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  • December 1, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide blast hits Afghan funeral
    Al Jazeera: At least nine people, including two policemen, have been killed in a suicide attack at a funeral of a tribal elder in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, police officials have said. Aminullah Amarkhil, the police chief of the northern province, said at least 20 others were wounded in Monday’s attack in Burka District.      Full news...

  • November 30, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Officials hijack cheap housing project
    The Killd Group: Far from providing shelter for the poor, a housing project bankrolled by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has been appropriated by the government. A Killid investigation. Documents in Killid’s possession, including a letter dated Feb 2, 2014, show 64 percent of the apartments in the 179-million USD Qasabah housing project – also called Amarat Township to honour the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – has been shared among office and domestic staff of the president and two vice-presidents.      Full news...

  • November 29, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mother’s revenge: Afghan woman “kills 25 Taliban” after son shot dead
    RT: An Afghan mother, enraged by the Taliban’s fatal shooting of her policeman son, has allegedly helped to kill 25 militants. She rushed to a police outpost near her home upon hearing gunfire, before her adrenalin took over and she “began to shoot back.” The incident happened early in the morning on November 17 in the Balabolok district, in the Farah province of western Afghanistan, near the border with Iran.      Full news...

  • November 28, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    30 wounded as bomb explodes in Afghanistan mosque
    At least 30 people were injured after a bomb explosion at a mosque in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province on Friday. Those injured included the Mullah of the mosque, as officials said the explosives were planted under his seat and blew up while he was delivering the Friday sermon in Khogyani district’s mosque.      Full news...

  • November 27, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans See Corruption as Enduring Legacy
    IWPR: Participants in recent IWPR-organised debates in Afghanistan identified corruption as the most enduring legacy of ex-president Hamed Karzai and the post-Taleban era. Residents of Badghis, Baghlan and Kapisa provinces accused the government of being unable to fight massive corruption in these three provinces because it was itself mired in graft.      Full news...

  • November 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Opium and ‘Black Ops’
    American Free Press: The United States has been gradually withdrawing troops from Afghanistan since 2011. According to President Barack Hussein Obama, only 9,800 “peacekeeping” troops will remain by the end of December, and all the troops are supposed to be gone by the end of 2016, ending the longest war in American history. But what exactly are we still doing in Afghanistan after 13 years and why did we really go there in the first place?      Full news...

  • November 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan OKs Terrifying “Night Raids”
    Busines Insider Australia: Afghanistan’s new president has quietly gotten rid of the country’s ban on controversial night raids that are used to catch Taliban insurgents off-guard, The New York Times reports. The country’s previous president, Hamid Karzai, had mostly banned the raids even though the US government has said they’re key to catching insurgents.      Full news...

  • November 23, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Death toll from Paktika bombing rises to 61 (PHOTOS)
    PAN: The death toll from Sunday’s suicide bombing during a volleyball match in southeastern Paktika province has risen to 61, with more than 66 wounded, officials said. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives as he mingled with the large crowd watching a volleyball match between the Yahyakhel and Yusufkhel districts as part of an inter-district volleyball tournament in the Yahyakhel district at around 4:30 pm.      Full news...

  • November 22, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Rockets Hit Afghan Border Province
    IWPR: Afghan security officials say Pakistan’s armed forces have fired nearly 6,000 rockets into the eastern Kunar province just in the past six months. Police say 14 civilians have been killed and more than 70 injured over that time, and over 1,000 families displaced from the worst-hit areas in the Dangam, Shaigal, Marawara and Sirkanay districts.      Full news...

  • November 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Report Denounces Land-Grabbing In Afghanistan
    RFE/RL: An Afghan independent corruption watchdog says the usurpation of state and private land has been "a significant problem" for Afghanistan over the past decade. The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee issued a report on November 19, saying nearly a quarter of a million hectares of land have been usurped during the last 10 years.      Full news...

  • November 18, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Canada Should Remember the Afghanistan War With Shame
    The Huffington Post: It was five years ago today that Richard Colvin delivered his explosive testimony to a House of Commons committee examining Canada’s role in the torture of Afghan detainees. Colvin, a diplomat at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), had served in Afghanistan for 17 months, first as a senior representative at the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team run by Canada, and later as the acting ambassador in Kabul.      Full news...

  • November 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Half a dozen women killed
    PAN: Two women have been killed in northern Faryab province, increasing the number of females killed in the province this solar year to 18. Faryab crime branch police chief Col. Sarbeland Hasham told Pajhwok Afghan News a 37-year-old woman had been shot to death with a pistol in the Pashtunkot district.      Full news...

  • November 15, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Government fails to pay Breshna bills
    The Killid Group: Government fails to pay Breshna bills The new government has promised to solve the country’s chronic power shortage. But state electricity supplier Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat says it is owed millions of Afghanis by government offices. Public entities and offices owe the company 9 million Afs (155,600 USD) of its nearly 12 million Afs (207,500 USD) outstanding receipts.      Full news...

  • November 14, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A 3-year-old and 12-year-old gang-raped by armed men in Afghan province Two young girls, one 12-years-old and one only three, were abducted and raped in Takhar province in just the past week, local officials have confirmed. The parents of the 12-year-old girl, who live in the Yangi Qala district, said their daughter was abducted by armed men late at night six days ago, then taken somewhere and raped.      Full news...

  • November 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At Afghan Border, Graft Is Part of the Bargain
    The New York Times: Some call them “the men who sit on golden chairs” — Afghan customs officials who preside over a vast ecosystem of bribery that stretches from dusty border crossings to the capital. They have become fabulously wealthy by depriving their aid-dependent treasury of at least 500 million USD a year, according to the most conservative foreign estimates.      Full news...

  • November 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan malnutrition - the search for solutions
    IRIN: Abdullah’s wails of pain are punctuated only by his rasping cough. His arms bound to his body, he is five months old but weighs just 3.2kg, lighter than some newborns. In the next bed, three-month old Shukoria looks withered and worn, her face wrinkled and pained. Both are suffering from malnutrition, which affects more than 40 percent of Afghan children, killing thousands every year and leaving millions with permanent disabilities.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Lost & Found: Did ISIS ‘find’ 420mn USD in ‘lost’ US military supplies in Afghanistan?
    RT: How does the military lose half a billion dollars worth of equipment in one year? That’s the question Pentagon auditors are asking after it was revealed that US military equipment worth 420 million USD went missing in action in Afghanistan last year. According to a recent Pentagon report, 156,000 pieces of hardware, including sophisticated weapons systems, vehicles and communications gear vanished into thin air in fiscal year 2013.      Full news...

  • November 5, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Acting ministers involved in corruption
    The Killid Group: Acting ministers in corruption net The High Office of Oversight and Anti-corruption (HOOAC) has sent 355 dossiers to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) that includes 21 dossiers of high ranking officials including acting ministers in the new government. Rashid Tota Khel, the head of secretariat in HOOAC, says 1,604 complaints were received since 2008 and all were registered.      Full news...

  • November 4, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Family of woman gang-raped by 8 men in Badakhshan seeks justice
    Khaama Press: The family of a gang-rape victim has called on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to ensure the perpetrators are tried as they face death threats from the armed gang. The woman was gang-raped a group of eight men in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan five years ago, Tolo News reported on Monday.      Full news...

  • November 3, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Govt against TV ads featuring female models
    PAN: The Ministry of Information and Culture on Monday asked all TV channels to avoid running commercial advertisements featuring female models. In a statement, the ministry said women’s position and status was being misused in such ads aimed at enticing costumers. All media outlets were asked to avoid airing commercials that featured women.      Full news...