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  • October 3, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Displaced Afghan Mother Sells Infant to Save Her Ill Daughter
    ToloNews: An Afghan woman displaced from Baghlan province to Kabul due to fighting prior to the fall of Kabul, has sold her one and a half years old infant due to poverty. Living in a tent in Kabul, the mother, Lailuma, said she had no option but to sell her infant to treat her 13-year-old daughter who is sick.      Full news...

  • September 20, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Giving birth under the Taliban
    BBC: In a matter of weeks, the birthing unit Rabia delivered her baby in had been stripped down to its bare basics. She was given no pain relief, no medicine and no food.The hospital sweltered in temperatures topping 43C (109F) - the power had been cut and there was no fuel to work the generators. "We were sweating like we were taking a shower," says Rabia's midwife Abida, who worked tirelessly in darkness to deliver the baby by mobile phone light.      Full news...

  • August 31, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. drone strike in Kabul kills 10 civilians mostly children
    AFP: "The rocket came and hit the car full of kids inside our house," said Aimal Ahmadi. He said 10 members of the family died in the air strike -- including his own daughter and five other children. On Monday, when AFP visited the scene, Aimal was impatiently waiting for other relatives to arrive to help him organise burials for most of his family.      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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...


  • March 17, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing
    DAWN: KABUL: Five women and a child were killed when a bus carrying Afghan government employees was hit by a bomb in the capital, officials said on Tuesday.The blast ripped through the vehicle during evening rush hour in Kabul on Monday, with government ministries giving conflicting casualty figures.      Full news...


  • February 21, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two explosions in Afghanistan kill at least three: Officials
    Aljazeera: Separate bomb explosions in Afghanistan killed at least three people including a child and wounded 20 others on Sunday, Afghan officials said.Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said a roadside bomb targeted a police car, killing the driver and a nearby child. Five other civilians including children were wounded.      Full news...

  • December 20, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 9 dead as car bomb rocks Afghanistan's capital, Kabul
    NBC News: A car bomb blast that rocked Afghanistan's capital Sunday morning killed at least nine people, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry.Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi told reporters at the site of the attack that the attack wounded around 20 other people, including a member of parliament, Khan Mohammad Wardak. Andarabi said the lawmaker was in "good condition."      Full news...

  • December 18, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Blast Kills 15, All Children: Officials
    NDTV: Ghazni: At least 15 children were killed when a motorbike laden with explosives blew up near a religious gathering in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said.The children had gathered at a home in Ghazni province to recite Koran verses, a regular activity on the Islamic holy day of Friday, when the blast happened.Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent months despite the government and the Taliban launching peace talks to end the country's grinding war.      Full news...

  • October 3, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly car bomb in Nangarhar kills 15 civilians including 4 kids
    Aljazeera: At least 15 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack that targeted a government building in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said.There were fears that the death toll could rise after the explosion on Saturday at the entrance of an administrative building that also housed some military facilities in the Ghani Khel district.      Full news...

  • September 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Queen Soraya of Afghanistan: A woman ahead of her time
    ARAB NEWS: LONDON/KABUL: Born in exile, she died in exile. But during the 10 controversial years she spent as queen of Afghanistan, Soraya Tarzi gave the women of her country a tantalizing glimpse of an emancipated future which, a century on, has yet to be fully realized.      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...

  • 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...


  • August 13, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Boys With Brides: Afghanistan’s Untold Dilemma Of Underage Marriages
    RFE/RL: Mohammad Wali was just 12 years old when his widowed mother began arranging his marriage to a 24-year-old woman from their village in Ghazni Province. “I don’t want to be married,” the young Afghan boy is said to have pleaded with his mother. “I just want to play soccer and cricket. I want to go to school.” But his mother insisted on the marriage to ensure that she and Mohammad Wali’s two teenage sisters would not become street beggars...      Full news...


  • July 17, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child suicide bomber kills at least 9, wounds more than a dozen at Afghanistan wedding
    Fox News: As U.S. officials continue in Qatar to negotiate a peace agreement with the Taliban that would bring an end to the stalemate 18-year conflict – miles away in Afghanistan itself – bombings and bloodshed still define daily life On Friday, at least nine people died and more than a dozen injured – according to the BBC – when a child was made to detonate a suicide bomb at a wedding celebration in the eastern province of Nangarhar near the Pakistan border.      Full news...

  • July 1, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan War’s Terrible Toll on Children
    Human Rights Watch: On July 1, a Taliban truck bomb apparently aimed at a Ministry of Defense facility in Kabul blew out the windows of a nearby school, injuring many civilians, including dozens of children. The attack is a grim reminder of the war in Afghanistan’s horrific toll on children. Since 2016, children have accounted for roughly 30 percent of the estimated 11,000 civilian casualties every year in the conflict.      Full news...

  • June 19, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Zero Girl Graduated from Helmand Schools in Last 18 Years
    Ariana News: No single female student has been graduated from high schools in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan during the last 18 years. According to the local officials, even there are no schools for girls in some districts of the province. Ataullah Afghan, a member of the Helmand provincial council said that except the provincial capital and Gerishk district, schools are not open for girls in other districts of the province.      Full news...



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