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  • February 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Our Condolences
    The Intercept: An armored vehicle ran over a six-year-old boy’s legs: 11,000 USD. A jingle truck was “blown up by mistake”: 15,000 USD. A controlled detonation broke eight windows in a mosque: 106 USD. A boy drowned in an anti-tank ditch: 1,916 USD. A 10-ton truck ran over a cucumber crop: 180 USD. A helicopter “shot bullets hitting and killing seven cows”: 2,253 USD.      Full news...

  • February 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Prisoner Abuse Still Widespread in Afghanistan, U.N. Says
    The New York Times: The torture and mistreatment of people arrested for conflict-related activities remain widespread in Afghan prisons, the United Nations said in a report released on Wednesday, pointing to a continued challenge for the nation’s new government. The report said that 35 percent of the 790 detainees interviewed from February 2013 to December 2014 claimed to have been subjected to mistreatment, including beatings with pipes, electrical shocks and near asphyxiation.      Full news...

  • February 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Avalanches in Afghanistan kill at least 108
    Associated Press: Alanches caused by a heavy winter snow have killed at least 108 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath. The avalanches buried homes across four northeastern provinces, said Mohammad Aslam Syas, the deputy director of the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority.      Full news...

  • February 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thirty Shia Muslims kidnapped in Afghanistan
    AFP: Masked gunmen have abducted 30 Shia Muslim men who were travelling by bus through central Afghanistan, according to local authorities. The men, members of the minority Hazara ethnic group, were taken on Monday evening in Zabul province, on the road between the western city of Herat and Kabul.      Full news...

  • February 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US slaughter in Afghanistan rages on
    WSWS: Less than two months after President Barack Obama announced an end to US combat operations in Afghanistan, top Pentagon officials have made it clear that these murderous operations are not only continuing, they are escalating, while plans for the withdrawal of American troops are being reconsidered. At the end of last year, the American president declared that “the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.”      Full news...

  • February 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon chief: US military considering keeping more troops in Afghanistan
    Associated Press: The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, US defense secretary Ash Carter said Saturday. Carter, on his first overseas trip since starting the Pentagon job Tuesday, also said the Obama administration is “rethinking” the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan, although he did not elaborate.      Full news...

  • February 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence against women on rise in Herat: Officials
    PAN: Officials in western Herat province said that 448 cases of violence against women had been registered with 34 women lost their lives during the past nine months. Efforts by international and locals’ organizations had been intensified to eliminate violence against women in Afghanistan, but the menace against women continued.      Full news...


  • February 18, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans Discuss Trauma of War
    IWPR: Decades of war have had a disastrous effect on Afghans’ mental health, according to panellists in a series of IWPR-organised debates. At one event held on February 1 at the women’s affairs department in the Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, Dr Hanifa Yusufi noted that decades of conflict had had a profound impact, especially on women and young children.      Full news...


  • February 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    4250 Cases of Violence Against Women in Nine Months: AIHRC
    TOLOnews.com: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Monday announced that more than 4,250 cases of violence against women have been recorded in the past nine months. A number of analysts have said that the main factor behind the growing issue of violence against women is the non-implementation of law.      Full news...


  • February 14, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    8-Month Pregnant Woman Loses Child After Beaten by Mullah
    TOLOnews.com: An eight-month pregnant mother lost her child after she was severely beaten by a Mullah who believed to be an exorcist in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz. The newly-wed woman, who requested her name not be revealed, said the Mullah named Dost Mohammad claimed that she was possessed after her husband’s family took her to him for a ritual treatment, when all she was suffering from was low blood pressure.      Full news...

  • February 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US reportedly increases secret raids inAfghanistan
    FoxNews.com: U.S. Special Forces soldiers and their Afghan allies have undertaken an increasing number of night raids targeting Taliban and Al Qaeda militants, despite Washington formally declaring an end to combat operations late last year, according to a published report. The New York Times reports that the increased raids are partially the result of intelligence seized in October of last year...      Full news...


  • February 11, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Factory workers protest against land-grabbers
    PAN: Workers of a textile factory on Wednesday protested against powerful individuals for grabbing houses the government has constructed for them in the capital of northern Baghlan province. Based on a decision by the parliament, the newly-constructed houses in Shar-i-Naw, Yaksad Penjakoti, Dosadkoti, Shashsadkoti areas of Pul-i-Khumri and those constructed on the left side of the Pul-i-Khumri river belong to workers of the textile factory.      Full news...

  • February 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Militants Find Unemployed Make Easy Recruits
    IWPR: Afghanistan’s high rate of unemployment is driving young men into the arms of insurgent groups, speakers at a series of recent IWPR-organised debates agreed. Participants in Paktika, Kunar and Helmand provinces all said that young men often had so few employment options that some travelled illegally to Pakistan or Iran to find work, while others joined an insurgent group.      Full news...

