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  • May 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civil war, poverty and now the virus: Afghanistan stands on the brink
    The Guardian: The main hospital in Zabul, southern Afghanistan, was abandoned after a Taliban attack last September destroyed most of the building and killed nearly 40 people. But when coronavirus slipped into the province this spring, desperate health authorities, casting around for ways to fight this new enemy, settled on its shattered remains. †††††Full news...

  • April 28, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Women with Disabilities Face Systemic Abuse
    Human Rights Watch: Afghan women and girls with disabilities face high barriers, discrimination, and sexual harassment in accessing government assistance, health care, and schools, Human Rights Watch said today. The 31-page report, “‘Disability Is Not Weakness’: Discrimination and Barriers Facing Women and Girls with Disabilities in Afghanistan,” details the everyday barriers that Afghan women and girls with disabilities face in one of the world’s poorest countries. †††††Full news...

  • April 27, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN documents 533 civilian casualties in Afghanistan
    Anadolu Agency: Amid growing calls for a cease-fire, the UN mission in Afghanistan on Monday revealed that raging violence in the war-torn country has killed 533 civilians including over 150 children, in the first quarter of 2020. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the toll highlighted the urgent need for all parties of the conflict to do more to protect civilians from harm, especially in view of the looming threat posed by the novel coronavirus. †††††Full news...

  • April 23, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Op-Ed: 75 percent of US veterans polled want withdrawal from Afghanistan
    Digital Journal: Nearly 75 percent of US veterans and almost 70 percent of their family members support a full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, a new poll released Wednesday by a conservative activist group shows. The US has about 13,600 troops in Afghanistan. It has already started withdrawing some under an agreement with the Taliban. Within 135 days they are to withdraw down to 8,600. †††††Full news...

  • April 22, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills four civilians in Afghanistan
    IANS: Four Afghan civilians were killed when a vehicle they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb in eastern Ghazni province, provincial government spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. “The incident occurred in Peerka locality of Khogyani district on Tuesday night. The district police officials were trying to find and notify the next of kin of the victims,” spokesman Harif Noori told Xinhua. †††††Full news...

  • April 22, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Next War
    The New York Times: One Wednesday in March, 11,627 people crossed the Iranian border into the Afghan province of Herat. A sea of young men formed outside an immigration center that could accommodate only 300 people at a time. Some carried backpacks, others large sacks overstuffed with their belongings. One carried a child’s bicycle, another a string instrument. One had just two blankets folded under his arm, another a canary in a cage. †††††Full news...

  • April 21, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Among “Deadliest Countries” for Reporters: RSF
    TOLOnews.com: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) dropped Afghanistan from 121st to 122nd place in its newly-released 2020 Press Freedom Index, calling Afghanistan Pakistan, Philippines and Bangladesh the “world’s deadliest countries for journalists and bloggers.” RSF in its report mentioned concerns that press freedom, along with other freedoms, “could be sacrificed in the course of international efforts to restore peace in Afghanistan.” †††††Full news...

  • April 16, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped the war in Afghanistan
    Vox: The Taliban in Afghanistan signed a peace agreement with the United States on February 29 and stopped attacking American forces there. But there’s no peace agreement between the Taliban and the Afghan government — which means fighting between the two has continued unabated, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. †††††Full news...

  • April 10, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban kill five central bank workers in western Afghanistan
    TOLOnews.com (Translated by RAWA): Abdul Wahid Walizada, spokesperson of Herat police said that these workers were abducted and eventually killed by the Taliban in the Ahmadabad village of Kohsan district when they were coming back to Herat city from Islam Qala. Mr. Walizada added that these workers had left for the city without informing the police. †††††Full news...

  • April 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Weakened ISIL’s sectarian agenda exacts heavy toll in Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: Mohammed Sharif sits in a tiny visitor’s room inside a prison run by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security [NDS], in the capital Kabul. A member of the Islamic State of the Khorasan Province (ISKP), an ISIL (ISIS) affiliate, Sharif, 21, spent the last eight months in prison after he was captured during a raid in Kabul. †††††Full news...

  • March 26, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Solidarity for Sikhs after Afghanistan massacre
    Al Jazeera: The sounds of cries - some loud, many stifled - fill the halls of the Karte Parwan Gurudwara, one of only three remaining places of worship for the small Afghan Sikh and Hindu community in the capital of Afghanistan. Some of the muffled wailing spills onto the streets of the Karte Parwan area, once home to a large number of Afghan Sikhs who lived in harmony with the Muslim-majority population in pre-conflict Afghanistan. †††††Full news...

  • March 21, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan- Daikundi women drug addicts want treatment
    (MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) NEILI (Pajhwok): A number of drug-addicted women info-icon , who have been living with addicted men in ruined places of Neili, the capital of central Daikunid, province, say the government should facilitate their treatment so they return to normal life. According to statistics with the Public Health info-icon Department, 25,000 men and 10,000 women and children are addicted to different types of drugs in the province. †††††Full news...

  • March 6, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gunmen Kill Dozens at Event Attended by Afghan Politicians
    The New York Times: KABUL, Afghanistan — Two gunmen opened fire on a crowded event in Kabul attended by the opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah on Friday, and officials said at least 32 civilians were killed and dozens wounded. The attackers struck Afghanistan’s capital less than a week after the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement aimed at ending the 18-year-old war. †††††Full news...

