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  • May 31, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Husband cuts off pregnant wife’s tongue
    PAN: Family members and human rights activists on Thursday asked the government to investigate physical abuse of a married girl whose tongue was cut off by her husband in northern Balkh province. Women Affairs Department officials said the accused, Saleh Mohammad, who had been arrested, cut off tongue of his pregnant wife, Nagina, on Wednesday after she refused to have a bizarre sexual act with him.      Full news...

  • May 30, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    579 civilians killed in four months: UNAMA
    UN News Center: The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in the first four months of 2012 is 21 per cent lower than during the same period last year, the top United Nations envoy in the country reported today, while adding that deaths continued to occur at “unacceptable” levels. A study conducted by the human rights section of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) found there were 579 civilian casualties and 1,216...      Full news...

  • May 30, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl, 22, hangs herself to death in Ghor
    PAN: A 22-year-old girl hanged herself to death after her family engaged her to a person in an exchange marriage in the Lal Sarjangal district of western Ghor province on Wednesday, an official said. The girl identified as Ruqia killed herself at home at around 10am, a month before her marriage was fixed, the district crime branch police chief, Ma. Nazir Hussain, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • May 29, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian deaths in Afghanistan continue unchecked
    Voice of Russia: In Eastern Afghanistan on Saturday night NATO was involved in another “incident”, as NATO calls them, involving the deaths of large numbers of civilians. This time NATO forces killed a family of eight people, including six children, in the Paktia province. Many experts say the “incident” threatens to further strain the already tense relationship between President Hamid Karzai and his Western backers.      Full news...

  • May 29, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young woman hung to death by husband
    Killid Group (Translated by RAWA): A young woman was hung to death by her husband in Ghazni province according to a report of Radio Killid. Shukria Wali, head of the Women’s Affairs of Ghazni, confirmed the news and told the radio that Halima, who was 35-years old, was killed the night before in the Tawghi Sang Masha village of Jaghori district. She said the reason for the murder was domestic violence and her husband was in police custody.      Full news...

  • May 28, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords grab 75,000 acres of Ghazni land: officials
    PAN: Local authorities in the southern province of Ghazni on Monday said about 75,000 acres of land had been illegal taken by warlords and powerful people. Most of the warlords seized the land in Ghazni City, the provincial capital and some other districts, according to Abdul Jami Jami, the deputy head of the provincial council.      Full news...

  • May 28, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Scared Tagab students stay away from schools
    PAN: A number of schoolchildren in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday complained they could not go to schools because of security posts established nearby. Taj Mohammad, a ninth class student at the Shaheed Abdul Ghayas Middle School, told Pajhwok Afghan News local police had established their posts near their school. Fearing militant attacks on the security personnel, students were not willing to go to the school, he said.      Full news...

  • May 28, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan family of eight killed in NATO airstrike
    Al Jazeera and agencies: Afghan authorities say that at least eight members of a family have been killed after an airstrike by the US-led NATO coalition in the eastern province of Paktia. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) coalition said it was aware of the allegation and was investigating the incident, which happened late on Saturday night.      Full news...

  • May 28, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US troops arrest 4 civilians in Faryab: official
    PAN: US troops arrested four civilians during an overnight operation in northwestern Faryab province, where one policeman and two militants were injured during a clash, officials said on Sunday. The US Special Forces from the Bagram airfield in central Parwan province carried out the operation on the house of a local resident named Makhdoom Habibullah in the Deh Naw village of Sabz Posh district, Abdullah Masoomi, the district chief...      Full news...

  • May 27, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    43 Takhar schoolgirls poisoned again
    PAN: Once again radicals opposing girls’ education on Sunday poisoned more than three dozen schoolgirls in northern Takhar province, the third incident of its kind over the past two months, officials said. The victims, students of the Bibi Hajira High School, situated on the 5th road of Taloqan city, the provincial capital, fell sick for unknown reasons...      Full news...

  • May 26, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s fabulous ruby mines plundered by thieves
    BBC News: Only a few hours’ drive from the Afghan capital Kabul is an area renowned for some of the world’s brightest and most valuable rubies. But this wealth is being plundered by thieves, corrupt officials and the Taliban, as the BBC’s Bilal Sarwary discovers. The sun was about to rise over the Hindu Kush peaks surrounding Kabul when we hit the road to Jegdalek.      Full news...

  • May 24, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iran pays 25m USD to Afghan warlord to derail Afghan-US deal
    PAN: Iran has earmarked 25 million USD for blocking the parliamentary approval of the Afghan-US strategic cooperation agreement, a knowledgeable source said on Thursday. The neighbouring country has allegedly paid a colossal amount of money to Wolesi Jirga member Hazrat Ali in return for opposing the deal, signed Presidents Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai on May 1.      Full news...

  • May 24, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Making “Illa-Noise” in Chicago Against NATO and the Afghanistan War
    CMJ: On Sunday, May 20th, veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and the “Global War on Terror”, led by the Iraq Veterans Against the War, returned their war medals to NATO’s generals, denouncing and calling an end to these senseless wars. This past weekend, President Barack Obama hosted the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in his hometown of Chicago.      Full news...

  • May 24, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Badakhshan students protest against ISAF
    PAN: Students staged a protest against foreign forces for detaining their schoolmates and teachers in northeastern Badakhashn province on Thursday. Two university lecturers, two schoolteachers and as many studetns were detained during a joint operation by Afghan and Internatioal Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel in the Gul Dara area on the outskirts of Faizabad, the provincial captial.      Full news...

