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  • 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
    Dawn.com: 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...


  • 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...



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