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  • December 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Children Targeted by Drug Gangs
    IWPR: Activists and officials in the Afghan province of Herat have warned that rising numbers of children are being recruited to work as drugs mules by local trafficking networks. Street children are particularly vulnerable, amid a massive rise in addiction among minors in the western province.      Full news...

  • December 3, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan More Dangerous Today Than 15 Years Ago
    The Daily Caller: Nearly one in five terrorist organizations in the world are based out of Afghanistan, U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson told reporters Friday. “This is the highest concentration of the numbers of different groups in any area in the world,” he elaborated. Nicholson’s comments come as the Taliban now controls more ground than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2001.      Full news...

  • December 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Taliban hang university student in public
    AFP: Taliban fighters publicly hanged a university student after accusing him of killing a senior intelligence officer. The militia took Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic university, from his car as he traveled home to visit his family in the Chak district of Maidan Wardak province, about 60km west of the capital Kabul on Thursday.      Full news...

  • November 29, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban militants execute 2 including a woman in North of Afghanistan
    Khaama Press: The Taliban militants executed at least two militants including a woman in North of Afghanistan. Local officials in northern Jawzjan province said the two individuals were executed in Aqcha district. Provincial police chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said the militants stormed into the house of the victim and murdered the two individuals including the woman.      Full news...


  • November 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Horrific Cases of Women Abuse in Afghanistan
    Daily Times: The three-decades-long civil war in Afghanistan caused chronic poverty, unemployment, destruction, and mass migration. The US and NATO invasion in 2001 further added to the pain of civilians who then became a victim of drone attacks, Taliban, IS, and local warlords atrocities. All these misadventures have caused starvation and diseases, which forced poor Afghan parents to sell their daughters for bread, fuel, debt settlement, and other necessities.      Full news...

  • November 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Kabul mosque suicide attack kills dozens
    BBC News: A suicide bomber has killed at least 27 people at a Shia Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Many more were wounded in the blast at an annual Shia ceremony at the Baqir ul Olum mosque in the west of the city. The attacker arrived on foot and blew himself up among worshippers inside.      Full news...

  • November 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    90% Of Women In Rural Areas Can’t Read Or Write
    TOLOnews.com: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) director and representative in Afghanistan, Patricia McPhillips, on Sunday said 90 percent of women and 63 percent of men in the country’s villages are not able to read or compute. Addressing the Award Ceremony of the 2016 Bibigul UNESCO Literacy Prize, she said the number of those who cannot read, write or compute is more than 11 million.      Full news...

  • November 15, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ICC: US forces may have used torture in Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said in a report. “Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May 2003 and 31 December 2014,” according to the report issued on Monday by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.      Full news...

  • November 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iran supports Taliban to counter Daesh threats: Nabil
    AT: The former intelligence Chief Rahmatullah Nabil has said the Taliban insurgents are supported by Iran as the country aims to counter the growing Daesh emergence reach in the country. “Taliban insurgents are receiving financial and equipment support from Iran, particularly in the western parts of the country,” Nabil said in an exclusive interview with the Voice of America Television Channel.      Full news...



  • November 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gender Violence Rampant in Lawless Afghan Province
    IWPR: Local officials in the northwestern province of Faryab have acknowledged that ongoing lawlessness is allowing perpetrators of domestic violence to act with impunity. Law enforcement officers say that they are simply unable to venture into areas controlled by insurgents to make any arrests. Suspects were increasingly exploiting this disorder to escape to more remote parts of the province to evade justice.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child Marriage Rife in Northern Afghanistan
    IWPR: An investigation by IWPR has revealed that child marriage remains rampant in the north of Afghanistan, with the local authorities warning that they are powerless to combat the practice. Dozens of fathers and tribal elders interviewed in Balkh, Faryab, and Jowzjan provinces all said that most girls in their communities were married off between the ages of nine and 14.      Full news...


  • November 4, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warnings Over Afghanistan’s Unofficial Madrassas
    IWPR: Large numbers of unregistered madrassas, or religious schools, operating in Afghanistan may be serving as a source of extremist recruitment, according to speakers at a series of IWPR debates. Public events held in August and September heard that the government urgently needed to crack down on institutions with no specific curriculum and no official oversight.      Full news...


