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  • March 16, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Up to 20 U.S. troops involved in Kandahar massacre — Afghan probe
    Digital Journal: Up to 20 U.S. troops have been implicated in the massacre of 16 civilians in Kandahar on Sunday morning, the Afghan parliamentary investigation team reports. An Afghan parliamentary investigation team has spent 2 days collating reports from survivors, witnesses and other inhabitants in the villages where the massacre took place. 16 civilians were killed including 9 children.      Full news...

  • March 15, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Activists Want US Out, No Deal with Taliban
    RealNewsNetwork.com: Sonali Kolhatkar is a founding Director of the US-based solidarity organization, Afghan Women’s Mission, which raises funds for social and political women-led projects in Afghanistan. She is co-author of the book, "Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence". She is also the host and Executive Producer of Uprising, heard on KPFK Pacifica Radio.      Full news...

  • March 14, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The price of a life? In Afghanistan, it’s as little as 210 USD
    Reuters: In Afghanistan, if NATO forces kill a member of your family, it is better in terms of money if they come from Germany or Italy than the United States or Britain. In the cold calculation of how much to pay for victims of the decade-old war, British forces have doled out as little as 210 USD, while German forces have paid as much as 25,000 USD, according to a study by the human rights NGO CIVIC.      Full news...

  • March 14, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    We protest against the arrival of the Afghan criminal Mohaqiq in Italy!
    Press Com. of CISDA: It is announced that on March 17, in Via San Gallicano, Rome the infamous Afghan warlord and criminal Mohammed Mohaqiq, leader of the fundamentalist Hezb-e-Wahdat Party will visit. On 16 March this brutal criminal is the keynote speaker at a conference held in Campidoglio, in presence of the fascist Mayor of Rome: Alemanno...      Full news...


  • March 11, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US soldier kills Afghan civilians in Kandahar
    BBC News: A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed 10 civilians and wounded five in Kandahar province after suffering a breakdown, officials say. He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire after entering local homes, the BBC’s Quentin Sommerville reports from Kabul.      Full news...

  • March 11, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans hold anti-US demonstration
    Manoramaonline: Hundreds of angry protesters Saturday chanted anti-US slogans demanding prosecution of foreign troops at a rally in Afghanistan, Press TV reported. The rally was held in the northeastern town of Tagab in Kapisa province protesting the presence of US-led forces in the country.      Full news...


  • March 10, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US-led airstrike leaves 4 Afghan civilians dead
    AO/HJL: At least four civilians have been killed and two others injured in a US-led airstrike in the northeastern Kapisa province in Afghanistan, Press TV reports. US-led forces targeted the Ibrahim Khil region in the town of Tagab in the Kapisa province Saturday evening, Tagab governor Abdolhakim said.      Full news...

  • March 8, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    For Afghan Policewomen, Sex Abuse Is A Job Hazard
    NPR: The image of Afghan women wearing police and army uniforms is meant to inspire pride and hope for a future where the rights of women will be protected in Afghanistan. So why would female police officers in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif be ashamed to admit they wear the badge? “Except my very close family members, no one really knows that I am a police officer,” said one woman at a NATO training session.      Full news...

  • March 7, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s teen brides who set themselves alight
    AFP: Flayed by a fire she began herself, Aatifa’s childlike frame is painstakingly wrapped in thick bandages -- her shrieks of “Allah” echoing around the hospital ward where surgeons prepare to graft skin back on to her skeletal torso. Her wide blue eyes alternating between flashes of anger and wells of tears, the 16-year-old Afghan girl struggles to explain what led her to douse her own body in petrol, step outside and light a match.      Full news...

  • March 7, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    One more hurdle in Afghanistan: Justice
    USA Today: Ahmad Jan lives just a few miles from the capital of this restive province and its government-sanctioned court. Even so, if he or his neighbors have a legal matter, they prefer to go to the Taliban or tribal elders for a ruling. “The Taliban courts don't disturb people and tell them to wait for a long time before hearing a case, or demand bribes,” says Jan, an out-of-work laborer.      Full news...

  • March 7, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Air Force Probed in Drug Running
    The Wall Street Journal: The U.S. is investigating allegations that some officials in the Afghan Air Force, which was established largely with American funds, have been using aircraft to ferry narcotics and illegal weapons around the country, American officials told The Wall Street Journal. Two probes of the Afghan Air Force, or AAF, are under way—one led by the U.S. military coalition and another by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, officials said.      Full news...

  • March 7, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Elders Describe Cruelest Winter in Charahi Qambar Camp
    The Huffington Post: For the residents of the Charahi Qambar refugee camp, it’s been a long five years since they fled the U.S.-led destruction of their villages and put up tents in this destitute Kabul neighborhood. The majority is of Pashtun descent, from Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, a warlord-torn region notorious for opium production.      Full news...

  • March 6, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hamid Karzai backs restrictive code for women
    The Associated Press: Afghanistan’s president endorsed a “code of conduct” issued by an influential council of clerics which activists say represents a giant step backward for women’s rights in the country. President Hamid Karzai’s remarks backing the Ulema Council’s document, which allows husbands to beat wives under certain circumstances and encourages segregation of the sexes, is seen as reaching out to insurgents like the Taliban.      Full news...

