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  • August 26, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bombers, gunmen attack Shia Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul killing at least 28 (PHOTOS)
    Al Jazeera: A suicide bombing followed by gunfire as Shia Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul killed at least 28 people, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claiming responsibility. Mohammad Salim Rasouli, the chief of Kabul’s hospitals, announced the new death toll on Saturday, as burials began. He said at least 50 people were injured.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “Woman and man shot dead by Taliban for having illicit relations”
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Local officials in north-eastern Badakhshan province have reported that a man and a woman had been killed by the Taliban for having “illicit relations” in Daraym district of the province. Abdul Khaliq Aaqsaai, police chief of Badakhshan province, told BBC that the Taliban had killed the two people in Pamchyan village. According to him, the victims were both married.      Full news...

  • August 21, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Domestic Violence Victim’s Mother Seeks Justice In Kabul
    TOLOnews.com: Mother of a young woman who was allegedly killed by her husband in Nahrin district in Baghlan province has come to Kabul to seek justice. Bibi Nuqli said her son-in-law married to another girl and killed her daughter 20 days ago. She said her daughter had complained to Baghlan’s human rights institutions over being subjected to torture and not receiving food by her husband.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The 16-Year War In Afghanistan – Headlines Tell The Story
    HuffPost: Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery. Below are some newspaper headlines from 2010 to the present to show that a militarized foreign policy without Congress exercising its Constitutional duties and steadfast public engagement will drift on, costing our soldiers’ lives and limbs, nearly three-quarters of a trillion taxpayer dollars, hundreds of thousands of Afghani lives and millions of refugees, with no end in sight.      Full news...

  • August 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iran and Afghanistan top 2017 Basel AML Index
    Al Jazeera: Iran, Afghanistan and Guinea-Bissau are the riskiest countries in terms of money laundering and “terrorist” financing, according to a study by a Swiss group. The Basel Institute of Governance, which works with the public and private sector to counter corruption, released its annual Anti Money Laundering (AML) index on Friday.      Full news...

  • August 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Afghanistan, a Destructive ‘Game of Thrones’
    The New York Time: The senior security official in northeastern Takhar Province was deferential when he telephoned Commander Bashir Qanet. After all, he was talking to one of the most powerful government supporters in the province, who has hundreds of militiamen under his command. “Please could you stop killing your own people?” he asked the commander, whose irregulars had just opened fire on a couple of dozen pro-government worshipers inside a mosque, during prayers, killing five and wounding 37.      Full news...

  • August 15, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young woman killed by her brother in Jowzjan province
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): Local officials in Jowzjan province reported that a man killed his 25-year-old sister in Shibirghan city, and fled from the scene.Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesperson, said the woman killed by her brother was from Qowsh Tapa district of this province. He stated, “She had eloped with a man ten years ago and lived in Shibirghan city after marrying him. The marriage had been against her family’s will.”      Full news...

  • August 11, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians
    The New York Times: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the southern part of Nangarhar Province, said the victims included women and children, with eight of the dead from one family, and four others from a second.      Full news...

  • August 6, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insurgents kill up to 50 Afghan villagers in northern province
    Reuters: Insurgents have attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, according to officials. The militants attacked a security outpost in the Mirza Olang area of Sayaad district overnight, torching 30 houses, Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said on Sunday.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Iraqi Embassy In Afghanistan
    NPR: Attackers in the Afghan capital attempted to storm the Iraqi Embassy on Monday, setting off a bomb before gunmen rushed the compound's gate. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility. NPR’s Diaa Hadid, reporting from Islamabad, says the attack is likely in retaliation for Iraqi security forces routing ISIS fighters from their stronghold in Mosul, Iraq.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Five Children In One Family Murdered In Kabul
    TOLOnews.com: Five children were murdered in PD10’s Wazir Abad area of Kabul city on Sunday. The five children were all between the ages of four and 16 years old. The children reportedly died from axe wounds. Their bodies were then set alight, police said. The reason for the murders is not clear but Kabul police said two suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.      Full news...

  • July 27, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘Wars Are Not Fought to Liberate Women’
    Fair: Media are celebrating the participation of Afghan girls in a robotics competition in DC after being denied visas twice as somehow a feel-good story about America. No one seems to have pondered the irony of the denial, given that Afghan girls doing science is precisely the sort of PR moment the US pretended the 2001 invasion was all about. It could have opened a talk about what decades of unending war on Afghanistan have actually done towards that ostensible goal, but it did not.      Full news...

