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  • May 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    26 dead in ongoing siege in Afghanistan
    AP: Taliban gunmen surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound. Napas Khan, the police chief in the Naw Zad district, told The Associated Press by telephone that the insurgents had advanced to within 65 feet of the compound...      Full news...

  • May 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Grenade attack on wedding party leaves 15 hurt
    PAN: Unidentified men lobbed hand grenade on a wedding party in the Ankhoy district of northern Faryab province, leaving 15 persons, with some of them critically wounded, the district chief said on Friday. Sultan Sanjar told Pajhwok Afghan News that the wedding ceremony of the son of Noor Mohammad, director revenue of the district, was attacked with a hand grenade in the Qorghan area.      Full news...

  • May 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    60 percent Afghan workers jobless
    The Killid Group: Sixty percent of Afghan workers are jobless, and those who are employed rarely have the assurance of regular working hours in a safe environment. Maroof Qaderi, the head of the Labour Union of Afghanistan says ILO (International Labour Organisation) and CSO (Central Statistic Office) figures show 12 million people qualify as workers in the country.      Full news...

  • May 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan police officers jailed over woman’s death in mob attack
    The Guardian: Eleven police officers have been sentenced to one year in prison for their role in the mob lynching of a woman in Kabul that caused outrage in Afghanistan and abroad. A primary court judge found the officers guilty of dereliction of duty, while acquitting another eight due to lack of evidence. The verdict has exasperated Afghans who had hoped to see the government make political strides in defence of women’s rights.      Full news...

  • May 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Five killed, more than 43 wounded in deadly Kabul bombing
    Al Jazeera: At least five people have been killed by a bomb in the parking lot of Afghanistan’s justice ministry building in Kabul, according to several officials. Reuters news agency confirmed citing Sediq Sediqqi, spokesperson for the interior ministry, that five people were dead and several more wounded in Tuesday’s blast.      Full news...


  • May 18, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide attack buries the hopes of two young girls
    TOLOnews.com: Two young sisters were among those killed. Relatives of the two girls, who were on their way to school when the attack took place, spoke out on Monday about their plight, pleading for financial assistance in order to pay for a proper funeral for their murdered loved ones.      Full news...

  • May 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Claim Deadly Car Bomb Near Afghanistan Airport
    The Wall Street Journal: The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb that detonated Sunday morning on a crowded road near Afghanistan’s main international airport, hitting a vehicle of the European Union’s police advisory mission and killing three people, Afghan and international officials said. Sediq Sediqqi, the spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Interior, said the explosion occurred on Hawa Shanasi road, a street close to a military entrance to the airport.      Full news...


  • May 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans increasingly frustrated with Ashraf Ghani over security, economy
    Los Angeles Times: Taking office in September, President Ashraf Ghani pledged to fight corruption and end more than a decade of war with the Taliban and its allies. Instead, Ghani’s unity government has faced a series of stiff military and economic challenges that have led to increasing disenchantment after the first peaceful transfer of power in Afghanistan’s modern history.      Full news...

  • May 11, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World review – a lucid account of the longest war
    The Guardian: In November 2008, an Estonian minister by the name of Harri Tiido was being given a tour of Helmand province. Estonians were stationed in Nawzad, which had once been a town of 30,000 people, but was now deserted, “with the two sides dug into first world war-type trenches with their lines 300 yards apart”. After receiving the usual PowerPoint briefing, Tiido was asked by his British hosts if he had any questions: “I have only one,” he said. “What the fuck are we doing here?”      Full news...

  • May 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bamyan Gang Rape Victim Demands Justice
    TOLOnews.com: A 21-year-old girl who was gang raped about a year ago in central Bamyan province has arrived in capital Kabul to demand justice after what she said her call for justice was not listened by the provincial authorities. Bas Gul, resident of Waras district, told TOLOnews that one of the three rapists has been released from the jail.      Full news...

  • May 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Blast in Ghazni Kills Two Children
    TOLOnews.com: At least two children were killed and four other civilians wounded in Ghazni province, officials said Thursday. The provincial acting-governor’s spokesman Shafiq Nang confirmed the incident and said that the blast occurred on Wednesday in Deh Yak district when a civilian vehicle hit by a roadside mine.      Full news...