  • February 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Heavily pregnant woman gang-raped in Jawzjan
    PAN: A heavily pregnant woman, a policeman’s wife, was gang-raped by five men in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday, as the victim threatened to commit suicide. A relative of the 17-year-old woman told Pajhwok Afghan News she was only a month away from giving birth when five men rapped her last night in Shiberghan, the provincial capital.      Full news...

  • February 8, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Shadow on the economy
    The Killid Group: Hopes pinned on Aynak in Logar, Hajigak in Bamyan and the Amo river as potential sources of huge tax revenue for Afghanistan are fading. Ambitious plans to mine copper and iron ore in Aynak and Hajigak respectively are still on paper; oil drilling from the Amo river has started but it’s nowhere close to the 300,000 barrels projected when the contract was awarded in 2012.      Full news...

  • February 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans’ addiction to opium ravages adults, infants
    USA Today: Men, women and children sit listlessly on the unkempt lawn of a hospital for drug addicts in this northern Afghan city. Inside, the waiting area is packed with women clad in light blue burqas, each with three or four kids in tow. Ana Gul, 35, an opium user for eight years, says she came here after failing to kick her habit because opium cures her head and body aches.      Full news...

  • February 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2014 was the bloodiest year of the war in Afghanistan — for Afghans
    PRI: America may be done with the war in Afghanistan, but Afghanistan itself isn’t anywhere close to peaceful yet. In fact, as Afghan forces took over security in the country throughout 2014, more Afghan soldiers died than during any other year of the war. Some 5,000 members of the Afghan security forces were killed in 2014. That’s more than the US lost in all 13 years of combat operations. In addition, more than 3,000 Afghan civilians were killed.      Full news...

  • February 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ghor hospital: Where four patients share a bed
    PAN: Residents on Tuesday complained about a shortage of doctors and medical practitioners at government hospitals and overall poor health services in western Ghor province. Four patients, sharing a single bed, were treated by doctors at the main hospital, residents said, adding it had been a normal practice for years. The building of Ghor Civil Hospital was constructed some 50 years ago.      Full news...

  • February 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IS fighters enter local houses and break TVs and tape-recorders
    PAN: The administrative chief for Charkh district in central Logar province on Monday said Islamic State (IS) militants had killed a Taliban commander and ordered residents to stop watching TV programmes. Khalilullah Kamal told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban commander was killed in an early morning clash between the two groups in the main district bazaar.      Full news...

  • January 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Islamic State was born in 1979 with covert operations in Afghanistan
    Pravda.ru: In order to fully communicate the history of the Islamic State and its relationship with the House of Saud and Turkey, we consulted Jeffrey Steinberg, Senior Editor and Counterintelligence Director of the Executive Intelligence Review with 40 years of experience working with the LarouchePAC. He is also member of and active contributor to the Schiller Institute based in Wiesbaden, Germany.      Full news...

  • January 29, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three U.S. contractors killed in “insider attack” in Afghanistan
    Reuters: An Afghan soldier killed three U.S. contractors and wounded a fourth on Thursday at Kabul’s military airport, an Afghan air force official said. An increase in so-called insider attacks in Afghanistan eroded trust between government forces and their international allies in the final years of the combat mission that ended in 2014, prompting foreign forces to scale back interaction with Afghans.      Full news...

  • January 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Highways, route to death
    The Killid Group: Travellers on many of Afghanistan’s roads are never sure of reaching their destinations. Armed groups routinely rob and also kill passengers in buses and other vehicles. According to eyewitness accounts, travellers on the busy Kabul to Kandahar highway are attacked even in the day time. Security forces are not able to provide every vehicle with armed escorts.      Full news...

  • January 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hundreds of acres of state land grabbed in Bamyan
    PAN: Officials and residents of central Bamyan province allege an influential man, Haji Ayan, has grabbed hundreds of acres of state-owned land along with other local strongmen. Eng. Khadim Hussain Fitrat, the mayor of Bamyan City, told Pajhwok Afghan News on Monday that Ayan and his associates had started selling plots of the land.      Full news...

  • January 23, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Forgotten Wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq
    The Huffington Post: There is a terrifying enemy threatening civilians in war-torn Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. This is another foe besides the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the Syrian regime or ISIS. It’s a silent menace that may yet be the most powerful. It is hunger. Millions in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq are suffering each day from the lack of food. Malnutrition claims the lives of infants. Those who survive are stunted physically and mentally for life.      Full news...

  • January 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nesh police using civilian homes as checkpoints
    PAN: Residents of the Nesh district of southern Kandahar province on Thursday claimed police had established check-posts in their houses, but refused to pay rent. Abdul Rahman, who lives in Dara-i-Noor village, said police had long been using homes of residents as their posts without paying rent. In addition, police asked locals for firewood and money.      Full news...

  • January 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Media Under Attack
    Human Rights Watch: Violence and threats against Afghanistan’s journalists by the government and security forces are increasing, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These attacks put at risk the gains in media freedom in Afghanistan since 2001. The 48-page report, “‘Stop Reporting or We’ll Kill Your Family’: Threats to Media Freedom in Afghanistan,” documents harassment, intimidation, and attacks on journalists...      Full news...



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