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  • October 28, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Musharraf says terror leaders were heroes in Pakistan
    IBTimes: Pervez Musharraf has admitted that his country trained militants for a dozen terror outfits including the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The former Pakistani president claimed Pakistan’s governments actively supported terrorists in order to foment militancy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, which is at the heart of its dispute with its larger nuclear-armed neighbour.      Full news...

  • October 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Policeman Claims To Have Been Beaten UP By 2nd VP’s Guards A police force member claimed on Monday that he was severely beaten up by the guards of second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish. The footage filmed by TOLOnews shows a policeman, Aimal Qaderi, all covered in blood with his head severely injured. He said that he was beaten up after he stopped the cars of Danish’s guards who he said were trying to cross a road illegally.      Full news...

  • October 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Corruption and Fraud Inside Afghanistan’s 600 Million USD Police Force
    The Fiscal Times: The Defense Department has spent more than 470 million USD to maintain the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and is on the hook to spend millions more, even though the force itself is hindered by corruption and poor management, according to a top federal watchdog. A new report from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), says the Pentagon will spend an additional 121 million USD through 2016 supporting an effort that lacks oversight, logistical support and controls for the payment of salaries.      Full news...

  • October 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Taliban’s Reach Is Widest Since 2001, U.N. Says
    The New York Times: The Taliban insurgency has spread through more of Afghanistan than at any point since 2001, according to data compiled by the United Nations as well as interviews with numerous local officials in areas under threat. In addition, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan over the past two weeks has evacuated four of its 13 provincial offices around the country — the most it has ever done for security reasons — according to local officials in the affected areas.      Full news...

  • October 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US Massacre in Kunduz Exposes the Bankruptcy of Obama’s National-Security Policy
    The Nation: The aerial destruction that rained down on a hospital complex run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, a provincial capital in northeast Afghanistan, on October 3 puts an exclamation point on the story of America’s 14 years of warfare in that Central Asian country. At least 22 people were killed, among them doctors, other medical personnel, and patients, including three children, and dozens were wounded in the attack.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Unemployment Rate Spikes by 15 Percent in Afghanistan The unemployment rate has peaked to 40 percent in Afghanistan, showing a 15 percent increase as compared to the same time last year, officials said Friday. According to Central Statistics Organization (CSO), the unemployment figure for 2015 was only 25 percent. Insecurity, lack of jobs in government and the private sector organizations and a downturn of industries are the main factors behind growing unemployment, CSO officials said.      Full news...

  • October 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban militants committed gang rapes and mass murders in Kunduz
    Amnesty International: Mass murder, gang rapes and house-to-house searches by Taliban death squads are just some of the harrowing civilian testimonies emerging from Kunduz as Afghan forces today claimed to have regained control of key areas of the northern city, Amnesty International said. The organization has spoken to numerous people, the majority of them women, who have fled Kunduz since Monday, when the Taliban launched a sudden assault on the city.      Full news...