  • May 24, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl accuses local policeman of raping her
    PAN: A teenage girl in the northern province of Kunduz on Thursday claimed a local policeman raped her and held her captive for several days. A group of policemen, led by Commander Mohammad Ishaaq Nizami, forcibly entered her house and took her away last week, the 18-year-old alleged.      Full news...

  • May 23, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    More than 120 Afghan girls poisoned in second anti-school attack
    Reuters: More than 120 schoolgirls and three teachers have been poisoned in the second attack in as many months blamed on conservative radicals in the country’s north, Afghan police and education officials said on Wednesday. The attack occurred in Takhar province where police said that radicals opposed to education of women and girls had used an unidentified toxic powder to contaminate the air in classrooms. Scores of students were left unconscious.      Full news...

  • May 22, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    MP’s brother accused in girl murder case
    PAN: Relatives of a teenage girl, who was found dead in her brother-in-law’s house last year, on Monday accused a provincial council member of shooting her during a court hearing in central Bamyan province. The 16-year-old victim, identified as Shakila, was found shot dead in the Zargaran village on the outskirts of Bamyan City, the provincial capital.      Full news...

  • May 21, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US war veterans tossing medals back at Nato was a heroic act
    The Guardian: In the shadow of the Nato summit, under the watchful eyes of a phalanx of full-black-clad riot police, dozens of former servicemen and women in uniform, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, threw away their medals, with apologies. It was one of the most moving experiences many of us had witnessed in our lives. It is hard to describe in words.      Full news...

  • May 20, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly floods strike north Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: At least 21 people have died and scores of others have gone missing after flash floods triggered by torrential rains destroyed thousands of homes in two provinces in northern Afghanistan, officials have said. It was reported on Sunday that the floods left thousands of people homeless on Saturday after it struck the provincial capitals of Sari Pul and Takhar.      Full news...

  • May 20, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Report: Taliban, Afghan troops forge agreements as NATO prepares draw-down
    Msnbc.com: Members of the Afghan army are forging secret alliances with the Taliban, threatening to undermine the ability of Afghan authorities to maintain control just as NATO troops prepare to hand over power to the country’s security forces, Britain's Sunday Times reported. In Ghazni province an hour from capital Kabul, Afghan army lieutenant Mohammad Wali admitted to the newspaper that he and a local Taliban commander were working together.      Full news...

  • May 19, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gunmen torch school in Baghlan
    PAN: Unidentified gunmen set fire to a boys’ school in the northern province of Baghlan, affecting hundreds of students, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday night in the Kishanabad area of Banu district, the town’s administrative head, Abdul Wali Hamidi, told Pajhwok Afghan News. A delegation was sent to the area to assess the damage, he said.      Full news...

  • May 18, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Rep. Rohrabacher urges Clinton to invite Afghan warlords to NATO Summit
    Examiner.com: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday to invite members of Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance to this weekend’s NATO summit in Chicago. Yet, especially given Rohrabacher‘s strong human rights record, many Afghans are wondering why his NATO guest list is stacked with warlords that have as much blood on their hands as the Taliban.      Full news...


  • May 17, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilians shot dead by private security guards
    PAN: Two civilians were killed and three others injured by an ISAF convoy guards on the Kandahar-Kabul highway in southern Zabul province on Thursday, an official said. The men, residents of Shah Joi district, came under fire from the private security guards at 1pm east of Qalat, the provincial capital, the town’s administrative head told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • May 17, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan probe: 5 civilians killed in NATO airstrike at Kunar
    Khaama Press: A delegation of the Afghan officials who were assigned to probe NATO air raid in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday said at least 5 Afghan civilians were killed following the airstrike in this province. Mawlawi Shahzada Shahid Afghan lawmaker representing eastern Kunar province and a member of the delegation who visited the area said at least 5 Afghan civilians were killed and 2 others were injured at Watapur district.      Full news...

  • May 17, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A summit to represent us
    SocialistWorker.org: MORE THAN 800 activists from the U.S., Europe and the Middle East gathered in Chicago for the People's Summit over the May 12-13 weekend to kick off a week of action before the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) planned for May 20-21.During the summit, government leaders will review their plans for maintaining control of war-torn Afghanistan, Africa and Kosovo...      Full news...

  • May 16, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AFGHANISTAN: Bonded labour ensnares entire families
    IRIN: Bonded labour in Afghanistan’s brick kilns is one of the most common forms of hazardous labour in the country. More than half of the brick kiln workers surveyed in a recent report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) were children, with most under 14. Few are getting any education to allow them to develop skills needed to break out of work in the kilns.      Full news...

  • May 15, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    600 students poisoned in Khost
    PAN: Hundreds of schoolchildren were poisoned in the Ismailkhel Mandozai district of southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, an official said. The incident took place in the Urzi area, where all the 600 students of a middle school were poisoned, education department spokesman Syed Musa Majrooh told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • May 14, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insurgent threats shut Farah schools
    PAN: Local officials in western Farah province said on Monday that there was no school in Bakwa district while militant threats had forced the closure of five schools in Gulistan town. There was only one school that Taliban fighters destroyed five years ago, depriving many girls and boys of education Bakwa, said Mohammad Ismail, the district’s administrative chief.      Full news...

  • May 11, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    We’re Fighting in a War We Lost Before the War Began
    Institute for Policy Studies: It shouldn’t surprise anyone, but support for the longest U.S. war is dropping further and faster than ever. The latest national U.S. poll, released on May 9, shows 66 percent of Americans are against the war in Afghanistan – with 40 percent “strongly opposed.” We can expect to hear the usual spin, claims that it’s a hard slog but Afghans are still better off and we have to finish what we started.      Full news...



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