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  • December 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Interventionism and Terrorism: Two Sides of the Same Coin – Ron Paul
    Sputnik: Terrorism is increasing worldwide because of the US-led Western interventionism, former Republican congressman Ron Paul said, adding that US warhawks are using events such as the killings in Paris to terrify Americans into agreeing to more occupation, more bombing. The United States has dragged itself into a vicious circle of interventionism, according to former US Republican congressman Dr. Ron Paul...      Full news...

  • November 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    War worsens in border areas
    The Killid Group: Comments by Members of Parliament (MPs) and political observers point to the involvement of Iran and Pakistan in supplying arms to the two rival factions of Taleban. Authorities in charge of security have confirmed the trend, particularly in the south and southwestern provinces.      Full news...

  • November 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It
    The New York Times: Black Daesh, white Daesh. The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia. In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other.      Full news...

  • November 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girl Dies After “Public Lashing” A 26-year-old girl died following an alleged public lashing by armed groups in western Ghor province after being accused of running away from home. Ghor is where the recent stoning to death of 19-year-old Rokhshana occurred. Shirin Gul, who was from Herat province, had reportedly gone to Shahrak district of Ghor to visit her uncle’s family, her immediate family said.      Full news...

  • November 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    146,000 Afghans left to Europe this year
    Khaama Press: After the rapid increase in number of citizens leaving Afghanistan, Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the Parliament on Monday summoned the Minster of Foreign Affairs Salahudin Rabbani and Minister of Refugees and Repatriations Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi to respond to lawmakers. Both the ministers hailed the security situation and lack of employment opportunities as the biggest causes behind the flee.      Full news...

  • November 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child Soldiers: a tool to sustain power in the Afghan war
    Khaama Press: According to the organization Child Soldiers International, the internationally agreed upon definition for a child soldier is: a child associated with an armed force or armed group (child soldier) who is less than 18 years of age who is, or who has been, recruited or used by an armed force or armed group in any capacity, including but not limited to children, boys and girls, used as fighters, cooks, porters, messengers, spies or for sexual purposes.      Full news...

  • November 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide Kills More US Soldiers Than Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
    Sputnik: Suicides have killed more US soldiers than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined; the current phenomenon of high suicide rates among former US soldiers is an important issue the Department of Veteran Affairs is starting to focus on, as the country marked Veterans Day on Wednesday. According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, every day 22 veterans take their own lives.      Full news...

  • November 11, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans protest 'beheadings of ethnic Hazara by ISIL'
    Al Jazeera English: Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday with coffins carrying the bodies of seven ethnic Hazara demanding justice after their beheadings. The protests included women and men from Afghanistan’s different ethnic groups - Pashtun, Tajik, Uzbek, and Hazara - as they marched on the Presidential Palace to urge the government to take action against rising violence against Afghan civilians.      Full news...

  • November 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS-Linked Fighters Behead 3 Women, Child: Afghan Officials Three women and a child were among seven people beheaded by suspected ISIS-linked militants in southern Afghanistan, officials told NBC News on Monday. Their bodies were taken to a hospital on Sunday after fighters who were holding them fled during an assault by rival militants in Zabul province, Deputy Governor Massoud Bakhtawar told NBC News. It was not known exactly when the victims, all members of the Hazara minority, were killed.      Full news...

  • November 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul Bank Defaulters Now Partner To Government Projects The government in an unexpected move on Wednesday inaugurated the “Smart City Township” Project which will see the Kabul Bank defaulters to take part in the investment in a bid the government says to make the debtors able to pay their obligations instead of being behind the prison bars.      Full news...

  • November 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Stone Woman To Death For Eloping A young Afghan woman has been stoned to death by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s western zone, officials confirmed on Tuesday. Footages of the stoning surfacing in social media shows the woman in a hole in the ground as scores of violent men casually hurl stones at her.      Full news...

  • November 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon spent 43m USD on “world’s most expensive gas station” in Afghanistan
    Reuters: The US Department of Defense spent nearly 43m USD on a gas station in northern Afghanistan and has been unable to explain why it cost so much, according to a congressionally mandated inspector. The Pentagon “charged the American taxpayers 43m USD for what is likely to be the world’s most expensive gas station”, said John Sopko, head of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar) on Monday.      Full news...