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  • August 31, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School Poisoning? Nearly 100 Girls Fall Ill in Herat, Afghanistan
    NBC News: Nearly 100 Afghan schoolgirls fell sick on Monday, prompting officials in the western city of Herat to investigate whether they were poisoned by Taliban militants. “Our initial finding shows some kind of spray was used by some of the students to freshen up the classrooms,” provincial police spokesman Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told NBC News. “Our investigation is ongoing to determine if it was an act of sabotage or poor quality spray.”      Full news...

  • August 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Badakhshan, strongmen plundering historical sites
    PAN: Emboldened by lingering insecurity, gunmen are digging up historical sites to plunder the national wealth in parts of remote northeastern Badakhshan province -- home to the region’s rich cultural heritage and a key link between China and South Asia.With a diverse ethno-linguistic and religious community, the people of Badakhshan retained opulent cultural heritage and they have preserved unique ancient forms of music, poetry and dance. Badakhshan was an important trade centre during antiquity.      Full news...

  • August 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Baghlan Man Beheads His Wife A man in northern Baghlan province reportedly beheaded his wife after a court failed to grant her a divorce. The woman, Trina, apparently married her husband nearly a year ago but was so unhappy she filed for a divorce a few months back. According to Trina’s sister: “Trina got married nearly a year back and she was not happy with her marriage and she wanted to break up...      Full news...

  • August 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Before the Massacre by US soldier in Afghanistan: Booze, Steroids, Racism and 'Hands-Off' Leadership in Afghanistan
    ABC News: The American soldier who murdered 16 Afghan civilians was based at an Army post with Special Forces teams immersed in a culture of drugs, booze and casual racism – one not overseen by Special Forces leadership because they chose to take a “hands-off” approach, according to newly released military report. The damning assessment by U.S. military officials came in the aftermath of the 2012 massacre by Sgt. Robert Bales, now serving a life sentence after being convicted in a court-martial of multiple counts of murder.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    12 Killed, Over 60 Injured in Kabul Suicide Car Bombing A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 12 people and injuring over 60 others, officials have confirmed. According to Kabir Amiri, head of Kabul Hospitals, 12 people including a foreigner were killed in the attack. In addition, 67 people were injured – of which seven were women and five were children.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-year-old boy raped in Kunduz, culprit held: police
    1TV: A 10-year-old boy is in hospital after being sexually assaulted in northern Kunduz province, police said Thursday adding the culprit was arrested. The culprit man had taken the victim to a house threatening him with knife before he carried out the rape, the provincial police chief said.      Full news...

  • August 18, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Former Olympic, sports officials embezzled millions: anti-corruption body
    1TV: Former officials with Olympic committee and Directorate of Physical Education and Sports have embezzled tens of millions of Afghanis, the country’s top anti-corruption body said Sunday. The officials embezzled the money when Zahir Aghbar was in-charge of Olympic committee while the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education was directed by Kiramuddin Karim, the High Office of Oversight and Anti-corruption.      Full news...

  • August 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dread of war and unemployment
    The Killid Group: Mohammad Naser, Kabul, who considers himself an activist, blames the national unity government for all the present problems. “Problems increased in all areas – for instance security, lack of employment, poor health and social services – as soon as the government came into being. I don’t think anyone is satisfied with this government,” he says.      Full news...

  • August 14, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl tied to tree and beaten in open court in Afghan Province (Video) In a telephonic interview with TOLOnews, Assadullah Khurram, a member of Sar-e-Pul provincial council on Friday reported that a young girl and her father were beaten up by the head of the development council of Balkhab district in Toghi village after being accused of robbery. According to Khurram, the person who claimed his house had been robbed consulted a fortune teller who accused the man and his daughter of being involved in the crime.      Full news...

  • August 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters in Kabul claim carnage was airstrike not suicide attack (PHOTOS)
    PAN: Claiming that the Shah Shaheed incident was not suicide bombing but an airstrike, dozens of protesters on Monday demanded the government thoroughly investigate the carnage and inform the nation about its findings. However, earlier security forces said the incident took place due to vehicle bombing in the locality. Some media outlets also released CCTV footages, showing an explosive-laden truck exploded in the area.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    35 dead, hundreds wounded as multiple bombings rock Kabul (PHOTOS)
    AFP: Multiple bombings rocked Kabul Friday, killing at least 35 people and wounding hundreds more in the first major attacks in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death. The explosions, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with casualties, mark the deadliest day in Kabul since the end of the NATO combat mission in December.      Full news...

  • August 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Conflict: Highest Number of Women, Kids Killed, Wounded on Record
    NBC News: The highest number of women and children on record were killed or wounded by the conflict in Afghanistan during the first six months of the year, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The number of women who died or were injured jumped 23 percent in the six months to June, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) study showed. From January to June, 164 women were killed and 395 were wounded, according to the report.      Full news...

  • August 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Millions spent by minister
    The Killid Group: Mohammad Akram Khpalwak, the former minister of borders and tribal affairs, has spent 19 million Afs (315,150 USD) from the developmental budget allocated to the Khushal Khan High School located in Padola desert on a strategic plan. An investigation. Documents and evidence collected by Killid show that the former minister, in the second quarter of the last fiscal year (March 21, 2014 to March 20, 2015) requested the budget department of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) for money for a new project called strategic and research plan.      Full news...

  • August 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The U.S. War on Drugs in Afghanistan Is an 8 Billion USD Failure
    The Fiscal Times: The U.S. is dealing with the most severe heroin epidemic the country has seen in years, but the public health crisis here is dwarfed by the severity of the problem in Afghanistan. And the billions of dollars the U.S. is spending to fight the epidemic in the central Asian nation seems to be having little effect.      Full news...