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  • May 1, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan journalists mourn colleagues’ deaths in attacks
    PAN: Journalists across Afghanistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the deaths of 10 colleagues in a single day in Kabul and southeastern Khost province. Nine journalists were killed and eight others injured in a suicide blast in the Shashdarak area of Kabul. The journalists had arrived at the site of a previous suicide blast for coverage when a second attack happened.      Full news...

  • April 30, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Single deadliest day for Afghan journalists since Taliban
    Reuters: Explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 26 people on Monday, including nine journalists who had arrived to report on an initial blast and were apparently targeted by a suicide bomber, officials said. The attacks, a week after 60 people were killed as they waited at a voter registration center in the city, underlined mounting insecurity despite repeated government pledges to tighten defenses.      Full news...

  • April 29, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Children playing with mortar set off blast that kills 3 in Afghanistan
    CNN: Three people are dead after children found and played with an unexploded mortar in Afghanistan on Sunday, provincial authorities said. A mother, her daughter and another girl died when the mortar detonated in the Sorkhrod district of Nangarhar Province, the Nangarhar authority media office said. Eight other people were injured, including two girls, it said.      Full news...

  • April 22, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 63 dead in attacks on voter registration centres
    Al Jazeera: Bombings at voter registration centres in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and in Baghlan province have killed at least 63 people and wounded more than a hundred others, health officials said. At least 57 people were killed in Kabul when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the doorway of an ID distribution centre in the city on Sunday, officials said.      Full news...

  • April 20, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Child Abuse Going Unpunished
    IWPR: Activists in the northeastern province of Takhar are warning that despite hundreds of cases of child sexual assault reported to the police each year, very few criminal investigations are ever opened. They claim that not only are the police apparently reluctant to pursue cases, but that widespread corruption has also served to derail any access to justice.      Full news...

  • April 14, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Locals Recall Aftermath of US “Mother of All Bombs” Strike in Afghanistan
    Sputnik: The people of Afghanistan continue to deal with the physical and emotional aftermath of events that transpired one year ago when the US military dropped one of the biggest non-nuclear bombs ever made in their country. On April 13, 2017, a US military aircraft dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast on a tunnel network used by Daesh* terrorists in the Acin district of the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian casualties in Afghanistan at near-record level this year, according to U.N. report
    The Washington Post: An ambulance packed with explosives that detonated in Kabul and a pedestrian suicide bombing outside a Shiite shrine there were among the deadly incidents that led to a near-record 2,258 civilian casualties in Afghanistan during the first quarter of this year, U.N. officials reported this week. According to the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, there were 763 conflict-related civilian deaths and 1,495 injuries across Afghanistan between January and March.      Full news...

  • April 12, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ADB Concerned Over Growing Poverty In Afghanistan A new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) about the economic situation in Asia shows that the organization is not very optimistic about the economic growth in Afghanistan in the next few years. “… your economy is growing too slowly, if you have two percent growth that you had in some years, and your population growth is three percent or higher you cannot keep people out of poverty,” said David Daniel Oldfield, ADB Principal Economist for Central and West Asia.      Full news...

  • April 11, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Missing the target: The Government inquiry into Afghanistan raid
    Stuff: Last year, far away from Defence Headquarters where top brass squirmed at questions and fought off calls for an inquiry, the parents of Fatima, the youngest victim of the Operation Burnham raid, sobbed and sobbed. Over cups of green tea, they’d been telling us of the night in 2010 when helicopters emerged from the night sky and started firing on their village in rural Afghanistan, when they broke down at the memory of their three-year-old girl.      Full news...

  • April 9, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    As conflict spreads, chronic displacement becomes a powderkeg in Afghanistan
    IRIN: Thirty-year-old Mohammad isn’t sure who shelled his home in eastern Afghanistan’s Khogyani District: Taliban insurgents, or fighters aligned with the so-called Islamic State. But when a rocket-propelled grenade struck three months ago, killing some of his livestock, he knew he could no longer stay. “We had to leave that night. The battle had reached our doorsteps,” Mohammad said, standing outside his family’s new home: a bare, single room in a compound set amid tents and shanty homes near Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar.      Full news...

  • April 6, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Pentagon Spent 60 Million USD on a Power Station in Afghanistan that Doesn’t Work
    Motherboard: The United States has spent more than 800 billion USD on the never ending war in Afghanistan, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The bulk of that money was spent fighting the Taliban, but billions have also gone toward rebuilding the country and investing in its infrastructure. A lot of those projects haven’t gone well, and a 60 million USD power system in northeast Afghanistan that doesn’t provide any power is just the latest example.      Full news...

  • April 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Military Strike Kills at Least 70 at Mosque (PHOTOS)
    The New York Times: Afghan military helicopters bombed a religious gathering in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, killing at least 70 people and wounding 30 others, according to a local official in the area. The official, Nasruddin Saadi, district governor of Dasht-e-Archi, said that the helicopters attacked a religious ceremony for which about 1,000 people had assembled in a mosque and surrounding fields around noon.      Full news...