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  • August 1, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Death toll in Afghanistan floods tops 100, dozens still missing
    Aljazeera: The death toll from this week’s flooding in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nuristan has risen to at least 113, with dozens of people still missing, officials said.Rescue operations were still under way on Sunday, days after heavy rains overwhelmed Kamdesh district in the remote, Taliban-controlled province, about 200 kilometres (120 miles) northeast of the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday.      Full news...

  • July 28, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kandahar residents fear Taliban advance on Afghan city
    Aljazeera: Kandahar, Afghanistan – Last week, Kawsar Sama and her family packed up their belongings and got on a flight to the capital city of Kabul. For the 21-year-old and her family, life in the southern city of Kandahar had become dangerous as the Taliban has pushed into the districts surrounding Afghanistan’s second-largest city in recent weeks.      Full news...

  • July 27, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Well known Afghan comedian gunned down in Kandahar
    Ariana News: A well-known local comedian, Nazar Mohammad, who was known as Khasha Jawan, was gunned down on Tuesday, allegedly by the Taliban, in Kandahar, sparking widespread condemnation. According to sources, Khasha Jawan was assaulted by the militants before being killed.      Full news...


  • July 26, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban killed 43 people in Afghanistan's Ghazni, residents say
    Hindustan Time: The Taliban shot and killed 43 civilians and security force members after the group attacked the Malistan district in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni earlier this month, residents have said. “Taliban fighters after entering Malistan district committed war crimes and killed civilians who were not involved in the fighting," Mina Naderi, a civil society activist from Ghazni, said at a press conference in Kabul on Sunday, according to Tolo News.      Full news...

  • July 24, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US imperialism’s criminal debacle in Afghanistan
    WSWS: US troops pulled out of the sprawling Bagram Air Base at three in the morning last Friday, without notifying the Afghan government forces meant to replace them, and cutting off the power on the way out, an act that triggered an invasion of the base by a small army of looters. This ignoble retreat is a fitting symbol of the debacle wrought by 20 years of US war and occupation in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • July 24, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    33 People Killed in Taliban-held Areas in Kandahar: Watchdog
    TOLO News: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Saturday said that 33 people were assassinated in Kandahar over the past two weeks.“Religious scholars, tribal elders, civil society activists, journalists and human rights defenders and female journalists are being sacrificed in targeted attacks,” said Zabihullah Farhang, spokesman to AIHRC      Full news...

  • July 15, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Attack a Provincial Capital in Afghanistan’s North, Freeing Prisoners
    The New York Times: KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban pushed their way into a provincial capital in Afghanistan’s northwest on Wednesday, freeing prisoners there and threatening to overrun the city itself.Details were murky from the city, Qala-e-Naw, the capital of Badghis Province, where fighting was widespread. Videos posted on social media showed some residents welcoming Taliban fighters on motorbikes as they entered.      Full news...

  • July 9, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    America- Led NATO in Afghanistan: Crimes against Humanity Call for Accountability
    CounterPunch: “We Are Going to Lose the War in Afghanistan and it will Help Bankrupt us. One of our major strategic blunders in Afghanistan was not to have recognized that both Great Britain and the Soviet Union attempted to pacify Afghanistan using the same military methods as ours and failed disastrously. We seem to have learned nothing from Afghanistan’s modern history — to the extent that we even know what it is. Between 1849 and 1947…” – Chalmers Johnson. Dismantling the Empire – America’s Last Best Hope      Full news...


  • June 22, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban take key Afghan district, adding to string of gains
    AP News: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters took control of a key district in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province Monday and encircled the provincial capital, police said, as the insurgent group added to its recent battlefield victories while peace talks have stalemated.The Taliban’s gains came as the Pentagon reaffirmed the U.S. troop withdrawal was still on pace to conclude by early September.      Full news...

  • June 15, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Attacks target polio teams in east Afghanistan, 5 killed
    AP: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen on Tuesday targeted an anti-polio drive in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least five members of two vaccination teams in separate attacks, officials said.No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks that took place in the city of Jalalabad and the nearby districts of Khoyani and Surkhrud, according to Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor in Nangarhar province. Jalalabad is the provincial capital.      Full news...

  • June 12, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Seven killed in twin van bomb blasts in Afghanistan’s Kabul
    Aljazeera: At least seven people have been killed and six wounded as separate bombs hit two commuter minivans in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, according to officials.The explosions on Saturday hit vehicles on the same road about 2 kilometres (1.25 miles) apart in a western Kabul neighbourhood largely populated by members of the ethnic Hazara minority.      Full news...

  • June 9, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gunmen kill 10 mine-clearance workers in Afghanistan
    The Guardian: Gunmen have killed 10 men working for the Halo Trust in northern Afghanistan, in a night-time assault that the mine-clearing charity’s head described as the worst the organisation had endured.Attackers burst into a Halo Trust camp in Baghlan province shortly before 10pm on Tuesday, where about 110 men, mostly drawn from local communities, were resting after a day’s work clearing old explosives.      Full news...

  • June 4, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan News Anchor Killed in Kabul Blast
    TOLO News: Mina Khairi, a presenter at Ariana News, and her mother are among the victims of Thursday afternoon’s blast in Kabul that killed four people, the head of the Ariana News, Sharif Hassanyar, confirmed. Mina’s sister was wounded in the incident.She went home from the office on Thursday and then went outside with her mother and sister to buy food. They took a minivan and were on their way home when the blast happened.      Full news...

  • June 4, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Policewoman among 3 killed in Kandahar attacks
    Pajwok Afghan News: KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A police woman was among three people killed in targeted attacks in southern Kandahar province on Friday, officials said.Former Dand district police chief Abdullah’s brother and a civilian were also killed in the three separate attacks in the province – birthplace of the Taliban movement.      Full news...