  • July 26, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Diplomat Protected By Immunity After “Beating” Wife
    TOLOnews.com: An Afghan diplomat who reportedly beat his wife so badly that she required medical care at a hospital won’t face legal consequences for his action as he has diplomatic immunity, police told the New York Post. The report said that Mohammad Yama Aini allegedly assaulted his wife Mezhgan Aini, 30, at their home in New York city at 12:30 a.m Saturday, police sources said.      Full news...

  • July 25, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence Against Journalists Surges In Afghanistan In 2017
    RFE/RL: An Afghan media watchdog says at least 10 journalists were killed in Afghanistan in the first half of 2017, a 35 percent surge over last year. The Afghan Journalists’ Safety Committee (AJSC), an independent watchdog, said in a new report issued July 25 that the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) extremist group were responsible for most of the “direct and indirect” attacks on media workers in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • July 24, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nangarhar Residents Claim Foreign Airstrike Killed 8 civilians, injured 10
    TOLOnews.com: Residents of Haska Mena district of Nangarhar province said on Monday that a foreign forces airstrike on Sunday killed eight civilians and wounded ten others. “People had gathered in Meyaje Baba area for a prayer ceremony when foreign forces bombed them and killed lots of people and now we brought a number of wounded people to the hospital,” said Neyaz a resident of Haska Mena.      Full news...



  • July 22, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. airstrike kills 16 Afghan police in Helmand
    NPR: Afghan officials say 16 members of the Afghan National Security Forces died in a U.S. airstrike Friday, during operations against Taliban fighters in southern Helmand province. The U.S. says it is investigating the circumstances that led to the mistake. Afghan media report that 16 members of the security force died, citing local government officials.      Full news...

  • July 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Toll of Conflict on Afghan Women Worsens
    HRW: Many more women are being killed and injured in Afghanistan today than a year ago, according to the United Nation’s latest civilian casualty report. They are casualties of an intensifying armed conflict that is also claiming more children as victims every year. As news outlets focus on increases in US troop numbers and policy shifts in Afghanistan, it’s easy to forget the terrible toll the war has on Afghan civilians.      Full news...

  • July 17, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Reach a Record High
    The Atlantic: The number of civilians killed in the war in Afghanistan reached a new high during the first six months of 2017, according to a report released Monday by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The report cites a total of 1,662 civilian deaths between January 1 and June 30, marking a two percent increase since last year’s record high.      Full news...



  • July 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    SAS accused of killing unarmed Afghan civilians
    BBC News: The Royal Military Police is investigating an allegation that British special forces killed unarmed Afghan civilians, the BBC understands. The BBC has spoken to one man who says four members of his family were killed in a night raid involving the SAS in 2011. The Sunday Times has also reported other allegations of unlawful killing by British special forces.      Full news...

  • July 2, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Father Kills Daughter And Her Male Friend
    TOLOnews.com: A Badghis man has reportedly killed his daughter and her male friend after she allegedly ran away from home, local officials said Sunday. Badghis provincial governor’s spokesman Zahir Bahand confirmed the incident and said a man in Kandalan area of Qala-e-Naw, the provincial capital, shot dead his 14-year-old daughter and her 18-year-old friend.      Full news...

  • June 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A woman dies in every two hours
    The Killid Group: A recent survey reveals that the maternal and child mortality rate in Afghanistan has once again surged compared to previous years and the hopes that the problem would be addressed has gone forever. Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) had announced last year to alleviate maternal and child mortality rate through a five-year plan of midwifery nursing. The maternal and child mortality rate was 237 women from 100,000 before but the figure is now 1,200 women from 100,000 Afghan women.      Full news...

  • June 14, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female teacher shot dead in Balkh province
    Roushd News (Translated by RAWA): Authorities of Balkh province say that unknown men shot a female teacher to death in Balkh district of this province. The woman was a teacher in the district and was killed this morning. Sher Jan Durrani, spokesperson of the Balkh police, stated that the woman was 25-years-old.      Full news...

  • June 13, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman killed with axe by husband in northern Afghanistan
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): A woman was killed with an axe in northern Sare Pul province, it has been reported. Authorities of the province say the incident occurred during noon in Chashme Shifa area of the province, the day before. Zabiullah Amani, the governor’s spokesperson, also confirmed the incident, saying the husband had escaped. He said efforts are being made to arrest and prosecute him.      Full news...

  • June 12, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Foreign forces kill 2 children after convoy runs over mine in East Afghanistan
    Xinhua: Two Afghan civilians were killed in shooting after the convoy of the U.S.-led coalition forces ran over a mine in the eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, spokesman for provincial government Attaullah Khogiani said. “A mine planted by militants struck the convoy of foreign forces in Shirgal area of Ghani Khil district this morning and the foreign soldiers in retaliation opened fire and killed two children each eight and 10 years old in the area,” Khogiani told reporters.      Full news...





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