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  • April 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Teen bomber gang-raped in Taliban custody
    TOLOnews.com: A 16-year-old boy who confessed to having been gang-raped by Taliban commanders and forced to carry out a suicide attack has been arrested in Kabul, National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement Sunday. Would-be suicide bomber, Bilal, said that Muzamil, Hijrat (known as Abozar), Tahir and Honzala were the four Taliban commanders who sexually abused him in Bati Kot district of eastern Nangarhar, NDS said.      Full news...



  • April 23, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Cousin of Farah Provincial Council Head Accused of Raping Boy
    TOLOnews.com: The commander of an armed group in Farah has been accused of the kidnap, rape and torture of a 17-year-old boy, said the Afghanistan Human Rights Organization on Thursday. According to the human rights group, the boy was allegedly kidnapped in Farah province by Hamid Bakhto, a relative of the provincial council head.      Full news...

  • April 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Abdul Hady Arghandiwal, former minister of economy accused  in MoD fuel contract scandal
    TOLOnews.com: Abdul Hady Arghandiwal, the former minister of economy, has been accused of corruption related to his role as a member of the Special Procurement Commission presiding over the now infamous Ministry of Defense (MoD) fuel contracting process. On Tuesday, while he did not deny that corruption existed within the commission, Arghandiwal distanced himself from any wrongdoing by calling on legal authorities to punish all those involved in bribery.      Full news...

  • April 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman, man killed over ‘sexual relationship’
    PAN: A man shot dead his brother’s wife and another man after accusing them of having a sexual relationship in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province on Monday, police said. Sarobi police chief Col. Mir Salam Adamkhel the incident took place in the centre of the district at around 4pm. The man, Tila Mohammad, shot dead his brother’s wife and another man, Faiz Mohammad, inside his home.      Full news...



  • April 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Solidarity Party of Afghanistan protests against recent bloodshed by Taliban (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) staged a protest in Shahre Naw Park in Kabul today, to defend the blood of the victims of Badakhshan (the brutal killing of more than 30 soldiers by Taliban and ISIS in an attack on a check post), and Mazar (killing of more than 10 people in a courthouse attack by the Taliban), and to demand the freedom of 31 of our compatriots held hostage by the Taliban (in Zabul province).      Full news...

  • April 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s defining fight: Technocrats vs. strongmen
    The Washington Post: A massive portrait of a middle-aged man towers over the Ferris wheel and giant mushrooms at an amusement park here. At night, the image is bathed in an ethereal light, visible from a quarter-mile away. His admirers call him “Ustad,” or “Teacher.” His critics call him the King.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS, Taliban United Behind Attack on ANA in Badakhshan
    TOLOnews.com: Afghan Taliban and foreign militants waving the flag of Daesh are responsible for the deadly ambush on an Afghan National Army (ANA) outpost in northern Badakhshan province this week, TOLOnews’ correspondents on the ground in the province reported on Monday. According to ANA officials in Badakhshan, the failure to repel the ambush, which ultimately resulted in over 20 fatalities, was a result of the central government’s lack of response to requests for greater support resources.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 30 Afghan soldiers killed and beheaded as Taliban storm army posts
    Anadolu Agency: At least 30 Afghan soldiers have been killed, eight of them beheaded, and several others were abducted after militants stormed army checkpoints in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, Afghan officials said Monday. According to Afghan sources, on Friday night, some 200 Afghan and foreign militants launched an assault on army and police checkpoints in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, bordering with China.      Full news...



  • April 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    An Afghan nightmare: Forced to marry your rapist
    CNN: It is an unimaginably hideous outcome. To be raped by your cousin’s husband; be jailed for adultery as your attacker was married; to suffer the ignominy of global uproar about your jailing and assault, but be pardoned by presidential decree; and then to endure the shame and rejection from a conservative society that somehow held you to blame.      Full news...

  • April 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    100 Million USD MoD Fuel Contract Scandal Revealed
    TOLOnew.com: The oversight committee for Ministry of Defense (MoD) agreements has revealed the extent of corruption regarding fuel contracts – corruption that totals about 100 million USD. The committee said that leading companies collaborated with each other and with MoD, the Directorate of Reconstruction and Development and the Special Procurement Committee and charged Afghanistan over 100 million USD above the daily market rate.      Full news...


  • April 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    For Afghan women, violence remains entrenched
    Associated Press: For the past year, the 17-year-old has lived in a shelter in Afghanistan’s capital, hoping for a new life away from the sexual abuse that turned her family inside out. Her father sexually abused her from when she was nine years old and let his friends to do the same. She didn’t tell anyone, she said, because she didn’t understand what was happening to her.      Full news...


  • April 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protest demanding justice for martyr Farkhunda in Jalalabad city (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan joined the people of Jalalabad city (eastern Nangarhar province) in a protest demanding justice for Farkhunda and the prosecution of arch-criminals. More than 500 men and women took part in this protest, and asked for the prosecution of the people who are actually behind this crime.      Full news...

  • April 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    17 killed, 60 injured in Afghanistan bombing
    World Bulletin/News Desk: A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 17 people and injured 60 when they detonated their explosives in the midst of a demonstration in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday. The blast hit locals in Khost province who had for the past week been camping in protest against alleged corruption of provincial governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi.      Full news...


  • March 31, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bombing kills 7 people of same family in Afghanistan
    Associated Press: A deputy official says a roadside bombing in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan has killed seven people, all members of the same family. The deputy police chief in Ghazni province says the bombing took place on Monday afternoon in Andar district. Asadullah Ensafi says the mini bus the family was riding in struck the bomb and all seven people from the family died — three women, three children and a man.      Full news...

  • March 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Billions Blown in Afghanistan Reconstruction Spending? (MuckReads Edition)
    ProPublica: After routing the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, the U.S. government began a now 13-year effort to stabilize and develop the country. It has cost taxpayers billions — and some say, achieved little. These stories examine the waste and problems plaguing U.S. reconstruction efforts that, despite the end of combat, will continue to cost billions — even as our military presence shrinks.      Full news...

  • March 28, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US troops, immune from prosecution, raped dozens of Colombian children
    WSWS.org: US soldiers and military contractors were responsible for the rape and sexual abuse of scores of Colombian children, but faced no legal repercussions because of a treaty between Washington and Bogota granting them full immunity. A fresh revelation of these appalling crimes came as a byproduct of ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia) guerrilla movement taking place in Havana, Cuba.      Full news...



  • March 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan woman beaten to death by Kabul mob is buried
    Associated Press: An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob has been buried in Kabul, her coffin carried aloft by women’s rights activists. Hundreds of people gathered in the north of the capital for the funeral of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who like many Afghans is known by only one name.      Full news...

  • March 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul cleric under fire for endorsing murder and burning of woman
    Khaama Press: An Afghan cleric Maulavi Ayaz Niazi has been under for publicly endorsing the brutal murder and burning of a woman over alleged burning of holy Quran. Maulavi Niazi endorsed the murder of 27-year-old Farkhunda while speaking among the participants of Friday prayers and a day after she was lynched by Kabul mob.      Full news...

  • March 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Woman Set On Fire, Thrown Into River For Desecrating Quran
    Los Angeles Times: A woman who reportedly burned a copy of the Koran inside a riverside shrine in the Afghan capital was surrounded by an angry crowd, set ablaze and dumped into the chilly waters Thursday evening in a startling act of mob violence. The parents of the 32-year-old woman, who died in the attack, told authorities her name was Farkhunda and that she suffered from mental illness, said Farid Afzal, head of investigations for Kabul police.      Full news...



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