area of Sayaad district overnight, torching 30 houses, Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said on Sunday.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Iraqi Embassy In Afghanistan
    NPR: Attackers in the Afghan capital attempted to storm the Iraqi Embassy on Monday, setting off a bomb before gunmen rushed the compound's gate. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility. NPR’s Diaa Hadid, reporting from Islamabad, says the attack is likely in retaliation for Iraqi security forces routing ISIS fighters from their stronghold in Mosul, Iraq.      Full news...



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