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  • May 1, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Schools Lack Buildings, Books in Afghan Southeast
    IWPR: Belqisa, a grade four student at the Wargha village school, perched on an improvised stool consisting of two bricks stacked together. Around her, in their open-air classroom, fellow students sat either on rocks or on the ground. Looking around her, Belqisa said, “We don’t have a classroom. We study under the blue sky. When it rains, they send us home, but we burn up in the summer heat and shiver in the cold of winter.”      Full news...


  • April 28, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Yunus Qanuni: New Vice President of Afghanistan, Same Old Criminal
    WordPress.com: Yunus Qanuni, following an election in Afghanistan that has been marked with numerous incidents and reports of direct election fraud. Such wide spread election fraud that it questions, the very legitimacy and nature of Afghanistan’s political process and the stability of it’s very government. In the aftermath of the election, Yunus Qanuni, was appointed as Vice President of Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • April 27, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Beyond the Headlines: The Real Afghanistan
    WordPress.com: In essence to understand the situation of Afghanistan which has been ravished by the Mujahedeen, warlordism and vast corruption. It is a necessity in order to hear from the people of Afghanistan who have been affected by this. That is, the unspoken voices that have suffered from the United States/NATO occupation, who have felt themselves in a place that no human being should be in of dire distress.      Full news...

  • April 26, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Six ways corruption plagues and undermines Afghanistan
    Deutsche Welle: Ranked as the world’s third most corrupt country by Transparency International (TI), Afghanistan has been plagued by corruption for a decade as international aid money poured into the impoverished country. Revenues from the illicit poppy cultivation and trafficking estimated in billions of dollars and poor governance areas said to be the factors contributing to the ever-increasing corruption.      Full news...

  • April 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thousands homeless after floods kill more than 100 across Afghanistan
    Reuters: More than 100 people have been killed and thousands left homeless by flash floods in north and west Afghanistan, officials said on Friday, prompting desperate pleas for help from the impoverished provincial authorities. Thousands of homes have been engulfed by flood waters in four provinces after three days of heavy rain in what is traditionally a wet period at the start of spring.      Full news...

  • April 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords, Not Taliban, Making Life Hard For Voters In Quiet Afghan Northeast
    RFE/RL: Compared with the rest of the country, which is plagued by frequent militant attacks and bombings, Afghanistan’s northeastern Kapisa and Parwan provinces enjoy relative peace and stability. Taliban militants don’t enjoy a strong presence there. Despite this, some villagers in the two neighboring provinces say they won’t be casting their ballots in the April 5 elections because they fear reprisals from local warlords.      Full news...

  • April 23, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Faryab women protest against warlord
    PAN: A large number of weeping women on Wednesday staged a protest rally in northern Faryab province, accusing a local commander of sexually abusing and murdering young girls and children during a bloody clash with civilians. Nearly 100 women, accompanied by children, from Pashtun Kot district arrived in Maimana, the provincial capital, and assembled in front of the governor’s house.      Full news...


  • April 20, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Eloped woman shot dead in Baghlan
    PAN: A young woman has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen after she eloped in northern Baghlan province, an official said Sunday. Amina 21 was eloped as she was unhappy with her husband. Unidentified gunmen forced her into the car and shot her dead in Kotal-i-Shahidan locality on the outskirts of Talau Barfak district last night, the district chief said.      Full news...

  • April 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iran executes 6 death row Afghans, set to hang another seven
    PAN: Iran executed half a dozen Afghans on death row yesterday and is set to hang another seven on Saturday, an official claimed. The six executed Afghans belonged to northeastern Takhar province and they had gone to the neighbouring country in search of work, the governor’s spokesman, Sunatullah Taimori told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • April 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Drug abuse goes out of control
    The Killid Group: The country’s deaddiction centres are not able to keep up with the spiraling drug abuse. With nearly 1.6 million addicts including children and women the rampant use of an assortment of drugs has become a serious public health crisis. The Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions investigates.      Full news...

  • April 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kunduz warlords, govt offices owe 100m afs in unpaid electricity bills
    PAN: Some warlords and government departments owed more than 100 million afghanis in unpaid electricity bills to the power utility in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday. Eng. Hamidullah, the Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) chief in Kunduz City, said his department’s revenue stood at 600 million afghanis last solar year, but more than 100 million afs remained in default with warlords and some government departments.      Full news...

