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  • March 23, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Former Defence Minister Wayne Mapp says civilian deaths in Afghanistan were “an accident”
    Stuff: Former Defence Minister Wayne Mapp has called the killing of civilians in an Afghanistan raid involving the New Zealand SAS “an accident”, and said soldiers had not committed a war crime. Authors Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson launched their book, Hit and Run, on Tuesday night, which alleges that elite New Zealand troops in Afghanistan were involved in a botched raid which killed six civilians, including a 3-year-old girl, in two isolated villages.      Full news...

  • March 22, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Seven-Year-Old Badakhshan Girl Raped
    TOLOnews.com: Badakhshan residents have slammed local police for not having arrested the man who allegedly raped a seven-year-old Faizabad girl earlier this week. The incident reportedly took place on Monday when the suspect raped the child in her home. The man allegedly entered the girl’s house while she was home alone and then tied her up and raped her.      Full news...

  • March 21, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: Conditions in Afghanistan Deteriorating, Kids at Great Risk
    VOA: The United Nations reports humanitarian conditions in Afghanistan are deteriorating, with children at great risk of dying at an early age from lack of health care and proper nutrition. The United Nations reports 9.3 million people in Afghanistan will need humanitarian assistance this year. The world body has appealed for 550 million USD to support 5.6 million of the most vulnerable people.      Full news...

  • March 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Horror at Kabul’s military hospital
    BBC News: In the Afghan capital, Kabul, there’s still widespread shock and anger at the brutal militant attack last week on the city’s main military hospital. The authorities have acted swiftly, sacking the deputy interior minister and arresting 24 hospital and military officials, including an army general. But for many Kabul residents it feels too little, too late. A local man interviewed on the street this week by state TV spoke for many.      Full news...

  • March 6, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Attacks on Afghan hospitals hit children the hardest
    IRIN: An Afghan father recently described how his 15-year-old son lost both feet after stepping on a mine. He couldn’t get proper care in Kunduz City – the only trauma centre there had been destroyed – so he took a taxi more than 200 miles to Kabul. By the time his son received treatment, it was too late.      Full news...

  • March 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    8 Civilians Killed Over 22 Injured in Farah Province
    The Killid Group: Officials in Farah reported that over 31 civilians including women and children were killed and injured during clashes between Afghan security forces and armed anti-government oppositions. Hakim Rasouli, head physician at Farah civil hospital, said that they were killed and injured yesterday afternoon in Todnak area of Balabolok district.      Full news...

  • March 2, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Boys Sold for Sex in Afghan Province
    IWPR: The majestic blue-tiled Hazrat e-Ali mosque complex in the centre of Mazar e-Sharif serves as a recreational space as well as a place of worship for many of the city’s residents. But Ahmad Javed, (not his real name), lounging on a chair near the public toilets, was there for business. The 15-year-old was waiting for customers looking for sex at the shrine, revered as the burial place of Ali, the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad.      Full news...

  • February 20, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Woman Gang-Raped After Fleeing Abusive Husband: Report
    Newsweek: A 20-year-old Afghan woman was allegedly gang-raped after escaping violence in her home, according to local media. The woman, a newlywed, was lured by a group of men and encouraged to elope with one of them after fleeing domestic violence perpetrated by her new husband, Afghan news outlet Khaama Press reports. The incident took place in northeastern Takhar province amid a surge in violence in the country over the past year.      Full news...

  • February 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Surely, conviction will deter this crime
    The Killid Group: Human rights activists want the police and security forces to deliver to the law the perpetrators of violence against women. Sima Samar, head of AIHRC (Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission) says, “If police do not help as much there can be no justice. We (human rights organisations) only monitor the situation.” Suraya Sobhrang of AIHRC says 3,000 cases of violence against women have been reported.      Full news...

  • February 14, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mob Kills Eloped Lovers After Storming Afghan Police Station
    The New York Times: An armed mob that included relatives of a young woman who had eloped with her lover stormed a police station holding the couple in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, then dragged the lovers off and killed them, officials and witnesses said. The mob wounded three police officers, one of them seriously, the officials and witnesses said Sunday and Monday in providing accounts of the couple’s violent deaths, often called honor killings.      Full news...

  • February 13, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Officials Confirmed 22 Killed in US Air Strikes in Helmand
    The Killid Group: Afghan officials confirmed killing of 22 members of two families in foreign forces’ airstrikes in Sangen district of Helmand. US and Afghan forces targeted the area last Friday and asserted that armed anti-government militants fired bullets on them from the area. Later, tribal elders reported of civilian casualties in the airstrikes, a claim which was rejected by local officials.      Full news...

  • February 12, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Depression Rampant Among Afghan Women
    IWPR: The razor scars on 18-year-old Leila’s hands and neck bear witness to her past attempts at suicide. The Herat teenager told IWPR that she had become deeply depressed after her marriage to a 45-year-old man. “I married a much older man because of my parents,” she said. “Later, I realised that this was not what I wanted. I was controlled and banned from going anywhere, and his interference in every little detail of my life became unbearable...      Full news...

  • February 7, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: More than 900 children killed in Afghanistan in 2016
    The Associated Press: More than 900 children were killed in Afghanistan's conflict last year, the United Nations said Monday, calling it the most violent year for children since it started keeping records. The U.N. mission said the nearly 25 per cent increase in child deaths from the previous year was largely caused by mines and munitions left over from decades of conflict. It documented a 66 per cent increase in such deaths in 2016.      Full news...