  • March 6, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan avalanche kills 42 in Badakhshan
    BBC News: At least 42 people have been killed and many more are missing in an avalanche in Afghanistan’s north-eastern Badakhshan province. The provincial governor’s office said that one village near the Tajikistan border had been completely swept away. The number of people killed in the village in Shekay district is expected to rise, a spokesman for the governor told the BBC.      Full news...

  • March 5, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan clerics’ guidelines “a green light for Talibanisation”
    The Guardian: Women are subordinate to men, should not mix in work or education and must always have a male guardian when they travel, according to new guidelines from Afghanistan's top clerics which critics say are dangerously reminiscent of the Taliban era. The edicts appeared in a statement that also encouraged insurgents to join peace talks...      Full news...

  • March 4, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan child hunger among worst in world: report
    AFP: Children in Afghanistan suffer one of the highest levels of chronic malnutrition in the world, a report said Monday, despite billions of dollars in aid that have poured into the war-torn country. More than half of Afghan children under the age of five are chronically malnourished, according to the joint report by the World Bank and the government.      Full news...

  • March 1, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    12 years old rape victim seeks release from jail
    PAN: A 12-year-old girl on Thursday complained she had been sent to jail after being raped by her neighbour in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province. But prosecutors said that the girl and her two brothers were taken into custody after the alleged rapist, 21 years old, was publicly sodomised.      Full news...

  • February 29, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Brutal honor-killing of an innocent girl by strongmen
    RAWA News: Nasreen, a young girl was murdered by local strongmen on February 25, 2012 in Anchagal village, Naray district in Kunar province. The killing was over family disputes that were not made clear. Three years ago the same people shot her with an AK-47 which severely injured her but her brother, Nematullah, saved her by taking her to a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan.      Full news...

  • February 28, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Secret Prostitutes
    Channel 4 News: You never have to wander far from your front door in Kabul to be confronted by the dire poverty in a city where billions have been spent in foreign aid over the past decade of occupation by the west. Where an entire sub-economy has grown up around the semi-permanent presence of foreign NGOs.      Full news...

  • February 28, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    One soldier, one year: 850,000 USD and rising
    CNN: Keeping one American service member in Afghanistan costs between 850,000 USD and 1.4 million USD a year, depending on who you ask. But one matter is clear, that cost is going up. During a budget hearing today on Capitol Hill, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-North Dakota, asked Department of Defense leaders, “What is the cost per soldier, to maintain a soldier for a year in Afghanistan?”      Full news...

  • February 28, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Tracking Down Afghan Kidnappers
    IWPR: On my way home from work one day, I was on a Kabul bus listening to my fellow-passengers chat about the current spate of robberies and kidnappings. They said that far from trusting the police, they believed that some security officers and senior government officials were involved in these crimes. I was intrigued by this, as public faith in the Afghan government and its armed forces seems to have steadily decreased over the past ten years.      Full news...

  • February 27, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Senator Linked with Kidnappers, Police Say
    TOLOnews.com: Kabul Police Headquarters on Monday said it has irrefutable proof showing that AfghanSenator, Fauzia Sadat, is linked with a group of kidnappers. Mohammad Zaher, Head of Criminal Investigation Department of Kabul Police, says a letter has been sent to the Afghan Senate House, but that some of the senators are supporting Mrs Sadat.      Full news...

  • February 27, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence against Nangarhar women on the rise
    PAN: Cases of violence against women have increased by 10 percent during the current solar year in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Director of Women’s Affairs Anisa Imrani told Pajhwok Afghan News after a meeting in Jalalabad: “Eighty cases of violence against women were registered with her department last year, compared to 90 over the past 11 months.”      Full news...


  • February 24, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Millions spent on no-show teachers in Afghanistan
    IWPR: Hakimi Hayatollah is supposed to be teaching history and geography to students at the Kahrezak secondary school in Ghor province in central Afghanistan. But there’s a problem: Hayatollah knows neither Afghan history nor geography. He’s stumped when asked to identify Ahmad Shah Durrani, the first king of Afghanistan. The only major river in the country the 22-year-old can name is one that runs through Ghor province, from which it takes its name.      Full news...

  • February 24, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AFGHANISTAN: IDPs at a crossroads
    IRIN: Thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan, mainly from the strife-torn southern provinces, have been heading for Kabul in the hope of finding work and a better life, but most end up living in appalling conditions in makeshift camps. Besmillah (he goes by just the one name), 38, fled the southern province of Helmand with his five children and wife two years ago after a rocket landed in his compound.      Full news...

  • February 23, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Report Finds Afghan War Displaced a Half Million Civilians
    VOA News: An international human rights group says fighting in Afghanistan has displaced half a million people who lack access to adequate housing, food and schools. London-based Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that the situation is a “horrific humanitarian and human rights crisis.”      Full news...

  • February 23, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan journalist beheaded: official
    AFP: An Afghan radio reporter was beheaded in the insurgency-plagued southeastern province of Paktika after being lured to a meeting by unidentified men, an official said Wednesday. The body of Samid Khan Bahadarzai, 25, who worked for a local radio station in the town of Urgun, was found Tuesday night near his home just hours after he received the call.      Full news...



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