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  • March 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan woman beaten to death by Kabul mob is buried
    Associated Press: An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob has been buried in Kabul, her coffin carried aloft by women’s rights activists. Hundreds of people gathered in the north of the capital for the funeral of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who like many Afghans is known by only one name.      Full news...

  • March 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul cleric under fire for endorsing murder and burning of woman
    Khaama Press: An Afghan cleric Maulavi Ayaz Niazi has been under for publicly endorsing the brutal murder and burning of a woman over alleged burning of holy Quran. Maulavi Niazi endorsed the murder of 27-year-old Farkhunda while speaking among the participants of Friday prayers and a day after she was lynched by Kabul mob.      Full news...

  • March 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Woman Set On Fire, Thrown Into River For Desecrating Quran
    Los Angeles Times: A woman who reportedly burned a copy of the Koran inside a riverside shrine in the Afghan capital was surrounded by an angry crowd, set ablaze and dumped into the chilly waters Thursday evening in a startling act of mob violence. The parents of the 32-year-old woman, who died in the attack, told authorities her name was Farkhunda and that she suffered from mental illness, said Farid Afzal, head of investigations for Kabul police.      Full news...

  • March 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Officials Say Bombings Across Afghanistan Kill at Least 13
    Associated Press: A series of bombings across Afghanistan, including one targeting a police checkpoint in the country’s south, killed at least 13 people Tuesday, authorities said. The day’s deadliest attack targeted the checkpoint on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, killing eight people and wounding 23, said Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor. The dead included six civilians and two police officers, he said.      Full news...



  • March 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl Raped By Mullah in Takhar Pregnant
    TOLOnews.com: The victim of sexual abuse, who was raped by a local mullah in northern Takhar province eight months back, was threatened to not speak, is now eight months pregnant. The 13-year-old victim who does not want to be named, was sent to her local mosque by her family to receive an education in religious studies by the 35 year old mullah who raped her, warning her not her to raise her voice and informing her family of the crime.      Full news...



  • February 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Our Condolences
    The Intercept: An armored vehicle ran over a six-year-old boy’s legs: 11,000 USD. A jingle truck was “blown up by mistake”: 15,000 USD. A controlled detonation broke eight windows in a mosque: 106 USD. A boy drowned in an anti-tank ditch: 1,916 USD. A 10-ton truck ran over a cucumber crop: 180 USD. A helicopter “shot bullets hitting and killing seven cows”: 2,253 USD.      Full news...

  • February 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Prisoner Abuse Still Widespread in Afghanistan, U.N. Says
    The New York Times: The torture and mistreatment of people arrested for conflict-related activities remain widespread in Afghan prisons, the United Nations said in a report released on Wednesday, pointing to a continued challenge for the nation’s new government. The report said that 35 percent of the 790 detainees interviewed from February 2013 to December 2014 claimed to have been subjected to mistreatment, including beatings with pipes, electrical shocks and near asphyxiation.      Full news...

  • February 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thirty Shia Muslims kidnapped in Afghanistan
    AFP: Masked gunmen have abducted 30 Shia Muslim men who were travelling by bus through central Afghanistan, according to local authorities. The men, members of the minority Hazara ethnic group, were taken on Monday evening in Zabul province, on the road between the western city of Herat and Kabul.      Full news...

  • February 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US slaughter in Afghanistan rages on
    WSWS: Less than two months after President Barack Obama announced an end to US combat operations in Afghanistan, top Pentagon officials have made it clear that these murderous operations are not only continuing, they are escalating, while plans for the withdrawal of American troops are being reconsidered. At the end of last year, the American president declared that “the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.”      Full news...

  • February 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence against women on rise in Herat: Officials
    PAN: Officials in western Herat province said that 448 cases of violence against women had been registered with 34 women lost their lives during the past nine months. Efforts by international and locals’ organizations had been intensified to eliminate violence against women in Afghanistan, but the menace against women continued.      Full news...


