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  • July 14, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan-Japan hospital: Toilet paper costs 115 Afs
    (Pajwaok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has spent above eight million afghanis additional amount purchasing medicines, medical equipment and health products at exorbitant rates for the Afghan-Japan Hospital, Pajhwok Afghan News learned reliably on Monday.According to available documents, one IV bag, the original price of which is 65 afs, has been purchased for over 260 afs. In comparison with the market price, the total IV bags consumed 4.2 million afs extra.      Full news...

  • July 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    70-meter wall costs Afghan Embassy $1.8m
    (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Embassy in the United States has reconstructed its boundary wall measuring 70 meters at a cost of around 1,825,839 US dollars after its reconstruction for $88,000 was rejected by the embassy, Pajhwok has learnt. According to information, the wall has been built 20.74 times higher cost than the initial company proposed and each meter-square cost 8,694 US dollars.      Full news...

  • July 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gul Aram’s resistance against Taliban terrorists
    RAWA News: On June 22, 2020, Taliban attack on the Sartagab village in the Paatoyi district of Daikundi province was met with resistance. In the battle, a woman named Gul Aram also took up arms and defended her people against the mercenaries of Pakistan and was wounded in the shoulder.      Full news...

  • July 9, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hunger could kill millions more than Covid-19, warns Oxfam
    The Guardian: Millions of people are being pushed towards hunger by the coronavirus pandemic, which could end up killing more people through lack of food than from the illness itself, Oxfam has warned.Closed borders, curfews and travel restrictions have disrupted food supplies and incomes in already fragile countries, forcing an extra million people closer to famine in Afghanistan and heightening the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, where two-thirds already live in hunger.      Full news...


  • July 7, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Administrative corruption and mismanagement of aids in Afghanistan
    The KHAMA PRESS News Agency: Afghanistan; amid the rampant increase in the COVID-19 cases, faces off its all-weather foe, corruption. the 2018 Transparency International corruption index ranked Afghanistan the 3rd most corrupt country in the world. The shaky system, hit by decades-old war, is not in a position to regulate its retroactive intuitions to contain the pandemic and properly utilize the foreign slash.      Full news...

  • June 18, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School Closures Hurt Even More in Afghanistan
    On May 28, 2020, Human Rights Watch launched a survey to learn more about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on students, parents and caregivers. As of June 6, people in 54 countries had completed the survey; it’s still open here—please fill it out! The following dispatches highlight some of the themes that have come through most strongly, and we’ll keep adding to this page. The survey is helping us identify issues of concern and hear from people experiencing them—any data is not intended to be representative of the experiences of the broader population.      Full news...

  • June 8, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan car blaze deaths prompt fury over mistreatment of refugees in Iran
    The Guardian: Tens of thousands of Afghans have protested on social media against the mistreatment of the refugees. Dozens more have protested on the streets in Kabul and in eastern Nangarhar province, with more demonstrations planned for major cities like London, Washington DC and Toronto in mid-June. A further four people were injured in the incident, and a video later emerged showing one of the passengers in the car pleading for water, saying “I am burning.”      Full news...

  • May 12, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Babies among 16 killed as gunmen attack maternity ward in Kabul
    Al-Jazeera: Gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off an hours-long shootout with the police and killing 16 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and an unspecified number of nurses. An image showed a woman who had been killed lying on the ground still holding tightly to her baby, who a nurse in the unit confirmed to Reuters news agency had survived and had been moved to an intensive care unit at another hospital.      Full news...

  • May 7, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Abdul Baari never returned, his mother: “Iranian border guards have no mercy”
    Etilaat Roz (Translated by RAWA): The sound of crying from a poor hut in the Tanke Maulawi area of Herat has not been silenced for several days. They lost their only breadwinner in an accident. Iranian border guards allegedly threw Afghan refugees into a river after torturing them. Abdul Baari was 19-years-old and gathered his courage to smuggle himself into Iran to find work. Little did he know that he was not to return and his trip would bring back his dead body for his loved ones and a world of grief for his mother.      Full news...

  • May 6, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “They Were Laughing”: Iranian Border Guards Accused Of Torturing, Drowning Afghan Migrants
    RFE/RL: To escape war and poverty, Shah Wali left his village in northwestern Afghanistan in search of a better life in neighboring Iran. As the 28-year-old set off on his journey, he was gripped by fear. Iranian border guards beat, shot at, and even killed Afghan migrants who illegally crossed the border. And even if he reached Iran, he would be subjected to the violence and injustice suffered by many members of Iran’s sizable Afghan community.      Full news...


  • 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...



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