  • April 16, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The real fraud about Afghanistan’s election
    SocialistWorker.org: The U.S. media celebrated Afghanistan’s April 5 elections as a success story. The country’s Independent Election Commission reported that more than 7 million voters participated in the presidential and provincial council voting, a higher turnout than the 2009 election.      Full news...


  • April 14, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “No one was there to be my breadwinner”
    The Killid Group: Kabul’s infamous prison Pul-e-Charkhi claimed the lives of thousands of political prisoners who were brutally tortured and executed under the Khalq and Parcham regimes. Jamila’s 22-year-old husband was picked up by the secret police, and was never seen again. She says she searched everywhere in Kabul for him for two months. “He still has not returned.”      Full news...

  • April 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Newspeak: 10 ways the US skews the narrative
    GlobalPost: As the clock ticks down to the promised withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US military is trying to figure out how to market the idea that the international intervention has actually accomplished its core mission — bringing peace and stability to a nation that has known little of either for the past 35 years.      Full news...


  • April 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Innocent truck driver tells of ordeal at Afghanistan’s Bagram jail
    AFP: Pakistani truck driver Umran Khan spent nine years in Afghanistan’s Bagram prison, where he says he suffered beatings, sleep deprivation and a sustained campaign of mental disintegration despite committing no crime. Accused with a friend of transporting bombs in 2005, he has maintained his innocence - and an official record shows his captors suspected the same.      Full news...

  • April 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Photos, videos show ballots torched, thrown out
    PAN: Pajhwok Afghan News has obtained some video clips and photos that show many ballot papers have either been torched or thrown out. One video shows some individuals are stuffing ballot boxes in favour of presidential runners and others throwing ballot papers into a toilet.      Full news...

  • April 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan woman stabbed multiple-times, body parts cut off, allegedly by brother-in-law
    PAN: A woman has been found stabbed to death multiple-times and her body’s parts, including lips, cut off allegedly by a brother-in-law in northwestern Jawzjan province, police said on Thursday. The victim, a 23-year-old mother of two children, was mercilessly killed on Wednesday night in Shiberghan, the provincial capital, police chief Col. Syed Zamanuddin Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • April 9, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords stuffed ballot boxes in Afghan province
    PAN: Some warlords stuffed ballot boxes and election officials committed fraud during Saturday’s elections in two districts of northwestern Faryab province, an official alleged on Wednesday. “We have received reports that say some warlords interfered and stuffed ballot boxes for their candidate,” he said, but did not name the contender and the warlords.      Full news...

  • April 8, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘To Kill a Sparrow’ shows Afghanistan’s double standard on adultery
    PBS NewsHour: A young Afghan woman named Soheila ran away with a man after her father forced her to marry a 70-year-old. She and her lover were caught after three years and both were jailed for adultery. Soheila tells her story in the documentary “To Kill a Sparrow,” produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The PBS NewsHour will air an excerpt on Friday.      Full news...

  • April 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills 15 people in Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: A roadside bomb killed at least 15 people traveling in vehicles that had been diverted from a main road Monday after an earlier attack in southern Afghanistan, officials said. The blast came after a relatively calm weekend in which no major attacks were reported as Afghans voted for a new president and provincial councils.      Full news...

  • April 6, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan election officials receive 1269 complaints of potential fraud
    Khaama Press: The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) officials said they have received over 1,000 regarding the violation of election. ECC spokesman, Nader Mohsini said around 1,269 complaints have been received from the people since 11:00 last night. Mr. Mohsini further added that the majority of the complaints were filed through mobile phones with the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission.      Full news...

  • April 5, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok reporter beaten, camera broken
    PAN: A Pajhwok Afghan News video journalist was beaten and his camera broken by Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel guarding polling stations in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday. Pajhwok reporter in the east, Mahbob Shah Mahbob, said he had travelled to the district along with cameraman Babrak Amirzada to cover the landmark elections.      Full news...

  • April 3, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan
    Vice News: You might have heard that the US spent some 102 billion USD trying to develop Afghanistan over the last decade — and that’s in addition to the estimated 6 trillion USD it spent going to war there in the first place. You also might have heard that a lot of that money vanished into thin air, went to shady contractors, corrupt politicians, or, occasionally, the Taliban.      Full news...