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  • May 10, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN Counts 23 Election-Related Incidents Since Start of Voter Registration Process
    Ariana News: A new report released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday, details a “disturbing pattern” of attacks at election-related facilities following the commencement of voter registration for the October 2018 polls. UNAMA in a statement said that it has verified 23 election-related security incidents since voter registration began on 14 April.      Full news...

  • May 7, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    54 Percent of Afghans Live Below Poverty Line: Survey
    TOLOnews.com: A joint survey carried out by the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) and ICON International shows that almost 54 percent of the population in Afghanistan live below the poverty line. The survey which is titled ‘The living conditions in Afghanistan’ indicates that more than 16 million people in Afghanistan, which constitutes half of the population, live like this.      Full news...

  • May 6, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: At least 17 killed in Khost mosque blast
    BBC News: At least 17 people have been killed and 37 wounded in an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan province of Khost, local officials say. People had gathered for afternoon prayers at the mosque, which was also being used as a voter registration centre. Some of the injured are said to be in a critical condition. No group has claimed responsibility but the Islamic State group has carried out similar attacks in the past.      Full news...

  • May 4, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The U.S. Quietly Released Afghanistan’s “Biggest Drug Kingpin” From Prison. Did He Cut a Deal?
    The Intercept: In October 2008, the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration heralded the arrest of Haji Juma Khan on narcotics and terror charges. His capture, they said, dealt a punishing blow to the Taliban and the symbiotic relationship between the insurgent group and Afghan drug traffickers. Yet, unbeknownst to all but the closest observers of the largely forgotten Afghanistan War, Khan was quietly released from Federal Bureau of Prisons custody last month.      Full news...

  • May 3, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    April casualties: Over 2,000 people killed and wounded in Afghanistan
    PAN: Nearly 2,100 people have been killed and injured in 173 attacks in Afghanistan in April showing 15 percent increase in casualties happened in April compared to March. According to Pajhwok Afghan News daily reports 1,018 people have been killed and 792 others injured in 171 different attacks in 31 provinces of the country in March. Reports based on different sources showed 1,220 people were killed and 866 others injured in 27 out of total 34 provinces of the country during April.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    24 Percent Of Qualified Afghans ‘Remain Unemployed’
    TOLOnews.com: At least 24 percent of qualified Afghans are job seekers across the country, the labor minister Faizullah Zaki said, stressing the need to create an effective solution to overcome unemployment in Afghanistan. Addressing the national labor conference, the minister said the purpose of the event is to create a clear roadmap for reducing the unemployment rate in the country.      Full news...

  • May 1, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan journalists mourn colleagues’ deaths in attacks
    PAN: Journalists across Afghanistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the deaths of 10 colleagues in a single day in Kabul and southeastern Khost province. Nine journalists were killed and eight others injured in a suicide blast in the Shashdarak area of Kabul. The journalists had arrived at the site of a previous suicide blast for coverage when a second attack happened.      Full news...


  • April 30, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Single deadliest day for Afghan journalists since Taliban
    Reuters: Explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 26 people on Monday, including nine journalists who had arrived to report on an initial blast and were apparently targeted by a suicide bomber, officials said. The attacks, a week after 60 people were killed as they waited at a voter registration center in the city, underlined mounting insecurity despite repeated government pledges to tighten defenses.      Full news...

  • April 29, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Children playing with mortar set off blast that kills 3 in Afghanistan
    CNN: Three people are dead after children found and played with an unexploded mortar in Afghanistan on Sunday, provincial authorities said. A mother, her daughter and another girl died when the mortar detonated in the Sorkhrod district of Nangarhar Province, the Nangarhar authority media office said. Eight other people were injured, including two girls, it said.      Full news...

  • April 22, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 63 dead in attacks on voter registration centres
    Al Jazeera: Bombings at voter registration centres in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and in Baghlan province have killed at least 63 people and wounded more than a hundred others, health officials said. At least 57 people were killed in Kabul when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the doorway of an ID distribution centre in the city on Sunday, officials said.      Full news...

  • April 20, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Child Abuse Going Unpunished
    IWPR: Activists in the northeastern province of Takhar are warning that despite hundreds of cases of child sexual assault reported to the police each year, very few criminal investigations are ever opened. They claim that not only are the police apparently reluctant to pursue cases, but that widespread corruption has also served to derail any access to justice.      Full news...

  • April 14, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Locals Recall Aftermath of US “Mother of All Bombs” Strike in Afghanistan
    Sputnik: The people of Afghanistan continue to deal with the physical and emotional aftermath of events that transpired one year ago when the US military dropped one of the biggest non-nuclear bombs ever made in their country. On April 13, 2017, a US military aircraft dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast on a tunnel network used by Daesh* terrorists in the Acin district of the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian casualties in Afghanistan at near-record level this year, according to U.N. report
    The Washington Post: An ambulance packed with explosives that detonated in Kabul and a pedestrian suicide bombing outside a Shiite shrine there were among the deadly incidents that led to a near-record 2,258 civilian casualties in Afghanistan during the first quarter of this year, U.N. officials reported this week. According to the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, there were 763 conflict-related civilian deaths and 1,495 injuries across Afghanistan between January and March.      Full news...

  • April 12, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ADB Concerned Over Growing Poverty In Afghanistan
    TOLOnews.com: A new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) about the economic situation in Asia shows that the organization is not very optimistic about the economic growth in Afghanistan in the next few years. “… your economy is growing too slowly, if you have two percent growth that you had in some years, and your population growth is three percent or higher you cannot keep people out of poverty,” said David Daniel Oldfield, ADB Principal Economist for Central and West Asia.      Full news...

