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  • August 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Before the Massacre by US soldier in Afghanistan: Booze, Steroids, Racism and 'Hands-Off' Leadership in Afghanistan
    ABC News: The American soldier who murdered 16 Afghan civilians was based at an Army post with Special Forces teams immersed in a culture of drugs, booze and casual racism – one not overseen by Special Forces leadership because they chose to take a “hands-off” approach, according to newly released military report. The damning assessment by U.S. military officials came in the aftermath of the 2012 massacre by Sgt. Robert Bales, now serving a life sentence after being convicted in a court-martial of multiple counts of murder.      Full news...


  • August 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    12 Killed, Over 60 Injured in Kabul Suicide Car Bombing
    TOLOnews.com: A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 12 people and injuring over 60 others, officials have confirmed. According to Kabir Amiri, head of Kabul Hospitals, 12 people including a foreigner were killed in the attack. In addition, 67 people were injured – of which seven were women and five were children.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-year-old boy raped in Kunduz, culprit held: police
    1TV: A 10-year-old boy is in hospital after being sexually assaulted in northern Kunduz province, police said Thursday adding the culprit was arrested. The culprit man had taken the victim to a house threatening him with knife before he carried out the rape, the provincial police chief said.      Full news...

  • August 18, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Former Olympic, sports officials embezzled millions: anti-corruption body
    1TV: Former officials with Olympic committee and Directorate of Physical Education and Sports have embezzled tens of millions of Afghanis, the country’s top anti-corruption body said Sunday. The officials embezzled the money when Zahir Aghbar was in-charge of Olympic committee while the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education was directed by Kiramuddin Karim, the High Office of Oversight and Anti-corruption.      Full news...

  • August 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dread of war and unemployment
    The Killid Group: Mohammad Naser, Kabul, who considers himself an activist, blames the national unity government for all the present problems. “Problems increased in all areas – for instance security, lack of employment, poor health and social services – as soon as the government came into being. I don’t think anyone is satisfied with this government,” he says.      Full news...

  • August 14, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl tied to tree and beaten in open court in Afghan Province (Video)
    TOLOnews.com: In a telephonic interview with TOLOnews, Assadullah Khurram, a member of Sar-e-Pul provincial council on Friday reported that a young girl and her father were beaten up by the head of the development council of Balkhab district in Toghi village after being accused of robbery. According to Khurram, the person who claimed his house had been robbed consulted a fortune teller who accused the man and his daughter of being involved in the crime.      Full news...

  • August 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters in Kabul claim carnage was airstrike not suicide attack (PHOTOS)
    PAN: Claiming that the Shah Shaheed incident was not suicide bombing but an airstrike, dozens of protesters on Monday demanded the government thoroughly investigate the carnage and inform the nation about its findings. However, earlier security forces said the incident took place due to vehicle bombing in the locality. Some media outlets also released CCTV footages, showing an explosive-laden truck exploded in the area.      Full news...


  • August 8, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    35 dead, hundreds wounded as multiple bombings rock Kabul (PHOTOS)
    AFP: Multiple bombings rocked Kabul Friday, killing at least 35 people and wounding hundreds more in the first major attacks in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death. The explosions, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with casualties, mark the deadliest day in Kabul since the end of the NATO combat mission in December.      Full news...

  • August 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Conflict: Highest Number of Women, Kids Killed, Wounded on Record
    NBC News: The highest number of women and children on record were killed or wounded by the conflict in Afghanistan during the first six months of the year, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The number of women who died or were injured jumped 23 percent in the six months to June, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) study showed. From January to June, 164 women were killed and 395 were wounded, according to the report.      Full news...

  • August 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Millions spent by minister
    The Killid Group: Mohammad Akram Khpalwak, the former minister of borders and tribal affairs, has spent 19 million Afs (315,150 USD) from the developmental budget allocated to the Khushal Khan High School located in Padola desert on a strategic plan. An investigation. Documents and evidence collected by Killid show that the former minister, in the second quarter of the last fiscal year (March 21, 2014 to March 20, 2015) requested the budget department of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) for money for a new project called strategic and research plan.      Full news...


  • August 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The U.S. War on Drugs in Afghanistan Is an 8 Billion USD Failure
    The Fiscal Times: The U.S. is dealing with the most severe heroin epidemic the country has seen in years, but the public health crisis here is dwarfed by the severity of the problem in Afghanistan. And the billions of dollars the U.S. is spending to fight the epidemic in the central Asian nation seems to be having little effect.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    DOD Scrapped 160 Million USD in Equipment Meant for Afghanistan
    The Fiscal Times: A top government watchdog says the Pentagon wound up junking nearly 160 million USD of military equipment it purchased but never actually made it into the hands of the Afghan National Army (ANA). In its latest quarterly report to Congress the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) states that the Defense Department, which can reclaim equipment Afghan forces say they don’t need, only exercised that option for about 16 million USD worth of equipment out of a total of roughly 175 million USD purchased.      Full news...

  • July 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    What Mullah Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returned
    The Washington Post: The late Taliban leader Mullah Omar played a major role in history. By allowing Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda safe haven after they were expelled from Sudan in 1996, Omar hosted the organization and its leader as they planned the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. When Omar refused to give up bin Laden to U.S. authorities, he in turn sparked an invasion of Afghanistan and with it a global war on terror.      Full news...


  • July 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ex-ministers hang on to privileges
    The Killid Group: Amena Afzali, minister of labour and social affairs from 2009 to 2014 continues to use her government vehicle. Wasel Noor Mohmand, deputy minister of labour and social affairs, sought to justify it as a favour shown her because she does not own a car. “The ministry did not get the car back on sympathetic grounds, until she buys another car,” he said.      Full news...

  • 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...



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