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  • July 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords still rule Afghanistan
    The Express Tribune: A US raid this week on an illegal weapons cache allegedly belonging to former jihadi leader Jan Mohammad – a close ally of Afghan Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah – has exposed the dangerous presence of warlords in the conflict-ridden country. Since American fighter jets blew up the arms depot at Charikar, the capital of Parwan province on June 29, Afghans have been seeking an explanation as to why pro-government warlords have stored such huge caches of arms, especially in the north when the country has nearly 350,000 security personnel.      Full news...

  • July 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Men throw acid into girls’ faces “for going to school”
    CNN: Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN. The girls, age 16 to 18, are students at one of the biggest girls’ schools in Herat city, the provincial capital, said Aziz-ul-Rahman Sarwary, head of the education department for the province.      Full news...



  • June 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Army officer among 3 detained with drugs in Baghlan
    PAN: Counternarcotics police on Tuesday detained a military officer and two soldiers after recovering 19 kilograms of heroin they carried in a military pick up vehicle in northern Baghlan province. Baghlan deputy police chief Col. Abdul Rashid Bashir told Pajhwok Afghan News the drugs were being smuggled from northeastern Badakhshan province to Kabul. He said the anti-drug police seized the narcotics during a cordon in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital.      Full news...

  • June 29, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Jihadists tout Taliban ‘special forces’ training camp in Afghanistan
    The Long War Journal: Jihadists have have been circulating photographs online purporting to show a Taliban “special forces” training camp somewhere in Afghanistan. The Long War Journal cannot verify the authenticity of the photographs, however they appear to be legitimate. The photos were not released by Al Emarah, the Taliban’s official media wing, nor on Voice of Jihad, but Taliban-linked accounts and profiles elsewhere online have published them.      Full news...

  • June 28, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Operating Under Daesh Flag: Army Chief
    TOLOnews.com: During a visit to the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, Afghan army chief Maj. General Qadam Shah Shaheem said that militants in the area who operate as Daesh are associated to Taliban. He said only the flag has changed. Meanwhile, the commander of 201st Selab (Flood) Corps of the Afghan National Army, general Zaman Waziri said that the Afghan National Army was on high alert and ready to confront Daesh in areas where it operates.      Full news...


  • June 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Provincial Lawmaker Detained On Killings, Supplying Arms to Taliban
    TOLOnews.com: Police in northwestern Faryab has detained a former provincial council member accused of killings and supplying arms and ammunition to the Taliban. Angar Tokhi was arrested from his neighbor’s house, chief of Faryab criminal investigation department told TOLOnews. “Angar Tokhi is accused of murders in Almar district,” he said. “Tokhi has also been accused of handing over arms to the insurgents.”      Full news...


  • June 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Curbs Movement of Women in Afghan province: Officials
    TOLOnews.com: Insurgents claiming to be Daesh fighters have reportedly distributed leaflets in eastern Nangarhar prohibiting women from leaving their homes without any Sharia (Islamic Legal) excuse, according to provincial officials. The four-article pamphlet of so-called Daesh insurgents includes threats against the elders of Nangarhar and women of the eastern province – where officials have already confirmed sightings of the newly-emerged group, based in Iraq and Syria.      Full news...

  • June 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Poverty drives economic migrants
    The Killid Group: Samiaullah Aminzai, a resident of Nangarhar province, says the worsening violence and economic situation have forced hundreds of families to move to other parts of the country and abroad. He says that his aunt’s son Sulaiman first went to Iran and then to Turkey, and now he is in Greece. He was smuggled into Greece by human traffickers, he confides. His plan is to make his way into mainland Europe, and then send for his family.      Full news...

  • June 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Declassified Pentagon Report: US Created ISIL as Tool Against Assad
    Veterans Today: It was so much so that we have always suspected that high up “dupes” were used to sandbag on this childish “arm the moderates” nonsense, knowing it would not only be a smokescreen for the shadow government to field their own units, but also to tap into the Pentagon kitty for funding. In working to track the money flow — a normal tool in establishing who is running operations — our source told us, in regard to the Jordan training for example, that once the money got to Jordan for training, weapons and ammo, the paper trail hit a firewall.      Full news...

