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  • May 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul labourers rally on May Day to demand jobs
    PAN: On Labour Day, hundreds of labourers on Friday staged a protest demonstration in the capital Kabul, demanding work opportunities. The rally was organized by the National Labour Union aimed at pressing the government to increase wages of labourers. Mohammad Maroof Qadari, the NLU leader, asked the government to implement labour laws, increase salaries of government officials and facilitate workers.      Full news...



  • April 28, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 52 missing, feared dead in Afghanistan landslide
    Reuters: At least 52 people are missing and feared dead following a landslide in a remote village in northeastern Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday. Officials in the province of Badakhshan, about 600 kilometers from the capital, Kabul, are arranging helicopters to fly to the village to rescue survivors, said provincial governor Shah Waliullah.      Full news...

  • April 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Forty Years Later, Will the End Games in Iraq and Afghanistan Follow the Vietnam Playbook?
    TomDispatch: If our wars in the Greater Middle East ever end, it’s a pretty safe bet that they will end badly - and it won’t be the first time. The “fall of Saigon” in 1975 was the quintessential bitter end to a war. Oddly enough, however, we’ve since found ways to reimagine that denouement which miraculously transformed a failed and brutal war of American aggression into a tragic humanitarian rescue mission.      Full news...

  • April 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Teen bomber gang-raped in Taliban custody
    TOLOnews.com: A 16-year-old boy who confessed to having been gang-raped by Taliban commanders and forced to carry out a suicide attack has been arrested in Kabul, National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement Sunday. Would-be suicide bomber, Bilal, said that Muzamil, Hijrat (known as Abozar), Tahir and Honzala were the four Taliban commanders who sexually abused him in Bati Kot district of eastern Nangarhar, NDS said.      Full news...



  • April 23, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Cousin of Farah Provincial Council Head Accused of Raping Boy
    TOLOnews.com: The commander of an armed group in Farah has been accused of the kidnap, rape and torture of a 17-year-old boy, said the Afghanistan Human Rights Organization on Thursday. According to the human rights group, the boy was allegedly kidnapped in Farah province by Hamid Bakhto, a relative of the provincial council head.      Full news...

  • April 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Abdul Hady Arghandiwal, former minister of economy accused  in MoD fuel contract scandal
    TOLOnews.com: Abdul Hady Arghandiwal, the former minister of economy, has been accused of corruption related to his role as a member of the Special Procurement Commission presiding over the now infamous Ministry of Defense (MoD) fuel contracting process. On Tuesday, while he did not deny that corruption existed within the commission, Arghandiwal distanced himself from any wrongdoing by calling on legal authorities to punish all those involved in bribery.      Full news...

  • April 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman, man killed over ‘sexual relationship’
    PAN: A man shot dead his brother’s wife and another man after accusing them of having a sexual relationship in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province on Monday, police said. Sarobi police chief Col. Mir Salam Adamkhel the incident took place in the centre of the district at around 4pm. The man, Tila Mohammad, shot dead his brother’s wife and another man, Faiz Mohammad, inside his home.      Full news...



  • April 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Solidarity Party of Afghanistan protests against recent bloodshed by Taliban (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) staged a protest in Shahre Naw Park in Kabul today, to defend the blood of the victims of Badakhshan (the brutal killing of more than 30 soldiers by Taliban and ISIS in an attack on a check post), and Mazar (killing of more than 10 people in a courthouse attack by the Taliban), and to demand the freedom of 31 of our compatriots held hostage by the Taliban (in Zabul province).      Full news...

  • April 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s defining fight: Technocrats vs. strongmen
    The Washington Post: A massive portrait of a middle-aged man towers over the Ferris wheel and giant mushrooms at an amusement park here. At night, the image is bathed in an ethereal light, visible from a quarter-mile away. His admirers call him “Ustad,” or “Teacher.” His critics call him the King.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS, Taliban United Behind Attack on ANA in Badakhshan
    TOLOnews.com: Afghan Taliban and foreign militants waving the flag of Daesh are responsible for the deadly ambush on an Afghan National Army (ANA) outpost in northern Badakhshan province this week, TOLOnews’ correspondents on the ground in the province reported on Monday. According to ANA officials in Badakhshan, the failure to repel the ambush, which ultimately resulted in over 20 fatalities, was a result of the central government’s lack of response to requests for greater support resources.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 30 Afghan soldiers killed and beheaded as Taliban storm army posts
    Anadolu Agency: At least 30 Afghan soldiers have been killed, eight of them beheaded, and several others were abducted after militants stormed army checkpoints in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, Afghan officials said Monday. According to Afghan sources, on Friday night, some 200 Afghan and foreign militants launched an assault on army and police checkpoints in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, bordering with China.      Full news...



  • April 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    An Afghan nightmare: Forced to marry your rapist
    CNN: It is an unimaginably hideous outcome. To be raped by your cousin’s husband; be jailed for adultery as your attacker was married; to suffer the ignominy of global uproar about your jailing and assault, but be pardoned by presidential decree; and then to endure the shame and rejection from a conservative society that somehow held you to blame.      Full news...

  • April 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    100 Million USD MoD Fuel Contract Scandal Revealed
    TOLOnew.com: The oversight committee for Ministry of Defense (MoD) agreements has revealed the extent of corruption regarding fuel contracts – corruption that totals about 100 million USD. The committee said that leading companies collaborated with each other and with MoD, the Directorate of Reconstruction and Development and the Special Procurement Committee and charged Afghanistan over 100 million USD above the daily market rate.      Full news...


  • April 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    For Afghan women, violence remains entrenched
    Associated Press: For the past year, the 17-year-old has lived in a shelter in Afghanistan’s capital, hoping for a new life away from the sexual abuse that turned her family inside out. Her father sexually abused her from when she was nine years old and let his friends to do the same. She didn’t tell anyone, she said, because she didn’t understand what was happening to her.      Full news...


  • April 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protest demanding justice for martyr Farkhunda in Jalalabad city (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan joined the people of Jalalabad city (eastern Nangarhar province) in a protest demanding justice for Farkhunda and the prosecution of arch-criminals. More than 500 men and women took part in this protest, and asked for the prosecution of the people who are actually behind this crime.      Full news...

  • April 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    17 killed, 60 injured in Afghanistan bombing
    World Bulletin/News Desk: A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 17 people and injured 60 when they detonated their explosives in the midst of a demonstration in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday. The blast hit locals in Khost province who had for the past week been camping in protest against alleged corruption of provincial governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi.      Full news...