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  • May 31, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kamdesh comes under cross-border strike
    PAN: The Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province has come under missile strike from Pakistan’s soil, an official said on Friday. Dozens of missiles had landed in Gordesh area since Thursday night, Nuristan’s acting police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • May 31, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilians bear brunt of Faryab clashes
    PAN: Three civilian homes were destroyed and as many torched during a clash between armed insurgents and security forces in the Garziwan district of northwestern Faryab province, residents claimed on Thursday. They said the clash had been ongoing over the last three days, asking both sides to leave their villages and avoid creating problems for them.      Full news...

  • May 27, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan Increasing
    VOA: The rise of independent media in Afghanistan has been one of the country’s biggest achievements - but there are troubling signs for its future. A growing number of attacks on journalists, and the international community’s continued silence on the issue, are drawing concern. Naqibullah, a shopkeeper on so-called “electronic street” in Kabul, sells TVs and DVD players      Full news...

  • May 26, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Most townships across Afghanistan built illegally
    The Killid Group: There is overwhelming evidence of a proliferation of poorly constructed, illegal townships across the country with efforts ongoing to execute more housing schemes on usurped lands. An investigation by the Independent Media Consortium (IMC)* reveals there are multiple agencies at work and unable to check the rot. High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption chief Azizullah Ludin says documents of most of townships are fake...      Full news...

  • May 25, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Blast kills 12 at Afghan mosque
    The Washington Post: A blast during Friday night prayers in a mosque in central Afghanistan killed 12 people, eight of them Taliban insurgents, officials said Saturday. The insurgents placed explosives in a corner of the mosque, in Ghazni province’s Andar district, before joining worshipers, according to Qasim Deswal, a local official.      Full news...

  • May 25, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hundreds rally against Afghan Local Police force in Paktika
    PAN: Hundreds of people on Saturday staged a protest in the capital of southeastern Paktika province, asking Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel to take away their posts from their homes. The protesting residents asked security high ups to establish posts for ALP members away from residential houses as their presence posed threat to their lives.      Full news...

  • May 24, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban launches deadly attack in Kabul
    Al Jazeera: Explosions rocked central Kabul for five hours after Taliban gunmen launched a major suicide and gun attack centred on a compound of the International Organization for Migration, an aid agency. There are still conflicting reports on the number of casualties in the attack on Friday, but Al Jazeera has learned that at least one police officer was killed, alongside four gunmen...      Full news...

  • May 24, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thousands of Afghans continue to suffer: AI
    PAN: A top human rights organization on Wednesday said thousands of Afghan civilians continue to suffer from “targeted and indiscriminate attacks” by armed militant groups. Amnesty International, in its global review of human rights issues, said quoted figures from the UN, which held militants responsible for 80 percent of the 2,700 civilians killed last year.      Full news...

  • May 22, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    17 more schoolgirls poisoned
    PAN: At least 17 schoolgirls were brought to hospital for possible poisoning in central Bamyan province on Wednesday, a day after 75 schoolgirls fell sick after a suspected poisonous gas attack in northern Faryab province, officials said. The Bamyan Girls’ High School students started vomiting and fell unconscious after smelling gas at their classrooms in the morning...      Full news...

  • May 21, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Surge in Women Jailed for ‘Moral Crimes’
    Human Rights Watch: The Afghan government should take urgent steps to halt an alarming increase in women and girls imprisoned for “moral crimes,” Human Rights Watch said today. Commitments by senior government officials to end such abuses have had little practical impact. Statistics from Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry indicate that the number of women and girls imprisoned for...      Full news...

  • May 20, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Race to save Afghanistan’s Buddhist treasures
    Al Jazeera: Archaeologists just south of Kabul are racing to preserve one of the richest Buddhist historical sites ever found. The ancient monasteries and statues in Mes Aynak are under threat from a Chinese company which plans to develop the area in order to tap into the world’s second largest copper deposit.      Full news...

