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  • April 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Photos, videos show ballots torched, thrown out
    PAN: Pajhwok Afghan News has obtained some video clips and photos that show many ballot papers have either been torched or thrown out. One video shows some individuals are stuffing ballot boxes in favour of presidential runners and others throwing ballot papers into a toilet.      Full news...

  • April 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan woman stabbed multiple-times, body parts cut off, allegedly by brother-in-law
    PAN: A woman has been found stabbed to death multiple-times and her body’s parts, including lips, cut off allegedly by a brother-in-law in northwestern Jawzjan province, police said on Thursday. The victim, a 23-year-old mother of two children, was mercilessly killed on Wednesday night in Shiberghan, the provincial capital, police chief Col. Syed Zamanuddin Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • April 9, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords stuffed ballot boxes in Afghan province
    PAN: Some warlords stuffed ballot boxes and election officials committed fraud during Saturday’s elections in two districts of northwestern Faryab province, an official alleged on Wednesday. “We have received reports that say some warlords interfered and stuffed ballot boxes for their candidate,” he said, but did not name the contender and the warlords.      Full news...

  • April 8, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘To Kill a Sparrow’ shows Afghanistan’s double standard on adultery
    PBS NewsHour: A young Afghan woman named Soheila ran away with a man after her father forced her to marry a 70-year-old. She and her lover were caught after three years and both were jailed for adultery. Soheila tells her story in the documentary “To Kill a Sparrow,” produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The PBS NewsHour will air an excerpt on Friday.      Full news...

  • April 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills 15 people in Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: A roadside bomb killed at least 15 people traveling in vehicles that had been diverted from a main road Monday after an earlier attack in southern Afghanistan, officials said. The blast came after a relatively calm weekend in which no major attacks were reported as Afghans voted for a new president and provincial councils.      Full news...

  • April 6, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan election officials receive 1269 complaints of potential fraud
    Khaama Press: The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) officials said they have received over 1,000 regarding the violation of election. ECC spokesman, Nader Mohsini said around 1,269 complaints have been received from the people since 11:00 last night. Mr. Mohsini further added that the majority of the complaints were filed through mobile phones with the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission.      Full news...

  • April 5, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok reporter beaten, camera broken
    PAN: A Pajhwok Afghan News video journalist was beaten and his camera broken by Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel guarding polling stations in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday. Pajhwok reporter in the east, Mahbob Shah Mahbob, said he had travelled to the district along with cameraman Babrak Amirzada to cover the landmark elections.      Full news...

  • April 3, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan
    Vice News: You might have heard that the US spent some 102 billion USD trying to develop Afghanistan over the last decade — and that’s in addition to the estimated 6 trillion USD it spent going to war there in the first place. You also might have heard that a lot of that money vanished into thin air, went to shady contractors, corrupt politicians, or, occasionally, the Taliban.      Full news...

  • March 31, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords and Corruption are on the Rise as Afghanistan Prepares to Vote
    The Nation: Having a presidential election in Afghanistan is sort of like trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again—that is, if every piece of the eggshell were trying to kill all the other pieces. Thirteen years after the US invasion in 2001, Afghanistan is no closer to being a unified country than it was back then, after a decade of war during the Soviet period, the civil war that followed and finally the conquest by the Taliban.      Full news...

  • March 29, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Journalists increasingly under attack
    The Killid Group: Violence against journalists has been growing. The last two years have been tough on the media fraternity. Two more names were added in March to the list of reporters killed by Taleban violence: Nils Horner, a radio journalist reporting for Radio Sweden, and Sardar Ahmad, reporter for AFP. Both were gunned down in Kabul.      Full news...

  • March 29, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Creaky health care
    The Killid Group: Health Minister Suraya Dalil believes health care is at the doorstep of 70 percent of Afghans and only an hour away from the rest. But a quick look reveals a vastly different story. Last month at a conference on public-private partnership in Kabul a very optimistic minister also said, “Statistics show Afghanistan has developed considerably in the health sector.”      Full news...

  • March 26, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Women’s Rights in War Torn Afghanistan: Pervasive Poverty, Oppression and Abuse
    Global Research: Afghanistan has been called “the worst place in the world to be a woman,”1 because not only is the poverty pervasive and the lifespan short, but while they are alive many women live like serfs. Afghan students at the private school for girls where I work in Kabul recently produced a series of essays in which they describe the social norms for women in their country.      Full news...

