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  • April 28, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Women with Disabilities Face Systemic Abuse
    Human Rights Watch: Afghan women and girls with disabilities face high barriers, discrimination, and sexual harassment in accessing government assistance, health care, and schools, Human Rights Watch said today. The 31-page report, “‘Disability Is Not Weakness’: Discrimination and Barriers Facing Women and Girls with Disabilities in Afghanistan,” details the everyday barriers that Afghan women and girls with disabilities face in one of the world’s poorest countries.      Full news...

  • April 27, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN documents 533 civilian casualties in Afghanistan
    Anadolu Agency: Amid growing calls for a cease-fire, the UN mission in Afghanistan on Monday revealed that raging violence in the war-torn country has killed 533 civilians including over 150 children, in the first quarter of 2020. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the toll highlighted the urgent need for all parties of the conflict to do more to protect civilians from harm, especially in view of the looming threat posed by the novel coronavirus.      Full news...

  • April 23, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Op-Ed: 75 percent of US veterans polled want withdrawal from Afghanistan
    Digital Journal: Nearly 75 percent of US veterans and almost 70 percent of their family members support a full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, a new poll released Wednesday by a conservative activist group shows. The US has about 13,600 troops in Afghanistan. It has already started withdrawing some under an agreement with the Taliban. Within 135 days they are to withdraw down to 8,600.      Full news...

  • April 22, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills four civilians in Afghanistan
    IANS: Four Afghan civilians were killed when a vehicle they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb in eastern Ghazni province, provincial government spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. “The incident occurred in Peerka locality of Khogyani district on Tuesday night. The district police officials were trying to find and notify the next of kin of the victims,” spokesman Harif Noori told Xinhua.      Full news...

  • April 22, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Next War
    The New York Times: One Wednesday in March, 11,627 people crossed the Iranian border into the Afghan province of Herat. A sea of young men formed outside an immigration center that could accommodate only 300 people at a time. Some carried backpacks, others large sacks overstuffed with their belongings. One carried a child’s bicycle, another a string instrument. One had just two blankets folded under his arm, another a canary in a cage.      Full news...

  • April 21, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Among “Deadliest Countries” for Reporters: RSF Reporters Without Borders (RSF) dropped Afghanistan from 121st to 122nd place in its newly-released 2020 Press Freedom Index, calling Afghanistan Pakistan, Philippines and Bangladesh the “world’s deadliest countries for journalists and bloggers.” RSF in its report mentioned concerns that press freedom, along with other freedoms, “could be sacrificed in the course of international efforts to restore peace in Afghanistan.”      Full news...

  • April 16, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped the war in Afghanistan
    Vox: The Taliban in Afghanistan signed a peace agreement with the United States on February 29 and stopped attacking American forces there. But there’s no peace agreement between the Taliban and the Afghan government — which means fighting between the two has continued unabated, even amid the coronavirus pandemic.      Full news...

  • April 10, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban kill five central bank workers in western Afghanistan (Translated by RAWA): Abdul Wahid Walizada, spokesperson of Herat police said that these workers were abducted and eventually killed by the Taliban in the Ahmadabad village of Kohsan district when they were coming back to Herat city from Islam Qala. Mr. Walizada added that these workers had left for the city without informing the police.      Full news...

  • April 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Weakened ISIL’s sectarian agenda exacts heavy toll in Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: Mohammed Sharif sits in a tiny visitor’s room inside a prison run by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security [NDS], in the capital Kabul. A member of the Islamic State of the Khorasan Province (ISKP), an ISIL (ISIS) affiliate, Sharif, 21, spent the last eight months in prison after he was captured during a raid in Kabul.      Full news...