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  • February 7, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: More than 900 children killed in Afghanistan in 2016
    The Associated Press: More than 900 children were killed in Afghanistan's conflict last year, the United Nations said Monday, calling it the most violent year for children since it started keeping records. The U.N. mission said the nearly 25 per cent increase in child deaths from the previous year was largely caused by mines and munitions left over from decades of conflict. It documented a 66 per cent increase in such deaths in 2016.      Full news...

  • February 6, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    119 People Killed In Recent Avalanches And Snowstorms
    TOLOnews.com: Senior officials on Monday confirmed 119 people have died in the past few days in avalanches and heavy snowstorms that gripped large parts of the country. They also confirmed that over 80 people were injured in weather related incidents. The minister of public works, Mahmood Baligh, said authorities have managed to reopen most key highways to traffic but urged motorists using the Salang Pass to chain their tyres.      Full news...

  • February 5, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans Debate Role of Local Militia
    IWPR: A profusion of local militias in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan are presenting a serious threat to security, according to participants in a recent IWPR debate. The situation is further complicated by the semi-legal status of some of the armed groups, recruited by the government to try and help keep order.      Full news...


  • January 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Radio wars: Islamic State takes over the Afghan airwaves
    IRIN: It’s a chilly winter evening in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. Several men with blankets draped over their shoulders are playing cards under a solar-powered streetlight when someone turns on the radio. It’s time for Voice of the Caliphate, a programme broadcast by the so-called Islamic State on its pirate station.      Full news...

  • January 29, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban governor transferred to Tajikistan for treament
    Zaranj News (Translated by RAWA): The district chief of Dashte Archi district of northern Kunduz province says that the shadow governor of Kunduz province, who had been injured in a blast, was taken to Tajikistan for treatment with the help of Russians. Nassruddin Nazari said that Mullah Abdul Salam was injured in a suicide blast a week back.      Full news...


  • January 28, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    700 suicide attempts in 8 months in Afghan province
    BBC News (Translated by RAWA): Doctors in Herat hospital of Herat province say that 700 suicide attempts have been recorded in this hospital from the beginning of the solar year, and 33 of these have resulted in death. The methods used included hanging, taking poison and self-immolation.The most recent case was recorded the night before on Friday (27th January) when a 27-year-old hung himself to death.      Full news...

  • January 26, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Snow, Cold Snap Leave 27 Children Dead In Northern Afghanistan
    RFE/RL: Heavy snowfall and freezing weather has killed 27 children in a remote district of northern Afghanistan, an official says. Fifty centimeters of snow blocked roads in Darzaab in northern Jawzjan Province as temperatures plunged to minus 10 degrees Celsius, district Governor Rahmatullah Hashar said on January 26.      Full news...


  • January 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Domestic Violence Loophole
    Global Voices: Campaigners are calling for the Afghan government to follow through on promises to change parts of Afghanistan’s penal code that they argue actually serves to legimitise violence against women. Article 398 of the Afghan penal code states that a man who sees “his wife or other family members” in a compromising position and kills or injures one or both of them “in order to defend his dignity and respect” will not be prosecuted for violent assault or murder.      Full news...

  • January 16, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Only 72,000 IDPs Resettled Out Of 550,000: MoRR
    TOLOnews.com: Reiterating calls for humanitarian assistance, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) said on Sunday that out of 550,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) registered in the country, only 72,000 of them have been resettled in their regions. This comes amid a harsh winter, with temperatures expected to continue to drop.      Full news...

  • January 15, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Rising Addiction Rates Among Women
    IWPR: Yagana spends her days and nights on the streets of Herat city, begging passersby for money to feed her drug addiction. She doesn’t know her exact age, although thinks she might be around 18 years old. She looks well into her thirties. “When I got married, I was very young, maybe 12 years old,” she told IWPR. “I did all the work around the house and got very tired.      Full news...

  • January 13, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kunduz Probe Confirms Civilian Casualties In Boz Village Battle
    Common Dreams: A U.S. military bombing in Kunduz Province last year killed 33 civilians and wounded 27 others, according to a military investigation that concluded on Thursday. The bombing was not the same one that struck a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in October 2015, which the human rights group said amounted to a war crime, but was part of a firefight waged by American forces during an Afghan operation to arrest Taliban commanders in Buz-e Kandahari in Kunduz in November of last year.      Full news...


  • January 10, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Over 620,000 people displaced by conflict, says UN
    Pulse.ng: Ongoing conflict across different parts of Afghanistan forced over 623,000 people to leave their homes in 2016, according to a UN report published on Tuesday, January 10. At the beginning of 2016, the UN had only expected 250,000 people to be internally displaced in the war-torn country.      Full news...