  • February 28, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Armed robbers brutally killed an Afghan woman in Kabul city
    The KHAAMA PRESS: A Hindu woman who lived alone in a highly secured area of Kart-e-Parwan, a place in PD4 of Kabul city, where many high government officials and politicians live, was killed in a ferocious way by armed robbers on Thursday night. The robbers looted the money and jewelry of the lady after they killed her. †††††Full news...

  • February 26, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul killings highlight rising drug addiction in Afghanistan
    ALJAZEERA: Kabul, Afghanistan - For the residents of Qalai Muslim, a small mountainside community on the edges of the capital city of Kabul, the evening of February 15 began like any other. As the sun set and the cold winter air filled the mud and brick homes that line the neighbourhood’s unpaved roads, the residents closed their shops and prepared for dinner. †††††Full news...

  • February 12, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Sexual Assaults Go Unpunished
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: (New York) – Two recent cases in Afghanistan highlight the failure of authorities to prosecute sexual assault implicating powerful people, Human Rights Watch said today. The Afghan government should take immediate steps to provide justice, support victims, and protect witnesses. †††††Full news...

  • January 28, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Record 7,423 US bombs dropped in Afghanistan in 2019: Report
    Aljazeera: US forces in Afghanistan dropped a record number of bombs last year, more than at any other time in at least 10 years, according to the US Air Force.The US has dropped 7,423 bombs on targets in Afghanistan in 2019, marking a rise from the 7,362 munitions dropped in 2018, US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) said in a report released on Monday. †††††Full news...

  • January 15, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan religious clerk warns to punish women who disregard Islamic Hijab
    An Afghan religious clerk in western Herat province has started a widespread campaign, urging women to wear Islamic Hijab – a large headscarf – and has ordered his followers to punish those who disregard it. Mujeeb Rahman Ansari, a popular Islamic extremist and a religious clerk in the western Herat province installed dozens of billboards and signboards around the city, targeting Afghan women, urging them to wear Islamic Hijab. †††††Full news...

  • December 26, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Afghanistan Papers Are a Case Study in Colonial Propaganda
    Truthdig: In an earlier article (FAIR.org, 12/18/19) regarding the Washington Post’s Afghanistan Papers (12/9/19), I discussed how the Post’s exposť also exposed the Post as one of the primary vehicles US officials use to spread their lies, and why it’s impossible for corporate media outlets like the Post to raise more substantive questions about the deceptive nature of US foreign policy. †††††Full news...

  • December 20, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    From Vietnam to Afghanistan, all US governments lie
    The Conversation: The Washington Post has, after more than two years of investigation, revealed that senior foreign policy officials in the White House, State and Defense departments have known for some time that the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan was failing. Interview transcripts from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, obtained by the Post after many lawsuits, show that for 18 years these same officials have told the public the intervention was succeeding. †††††Full news...


  • October 24, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    How Pakistan Has Won the War in Afghanistan (America Lost)
    Yahoo News: The U.S. war in Afghanistan is winding down, and Pakistan has won. The basic outline of the agreement negotiated by U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is nothing new: The United States withdraws its forces in exchange for a Taliban pledge not to associate with terrorism or allow Afghanistan to be used as a safe-haven for terror groups. †††††Full news...


  • September 25, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Australian troops accused of war crimes in Afghanistan
    WSWS: An episode of Channel Nine’s “60 Minutes” program on Sunday night featured new details of alleged war crimes committed by Australian Special Forces (SAS) soldiers in Afghanistan. The allegations included testimony from whistleblowers within the organisation and comments from Afghan civilians whose relatives were murdered. The program followed †††††Full news...


  • September 24, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mass Killings In Afghanistan Are Acts of White Supremacy
    Common Dreams: An American white nationalist killed over 30 people recently. The victims, all brown, had full lives; children, loved ones, and years, full of plans, ahead of them. But then they were incinerated. Worst of all, they were murdered while Afghan.The deaths were noted in the press, and one Democrat running for president even acknowledged their passing. †††††Full news...

  • September 24, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Russia accuses US of transferring Daesh to northern Afghanistan
    Amn New: US special services are involved in transferring Daesh* militants to northern regions of Afghanistan with the aim of destabilising the situation on the borders with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Sergey Beseda, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service’s international relations department, said on Monday. †††††Full news...

  • September 23, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Inside Afghanistan: Nearly Half of Afghan Women Want to Leave
    Gallup: In less than a week, millions of Afghans will likely head to the polls to elect their next president, but record numbers of them -- including nearly half of Afghan women -- would rather be someplace else and leave their war-torn country permanently if they could. Gallup surveys show that life in Afghanistan in 2018 was, on many levels, worse than at any point in the past decade. †††††Full news...

  • September 23, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    40 civilians, including children, reported killed in Afghan commando strike
    The New York Times: Government officials in the southern Afghan province of Helmand said on Monday that as many as 40 civilians, including children, may have been killed during a government commando raid on an insurgent stronghold the night before. Accounts from the scene were fragmentary and contradictory, typical of violent clashes in which civilians are reported killed in remote areas late at night. †††††Full news...



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