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  • August 27, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Over 600,000 Afghan Children Suffer Acute Malnutrition: UNICEF The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that over 600,000 children in Afghanistan are suffering from acute malnutrition. UNICEF warned that if these children are not provided with sufficient medical treatment, they could even die. The Afghan Minister of Public Health Ferozudin Feroz said Afghanistan still tops the list of countries with the highest maternal and child mortality rates.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Why the United States Will Not Leave Afghanistan Voluntarily
    In 2013 Tom Engelhardt wrote, referring to the United States presence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, where at eight United States air strikes had killed almost 300 wedding guests: “we have become a nation of wedding crashers, the uninvited guests who arrived under false pretenses, tore up the place, offered nary and apology, and refused to go home.” That was never truer than in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • August 16, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Isis claims responsibility for Afghanistan suicide bombing that killed 34 students
    AP: Isis has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted a Shia area of the Afghan capital, killing 34 students. The militant group said through its affiliated news agency Amaq that its bomber, identified as “martyrdom-seeking brother Abdul Raouf al-Khorasani” carried out the attack in Kabul. Afghanistan’s health ministry has released a revised casualty toll, saying 34 students were killed and 57 were wounded.      Full news...

  • August 10, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Zahra, beaten by husband who then poured acid on her face (Translated by RAWA): Zahra, a woman who is currently admitted in Isteqlal Hospital (Kabul), claims that her husband first beat her severely and then poured acid on her face. This woman, who has four children, says that her husband had been violent towards her a number of times, but last Friday, he poured acid on her face in front of their children.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Children or Brides?
    IWPR: Officials in the north-western Afghan province of Badghis fear that poverty fuelled by an ongoing drought is leading to rising rates of child and forced marriage. The legal age for marriage in Afghanistan is 16, although it can be as low as 15 with parental consent. A joint report by the ministry of labour, social affairs, martyrs and disabled and UNICEF on child marriage, released in July 2018, showed that at least one family member was married before the age of 18 in 42 per cent of households across Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • August 3, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan mosque attack: At least 29 Shia worshippers killed in Gardez
    BBC News: Two burka-clad men have killed 29 people and injured more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan, an official told the BBC. The men struck with guns and explosives as people were attending Friday prayers in the eastern city of Gardez, Paktia province spokesman Abdullah Asrat said. There are a number of children among the victims, he added.      Full news...