  • March 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bombings kill at least 17 in Afghanistan
    The Washington Post: A group of Taliban insurgents, including two suicide bombers, stormed an office of the election commission in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing six people, around the same time that two suicide bombers killed six members of the Afghan security forces in an eastern province. In a third attack, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vest during an athletic competition, killing five people.      Full news...

  • March 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Over a million Afghans engaged in child labour
    PAN: The Ministry of Work and Social Affairs on Monday said that economic problems had forced more than one million children into child labour across Afghanistan. Deputy Minister Wasil Mohmand, who visited a training workshop on creating awareness about labour laws, said that currently 1200,000 children lived on their own in Kabul and other provinces.      Full news...

  • March 21, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Bomb hits Persian New Year ceremony, kills 3
    The Associated Press: Afghan officials say an explosion during a ceremony marking the Persian New Year has killed three people in the southern province of Kandahar. Police spokesman Zia Durani says militants used a new style of weapon in Friday’s attack. He says they threw an explosives-packed bottle that blew up when it landed on the ground.      Full news...

  • March 20, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan police station attack leaves at least 18 people dead
    BBC News: Taliban fighters have killed at least 10 policeman in an attack on a city in eastern Afghanistan. Gun battles started early on Thursday morning in Jalalabad after a “multi-pronged” attack by insurgents. Police said they shot dead seven attackers, all of them wearing suicide bomb vests.      Full news...

  • March 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US May Be Paying for Nonexistent Afghan Police The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) warned of the problem of “ghost workers” in the past, but their most recent letter to the Combined Security Transition Command (CTSC) suggests the problem may be bigger and worse than ever suggested before.      Full news...

  • March 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Imperial Exit: Britain’s Departure from Afghanistan
    Scoop Media: Farewell to the British, as they leave the country that took their soldiers, and more than a sense of dignity. Forces are being withdraw (the popular term is drawn down, as if they were blinds) and it is hard to see the mission in Afghanistan as anything but another intervention that did not quite pan out well for the invader. At one point, 137 bases dotted Helmand province.      Full news...

  • March 18, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide attack kills 15, injures at least 27 in north Afghanistan: officials
    AFP: A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people at a crowded market in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, as security is ramped up ahead of presidential elections. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Maimanah city, the capital of Faryab, a remote province that borders Turkmenistan and has a mixed population of Uzbek, Turkmen and Pashtun ethnic groups.      Full news...

  • March 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insiders involved in grabbing govt land
    PAN: The Canalisation Department in eastern Nangarhar province says its own security apparatus is directly involved in illegal occupation of the department’s land. Canalisation Director Ziarat Gul Rahil told Pajhwok Afghan News his department’s own security officials had a key role in paving the ground for the department’s land to be grabbed.      Full news...

  • March 14, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    6 civilians killed in Helmand blast
    UPI: At least six civilians, including two women and two children, were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, officials said. Local government officials said Thursday’s blast occurred after a civilian vehicle struck the improvised explosive device, Khaama Press reported Friday.      Full news...

  • March 13, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian drone deaths triple in Afghanistan: UN
    The News International: The number of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan plunged last year amid growing care to avoid civilian deaths, but the death toll in neighboring Afghanistan continues to rise, the United Nations´ special investigator on counterterrorism said Wednesday.      Full news...

  • March 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan-US force raids Logar house, one killed
    PAN: A joint Afghan-US security force raided a house in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province early on Wednesday morning, killing one inmate and arresting two others, officials said. The joint force conducted the raid in the Kandahari village around 4am in pursuit of suspected insurgents, the district chief, Abdul Hamid Hamid, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • March 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Journalist injured, beaten unconscious in Balkh
    PAN: Unidentified gunmen beat a journalist until he was unconscious and also shot him in the capital of northern Balkh province, the victim and police said on Tuesday. With wound marks visible on his face, Mukhtar Wafaee, in-charge of Howaida website, told a press conference two men with pistols in hands stopped him on his way home from university in the third municipal district of Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday evening.      Full news...

  • March 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Health care is a dream for most Afghans
    The Killid Group: Millions of dollars have been poured into the health sector. Yet for many Afghans the nearest health centre is roughly three days away, and two-thirds of pharmacies do not have professional staff. An investigation by the Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions.      Full news...

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