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  • October 25, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Children Dying from Starvation in Kabul, Food Crisis Leaves 14 Million Afghan Children Hungry
    Save the Children: More children in Afghanistan are going hungry than ever before, according to UN data analysed by Save the Children, with 22.8 million people – including almost 14m children – expected to face crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity this winter. Yesterday it was reported that eight children from the same family died of starvation in Kabul after losing both of their parents. The siblings - four boys and four girls - were aged between just 18 months and eight years old.      Full news...

  • October 22, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan journalists lament ‘bleak’ future for media under Taliban
    Aljazeera: Shabir Ahmadi started his job at TOLO TV, Afghanistan’s largest private broadcaster, during one of the darkest days for the media in the war-torn nation: January 21, 2016.The evening before, a Taliban suicide bomber had killed a graphic designer, video editor, set decorator, three dubbing artists and a driver who worked for TOLO’s entertainment wing.      Full news...

  • October 15, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Shia mosque bombing in Afghanistan that killed at least 47 claimed by ISKP
    The Guardian: A suicide bombing at a mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar has killed at least 47 people and injured more than 80, in the second major attack on Shia worshippers in Afghanistan in a week.The Imam Bargah mosque was particularly crowded when the attackers struck, because the community had been holding memorial prayers for the victims of the previous bombing, in northern Kunduz province.      Full news...

  • October 8, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IS bomber kills 46 inside Afghan mosque, challenges Taliban
    AP: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck at a mosque packed with Shiite Muslim worshippers in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 46 people and wounding dozens in the latest security challenge to the Taliban as they transition from insurgency to governance.      Full news...

  • October 5, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban hang bodies of dead ‘criminals’ in gruesome public display
    New York Post: The Taliban hung the dead bodies of three alleged criminals in public view in Afghanistan on Tuesday — a shocking display reminiscent of the Islamic militant group’s brutal regime of the late 1990s.The alleged criminals were killed by a man after they tried to break into his home, deputy governor Mawlawi Shir Ahmad Muhajir told AFP.      Full news...

  • October 3, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Displaced Afghan Mother Sells Infant to Save Her Ill Daughter
    ToloNews: An Afghan woman displaced from Baghlan province to Kabul due to fighting prior to the fall of Kabul, has sold her one and a half years old infant due to poverty. Living in a tent in Kabul, the mother, Lailuma, said she had no option but to sell her infant to treat her 13-year-old daughter who is sick.      Full news...

  • October 3, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bomb at Kabul mosque kills 5 civilians, Taliban say
    AP News: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five civilians were killed in a bomb blast outside a Kabul mosque Sunday, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since U.S. forces left at the end of August.There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion fell on Islamic State extremists who have stepped up attacks on the Taliban in recent weeks, particularly in an IS stronghold in eastern Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban crack down on Afghan women's protest
    NHK News: Armed Taliban fighters have forcibly dispersed a group of women who were demanding that girls in Afghanistan be allowed to return to secondary school. The protest took place on Thursday in the capital Kabul. About 10 Taliban fighters rushed to the scene and threatened the women to leave, including by firing shots into the air.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan journalist killed “by armed men” in Jalalabad
    RAWANews: Sayed Maroof Sadat, an Afghan journalist, was assassinated in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, local media reports. He is the third journalist killed since the Taliban takeover. Two others were killed in Kabul Airport explosion in August. Since Taliban rule solidified in the country, at least 153 media outlets have had to shut down over increasing threats towards journalists while female media employees have been barred from work entirely.      Full news...