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  • August 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Baghlan Man Beheads His Wife
    TOLOnews.com: A man in northern Baghlan province reportedly beheaded his wife after a court failed to grant her a divorce. The woman, Trina, apparently married her husband nearly a year ago but was so unhappy she filed for a divorce a few months back. According to Trina’s sister: “Trina got married nearly a year back and she was not happy with her marriage and she wanted to break up...      Full news...

  • August 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Before the Massacre by US soldier in Afghanistan: Booze, Steroids, Racism and 'Hands-Off' Leadership in Afghanistan
    ABC News: The American soldier who murdered 16 Afghan civilians was based at an Army post with Special Forces teams immersed in a culture of drugs, booze and casual racism – one not overseen by Special Forces leadership because they chose to take a “hands-off” approach, according to newly released military report. The damning assessment by U.S. military officials came in the aftermath of the 2012 massacre by Sgt. Robert Bales, now serving a life sentence after being convicted in a court-martial of multiple counts of murder.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    12 Killed, Over 60 Injured in Kabul Suicide Car Bombing
    TOLOnews.com: A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 12 people and injuring over 60 others, officials have confirmed. According to Kabir Amiri, head of Kabul Hospitals, 12 people including a foreigner were killed in the attack. In addition, 67 people were injured – of which seven were women and five were children.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-year-old boy raped in Kunduz, culprit held: police
    1TV: A 10-year-old boy is in hospital after being sexually assaulted in northern Kunduz province, police said Thursday adding the culprit was arrested. The culprit man had taken the victim to a house threatening him with knife before he carried out the rape, the provincial police chief said.      Full news...

  • August 14, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl tied to tree and beaten in open court in Afghan Province (Video)
    TOLOnews.com: In a telephonic interview with TOLOnews, Assadullah Khurram, a member of Sar-e-Pul provincial council on Friday reported that a young girl and her father were beaten up by the head of the development council of Balkhab district in Toghi village after being accused of robbery. According to Khurram, the person who claimed his house had been robbed consulted a fortune teller who accused the man and his daughter of being involved in the crime.      Full news...

  • August 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters in Kabul claim carnage was airstrike not suicide attack (PHOTOS)
    PAN: Claiming that the Shah Shaheed incident was not suicide bombing but an airstrike, dozens of protesters on Monday demanded the government thoroughly investigate the carnage and inform the nation about its findings. However, earlier security forces said the incident took place due to vehicle bombing in the locality. Some media outlets also released CCTV footages, showing an explosive-laden truck exploded in the area.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    35 dead, hundreds wounded as multiple bombings rock Kabul (PHOTOS)
    AFP: Multiple bombings rocked Kabul Friday, killing at least 35 people and wounding hundreds more in the first major attacks in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death. The explosions, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with casualties, mark the deadliest day in Kabul since the end of the NATO combat mission in December.      Full news...

  • August 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Conflict: Highest Number of Women, Kids Killed, Wounded on Record
    NBC News: The highest number of women and children on record were killed or wounded by the conflict in Afghanistan during the first six months of the year, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The number of women who died or were injured jumped 23 percent in the six months to June, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) study showed. From January to June, 164 women were killed and 395 were wounded, according to the report.      Full news...



  • July 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deep trauma of life beneath the drones
    News.com.au: When a Western soldier suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, there are doctors and organisations who can help them recover from the heartbreaking legacy of war. When it is someone from Afghanistan, where bombings regularly wreak devastation and tear families apart, you are unlikely to find any assistance, since there is little understanding of mental illness in the country.      Full news...

  • July 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    NATO Airstrike Kills 8 Afghan Troops, Injures 5
    The Associated Press: A NATO airstrike hit two Afghan military checkpoints on Monday in a restive province east of the capital, Kabul, killing at least eight Afghan troops in what an Afghan official describes as an accident due to bad coordination. The early morning strike took place in Logar province’s district of Baraki Barak, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Kabul, according to Afghan provincial army commander Abdul Razaq.      Full news...

  • July 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Achin District Residents Tell of Nightmare Under Daesh (ISIS)
    TOLOnews.com: Residents from Achin district in Nangarhar province - who have escaped the area - say militants associated with Daesh (ISIS) are having a devastating effect on the lives of the locals which has led hundreds of people to flee the area. They say Daesh has imposed major acts of oppression against them and that the security situation in the area is critical.      Full news...

  • July 14, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    30 injured in Afghan mosque blast
    IANS: At least 30 people were injured in a bomb attack that targeted a mosque in Pul-e-Khumri city, capital of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province on Monday evening, the latest in a string of attacks during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, sources said. The attack occurred shortly before evening prayers when the provincial governor and several local officials were distributing food in the mosque’s courtyard.      Full news...