  • April 11, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Missing the target: The Government inquiry into Afghanistan raid
    Stuff: Last year, far away from Defence Headquarters where top brass squirmed at questions and fought off calls for an inquiry, the parents of Fatima, the youngest victim of the Operation Burnham raid, sobbed and sobbed. Over cups of green tea, they’d been telling us of the night in 2010 when helicopters emerged from the night sky and started firing on their village in rural Afghanistan, when they broke down at the memory of their three-year-old girl.      Full news...


  • April 9, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    As conflict spreads, chronic displacement becomes a powderkeg in Afghanistan
    IRIN: Thirty-year-old Mohammad isn’t sure who shelled his home in eastern Afghanistan’s Khogyani District: Taliban insurgents, or fighters aligned with the so-called Islamic State. But when a rocket-propelled grenade struck three months ago, killing some of his livestock, he knew he could no longer stay. “We had to leave that night. The battle had reached our doorsteps,” Mohammad said, standing outside his family’s new home: a bare, single room in a compound set amid tents and shanty homes near Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar.      Full news...

  • April 6, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Pentagon Spent 60 Million USD on a Power Station in Afghanistan that Doesn’t Work
    Motherboard: The United States has spent more than 800 billion USD on the never ending war in Afghanistan, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The bulk of that money was spent fighting the Taliban, but billions have also gone toward rebuilding the country and investing in its infrastructure. A lot of those projects haven’t gone well, and a 60 million USD power system in northeast Afghanistan that doesn’t provide any power is just the latest example.      Full news...

  • April 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Military Strike Kills at Least 70 at Mosque
    The New York Times: Afghan military helicopters bombed a religious gathering in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, killing at least 70 people and wounding 30 others, according to a local official in the area. The official, Nasruddin Saadi, district governor of Dasht-e-Archi, said that the helicopters attacked a religious ceremony for which about 1,000 people had assembled in a mosque and surrounding fields around noon.      Full news...

  • March 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Moscow Concerned Over Unmarked Helicopters Transferring Militants in Afghanistan
    Sputnik: Moscow is concerned about the use of helicopters without identification marks for transportation of militants and weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday ahead of the conference on Afghanistan. “The use of helicopters without identification marks in various regions of Afghanistan with an aim to transport militants and weapons produced in the Western countries to the Afghan affiliate [of the Islamic State terrorist group*] raises concern. We believe the statements of Afghan authorities confirming these facts urge serious investigation,” the statement read.      Full news...

  • March 21, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘May God Kill Your Own Son’: Bomb Rips Families Apart in Kabul (PHOTOS)
    The New York Times: A suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowd celebrating the Persian New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, killing 31 and leaving desperate family members searching among bodies and body parts for their loved ones’ remains. The victims were strewn around the courtyard in front of the Ali Abad Hospital in Kabul, where relatives preparing for burials tried grimly to match trunks with limbs or heads with trunks, and doctors searched for anyone with a pulse.      Full news...

  • March 9, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bomb kills at least seven at Shi'ite gathering in Kabul
    Reuters: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least seven people in an attack on a crowd gathered to commemorate a political leader from the mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority, officials said. One policeman and six civilians were killed and 15 civilians wounded when the bomber was stopped at a security checkpoint in the Mosalla-e Mazar area of Kabul, said Najib Danesh, an interior ministry spokesman.      Full news...

  • March 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Huge blast kills little girl in Kabul, leaves other kids wounded
    AP: A large explosion in the eastern part of Afghanistan’s capital city on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded 15, Afghan officials said. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said the blast occurred in the eastern neighborhood of Qabil Bay, in an area that is home to a police station, the government’s customs offices and some guest houses.      Full news...

  • February 23, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Horrifying: woman beaten publicly in northern Afghanistan
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): On February 1, 2018, a 22-year-old woman named Suraya was beaten publicly in Rabaat Amdeen village of Chah Aab district in northern Takhar province. The woman’s husband is living in Iran, and the woman was accused of having relations with another man. Based on this accusation, Faiz, a local commander and one of Bashir Qanet’s (belonging to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hezbe-Islami or Islamic Party) thugs, ordered her to be beaten brutally in public, in a mock court ruling.      Full news...

  • February 21, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Alleged Summary Executions by Special Forces
    HRW: The Afghan government and US military should investigate reports that Afghan special forces summarily executed civilians in Kandahar province during military operations from January 31 to February 1, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Security personnel found to be responsible for abuses, including failing to report possible war crimes, should be held accountable.      Full news...

  • February 1, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Growing up too fast in Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: Confronted with a seemingly innocuous question about what he remembers of his deceased father, 14-year-old Khudai Nazar flinched as tears began to stream down his face, betraying his otherwise calm demeanour. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Startled by his own reaction, the teenager tried to shield his grief by lowering his head onto his forearms.      Full news...

  • January 31, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan third bottom in the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index
    World Justice Project: Today the World Justice Project (WJP) released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index® which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.      Full news...

  • January 30, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Watchdog: Pentagon blocks information on insurgent strength in Afghanistan
    Stars and Stripes: The U.S. military is keeping information from the public that gauges the war in Afghanistan’s success, a government watchdog said after significant insurgent gains. The Defense Department has restricted data on population figures and on what areas are held by either the government or insurgents, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, said in a report released late Monday.      Full news...

  • January 27, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bomber in ambulance kills at least 103, over 230 injured in Afghanistan (PHOTOS)
    Stars and Stripes: At least 103 people were killed and more than 230 were wounded on Saturday when an ambulance packed with explosives was detonated in central Kabul, officials said. The explosion was the third high-profile attack in Afghanistan in a week, and the deadliest this year, highlighting the fragile security situation in the country, more than 16 years after a U.S. invasion ousted the Taliban from power.      Full news...



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