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  • December 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Broadcasting Propaganda, Fatwas in Afghanistan
    Newsmax: ISIS is reaching more deeply into Afghanistan by transmitting extremist propaganda over the radio with “lots of revolutionary propaganda and fatwas” into the country’s urban centers through its “Voice of the Caliphate” broadcasts, according to an Afghan official.      Full news...

  • December 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Flawed Justice After a Mob Killed an Afghan Woman
    The New York Times: Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry crowd. But then the enraged men below her picked up poles and planks of wood, and hit at her until she lost her grip and tumbled down.      Full news...

  • December 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Asia’s Least Developed Country Is Afghanistan: UN Report The United Nation’s Human Development Office has ranked Afghanistan as 171, out of 188 countries, in the human development index. The report has measured countries’ development based on gender inequality, maternal mortality ratio, adolescent birth rate, share of seats in parliament, population with at least some secondary education and the labor force participation rate.      Full news...

  • December 23, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Residents stranded as battle for Helmand intensifies
    Al Jazeera: Residents of Sangin in Afghanistan have told Al Jazeera they are stranded with no food and water supplies as fierce fighting continues between government forces and the Taliban for control of Helmand province. Atiqullah Rehman, a Sangin resident who wants to flee the area but has been unable to, said that his family had not eaten for the past two days.      Full news...

  • December 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Young Afghan-American woman shot dead by “mullah as she left her Kabul gym”
    The Telegraph: An Afghan-American woman who used to work for the US army was shot dead by a mullah in a residential area of Kabul on Sunday night, according to officials. Lisa Akbari, a dual Afghan-American citizen, had an Afghan father and grew up in the US. Ms Akbari was killed at around 8pm on Sunday night by a mullah inside a gym in the Kart-e-Char area of Kabul, according to Colonel Faridoon Obaidy, head of the Kabul police criminal investigation department.      Full news...

  • December 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    1.2 million Afghans Displaced This Year: AIHRC Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Saturday that a staggering 1.2 million Afghans were displaced this year alone - noting that a volatile security situation in the country was the main reason for the crisis. AIHRC says that most of those displaced are now subjected to poor living conditions.      Full news...

  • December 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon: Afghan Security Worsens in 2015
    Stars and Stripes: Security in Afghanistan is deteriorating, violence is increasing, and the Islamic State has become “operationally emergent” in the country’s east, though insurgents have not been able to exert lasting control over any major population centers, the Pentagon says in a new report.      Full news...

  • December 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female Prisoners Deprived Of Their Rights: Report The Paywand Afghan Association (PAA) on Tuesday released its report on the Afghan Women Penal System in a bid to “bring the failures of the women’s penal system in Afghanistan, an issue that has long been ignored, to the attention of key stakeholders including the Afghan government and the international community.”      Full news...

  • December 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 848 Afghan civilian casualties in Kunduz: U.N.
    Reuters: At least 848 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded following a Taliban attack on the northern city of Kunduz in September, according to a U.N. report that detailed the grim conditions endured by residents during two weeks of fighting. The 289 dead and 559 injured included at least 30 killed and 37 injured in a U.S. air strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report.      Full news...

  • December 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Battle at Afghanistan airport kills 37 civilians, including children
    Los Angeles Times: Afghan security forces on Wednesday battled Taliban militants who stormed the airport complex in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar in an attack that killed 37 civilians, officials said. The attack began when more than a dozen assailants, reportedly wearing the uniforms of Afghan security forces, stormed the complex Tuesday evening.      Full news...

  • December 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Wardak mortar shelling triggers protests in Kabul
    Afghanistan Times: A mortar shell fired by Afghan security forces in Sayed Abad district of Maidan Wardak province killed nine civilians, including four children and wounded two others. Hundreds of residents of Kabul city gathered in Abdul Haq square in Kabul city to give vent to their anger. The protestors were chanting the slogans of “we want end to war”, “bring security” and “bring the culprits to book”.      Full news...

  • December 6, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    See the real face of Fawzia Koofi and her corrupt family! Fawzia Koofi, daughter of Abdul Rahman, is from Koofab district of Badakhshan province, north of Afghanistan. Fawzia Koofi’s real name is ‘Hoori Niqab’ and Maria Koofi’s real name is ‘Qandi Gul’. They both changed their names to ‘modern’ ones when they moved to Kabul. Fawzia’s father, a selected member of parliament by Zahir Shah, was an infamous man known for being a womanizer and having a bad tongue. He had married many women from different villages of his birthplace, and spent his life in fights, quarrels and scurrility with others.      Full news...

  • December 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon Bought Itself 150M USD in Unnecessary Luxury Homes in Afghanistan, Watchdog Says
    Defense One: A Defense Department task force working to develop war-torn Afghanistan spent 150 million USD, or 20 percent of its budget, on luxurious housing and private security guards rather than housing employees at military installations, a watchdog found. The revelation from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction came in a Nov. 25 letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter just weeks after the unit—disbanded in March—was found to have spent 43 million USD on a nonfunctioning gas station in that country.      Full news...

  • December 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Tackling Addiction Among Afghan Women
    IWPR: Dirty and disheveled, 26-year-old Malalai lay surrounded by piles of rubbish under a bridge in central Kabul. She had been a drug addict for two years, after friends introduced her to heroin. Six months ago, her family threw her out and she now spent her days under the Pol-e Sokhta bridge, a place where many of the city’s drug users congregate.      Full news...

  • 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...