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  • July 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Iraqi Embassy In Afghanistan
    NPR: Attackers in the Afghan capital attempted to storm the Iraqi Embassy on Monday, setting off a bomb before gunmen rushed the compound's gate. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility. NPR’s Diaa Hadid, reporting from Islamabad, says the attack is likely in retaliation for Iraqi security forces routing ISIS fighters from their stronghold in Mosul, Iraq.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Five Children In One Family Murdered In Kabul Five children were murdered in PD10’s Wazir Abad area of Kabul city on Sunday. The five children were all between the ages of four and 16 years old. The children reportedly died from axe wounds. Their bodies were then set alight, police said. The reason for the murders is not clear but Kabul police said two suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.      Full news...

  • July 27, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘Wars Are Not Fought to Liberate Women’
    Fair: Media are celebrating the participation of Afghan girls in a robotics competition in DC after being denied visas twice as somehow a feel-good story about America. No one seems to have pondered the irony of the denial, given that Afghan girls doing science is precisely the sort of PR moment the US pretended the 2001 invasion was all about. It could have opened a talk about what decades of unending war on Afghanistan have actually done towards that ostensible goal, but it did not.      Full news...

  • July 26, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Diplomat Protected By Immunity After “Beating” Wife An Afghan diplomat who reportedly beat his wife so badly that she required medical care at a hospital won’t face legal consequences for his action as he has diplomatic immunity, police told the New York Post. The report said that Mohammad Yama Aini allegedly assaulted his wife Mezhgan Aini, 30, at their home in New York city at 12:30 a.m Saturday, police sources said.      Full news...

  • July 25, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence Against Journalists Surges In Afghanistan In 2017
    RFE/RL: An Afghan media watchdog says at least 10 journalists were killed in Afghanistan in the first half of 2017, a 35 percent surge over last year. The Afghan Journalists’ Safety Committee (AJSC), an independent watchdog, said in a new report issued July 25 that the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) extremist group were responsible for most of the “direct and indirect” attacks on media workers in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • July 24, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nangarhar Residents Claim Foreign Airstrike Killed 8 civilians, injured 10 Residents of Haska Mena district of Nangarhar province said on Monday that a foreign forces airstrike on Sunday killed eight civilians and wounded ten others. “People had gathered in Meyaje Baba area for a prayer ceremony when foreign forces bombed them and killed lots of people and now we brought a number of wounded people to the hospital,” said Neyaz a resident of Haska Mena.      Full news...

  • July 22, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. airstrike kills 16 Afghan police in Helmand
    NPR: Afghan officials say 16 members of the Afghan National Security Forces died in a U.S. airstrike Friday, during operations against Taliban fighters in southern Helmand province. The U.S. says it is investigating the circumstances that led to the mistake. Afghan media report that 16 members of the security force died, citing local government officials.      Full news...

  • July 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Toll of Conflict on Afghan Women Worsens
    HRW: Many more women are being killed and injured in Afghanistan today than a year ago, according to the United Nation’s latest civilian casualty report. They are casualties of an intensifying armed conflict that is also claiming more children as victims every year. As news outlets focus on increases in US troop numbers and policy shifts in Afghanistan, it’s easy to forget the terrible toll the war has on Afghan civilians.      Full news...

  • July 17, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Reach a Record High
    The Atlantic: The number of civilians killed in the war in Afghanistan reached a new high during the first six months of 2017, according to a report released Monday by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The report cites a total of 1,662 civilian deaths between January 1 and June 30, marking a two percent increase since last year’s record high.      Full news...

  • July 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    SAS accused of killing unarmed Afghan civilians
    BBC News: The Royal Military Police is investigating an allegation that British special forces killed unarmed Afghan civilians, the BBC understands. The BBC has spoken to one man who says four members of his family were killed in a night raid involving the SAS in 2011. The Sunday Times has also reported other allegations of unlawful killing by British special forces.      Full news...

  • July 2, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Father Kills Daughter And Her Male Friend A Badghis man has reportedly killed his daughter and her male friend after she allegedly ran away from home, local officials said Sunday. Badghis provincial governor’s spokesman Zahir Bahand confirmed the incident and said a man in Kandalan area of Qala-e-Naw, the provincial capital, shot dead his 14-year-old daughter and her 18-year-old friend.      Full news...