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  • December 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    1900 Civilians Killed and Wounded in Helmand province in One Year The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday said that over 1900 civilians have been killed or wounded in the southern province of Helmand last year. All the victims were killed or wounded as a result of the war, including explosions and terror attacks, AIHRC site office in Helmand said in a statement on Sunday.      Full news...

  • December 29, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The shame of Afghanistan’s virginity tests
    BBC News: Neda sits on a threadbare Afghan rug. A shy 18 year old from Bamiyan in central Afghanistan, she adjusts her headscarf as she recalls the day doctors forcibly subjected her to an intimate and degrading “virginity test”. It was 2015 and she had just finished a late-night theatre rehearsal. The walk home would have taken nearly two hours. So, together with another girl, she accepted a lift from two male friends.      Full news...

  • December 28, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Over 40 killed, 30 injured in attack, explosion in Afghanistan (PHOTOS)
    BBC News: A Shia cultural organisation was the target but the Afghan Voice news agency was also hit. So-called Islamic State said it was behind the attack. The interior ministry told the BBC an explosion at the Shia centre was followed by at least two more blasts. IS has been behind a number of attacks on Shia targets across the country in recent months.      Full news...

  • December 9, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Erik Prince’s plan for Afghanistan’s rare metals revealed
    Asia Times: Despite his current role as head of a Chinese security and logistics company, Erik Prince is warning the Trump administration of the threats posed by China, and offering the company’s services as part of a remedy. In a presentation given to the Trump administration, published in full by Buzzfeed on Thursday, Prince outlined a plan to privatize US military operations in Afghanistan and mine rare-earth elements in the country.      Full news...

  • December 8, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Death Toll Raises To Seven In Kabul Explosion An explosion in Kabul’s PD6 on Friday afternoon claimed the lives of seven people and injured nine others. TOLOnews journalist Nargis Musavi reporting from the blast scene said still the nature of the explosion is not known, but three vehicles in the have been critically damaged. Eyewitness narrated different stories about the nature of the explosion. Some said explosives were placed on a motobike while others said it was a gas balloons explosion.      Full news...

  • December 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. airstrikes rise sharply in Afghanistan — and so do civilian deaths
    Los Angeles Times: As U.S. warplanes flew above a cluster of villages where Islamic State militants were holed up in eastern Afghanistan, 11 people piled into a truck and drove off along an empty dirt track to escape what they feared was imminent bombing. They did not get far. An explosion blasted the white Suzuki truck off the road, opening a large crater in the earth and flipping the vehicle on its side in a ditch. A teenage girl survived. The 10 dead included three children, one an infant in his mother’s arms.      Full news...

  • December 3, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Explosion in Jalalabad city leaves nearly 20 dead, wounded
    Khaama Press: An explosion ripped through the center of Jalalabad city in provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province this afternoon. According to reports, the incident took place as a large gathering was underway in support of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. Provincial government spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed the incident took place in the vicinity of the 1st police district of the city.      Full news...