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  • November 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US troops taught sexual abuse was “culturally accepted practice” in Afghanistan
    RT: US military personnel deploying to Afghanistan were taught that child sexual abuse is a “culturally accepted practice” in the country, a new Pentagon report has revealed. Soldiers who reported the issue were told nothing could be done about it. “In some cases, the interviewees explained that they, or someone whom they knew, were told that nothing could be done about child sexual abuse because of Afghanistan’s status as a sovereign nation, that it was not a priority for the command,” the report says.      Full news...

  • November 16, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s booming heroin trade leaves trail of addiction at home
    The Guardian: For a decade, the office of the British Provincial Reconstruction Team in Helmand was busy dispersing hundreds of millions of aid dollars across the province. Now, the base is barren; stripped of everything of value. Occasional moans reverberate down the corridors where gaunt-looking men sleep, belly-down, seeking respite from the sun beating through the windows. All of them are recovering drug addicts.      Full news...

  • November 15, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan opium production jumps 87 per cent to record level – UN survey
    UN News Center: A profoundly alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan reveals an 87 per cent production increase compared to 2016, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said Wednesday in its Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017. “It is high time for the international community and Afghanistan to reprioritize drug control, and to acknowledge that every nation has a shared responsibility for this global problem,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.      Full news...

  • November 9, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.N. believes at least 10 civilians killed in Kunduz airstrike
    1TV: The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said at least 10 civilians may have been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province last Saturday. This comes as U.S. military said that its investigation had found no evidence of civilian deaths in the airstrike which happened in Chardara, a district west of the provincial capital city.      Full news...

  • November 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US airstrikes kill scores of civilians in Kunduz province, Afghans say (PHOTOS)
    The Guardian: US airstrikes have killed scores of civilians in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, according to officials and residents in the area, a fierce battleground that has been hit by several errant US airstrikes in recent years. A US soldier was killed on Saturday after sustaining injuries on an operation in Logar in the eastern part of the country, the US military said.      Full news...