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  • June 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Syria, Afghanistan world’s least peaceful countries
    The Telegraph: As the civil war in Iraq dominates headlines, it is no surprise that the world continued a seven-year-slide away from peacefulness over the last 12 months, as measured by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Syria displaced Afghanistan as the world’s least peaceful nation in its newly-released Global Peace Index, compiled before the latest upsurge in fighting in Iraq.      Full news...

  • June 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan election watchdog receives 2,556 complaints
    PAN: The Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said 2,556 objections, most of them against election workers in the run-off vote, had been lodged. The deadline for filing complaints expired today, IECC spokesman Nader Mohseni told a news conference in Kabul. He said 991 complaints were lodged against election employees.      Full news...

  • June 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Man claims govt officials cut off his finger
    PAN: A resident of the Jalgai district in northern Baghlan province has accused police and government officials of cutting off his middle finger two days after he cast his vote for Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. Mohammad Dad told Pajhwok Afghan News he was on his way home on Sunday when three policemen and as many government officials attacked him.      Full news...

  • June 16, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Instability set to continue after Afghan presidential election
    WSWS.org: No results have yet emerged from Afghanistan’s runoff presidential election last Saturday, with only partial results due to be released from July 2, and the final outcome on July 22. The protracted delay is partially due to the primitive state of the country’s infrastructure after nearly 13 years of US-led occupation. But it is also due to hundreds of complaints of electoral fraud, which could determine the expected close outcome of the contest.      Full news...

  • June 15, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    49 civilians among 254 killed on polling day
    PAN: Security officials on Sunday said about 49 civilians, 29 security officials and 176 militants have been killed during separate incidents of violence across the country on the election day (Saturday). Another at least 100 civilians, 74 security men and 93 insurgents were wounded in the violence, the officials said.      Full news...

  • June 14, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Elections in Kabul amid blasts, low turnout
    PAN: The voting process went well in most parts of Kabul, but the turnout in some areas was lower than the previous elections. A Pajhwok report wanted to visit a polling centre at the Qala-i-Zaman Khan Girls High School in the jurisdiction of 16th police district, but officials did not let her enter the site.      Full news...


  • June 9, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The ISI’s Great Game in Afghanistan
    The Diplomat: On the evening of March 20, two teenagers entered the buffet area of the luxurious Serena Hotel in Kabul. The well-guarded establishment was a popular meeting place for politicians, diplomats, and journalists; a kind of refuge away from the danger constantly present in Kabul.      Full news...

  • June 8, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Flash floods kill at least 80 in northern Afghanistan
    Los Angeles Times: At least 80 people have been killed and more than 100 are missing in two days of severe flooding in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Families were searching desperately for loved ones amid the wreckage of waterlogged villages after flash floods that began Friday in Baghlan province swallowed up houses made of mud.      Full news...

  • June 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Departing troops put civilians at risk
    The Killid Group: Foreign troops are pulling out of Afghanistan but the war they started will likely continue to extract a price. Evacuated bases and other theatres of military operations are littered with unexploded ordnance, and have claimed civilian lives. An investigation.      Full news...



  • June 3, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Unauthorized mining underway in country’s largest coalmine
    PAN: Excavation of the country’s largest coalmine in northern Samangan province was underway in an unregulated way since long, an official said on Tuesday. This coal reserves is situated 117 kilometres to the west of Aibak City, the provincial capital in the Dara-i-Suf district. The mine has rich coals quality coals where 300 tunnels had been dug so far.      Full news...

  • June 2, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Here are the Taliban Terrorists Obama Released to Free POW Bowe Bergdahl
    The Daily Beast: In exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl, the U.S. has released five senior Taliban commanders from the Guantanamo Bay prison. They are considered some of the worst of the worst. The five Guantanamo detainees released by the Obama administration in exchange for America’s last prisoner of war in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, are bad guys. They are top Taliban commanders the group has tried to free for more than a decade.      Full news...

  • June 1, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Murder by MP and officials’ relatives sparks protest
    PAN: Following the killing of a local by the alleged connivance of relatives of Wolesi Jirga and another senior official, hundreds of people on Saturday held protest in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, demanding arrest of the perpetrators. Mirwais was gunned down by unidentified men on Saturday evening in the district.      Full news...

  • 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
    FoxNews.com: 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...




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