  • February 18, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans Discuss Trauma of War
    IWPR: Decades of war have had a disastrous effect on Afghans’ mental health, according to panellists in a series of IWPR-organised debates. At one event held on February 1 at the women’s affairs department in the Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, Dr Hanifa Yusufi noted that decades of conflict had had a profound impact, especially on women and young children.      Full news...


  • February 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    4250 Cases of Violence Against Women in Nine Months: AIHRC
    TOLOnews.com: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Monday announced that more than 4,250 cases of violence against women have been recorded in the past nine months. A number of analysts have said that the main factor behind the growing issue of violence against women is the non-implementation of law.      Full news...


  • February 14, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    8-Month Pregnant Woman Loses Child After Beaten by Mullah
    TOLOnews.com: An eight-month pregnant mother lost her child after she was severely beaten by a Mullah who believed to be an exorcist in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz. The newly-wed woman, who requested her name not be revealed, said the Mullah named Dost Mohammad claimed that she was possessed after her husband’s family took her to him for a ritual treatment, when all she was suffering from was low blood pressure.      Full news...

  • February 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US reportedly increases secret raids inAfghanistan
    FoxNews.com: U.S. Special Forces soldiers and their Afghan allies have undertaken an increasing number of night raids targeting Taliban and Al Qaeda militants, despite Washington formally declaring an end to combat operations late last year, according to a published report. The New York Times reports that the increased raids are partially the result of intelligence seized in October of last year...      Full news...


  • February 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Heavily pregnant woman gang-raped in Jawzjan
    PAN: A heavily pregnant woman, a policeman’s wife, was gang-raped by five men in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday, as the victim threatened to commit suicide. A relative of the 17-year-old woman told Pajhwok Afghan News she was only a month away from giving birth when five men rapped her last night in Shiberghan, the provincial capital.      Full news...

  • February 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2014 was the bloodiest year of the war in Afghanistan — for Afghans
    PRI: America may be done with the war in Afghanistan, but Afghanistan itself isn’t anywhere close to peaceful yet. In fact, as Afghan forces took over security in the country throughout 2014, more Afghan soldiers died than during any other year of the war. Some 5,000 members of the Afghan security forces were killed in 2014. That’s more than the US lost in all 13 years of combat operations. In addition, more than 3,000 Afghan civilians were killed.      Full news...

  • February 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IS fighters enter local houses and break TVs and tape-recorders
    PAN: The administrative chief for Charkh district in central Logar province on Monday said Islamic State (IS) militants had killed a Taliban commander and ordered residents to stop watching TV programmes. Khalilullah Kamal told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban commander was killed in an early morning clash between the two groups in the main district bazaar.      Full news...

  • January 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Highways, route to death
    The Killid Group: Travellers on many of Afghanistan’s roads are never sure of reaching their destinations. Armed groups routinely rob and also kill passengers in buses and other vehicles. According to eyewitness accounts, travellers on the busy Kabul to Kandahar highway are attacked even in the day time. Security forces are not able to provide every vehicle with armed escorts.      Full news...

  • January 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nesh police using civilian homes as checkpoints
    PAN: Residents of the Nesh district of southern Kandahar province on Thursday claimed police had established check-posts in their houses, but refused to pay rent. Abdul Rahman, who lives in Dara-i-Noor village, said police had long been using homes of residents as their posts without paying rent. In addition, police asked locals for firewood and money.      Full news...

  • January 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Media Under Attack
    Human Rights Watch: Violence and threats against Afghanistan’s journalists by the government and security forces are increasing, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These attacks put at risk the gains in media freedom in Afghanistan since 2001. The 48-page report, “‘Stop Reporting or We’ll Kill Your Family’: Threats to Media Freedom in Afghanistan,” documents harassment, intimidation, and attacks on journalists...      Full news...

  • January 18, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insecurity displaces hundreds of Kunduz families
    PAN: Residents of Khanabad district of northeastern province of Kunduz claimed hundreds of families in their area displaced due to increased insecurity, claiming their houses were looted by illegal armed individuals. Heavy clashes between illegal armed individuals and militants over the past four days left four armed men and eight rebels dead and 20 others wounded.      Full news...



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