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  • September 22, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    80pc of girls’ schools remain closed in Afghan province
    PAN: Various unwanted factors have led to the closure of more than 80 percent of female schools in western Ghor province, it is learnt. Ghor is home to some 8000 registered schools, including 190 schools for girls. More than 125, 000 boys and 83, 000 girls study in these schools. The provincial chapter of Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has expressed its grave concerns over the closure of so many schools in Ghor.      Full news...

  • September 21, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taleban havoc in Ghazni
    The Killid Group: According to a folk story, Ghazni was once the most prosperous of cities but the gins destroyed it one night. On Aug 4 the Taleban detonated trucks piled with explosives to attack Ghazni Police and the Afghan National Directorate of Security (Intelligence).      Full news...

  • September 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female journalist stabbed to death in Balkh
    PAN: A female journalist has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, officials said. Palwasha Tokhi, who worked for the Bayan Radio station in Balkh, came under attack inside her house near the Hazrat Ali (RA) mausoleum in the 3rd police district late on Tuesday.      Full news...

  • September 16, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Gang Rape in Afghanistan Is Exploited for Political Theater
    Vice News: They were on their way back from a wedding with their families. Four women, one of them pregnant, traveling in a district that’s safer than most in Afghanistan. Paghman is not without its insurgents, but the violence raging in places like Helmand feels far from here. Much like the rest of Afghanistan, however, violence in Paghman unrelated to the insurgency is on the increase.      Full news...

  • September 14, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The ISIS-style execution of 17 workers in Afghan province by Taliban
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Farah, a province in western Afghanistan along the Iranian border, is one of the most insecure provinces in the country. Its defenseless inhabitants are victims of the treacherous conspiracies of the warmongers every day. Besides the deadly poverty, instability and insecurity that plagues the people of this isolated province, they have witnessed countless instants of bombings by the occupier forces, mass killings and beheadings, suicide bombings, kidnapping of children, and the shooting of their working children by the mercenary Taliban and non-Taliban forces.      Full news...

  • September 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan martyr-families continue to suffer as Afghanistan observes Martyrs Week
    Xinhua: Widows of victims of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan have resorted to begging in the streets with their young children forced to do odd jobs in order to survive. This was the harsh reality that the Afghan government has to face as it observed starting Tuesday Haftai Shahid or Martyrs Week to pay homage to Afghans who have lost their lives during the protracted war and instability in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • September 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Airstrike Kills 11 Civilians in Eastern Afghanistan
    PAN: Eleven civilians have been killed and 12 others wounded, including children and women, during a joint operation and a foreign forces airstrike in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Wednesday. Shujaul Mulk Jalala told Pajhwok Afghan News that the operation had been underway since Tuesday in the Badbel Dara area of Narang district. A raid conducted by coalition forces also caused civilian casualties.      Full news...

  • September 9, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Gang Rape Trial Badly Flawed
    Human Rights Watch: An Afghan court’s conviction of seven men for a gang rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch said today. The court of appeals should competently, impartially, and independently conduct judicial review of the September 6, 2014 trial and the resulting death sentences.      Full news...

  • September 8, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Daikundi township project sparks protest
    PAN: Dozens of families in central Daikundi province are resisting the construction of a town in the provincial capital, alleging land had been allotted for the project with the connivance of the governor. The protesting families accused Governor Abdul Haq Shafiq of complicity in grabbing 100 acres of land for the town -- a charge that Shafiq vehemently rejected.      Full news...

  • September 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female lawmaker endorses Taliban and Islamic State in Afghanistan
    Khaama Press: A female Afghan lawmaker Huma Sultani has said she supports the Taliban ideology and endorses an Islamic State in Afghanistan, similar as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). An audio tape of Huma Sultani which circulated in social media websites shows that she has close links with the Taliban group in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • September 4, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Those responsible for killing civilians unlawfully must be brought to justice, AI
    Amnesty International: NATO risks leaving Afghanistan with a legacy of impunity unless the unlawful killings of civilians by international forces over more than a decade are addressed through justice and reparations, Amnesty International said ahead of a key international summit on 4-5 September in Newport, Wales. Among the agenda items for the NATO heads of state and government attending will be the support and training of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), who will assume full responsibility for security in the country by the end of the year.      Full news...


  • September 2, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suspects held over  Paghman gang rape
    PAN: Police on Tuesday paraded three more suspects allegedly linked to a group that gang rapped four women and looted passengers last month in the Paghman district of central Kabul province. The gang members in police uniform reportedly deprived passengers of their valuables and sexually abused four women. Three members of the gang have already been held in police custody.      Full news...