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  • May 31, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insecurity, fraud undermine upcoming Afghan elections
    Deutsche Welle: Afghanistan’s parliamentary and district council elections are scheduled for October 20 of this year, but attacks by militant Islamists have already raised concerns whether the elections will be held on time. Taliban and “Islamic State” (IS) continue to target voter registration centers in different parts of the strife-torn country. An IS-claimed attack at a voters’ office in Kabul last month killed 57 people, including women and children, underlining the fact that the participation in the election process comes with a huge risk for the Afghan people.      Full news...

  • May 26, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Drought Grips Two-Thirds of War-Hit Afghanistan, 2m at risk of food insecurity
    VOA: The United Nations says the ongoing drought has gripped two-thirds of conflict-hit Afghanistan’s 34 provinces and has put more than 2 million people at risk of becoming severely food insecure. Water points and fountains across the country have dried up, and the lack of rain and snow melt has caused rivers to run low or dry up completely, according to a weekly report by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA.      Full news...

  • May 24, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. effort to stabilize Afghanistan a 5 billion USD failure, says watchdog
    Euronews: The watchdog responsible for monitoring the U.S. government’s effort to rebuild Afghanistan says the 15-year, 5 billion USD effort hasn’t worked, according to a report released Thursday. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says the U.S. set unrealistic expectations for stabilizing Afghanistan on a short timeline, that the Obama administration lacked the political will to invest the necessary time and effort to stabilize the country, and that some efforts to bolster the Afghan government actually backfired.      Full news...

  • May 20, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan cricket stadium blast during match leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded
    Reuters: Eight people have been killed and dozens more wounded by multiple explosions at a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said. The blasts occurred after evening prayers on Friday at a football stadium that was hosting a cricket match at the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the provincial council, said.      Full news...

  • May 10, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN Counts 23 Election-Related Incidents Since Start of Voter Registration Process
    Ariana News: A new report released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday, details a “disturbing pattern” of attacks at election-related facilities following the commencement of voter registration for the October 2018 polls. UNAMA in a statement said that it has verified 23 election-related security incidents since voter registration began on 14 April.      Full news...

  • May 7, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    54 Percent of Afghans Live Below Poverty Line: Survey A joint survey carried out by the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) and ICON International shows that almost 54 percent of the population in Afghanistan live below the poverty line. The survey which is titled ‘The living conditions in Afghanistan’ indicates that more than 16 million people in Afghanistan, which constitutes half of the population, live like this.      Full news...

  • May 6, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: At least 17 killed in Khost mosque blast
    BBC News: At least 17 people have been killed and 37 wounded in an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan province of Khost, local officials say. People had gathered for afternoon prayers at the mosque, which was also being used as a voter registration centre. Some of the injured are said to be in a critical condition. No group has claimed responsibility but the Islamic State group has carried out similar attacks in the past.      Full news...

  • May 4, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The U.S. Quietly Released Afghanistan’s “Biggest Drug Kingpin” From Prison. Did He Cut a Deal?
    The Intercept: In October 2008, the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration heralded the arrest of Haji Juma Khan on narcotics and terror charges. His capture, they said, dealt a punishing blow to the Taliban and the symbiotic relationship between the insurgent group and Afghan drug traffickers. Yet, unbeknownst to all but the closest observers of the largely forgotten Afghanistan War, Khan was quietly released from Federal Bureau of Prisons custody last month.      Full news...

  • May 3, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    April casualties: Over 2,000 people killed and wounded in Afghanistan
    PAN: Nearly 2,100 people have been killed and injured in 173 attacks in Afghanistan in April showing 15 percent increase in casualties happened in April compared to March. According to Pajhwok Afghan News daily reports 1,018 people have been killed and 792 others injured in 171 different attacks in 31 provinces of the country in March. Reports based on different sources showed 1,220 people were killed and 866 others injured in 27 out of total 34 provinces of the country during April.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    24 Percent Of Qualified Afghans ‘Remain Unemployed’ At least 24 percent of qualified Afghans are job seekers across the country, the labor minister Faizullah Zaki said, stressing the need to create an effective solution to overcome unemployment in Afghanistan. Addressing the national labor conference, the minister said the purpose of the event is to create a clear roadmap for reducing the unemployment rate in the country.      Full news...

  • 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...