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  • July 1, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Why female suicide in Afghanistan is so prevalent
    BBC News: Jamila (not her real name) attempted suicide after she felt abandoned and betrayed by her fiancé - who decided, after a six-year-engagement, that he no longer wanted to marry her because she was “not a young woman any more”. reJamila is 18 - and her family arranged her engagement when she was just 12. She was taken to a hospital in Herat by her mother and treated for poisoning last month.      Full news...

  • June 27, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Children Are Paying the Price for Afghanistan’s Endless War
    Foreign Policy: Despite the latest short-lived ceasefire between the Taliban and the Afghan government, civilians continue to experience the wrath of Taliban and Islamic State attacks. A suicide bombing killed at least 13 people in Kabul on June 11, and there has been a wave of attacks on public institutions in Jalalabad. The militant groups deliberately target public places during festivals and holidays.      Full news...

  • June 16, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Car bomb tears through joyous Eid cease-fire in Afghanistan, killing at least 20
    NBC News: A car bomb tore through an unprecedented cease-fire between Afghan forces and Taliban militants on Saturday, officials said, killing at least 20 in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The blast struck a gathering of Taliban and Afghan security officials held amid a cease-fire to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting season. It’s believed to have killed civilians, Afghan troops and members of the Taliban, according to the spokesman for the governor of the city of Jalalabad.      Full news...

  • June 15, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Women’s ID Cards Traded Ahead of Elections
    IWPR: Residents of the southeastern Afghan province of Paktia are warning that a flourishing trade in women’s ID cards has sprung up ahead of the October elections, fuelling fears that corrupt candidates could exploit the stolen votes. Conservative traditions mean that most women in Paktia do not have ID cards, also known as tazkera, which are a prerequisite for registering to vote.      Full news...

  • June 7, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: School Scandal
    Al Jazeera: After the Taliban’s fall from power, there was great hope that Afghanistan’s girls would finally get the chance to get an education. Yet 17 years on, most Afghan girls are still out of school, despite the international community donating billions of dollars in aid. Critics point to corruption within the country’s education system, lack of oversight by donors and social attitudes that remain deeply discriminatory against girls.      Full news...

  • June 6, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AIHRC: More than 64,000 Afghan civilians killed and injured in the past nine years
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has announced that in the past nine years, more than 64,000 civilians have been killed and injured in Afghanistan. Of this, more than 23,000 have been killed and 40,000 injured. With the publication of a report titled “Protecting the Rights of Victims of Armed Conflict and Terrorism”, Sima Samar, head of the AIHRC, said that the report recorded civilian casualties from March 21, 2009 to March 20, 2018.      Full news...

  • June 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    May casualties: nearly 3,000 people killed, wounded in Afghanistan
    PAN: Nearly 3,000 people have been killed and injured in 205 attacks in Afghanistan in May, showing 42 percent increase in casualties happened in April. Pajhwok Afghan News reports show 1,220 people have been killed and 866 others injured in 173 different attacks in 28 provinces of the country in April. Reports based on different sources showed 1,762 people were killed and 1,190 others injured in 28 out of total 34 provinces of the country during May.      Full news...