  • October 29, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At Afghanista’s brick kilns, debt can last generations
    Associated Press: Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himself deeper into debt. He knows he will never be able to pay back what he owes to the kiln owner who lent him a few thousand dollars for a family emergency, and that when he dies, his children will inherit the burden that will ensure his family remains enslaved for generations.      Full news...

  • October 28, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US airstrike in Afghanistan causes civilian casualties
    Reuters: An airstrike in Afghanistan on Friday hit the home of a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar and caused several civilian casualties, government and insurgent spokesmen said. The strike targeted the home of Mawlawi Mohammad Alam, a Taliban commander in the Sherzad district, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, adding that there were casualties but he could not confirm numbers.      Full news...

  • October 26, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Kills 23 Civilian Hostages in Western Afghanistan
    The New York Times: Gunmen who claim to be followers of the Islamic State killed 23 civilian hostages in a remote province in western Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday. The killings on Tuesday in Ghor Province were the most recent indication that the extremist organization, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has been gaining adherents in new parts of the country, even as the authorities have successfully moved against its strongholds in the eastern province of Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan.      Full news...

  • October 23, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan opium production up 43% - UN drugs watchdog
    BBC News: Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43 percent in the past year, United Nations officials have said. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the area used to farm the poppy plant, the source of opium, increased by 10 percent to 201,000 hectares. But better farming conditions resulted in a higher yield per hectare, increasing overall production.      Full news...



  • October 16, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Husband Sets Fire To His 23-year-old Wife In Afghan province
    TOLOnews.com: A Herat man on Saturday doused his wife in petrol before setting the 23-year-old woman on fire in Anjel district, officials said. According to officials the incident took place after the two had an argument. The woman survived the incident but is in hospital. According to police, the husband fled the area but police are looking for the man.      Full news...

  • October 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Shia Hazara Suffer Latest Atrocity
    HRW: A gunman wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform opened fire on Shia mourners at Kabul’s landmark Sakhi Shrine on Wednesday, killing 18 people and wounding 54. The attack on members of the Shia Hazara community occurred on the eve of Ashura, the Shia mourning day. Victims included four women, including Sumaya Muhammadi, a member of the Daikundi provincial council, and two children.      Full news...

  • October 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan – Fool’s War
    Global Research: America was furious after the bloody 9/11 attacks. The Bush administration had been caught sleeping on guard duty. Many Americans believed 9/11 was an inside job by pro-war neocons. Afghanistan was picked as the target of US vengeance even though the 9/11 attacks were hatched (if in fact done from abroad) in Germany and Spain. The suicide attackers made clear their kamikaze mission was to punish the US for “occupying” the holy land of Saudi Arabia, and for Washington’s open-ended support of Israel in its occupation of Palestine.      Full news...


  • October 10, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Press under attack
    The Killid Group: Ahead of the second round of presidential polls in 2014, the two candidates – now president and chief executive – had signed an agreement to strengthen media rights and respect liberty of the press. In reality the media has to struggle for access to information and security, and if you are female against sexual harassment, says the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), which represents Afghan journalists.      Full news...

  • October 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US invasion of Afghanistan has further sunk the region in terrorism!
    RAWA.org: Fifteen years ago, the US and its allies bombarded our defenseless and helpless people, and occupied Afghanistan, under the pretext of “war on terror”. The US military intervention was undoubtedly the beginning of a new chapter of pain, suffering, and misery for our nation, as the Jehadi terrorists replaced the Taliban terrorists, and our country plunged into the abyss of fundamentalism, misogyny, corruption, insecurity, poverty, unemployment, drug trade, pillage of national assets, intervention of neighboring countries, and thousands of other catastrophes.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s second coming is a US-Pakistan enterprise
    Asia Times: One of the most colorful figures of the Afghan jihad, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, recently signed a peace deal with Kabul which is also seen as a back-to-back US-Pakistan deal. Hekmatyar, who lives in Pakistan with his family, is known for his anti-Indian views. As India openly supports Baluchi nationalists in Pakistan, Islamabad wants to sever the ties between Delhi and Kabul and Hekmatyar can guarantee that in future. India has reason to be worried.      Full news...



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