  • May 6, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    5-year-old boy raped in Faryab
    PAN: An adult has been arrested for allegedly raping a five-year old boy in northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday. Police official Maj. Muhammad Yusuf told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Maimana, the provincial capital and that the alleged rapist had been arrested.      Full news...


  • May 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Claims Responsibilty for Attacks that Kill 18 Afghans
    VOA News: Afghan officials have confirmed at least 16 soldiers are dead and more than a dozen wounded after a Taliban attack in a northeastern border region. An unspecified number of soldiers are missing after the assault late Sunday in the remote Badakhshan province. The Taliban insurgents reportedly seized weapons, several tanks and vehicles.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three Passengers Killed, Two Still Missing in Zabul province
    TOLOnews.com: Three of the five passengers in a car who were kidnapped Thursday evening in southern Zabul have been found dead, acting governor of Zabul told TOLOnews on Saturday. Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri said the bodies were found Saturday morning in Qalat district, provincial capital of Zabul, where the passengers were abducted.      Full news...



  • April 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Forty Years Later, Will the End Games in Iraq and Afghanistan Follow the Vietnam Playbook?
    TomDispatch: If our wars in the Greater Middle East ever end, it’s a pretty safe bet that they will end badly - and it won’t be the first time. The “fall of Saigon” in 1975 was the quintessential bitter end to a war. Oddly enough, however, we’ve since found ways to reimagine that denouement which miraculously transformed a failed and brutal war of American aggression into a tragic humanitarian rescue mission.      Full news...

  • April 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Teen bomber gang-raped in Taliban custody
    TOLOnews.com: A 16-year-old boy who confessed to having been gang-raped by Taliban commanders and forced to carry out a suicide attack has been arrested in Kabul, National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement Sunday. Would-be suicide bomber, Bilal, said that Muzamil, Hijrat (known as Abozar), Tahir and Honzala were the four Taliban commanders who sexually abused him in Bati Kot district of eastern Nangarhar, NDS said.      Full news...


  • April 23, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Cousin of Farah Provincial Council Head Accused of Raping Boy
    TOLOnews.com: The commander of an armed group in Farah has been accused of the kidnap, rape and torture of a 17-year-old boy, said the Afghanistan Human Rights Organization on Thursday. According to the human rights group, the boy was allegedly kidnapped in Farah province by Hamid Bakhto, a relative of the provincial council head.      Full news...

  • April 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman, man killed over ‘sexual relationship’
    PAN: A man shot dead his brother’s wife and another man after accusing them of having a sexual relationship in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province on Monday, police said. Sarobi police chief Col. Mir Salam Adamkhel the incident took place in the centre of the district at around 4pm. The man, Tila Mohammad, shot dead his brother’s wife and another man, Faiz Mohammad, inside his home.      Full news...


  • April 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Solidarity Party of Afghanistan protests against recent bloodshed by Taliban (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) staged a protest in Shahre Naw Park in Kabul today, to defend the blood of the victims of Badakhshan (the brutal killing of more than 30 soldiers by Taliban and ISIS in an attack on a check post), and Mazar (killing of more than 10 people in a courthouse attack by the Taliban), and to demand the freedom of 31 of our compatriots held hostage by the Taliban (in Zabul province).      Full news...

  • April 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s defining fight: Technocrats vs. strongmen
    The Washington Post: A massive portrait of a middle-aged man towers over the Ferris wheel and giant mushrooms at an amusement park here. At night, the image is bathed in an ethereal light, visible from a quarter-mile away. His admirers call him “Ustad,” or “Teacher.” His critics call him the King.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS, Taliban United Behind Attack on ANA in Badakhshan
    TOLOnews.com: Afghan Taliban and foreign militants waving the flag of Daesh are responsible for the deadly ambush on an Afghan National Army (ANA) outpost in northern Badakhshan province this week, TOLOnews’ correspondents on the ground in the province reported on Monday. According to ANA officials in Badakhshan, the failure to repel the ambush, which ultimately resulted in over 20 fatalities, was a result of the central government’s lack of response to requests for greater support resources.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 30 Afghan soldiers killed and beheaded as Taliban storm army posts
    Anadolu Agency: At least 30 Afghan soldiers have been killed, eight of them beheaded, and several others were abducted after militants stormed army checkpoints in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, Afghan officials said Monday. According to Afghan sources, on Friday night, some 200 Afghan and foreign militants launched an assault on army and police checkpoints in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, bordering with China.      Full news...



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