  • January 9, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Centcom Data: US Airstrikes Rose 40% in Afghanistan in 2016
    Antiwar.com: While a lot of the focus of America’s endless parade of air wars centers on Iraq and Syria, the 15+ year long war in Afghanistan is continuing apace, with the latest Centcom data showing US airstrikes in the country up 40% over the previous year. That’s 1,337 weapons dropped by US forces in Afghanistan in 2016, with no sign the escalation is slowing down.      Full news...

  • January 8, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman Hangs Herself In Parwan Province
    TOLOnews.com: A young woman from Parwan allegedly hanged herself on Friday because of domestic violence she had been forced to endure, officials said Saturday. Abdul Samad Zalmai, head of Parwan’s police anti-crime unit, confirmed the incident and said the women got a divorce one week ago from her husband and hanged herself in her father’s house. Parwan women’s affairs department said that the victim got divorced due to domestic violence.      Full news...

  • January 6, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Despite Ban, Invasive Virginity Tests Remain Prevalent in Afghanistan
    The New York Times: The teenage girl had barely survived an attempted mob lynching in Kabul. The police responded by forcing her to undergo a virginity examination. An unproved accusation of adultery had sent the mob chasing the girl and the young man she had been linked to, and the crowd set fire to the car in which the two were found last July in west Kabul.      Full news...

  • January 1, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Urgent need for more burn centres
    The Killid Group: Burn injuries are very common, but there are simply not enough facilities to treat patients. Shafiqa, 22, talks of her sister who died on the day of her engagement from burn injuries when the “gas balloon” stove of the family exploded. By the time she was rushed from a remote area of Ghazni province to the public Istiqlal Hospital in Kabul, the closest hospital to treat burn patients, she was dead while three others including two sisters-in-law were admitted with serious injuries.      Full news...

  • December 31, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Is Mr. Hartmann serious or joking with our people?
    RAWA.org: One of the outcomes of the US and NATO invasions in other countries, is the installation of the most corrupt figures and forces in power, and promotion of the culture of corruption. In Afghanistan too, after the US and NATO invasion, corruption and bribery has run its roots throughout the puppet government, making Afghanistan one of the most corrupt governments in the world.      Full news...

  • December 30, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Sikh, Hindu Minorities Demand Probe Into Sikh Killing
    RFE/RL: Sikh and Hindu communities in Afghanistan have demanded authorities investigate attacks against members of their communities, after a local Sikh community leader was shot dead in the northern city of Kunduz. Narmang Singh, a shopkeeker also known as Dilsoz, was killed by gunmen on his way to work on December 29, the second deadly attack against members of the Sikh community in Afghanistan since September.      Full news...

  • December 27, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Armed Men Linked with Taliban “Behead” Woman In Sar-e-Pul
    TOLOnews.com: A 30 year old woman was beheaded on Monday evening in Sar-e-Pul province by a group of armed men, local officials said Tuesday. Provincial governor spokesman Zabiullah Amani, confirmed the incident and said that the armed men were linked with Taliban. The incident took place in the remote village of Latti in Sar-e-Pul. Amani said that the women was beheaded because she visited the city alone without her husband.      Full news...


  • December 25, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Haven for drug smugglers
    The Killid Group: The government claims hundreds of arrests and destruction of opium fields but it has not even slightly dented the alarming growth in narcotics trade. An October report of the government and UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime) announced a 43 percent increase in drug production. Last week, the ministry of counter narcotics (under the interior ministry) reported a 95 percent increase in the detection rate.      Full news...


  • December 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Husband Stabs Wife To Death
    TOLOnews.com: A Ghazni man has been arrested on charges of stabbing his wife to death, officials said Wednesday. According to Ghazni police the man beat his wife and attacked her with a knife. She died from injuries sustained during the stabbing, officials said. Ghazni police said the accused, Hamid, was arrested in the Tawohid Abad area of Ghazni city.      Full news...


  • December 10, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ziauddin and Inayatullah, martyred by brutal German forces
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): On November 10, 2016, at 11 pm, there was a huge blast in Mazar city. The blast occurred in front of the German consulate in Mazar Hotel. The blast was so powerful that the debris was scattered to over one kilometer from the area of the incident. Homes and trade centers around the consulate at a distance of 500 meters suffered great damage. The glass windows of many houses in the city were broken. Contrary to reports by the spokespersons of the filthy government, the number of dead stood at 20 with more than 200 people injured.      Full news...

  • December 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Children Targeted by Drug Gangs
    IWPR: Activists and officials in the Afghan province of Herat have warned that rising numbers of children are being recruited to work as drugs mules by local trafficking networks. Street children are particularly vulnerable, amid a massive rise in addiction among minors in the western province.      Full news...



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