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  • October 3, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly car bomb in Nangarhar kills 15 civilians including 4 kids
    Aljazeera: At least 15 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack that targeted a government building in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said.There were fears that the death toll could rise after the explosion on Saturday at the entrance of an administrative building that also housed some military facilities in the Ghani Khel district.      Full news...

  • September 30, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pregnant Afghan Woman Shot Dead in Faryab
    BBC Persian (translated by RAWA) : Local officials of Faryab province in the north of Afghanistan, has confirmed that a pregnant women in Pashtun Kot district which is a “Taliban- controlled area”, was first taken out of car and then shot dead by unidentified gunmen in front of her two kids.      Full news...

  • September 22, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Bloodiest day of fighting since peace talks began
    Aljazeera: At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan in the bloodiest day of fighting since the government and the armed group began peace talks in Qatar more than a week ago.Sunday night's clashes were in the central province of Uruzgan, where 24 members of the Afghan security forces were killed when Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints, Deputy Governor of the province Sayed Mohammad Sadat said.      Full news...

  • September 15, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Interior Ministry: 98 Civilians Killed in Past Two Weeks
    Tolo News: Statistics by the Ministry of Interior Affairs indicate that at least 98 civilians were killed and 230 others were wounded in Taliban attacks in 24 provinces in the last two weeks as violence increasesin the country amid the ongoing peace efforts. “The Taliban has inflicted the casualties on our countrymen in 24 provinces and the most casualties have been in Takhar and Nangarhar provinces,” said Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Affairs.      Full news...

  • September 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Queen Soraya of Afghanistan: A woman ahead of her time
    ARAB NEWS: LONDON/KABUL: Born in exile, she died in exile. But during the 10 controversial years she spent as queen of Afghanistan, Soraya Tarzi gave the women of her country a tantalizing glimpse of an emancipated future which, a century on, has yet to be fully realized.      Full news...

  • September 1, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    'Many people are still missing': Afghanistan families devastated by flash floods
    The Guardian: Khoja Zada found his son around noon; his body was under layers of rubble and mud. The rain had stopped and the sun was shining again when the 70-year-old dug him out. At midnight, he buried him again. Less than a week after flash floods killed at least 116 people – including Zada’s 35-year-old son – and injured 120 more in Charikar, the capital of Afghanistan’s Parwan province, Zada’s house lies destroyed, each room filled almost to the ceiling with what is now dry mud.      Full news...

  • August 27, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan floods kill dozens, with many still missing
    CNN: Kabul, Afghanistan: Flash flooding in Afghanistan's Parwan province has killed at least 86 people and injured at least 106, according to Rahmatullah Haidari, deputy spokesman for the governor of the province. Officials in in the disaster management ministry said that torrential rain earlier this week triggered flash flooding in the country's Parwan province -- which borders Kabul -- Reuters news agency reported.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban truck bomb, other attacks kill dozen across Afghanistan
    Aljazeera: A wave of attacks across Afghanistan has left at least 12 dead and many wounded in the last 24 hours, officials said, including a Taliban truck bombing in the country's north that targeted a base for Afghan forces.At least three people, including two Afghan commandos and a civilian, were killed in the truck suicide bomb attack in the northern Balkh province, according to Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the provincial governor.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Why Afghan government is pushing more Taliban-style policies
    The Christian Science Monitor: When, to kick-start long-delayed intra-Afghan peace talks, thousands of Afghan delegates gathered to consider a final release of hardened Taliban prisoners, Belquis Roshan held up a sign of protest. The words on the female lawmaker’s banner were clear: “Redeeming” the Taliban amounted to “national treason.”      Full news...

  • August 15, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan- Two young girls found dead in Parwan
    Afghanistan Times: KABUL: The dead bodies of two young girls were found in central Parwan province, local officials said on Saturday. Provincial Governor's Spokesman, Wahida Shahkar said these bodies were found Friday night in Toghbirdi area of capital city, Chairkar. 'One of the girls is 16 and another one is 23 years old,' she added.      Full news...

  • August 15, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reality Check: Still Same Number Of U.S. Troops In Afghanistan
    The American Conservative: Amere five months late, negotiations between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan are set to begin soon—well, probably.The talks were delayed by Kabul’s slow decision to release a group of 400 Taliban prisoners whose freedom, as part of a larger prisoner exchange, was a condition set by prior agreement between the Taliban and the United States. That decision was finally announced Sunday, and the next round of diplomacy is expected to begin within a week of the forthcoming release.      Full news...

  • August 13, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School sets on fire in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province
    The KHAAMA PRESS: Armed men have set on fire a school in the Taleqan city of northern Takhar province, an official said. Armed men have set on fire a high school named Abu Osman Taleqani, located in the provincial capital at around 3:30 on Thursday morning, Jawad Hijri, a provincial spokesperson told Khaama Press.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters at Jirga Claim Mistreatment
    Tolo News: Some delegates of the Loya Jirga, the grand assembly, who said they were faced with “violent” treatment during the last two days of the event, on Sunday called for the incidents to be addressed. They blamed the organizers of the Jirga for silencing voices of protest during the event. Two incidents that were filmed or photographed by some delegates happened on the first day of the Jirga.      Full news...

  • August 3, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    29 Dead After ISIS Attack on Afghan Prison
    The New York Times: JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A militant assault on a prison complex in eastern Afghanistan ended on Monday after a 20-hour gun battle, leaving 29 people dead and officials scrambling to recapture hundreds of prisoners, including many from the Islamic State and the Taliban.      Full news...



