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  • May 31, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills 14 civilians returning from wedding
    AFP: A roadside bomb killed 14 civilians in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest violence in the country as US-led troops prepare to leave after 13 years of war. The victims were travelling in the Giro district of Ghazni province after a wedding ceremony when the bomb ripped through their vehicle, district governor Abdullah Khairkhwah told AFP.      Full news...

  • May 31, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pakistani troops fire 862 rockets into Kunar
    PAN: During the last six days, Pakistani army troops have fired around 862 missiles into eastern Kunar province, inflicting heavy financial loses, local officials said on Saturday. Police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Hasib Sayedkhel, said 71 more missiles had been fired into Dangam and Shigal districts of the province since Friday afternoon.      Full news...

  • May 29, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Tennessee man guilty in Afghanistan bribe scheme
    Stars and Stripes: A Rossville man has pleaded guilty to laundering some 250,000 USD in bribe money received from Afghan contractors in Afghanistan, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says. James C. Pittman, 45, pleaded guilty last Thursday before Magistrate Judge William B. Carter according to a news release.      Full news...

  • May 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Sadly, rights on paper for disabled
    The Killid Group: Even government offices have flouted the law on jobs for the disabled. An Independent Media Consortium (IMC) investigation. Article 22 of the Law on Rights and Privileges of Persons with Disabilities says 3 percent of jobs in all offices – whether private or government – have to go to the disabled.      Full news...

  • May 23, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: The Prison State
    A Mind Infinite: With the revelation of the United States most massively targeted state subject to 24/7 surveillance being Afghanistan. Nearly every phone call or other form of communication being made intercepted, in complete disregard to personal privacy and without context of targeting specific individuals. The aims of the United States government once again are shown publicly in relation to it’s occupation of Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • May 22, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s hidden gems
    Al Jazeera: It’s reckoned that as much as 60 percent of Afghanistan’s gross domestic product has been generated from the presence of foreign troops over the past decade - either directly through military spending in the country, or because of the billions of dollars of aid and investment that followed in its wake.      Full news...

  • May 21, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Governor accused of fund embezzlement
    PAN: Lawmakers from central Logar province on Wednesday accused Governor Niaz Mohammad Amiri of embezzling 5 million afghanis allocated for assistance to families from Azra district. But Amiri said he had kept the amount unspent. Some nine months back, the government set aside 5 million afs in cash and 300 tonnes of wheat for those hit by a draught-like situation after rebels kept the supply route closed for months.      Full news...

  • May 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Helmand rocket strike leaves 3 children dead
    PAN: Three children were killed following a rocket attack in southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday. The incident took place in the Shawol area of Nad Ali district late on Sunday, the governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • May 18, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iran reportedly paying Afghan refugees 500 USD a month to fight in Syria Iran is recruiting Afghan refugees to fight in Syria, offering 500 USD a month and Iranian residency permits to help fight rebel forces, The Wall Street Journal reported. Details of recruitment efforts by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps were posted this week on a blog about Afghan refugees living in Iran and confirmed to the newspaper by Afghans and Western officials.      Full news...

  • May 15, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Population of Jawzjan province drug addicts doubles
    PAN: The number of drug addicts has doubled in two years in northern Jawzjan province, where most robbery incidents are blamed on junkies. Health officials say the population of addicts had risen from 1,100 in 2012 to more than 2,000 in 2014. In Shiberghan, the number of drug addicts has increased to 300 from 100 a year back.      Full news...

  • May 13, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ghazni police beat, threaten journalists
    PAN: A journalist was beaten and others were threatened by police after they attempted to cover the scene of a rocket attack that left eight civilians injured in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday. Pajhwok reporter Saifullah Maftoon and other journalists were barred from entering the hospital where the injured civilians had been taken.      Full news...

  • May 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan-Pak border tension flares again
    PAN: Pakistani security forces have allegedly started the construction of military installations at the Zero-Point along the Durand Line well inside southern Kandahar province, officials claimed on Sunday. A team of experts has been sent to the area in Maroof district to investigate the matter, the acting spokesman for the governor said.      Full news...

  • May 9, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US alliance with warlords increased corruption in Afghanistan: report A deeply entrenched culture of corruption in Afghanistan not only defied America’s efforts to curb it but grew substantially worse because of international intervention, says a US military report. Prepared for the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, the report acknowledges that US military forces were unprepared to deal with a country where private deal-making dominates public policymaking.      Full news...

  • May 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman beaten to death by husband
    PAN: A woman was beaten to death by her spouse in western Herat province and another was gunned down by unidentified assailants in northern Faryab province, officials said on Wednesday. The murder in Herat took place in Safarabad area of Karkh district on Wednesday, the governor’s spokesman, Ihsanullah Hayat, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • May 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Tragedy of Afghanistan’s child addicts
    The Killid Group: IMC report - It is no surprise that tens of thousands of children are exposed to drug use in their homes. But what is worrying is that the use of a glue used by shoemakers and petrol by children is rising alarmingly in Kabul. “Donors have no interest in supporting deaddiction.”      Full news...

  • May 5, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Photograph at Argo mudslide mass grave sparks anger
    PAN: Afghans are angry at officials who posed for a photo with smiling faces on a red carpet spot near the mass grave for victims of a massive mudslide in the Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province. Local officials have said there was now no hope for more than 2,000 people believed buried in their homes by the mudslide that engulfed Ab Barik village on May 2.      Full news...

  • 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...