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  • January 31, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan third bottom in the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index
    World Justice Project: Today the World Justice Project (WJP) released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index® which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.      Full news...

  • January 31, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds
    BBC News: Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70 percent of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Months of research across the country shows that the Taliban now control or threaten much more territory than when foreign combat troops left in 2014. The Afghan government played down the report, saying it controls most areas.      Full news...

  • January 30, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Watchdog: Pentagon blocks information on insurgent strength in Afghanistan
    Stars and Stripes: The U.S. military is keeping information from the public that gauges the war in Afghanistan’s success, a government watchdog said after significant insurgent gains. The Defense Department has restricted data on population figures and on what areas are held by either the government or insurgents, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, said in a report released late Monday.      Full news...

  • January 27, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bomber in ambulance kills at least 103, over 230 injured in Afghanistan (PHOTOS)
    Stars and Stripes: At least 103 people were killed and more than 230 were wounded on Saturday when an ambulance packed with explosives was detonated in central Kabul, officials said. The explosion was the third high-profile attack in Afghanistan in a week, and the deadliest this year, highlighting the fragile security situation in the country, more than 16 years after a U.S. invasion ousted the Taliban from power.      Full news...

  • January 14, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2017 causalities: nearly 25,000 people killed, wounded in Afghanistan
    PAN: Sixty-eight people have been killed and injured in Afghanistan on average level daily in 2017 with more than one third of these casualties happened in May, July and August months. According to Pajhwok Afghan News’s disseminated reports from different sources 14,600 people have been killed and 10,277 others injured in 2,050 various attacks last year.      Full news...

  • January 12, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Did U.S. Special Forces Shoot a Truck Driver in Afghanistan?
    The New York Times: A video posted to YouTube that may depict American Special Operations forces violating protocols in Afghanistan has triggered an investigation by the United States military. One segment of the video shows a service member firing a weapon into the driver’s window of a civilian truck from a short distance. The window is shattered, but it is unclear if the driver is injured — or why the shot was fired.      Full news...

  • January 4, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mafia politics threaten Afghan security as much as insurgency does
    The Hill: The dangerous ongoing showdown between the Kabul government and Atta Mohammad Noor, a warlord-turned-governor of Balkh province, is inescapably about two things: money and muscle. Although this explosive combination of vying fiercely for power and money has been the cornerstone of Afghan politics for decades, this time it could threaten the current U.S. military campaign and undermine Afghanistan’s fragile security.      Full news...