  • July 14, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Watchdog: Average Of 16 Civilians Killed, Wounded Every Day In Past Six Months
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says that on average 16 civilians have been killed or wounded every day across the country in the first half of 2020. A total of 1,213 civilians have been killed and 1,744 others wounded in 880 separate security incidents during the first six months of the year, according to the AIHRC’s report on civilian casualties published on July 14. The report said civilian casualties have dropped by 11 percent compared to the same period last year.      Full news...

  • July 14, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan-Japan hospital: Toilet paper costs 115 Afs
    (Pajwaok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has spent above eight million afghanis additional amount purchasing medicines, medical equipment and health products at exorbitant rates for the Afghan-Japan Hospital, Pajhwok Afghan News learned reliably on Monday.According to available documents, one IV bag, the original price of which is 65 afs, has been purchased for over 260 afs. In comparison with the market price, the total IV bags consumed 4.2 million afs extra.      Full news...

  • July 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    70-meter wall costs Afghan Embassy $1.8m
    (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Embassy in the United States has reconstructed its boundary wall measuring 70 meters at a cost of around 1,825,839 US dollars after its reconstruction for $88,000 was rejected by the embassy, Pajhwok has learnt. According to information, the wall has been built 20.74 times higher cost than the initial company proposed and each meter-square cost 8,694 US dollars.      Full news...

  • July 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gul Aram’s resistance against Taliban terrorists
    RAWA News: On June 22, 2020, Taliban attack on the Sartagab village in the Paatoyi district of Daikundi province was met with resistance. In the battle, a woman named Gul Aram also took up arms and defended her people against the mercenaries of Pakistan and was wounded in the shoulder.      Full news...

  • July 9, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hunger could kill millions more than Covid-19, warns Oxfam
    The Guardian: Millions of people are being pushed towards hunger by the coronavirus pandemic, which could end up killing more people through lack of food than from the illness itself, Oxfam has warned.Closed borders, curfews and travel restrictions have disrupted food supplies and incomes in already fragile countries, forcing an extra million people closer to famine in Afghanistan and heightening the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, where two-thirds already live in hunger.      Full news...


  • July 7, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Administrative corruption and mismanagement of aids in Afghanistan
    The KHAMA PRESS News Agency: Afghanistan; amid the rampant increase in the COVID-19 cases, faces off its all-weather foe, corruption. the 2018 Transparency International corruption index ranked Afghanistan the 3rd most corrupt country in the world. The shaky system, hit by decades-old war, is not in a position to regulate its retroactive intuitions to contain the pandemic and properly utilize the foreign slash.      Full news...

  • June 18, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School Closures Hurt Even More in Afghanistan
    On May 28, 2020, Human Rights Watch launched a survey to learn more about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on students, parents and caregivers. As of June 6, people in 54 countries had completed the survey; it’s still open here—please fill it out! The following dispatches highlight some of the themes that have come through most strongly, and we’ll keep adding to this page. The survey is helping us identify issues of concern and hear from people experiencing them—any data is not intended to be representative of the experiences of the broader population.      Full news...

  • June 8, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan car blaze deaths prompt fury over mistreatment of refugees in Iran
    The Guardian: Tens of thousands of Afghans have protested on social media against the mistreatment of the refugees. Dozens more have protested on the streets in Kabul and in eastern Nangarhar province, with more demonstrations planned for major cities like London, Washington DC and Toronto in mid-June. A further four people were injured in the incident, and a video later emerged showing one of the passengers in the car pleading for water, saying “I am burning.”      Full news...

  • May 12, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Babies among 16 killed as gunmen attack maternity ward in Kabul
    Al-Jazeera: Gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off an hours-long shootout with the police and killing 16 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and an unspecified number of nurses. An image showed a woman who had been killed lying on the ground still holding tightly to her baby, who a nurse in the unit confirmed to Reuters news agency had survived and had been moved to an intensive care unit at another hospital.      Full news...

  • May 7, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Abdul Baari never returned, his mother: “Iranian border guards have no mercy”
    Etilaat Roz (Translated by RAWA): The sound of crying from a poor hut in the Tanke Maulawi area of Herat has not been silenced for several days. They lost their only breadwinner in an accident. Iranian border guards allegedly threw Afghan refugees into a river after torturing them. Abdul Baari was 19-years-old and gathered his courage to smuggle himself into Iran to find work. Little did he know that he was not to return and his trip would bring back his dead body for his loved ones and a world of grief for his mother.      Full news...

  • May 6, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “They Were Laughing”: Iranian Border Guards Accused Of Torturing, Drowning Afghan Migrants
    RFE/RL: To escape war and poverty, Shah Wali left his village in northwestern Afghanistan in search of a better life in neighboring Iran. As the 28-year-old set off on his journey, he was gripped by fear. Iranian border guards beat, shot at, and even killed Afghan migrants who illegally crossed the border. And even if he reached Iran, he would be subjected to the violence and injustice suffered by many members of Iran’s sizable Afghan community.      Full news...


  • May 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civil war, poverty and now the virus: Afghanistan stands on the brink
    The Guardian: The main hospital in Zabul, southern Afghanistan, was abandoned after a Taliban attack last September destroyed most of the building and killed nearly 40 people. But when coronavirus slipped into the province this spring, desperate health authorities, casting around for ways to fight this new enemy, settled on its shattered remains.      Full news...



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