  • June 4, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Capture 7th Afghan District as Foreign Forces Pull Out
    VOA News: ISLAMABAD - The Taliban seized a district in southern Afghanistan Friday without facing any resistance from Afghan government security forces, bringing to seven the number of districts the insurgents have overrun since the United States and its NATO allies began withdrawing their troops from the country a month ago.Separately, an overnight roadside bombing of a vehicle in the national capital, Kabul, killed a young female Afghan television anchor and her mother, and wounded her sister. Mina Khairi was working for the Ariana News channel for the past three years, her employer said.      Full news...

  • June 1, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Several killed as blasts rock Afghanistan capital Kabul
    Aljazeera: Three bombs rattled the Afghan capital Kabul killing at least 10 people and plunging the city into darkness, an Afghan government spokesman has said.Two bombs exploded in quick succession in separate locations of a west Kabul neighborhood late on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding a dozen others, said deputy Interior Ministry spokesman Said Hamid Rushan.      Full news...

  • May 30, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Mortar attack on wedding party kills 6
    DW: A mortar shell struck a wedding ceremony in northern Afghanistan overnight, killing at least six people and wounding four others, a police spokesman said Sunday.Most of the dead were children, spokesman Shayeq Shoresh said.The attack happened in the district of Tagab, in Kapisa province, which has seen intense clashes between Afghan government forces and Taliban militants.      Full news...

  • May 20, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Official: Roadside bombings in Afghanistan kill 13 people
    ABC News: KABUL, Afghanistan -- Roadside bombings in southern and central Afghanistan killed 13 people, including nine members of one family, officials said Thursday. Meanwhile, militants stopped a bus in western Afghanistan, ordered three men to get out and shot and killed them.No one has claimed responsibility for the latest attacks. The three men on the bus were ethnic Hazaras. The government blamed the Taliban, who denied responsibility. Previous attacks on Hazaras, who are mostly Shiite Muslims, have been claimed by the Islamic State group.      Full news...

  • May 15, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Twelve killed in explosion at Kabul mosque during Friday prayers
    Reuters: An explosion inside a mosque on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 12 people during Friday prayers as worshippers gathered for the Eid al-Fitr holiday during a ceasefire.The Taliban insurgent group, which declared the three-day truce for the holiday, condemned the attack in a statement.      Full news...

  • May 13, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    9 Killed in Kandahar, Kunduz on 1st Day of Ceasefire
    TOLO News: On the first day of Eid-al-Fitr, at the beginning of a 3-day ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan forces, explosions in Kandahar and Kunduz provinces killed nine people and injured 17.Two landmines exploded in Kandahar province--one in Panjwai and the other in Maiwand district--killing seven civilians and wounding three others.      Full news...

  • May 9, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul attack: Blasts near school leave more than 50 dead
    BBC: The explosions took place as students were leaving the building on Saturday, with pictures on social media showing abandoned school bags in the street. Most of the victims were girls, a ministry of education spokeswoman said.No-one has admitted carrying out the attack in Dasht-e-Barchi - an area often hit by Sunni Islamist militants.      Full news...

  • April 30, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan car bomb kills 30 at guesthouse in Logar province
    BBC: The bomb went off late on Friday close to a guesthouse where the students were reportedly staying in Pul-e-Alam, the capital of eastern Logar province.Dozens of people were hurt. Witnesses described roofs collapsing and victims being trapped under the debris.No group has said it was behind the blast as people broke their fast in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.      Full news...

  • April 27, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Almost Everything Biden Said About Ending the Afghanistan War Was a Lie
    CounterPunch: President Joe Biden, in announcing an ostensible end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, is continuing his streak of paying eloquent lip service to progressive causes while maintaining the implied status quo. In a televised address from the White House on April 14, Biden said, “it’s time to end America’s longest war. It’s time for American troops to come home.” But just a day later, the New York Times reported without a hint of irony that “the Pentagon, American spy agencies and Western allies are refining plans to deploy a less visible but still potent force in the region.” This means we are ending the war, but not really.      Full news...

  • April 14, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘Terrible days ahead’: Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban
    The Guardian: Outside a college from which their mothers were banned, the women waited for friends finishing exams they fear will be some of the last they can take. “The Americans are leaving,” said Basireh Heydari, a Herat University student. “We have terrible days ahead with the Taliban. I’m worried they won’t let me leave the house, let alone what I’m doing now.”The Biden administration’s decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September will bring an end to the US’s longest war.      Full news...

  • April 1, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Taliban Target Journalists, Women in Media
    Human Rights Watch: (New York) – Taliban forces are deliberately targeting journalists and other media workers, including women, in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today. Threats and attacks against journalists across the country have increased sharply since talks began between the Afghan government and the Taliban, heightening concerns about preserving freedom of expression and the media in any peace settlement.      Full news...

  • March 30, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Are Shot Dead in Afghanistan
    The New York Times: KABUL, Afghanistan — Three health workers, all women, working for the government’s polio vaccine campaign were shot dead in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, local officials said, only weeks after three women working in television were killed in the same city.The women, all in their 20s, were going about their jobs in the bustling town near the border with Pakistan when they were gunned down in two separate attacks.      Full news...

  • March 23, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2 Girls, Youngest 9 Years Old, Allegedly Raped in Kabul
    TOLO News: Members of a family in Kabul claimed that a nine-year-old girl in their family and her friend, who were studying at a religious studies center in Kabul, were raped by a man on Monday morning. One of the girls, who is nine years old, is being treated at a hospital in Kabul following the incident. Her family said that her mother did not have the money to pay for her treatment after they realized that she was feeling ill.      Full news...




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