  • June 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Labor Ministry Embezzlement Scheme Exposed
    TOLOnews.com: Lawmakers in Parliament on Friday panned officials at the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) for allowing corruption to siphon away much needed funds from its budget, including money that was meant to support programs for disabled Afghans and pensions for retired public servants. Alongside providing care and financial support for thousands of disabled people, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) is also responsible for paying the pensions of nearly 200,000 retired government servants.      Full news...


  • June 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three Million Children at Risk in Afghanistan
    TOLOnews.com: Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) and the United Nations Children’s Rights and Emergency Relief Organization (UNICEF) on Tuesday marked World Day Against Child Labor. Concerned at the increase in child labor in Afghanistan, UNICEF officials called on government to pay serious attention to this issue and not to ignore the problem.      Full news...

  • June 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Sexual exploitation in Afghanistan
    Daily Times: In a society like Afghanistan, where a man cannot even look at a woman or girl in the cities and towns unless he has entered into a marriage contract with her, the men resort to Bacha Bazi (male-child prostitution). In this sexually repressed country, sections of society partake in unhealthy and abusive sexual relationships. Bacha Bazi is an old tradition in Afghanistan, in which young boys are dressed up as girls and made to perform at private venues.      Full news...

  • June 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Aynak copper mine has plagued lives with conflict
    The Guardian: Afghanistan faces an existential crisis over its untapped natural resources. After decades of war and insecurity, the Afghan government and foreign investors are pushing to exploit minerals under the ground but real dangers exist with little enforced regulation. Like Papua New Guinea and Haiti, two other nations with natural wealth that are blighted by the “resource curse”, Afghanistan could be seriously considering leaving resources untouched...      Full news...



  • June 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Sikhs And Hindus “Being Forced Out Of The Country”
    TOLOnews.com: Afghanistan’s once-thriving Sikh community is dwindling fast as many choose to leave the country of their birth to escape what they say is growing intolerance and discrimination. Once boasting as many as 100,000 members in the 1990s, Afghanistan’s Sikh population, according to community leaders, has dwindled to an estimated 2,500.      Full news...


  • June 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Policeman Left Disabled After Suicide Attack Begs For Help
    TOLOnews.com: Abdul Hadin, who was a member of the Afghan National Police (ANP) before losing a leg in a suicide attack, has blasted government for allegedly ignoring his plight. Hadi, who was left disabled in a Zabul bombing, claims the government has done nothing to help with medical treatment. Hadi who lives in northeastern Badakhshan said he served 13 years in the police force and he is the only breadwinner for his family.      Full news...

  • June 6, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mortar shells killed wedding guests: Ghazni residents
    PAN: Residents on Saturday disputed official claim that seven people, including women and children, were killed on Friday in a roadside bombing, saying the wedding guests fell prey to mortar shells fired by security forces in southern Ghazni province. An official said on Friday the seven persons were killed and another six were injured in a landmine blast that struck a vehicle carrying wedding guests near the provincial capital, Ghazni City.      Full news...

  • June 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Government Ignoring Teachers Demands: Strikers
    TOLOnews.com: The teachers’ strike has entered its sixth day but no government official has yet met with the strikers to listen to their demands, the protesters claimed on Saturday. Dozens of teachers from different parts of Kabul gathered at Habibia High School on Saturday where they accused the government of being silent on the issue.      Full news...

  • June 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Children Forced into Hard Labour
    IWPR: Participants in a series of IWPR-organised debates said that many Afghan children are forced into hard physical labour in order to support their families, and miss out on education as a result. The discussion events held in Nangarhar, Paktia and Helmand provinces heard that children’s basic rights were often ignored.      Full news...

  • June 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Second-Worst Country in Rule of Law: Study
    TOLOnews.com: A new study by World Justice Project (WJP) illustrates Afghanistan is the second-worst country in rule of law after Venezuela topped the list of 102 countries ranked in the report. The U.S.-based non-profit association – which aims to advance rule of law around the world – released the index on Tuesday which was prepared based on responses from 1,000 people in each country and a total of 2,400 experts on how ordinary people see rule of law in their country.      Full news...

  • June 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    War in Afghanistan since 2001 has killed 100,000: Report
    Press Trust of India: War in Afghanistan since the 2001 US-led invasion that overthrew the Taliban regime and sparked an insurgency has killed almost 100,000 people, and wounded the same number, according to a new report from Brown University. The study, called Costs of War and produced by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, looks at war-related deaths...      Full news...




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