  • February 5, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans Debate Role of Local Militia
    IWPR: A profusion of local militias in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan are presenting a serious threat to security, according to participants in a recent IWPR debate. The situation is further complicated by the semi-legal status of some of the armed groups, recruited by the government to try and help keep order.      Full news...


  • January 28, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    700 suicide attempts in 8 months in Afghan province
    BBC News (Translated by RAWA): Doctors in Herat hospital of Herat province say that 700 suicide attempts have been recorded in this hospital from the beginning of the solar year, and 33 of these have resulted in death. The methods used included hanging, taking poison and self-immolation.The most recent case was recorded the night before on Friday (27th January) when a 27-year-old hung himself to death.      Full news...

  • January 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Domestic Violence Loophole
    Global Voices: Campaigners are calling for the Afghan government to follow through on promises to change parts of Afghanistan’s penal code that they argue actually serves to legimitise violence against women. Article 398 of the Afghan penal code states that a man who sees “his wife or other family members” in a compromising position and kills or injures one or both of them “in order to defend his dignity and respect” will not be prosecuted for violent assault or murder.      Full news...

  • January 13, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kunduz Probe Confirms Civilian Casualties In Boz Village Battle
    Common Dreams: A U.S. military bombing in Kunduz Province last year killed 33 civilians and wounded 27 others, according to a military investigation that concluded on Thursday. The bombing was not the same one that struck a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in October 2015, which the human rights group said amounted to a war crime, but was part of a firefight waged by American forces during an Afghan operation to arrest Taliban commanders in Buz-e Kandahari in Kunduz in November of last year.      Full news...

  • January 9, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Centcom Data: US Airstrikes Rose 40% in Afghanistan in 2016
    Antiwar.com: While a lot of the focus of America’s endless parade of air wars centers on Iraq and Syria, the 15+ year long war in Afghanistan is continuing apace, with the latest Centcom data showing US airstrikes in the country up 40% over the previous year. That’s 1,337 weapons dropped by US forces in Afghanistan in 2016, with no sign the escalation is slowing down.      Full news...

  • January 8, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman Hangs Herself In Parwan Province
    TOLOnews.com: A young woman from Parwan allegedly hanged herself on Friday because of domestic violence she had been forced to endure, officials said Saturday. Abdul Samad Zalmai, head of Parwan’s police anti-crime unit, confirmed the incident and said the women got a divorce one week ago from her husband and hanged herself in her father’s house. Parwan women’s affairs department said that the victim got divorced due to domestic violence.      Full news...

  • January 6, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Despite Ban, Invasive Virginity Tests Remain Prevalent in Afghanistan
    The New York Times: The teenage girl had barely survived an attempted mob lynching in Kabul. The police responded by forcing her to undergo a virginity examination. An unproved accusation of adultery had sent the mob chasing the girl and the young man she had been linked to, and the crowd set fire to the car in which the two were found last July in west Kabul.      Full news...

  • December 30, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Sikh, Hindu Minorities Demand Probe Into Sikh Killing
    RFE/RL: Sikh and Hindu communities in Afghanistan have demanded authorities investigate attacks against members of their communities, after a local Sikh community leader was shot dead in the northern city of Kunduz. Narmang Singh, a shopkeeker also known as Dilsoz, was killed by gunmen on his way to work on December 29, the second deadly attack against members of the Sikh community in Afghanistan since September.      Full news...

  • December 27, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Armed Men Linked with Taliban “Behead” Woman In Sar-e-Pul
    TOLOnews.com: A 30 year old woman was beheaded on Monday evening in Sar-e-Pul province by a group of armed men, local officials said Tuesday. Provincial governor spokesman Zabiullah Amani, confirmed the incident and said that the armed men were linked with Taliban. The incident took place in the remote village of Latti in Sar-e-Pul. Amani said that the women was beheaded because she visited the city alone without her husband.      Full news...



  • December 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Husband Stabs Wife To Death
    TOLOnews.com: A Ghazni man has been arrested on charges of stabbing his wife to death, officials said Wednesday. According to Ghazni police the man beat his wife and attacked her with a knife. She died from injuries sustained during the stabbing, officials said. Ghazni police said the accused, Hamid, was arrested in the Tawohid Abad area of Ghazni city.      Full news...


  • December 10, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ziauddin and Inayatullah, martyred by brutal German forces
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): On November 10, 2016, at 11 pm, there was a huge blast in Mazar city. The blast occurred in front of the German consulate in Mazar Hotel. The blast was so powerful that the debris was scattered to over one kilometer from the area of the incident. Homes and trade centers around the consulate at a distance of 500 meters suffered great damage. The glass windows of many houses in the city were broken. Contrary to reports by the spokespersons of the filthy government, the number of dead stood at 20 with more than 200 people injured.      Full news...

  • November 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Horrific Cases of Women Abuse in Afghanistan
    Daily Times: The three-decades-long civil war in Afghanistan caused chronic poverty, unemployment, destruction, and mass migration. The US and NATO invasion in 2001 further added to the pain of civilians who then became a victim of drone attacks, Taliban, IS, and local warlords atrocities. All these misadventures have caused starvation and diseases, which forced poor Afghan parents to sell their daughters for bread, fuel, debt settlement, and other necessities.      Full news...

  • November 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Kabul mosque suicide attack kills dozens
    BBC News: A suicide bomber has killed at least 27 people at a Shia Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Many more were wounded in the blast at an annual Shia ceremony at the Baqir ul Olum mosque in the west of the city. The attacker arrived on foot and blew himself up among worshippers inside.      Full news...



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