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  • August 30, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    House Bombarded in American Airstrikes killing 11 civilians including 8 women, 2 children missing
    The New York Times: At least 11 civilians were killed Wednesday in American airstrikes in southeastern Afghanistan, witnesses and officials said, the second deadly allied strike in three days to add to the country’s mounting civilian death toll. The airstrikes, near Dasht e Barai, in Logar Province, came during a joint Afghan and American military operation to pursue Taliban forces, said Salim Salih, a spokesman for the provincial governor, and it was part of President Trump’s new strategy to bolster Afghan forces combating insurgents.      Full news...

  • August 29, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bomber kills five at bank in Afghan capital
    Reuters: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the heavily protected U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding eight, the interior ministry said. The bomber hit the entrance to a Kabul Bank branch in the well-off area of Kabul, close to the main diplomatic quarter, ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. He said at least five people had been killed and eight wounded.The blast occurred on a busy Kabul street lined with shops and banks. (Photo: Shah Marai/AFP)      Full news...

  • August 28, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan officials said to talk nearly every day with Taliban
    Associated Press: Despite seemingly stalled peace talks between Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban, officials say the intelligence chief speaks by telephone with militant leaders nearly every day about the country’s constitution and political future. In addition, Afghanistan’s national security adviser has conversations with the Taliban every other month, officials familiar with the efforts said.      Full news...

  • August 26, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bombers, gunmen attack Shia Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul killing at least 28 (PHOTOS)
    Al Jazeera: A suicide bombing followed by gunfire as Shia Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul killed at least 28 people, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claiming responsibility. Mohammad Salim Rasouli, the chief of Kabul’s hospitals, announced the new death toll on Saturday, as burials began. He said at least 50 people were injured.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “Woman and man shot dead by Taliban for having illicit relations”
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Local officials in north-eastern Badakhshan province have reported that a man and a woman had been killed by the Taliban for having “illicit relations” in Daraym district of the province. Abdul Khaliq Aaqsaai, police chief of Badakhshan province, told BBC that the Taliban had killed the two people in Pamchyan village. According to him, the victims were both married.      Full news...

  • August 21, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Domestic Violence Victim’s Mother Seeks Justice In Kabul Mother of a young woman who was allegedly killed by her husband in Nahrin district in Baghlan province has come to Kabul to seek justice. Bibi Nuqli said her son-in-law married to another girl and killed her daughter 20 days ago. She said her daughter had complained to Baghlan’s human rights institutions over being subjected to torture and not receiving food by her husband.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The 16-Year War In Afghanistan – Headlines Tell The Story
    HuffPost: Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery. Below are some newspaper headlines from 2010 to the present to show that a militarized foreign policy without Congress exercising its Constitutional duties and steadfast public engagement will drift on, costing our soldiers’ lives and limbs, nearly three-quarters of a trillion taxpayer dollars, hundreds of thousands of Afghani lives and millions of refugees, with no end in sight.      Full news...

  • August 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iran and Afghanistan top 2017 Basel AML Index
    Al Jazeera: Iran, Afghanistan and Guinea-Bissau are the riskiest countries in terms of money laundering and “terrorist” financing, according to a study by a Swiss group. The Basel Institute of Governance, which works with the public and private sector to counter corruption, released its annual Anti Money Laundering (AML) index on Friday.      Full news...

  • August 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Afghanistan, a Destructive ‘Game of Thrones’
    The New York Time: The senior security official in northeastern Takhar Province was deferential when he telephoned Commander Bashir Qanet. After all, he was talking to one of the most powerful government supporters in the province, who has hundreds of militiamen under his command. “Please could you stop killing your own people?” he asked the commander, whose irregulars had just opened fire on a couple of dozen pro-government worshipers inside a mosque, during prayers, killing five and wounding 37.      Full news...

  • August 15, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young woman killed by her brother in Jowzjan province
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): Local officials in Jowzjan province reported that a man killed his 25-year-old sister in Shibirghan city, and fled from the scene.Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesperson, said the woman killed by her brother was from Qowsh Tapa district of this province. He stated, “She had eloped with a man ten years ago and lived in Shibirghan city after marrying him. The marriage had been against her family’s will.”      Full news...

  • August 11, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians
    The New York Times: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the southern part of Nangarhar Province, said the victims included women and children, with eight of the dead from one family, and four others from a second.      Full news...

  • August 6, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insurgents kill up to 50 Afghan villagers in northern province
    Reuters: Insurgents have attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, according to officials. The militants attacked a security outpost in the Mirza Olang area of Sayaad district overnight, torching 30 houses, Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said on Sunday.      Full news...