  • July 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    3-year-old boy raped, murdered in Kabul
    TOLOnews.com: A group of civil society activists in northern Balkh province on Monday demanded severe punishment for those alleged to have sexually abused and killed a three-year-old boy named Yunus in Kabul last week. The activists issued a resolution that urged the country’s law enforcement and courts to take action and severely punish the perpetrators of the heinous act, who have yet to be identified.      Full news...

  • July 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan suicide bomb 'kills 33' near former CIA base
    BBC News: A suicide car bomb has killed at least 33 people, mostly women and children, near a military base in Afghanistan, officials say. The bomber detonated explosives at a checkpoint near Camp Chapman, formerly used by the CIA, in eastern Khost province on Sunday. Camp Chapman was the site of one of the worst attacks on the agency in 2009 when a bomber killed seven officials.      Full news...

  • July 11, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reporting rises, also crimes against women
    The Killid Group: Women’s and rights organisations including the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs are reporting that the situation is grim for women across the country. Latifa Sultani, women's rights programme coordinator at the AIHRC, says the situation was bad in insecure provinces but now even the relatively quieter provinces like Kabul, Bamyan, Badghis, Jozjan, Samangan and Takhar are reporting abuse and worse.      Full news...

  • July 8, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Body of Woman Killed By Husband Found in Baghlan Home
    TOLOnews.com: The body of a woman named Tahira allegedly killed by her husband was found at her house in northern Baghlan province this week, local officials said on Wednesday. The Director of Baghlan’s provincial Women’s Affairs Department, Khadija Yaqin, has maintained Tahira was murdered by her spouse. “We urge the security forces to arrest and punish those behind Tahira’s killing,” she told TOLOnews on Wednesday.      Full news...




  • June 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Provincial Lawmaker Detained On Killings, Supplying Arms to Taliban
    TOLOnews.com: Police in northwestern Faryab has detained a former provincial council member accused of killings and supplying arms and ammunition to the Taliban. Angar Tokhi was arrested from his neighbor’s house, chief of Faryab criminal investigation department told TOLOnews. “Angar Tokhi is accused of murders in Almar district,” he said. “Tokhi has also been accused of handing over arms to the insurgents.”      Full news...

  • June 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three Million Children at Risk in Afghanistan
    TOLOnews.com: Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) and the United Nations Children’s Rights and Emergency Relief Organization (UNICEF) on Tuesday marked World Day Against Child Labor. Concerned at the increase in child labor in Afghanistan, UNICEF officials called on government to pay serious attention to this issue and not to ignore the problem.      Full news...

  • June 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Sexual exploitation in Afghanistan
    Daily Times: In a society like Afghanistan, where a man cannot even look at a woman or girl in the cities and towns unless he has entered into a marriage contract with her, the men resort to Bacha Bazi (male-child prostitution). In this sexually repressed country, sections of society partake in unhealthy and abusive sexual relationships. Bacha Bazi is an old tradition in Afghanistan, in which young boys are dressed up as girls and made to perform at private venues.      Full news...


  • June 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Sikhs And Hindus “Being Forced Out Of The Country”
    TOLOnews.com: Afghanistan’s once-thriving Sikh community is dwindling fast as many choose to leave the country of their birth to escape what they say is growing intolerance and discrimination. Once boasting as many as 100,000 members in the 1990s, Afghanistan’s Sikh population, according to community leaders, has dwindled to an estimated 2,500.      Full news...


  • June 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Policeman Left Disabled After Suicide Attack Begs For Help
    TOLOnews.com: Abdul Hadin, who was a member of the Afghan National Police (ANP) before losing a leg in a suicide attack, has blasted government for allegedly ignoring his plight. Hadi, who was left disabled in a Zabul bombing, claims the government has done nothing to help with medical treatment. Hadi who lives in northeastern Badakhshan said he served 13 years in the police force and he is the only breadwinner for his family.      Full news...

  • June 6, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mortar shells killed wedding guests: Ghazni residents
    PAN: Residents on Saturday disputed official claim that seven people, including women and children, were killed on Friday in a roadside bombing, saying the wedding guests fell prey to mortar shells fired by security forces in southern Ghazni province. An official said on Friday the seven persons were killed and another six were injured in a landmine blast that struck a vehicle carrying wedding guests near the provincial capital, Ghazni City.      Full news...

  • June 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Second-Worst Country in Rule of Law: Study
    TOLOnews.com: A new study by World Justice Project (WJP) illustrates Afghanistan is the second-worst country in rule of law after Venezuela topped the list of 102 countries ranked in the report. The U.S.-based non-profit association – which aims to advance rule of law around the world – released the index on Tuesday which was prepared based on responses from 1,000 people in each country and a total of 2,400 experts on how ordinary people see rule of law in their country.      Full news...



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