  • May 17, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Twin blasts kill 9, wounds 55 in Afghanistan’s Kandahar
    Xinhua: At least nine people were killed and more than 55 others wounded Friday evening when two back-to-back explosions rocked Kandahar city, capital of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, a provincial government spokesman said. “The initial reports said that three police officers and six civilians had died and over 55 wounded in two explosions which took place in Hyno area of the city Friday evening,”...      Full news...

  • May 16, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child refugees flee war in Afghanistan
    CBS News: As the U.S. military continues its exodus from Afghanistan, the long war has caused another exodus few know about in the U.S. Thousands of mostly teenage boys have fled their war-torn country to embark on a 10,000-mile trek to Europe that most will not complete -- many because they die along the route. Anderson Cooper reports on one of the largest child migrations in modern times on 60 MINUTES, Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.      Full news...

  • May 16, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bomb kills 15 in Kabul, including children
    The Associated Press: A suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy during rush hour in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, including six U.S. military advisers and two children, officials said. U.S. soldiers rushed to the scene to help, including some wearing only T-shirts or shorts under their body armor.      Full news...

  • May 15, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul protest turns violent
    PAN: More than 2,000 residents of Dehsabz district on Wednesday staged a violent protest against the no-payment of their land seized by the government, officials said. The two-hour protest erupted at 9am on the Pul-i-Charkhi-Airport road, hurling stones at police and journalists, injuring the deputy police chief, Brig. Gen. Daud Amin, and a photographer of Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • May 14, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dirty Wars, Filthy Hands: 5 Unsavory Ways America Conducts Its Global War on Terror
    Alternet: The recent revelation that the Central Intelligence Agency has handed tens of millions of dollars over to the offices of the president of Afghanistan should come as no surprise. The CIA has a long history of this sort of activity. And most importantly, it’s the latest reminder of how America’s global “war on terror” has been forged through backroom deals, cold hard cash and the fostering of corruption.      Full news...

  • May 14, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    150 girls poisoned by toxic gas in Afghanistan
    World Bulletin: 150 girls got poisoned by a toxic gas at their high school in Afghanistan’s northern state of Balkh. The teachers and students of the Kharti Khorasan Girls’ High School in Mazar-i-Sharif were hospitalized after they got poisoned by a toxic gas which was sprayed at their classrooms.      Full news...

  • May 13, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kandahar bomb blast kills 10 Afghan civilians
    BBC News: A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 10 civilians, including women and children, police say. The vehicle the victims were travelling in hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kandahar province. About 12 other people were injured in the blast.      Full news...

  • May 12, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan accuses Iran of holding 21 laborers
    The Associated Press: Afghanistan has accused Iran of holding as many as 21 migrant Afghan workers following a border shooting incident over the weekend and has filed a formal complaint to Tehran, an official said Sunday. According to local accounts, Iranian border guards opened fire on the Afghan laborers on Friday as they tried to cross the boundary illegally looking for work...      Full news...

  • May 10, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iranian forces open fire on Afghans, dozens killed or injured
    Khaama Press: According to local authorities in western Farah province of Afghanistan, dozens of Afghans were killed or injured after Iranian security forces opened fire on a group of Afghans inside the Iranian soil. The incident took place after a group of Afghans illegally entered Iran from Pashmaki bordering region.      Full news...

  • May 5, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    4 civilians killed, 5 children injured in Farah bombing
    PAN: At least four civilians were killed and five others injured during a roadside bombing in the Khak-i-Safid district of western Farah province on Sunday, an official said. The explosion took place in Archi area at around 7am, when a car struck the roadside bomb, the town’s administrative head, Abdul Khaliq Nawrozi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Corruption, and America’s Too
    Bloomberg: In the unforgiving Afghan landscape, we have learned that you can’t buy a warlord. You can only rent one. We owe this education to our man in Kabul, President Hamid Karzai. For more than a decade, it has been recently confirmed, U.S. dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags have been delivered every month or so to Karzai’s office.      Full news...

  • May 1, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Man detained for incesting daughter
    PAN: A man was detained for sexually assaulting his daughter in northern Baghlan province, where a woman’s a body was also found by the authorities, an official said on Wednesday. The incest took place in Khost district where the accused -- Abdul Alim -- was detained late on Tuesday, the provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Asadullah Sherzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

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