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  • April 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul Attack Kills Dozens, Including Women and Children
    Common Dreams: At least 28 people are dead and hundreds are wounded after a suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday morning. The Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility for what Reuters called “the most deadly single attack in the Afghan capital since 2011.”      Full news...

  • April 17, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Rape and brutal murder of 6-year-old Afghan girl in Iran sparks anger
    Khaama Press: A horrific report has emerged from Iran regarding the brutal murder of a 6-year-old Afghan girl who was initially raped by a teenage Iranian. The brutal murder of the girl, Setayish Quraishi, has sparked anger both in Afghanistan and outside, with the local media reports in Iran saying the perpetrator was a 17-year-old Iranian national.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl Seeks Divorce After Being Married At 12 To 60-Year-Old
    TOLOnews.com: An 18-year-old girl who was forced to marry a 60-year-old man at the age of 12 has said she wants a divorce. The Balkh teenager, from Zari district, said that six years ago her family forced her to marry the man. She said she no longer wants to live with him and instead wants a divorce. Samargul claims she is also a victim of domestic violence and has been beaten and tortured over the years.      Full news...

  • April 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Families of 17 Afghans killed in US drone raids seek probe
    Al Jazeera: Relatives and tribal elders in southeastern Afghanistan are demanding an investigation into the killing of 17 people by US drones this week, claiming that the air strikes hit civilians, not members of armed groups. US army officials said on Thursday that two air strikes in Paktika province, near the Pakistani border, had only targeted fighters, without any evidence of civilian casualties.      Full news...

  • April 1, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan parliamentarian wanted for rape of Peshawar dancer
    Dawn.com: City police are hunting a man accused of raping an 18-year-old dancer after inviting her to perform at his residence in Peshawar. The suspect is believed to be a member of the Afghan parliament. A First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Hayatabad Police Station on the victim's complaint.      Full news...

  • March 29, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-Year-Old Allegedly Married Off After Being Kidnapped
    TOLOnews.com: A Kapisa family have appealed for assistance and justice after a group of armed men allegedly stole their 10-year-old daughter and reportedly married her off to a 30-year-old man. The family, from Najrab district in Kapisa, said the incident happened four months ago when 10 armed men attacked their house and forcibly removed their daughter.      Full news...

  • March 23, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Virginity tests: Sexual Assault in the Name of Science in Afghanistan
    HRW: Each year, dozens or even hundreds of women and girls in Afghanistan are subjected to invasive, humiliating, and sometimes painful vaginal and rectal exams in the name of “science.” These so-called virginity exams are not just demeaning – they constitute sexual assault and are often used as evidence against women in court for the “crime” of zina, or sex outside of marriage.      Full news...

  • March 18, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Weak Penalties for Afghan Hospital Bombing Insult Victims’ Families
    Sputnik: On Thursday, Department of Defense spokesman Christopher Sherwood told Sputnik that US service members associated with an attack on a Doctors Without Borders medical facility in Kunduz were suspended and referred for administrative action. “For good reason the victims’ family members will see this as both an injustice and an insult: the US military investigated itself and decided no crimes had been committed,” Human Rights Watch Senior Researcher Patricia Gossman stated in a post on Thursday.      Full news...


  • March 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    HRW: Afghanistan’s Legal System Fails Farkhunda, Again
    HRW: It’s a bitter irony that the latest blow to justice for Farkhunda Malikzada occurred on the eve of International Women’s Day. This week, Afghanistan’s Supreme Court granted significant sentence reductions to 13 men convicted of Farkhunda’s brutal murder in March 2015. The men were part of a mob that beat Farkhunda to death in broad daylight in central Kabul while police stood by and watched.      Full news...

  • February 27, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 25 people killed in two separate suicide attacks (PHOTOS)
    BBC News: A suicide bombing near the defence ministry in the Afghan capital of Kabul has killed at least 12 people, the government says. A spokesperson told the BBC that 10 of the dead were civilians, and that eight people were injured. The Taliban has said it carried out the attack, which happened as offices closed for the day. Earlier, an attack near a market in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar killed at least 13 people, officials said.      Full news...

  • February 25, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Will probe of “executions” at Afghan clinic bring justice?
    IRIN: Both Afghanistan’s government and NATO are investigating an Afghan special forces raid on a clinic in which three people were said to have been executed, including a teenage boy. But Afghanistan and NATO have a history of impunity in such cases, casting doubt on whether the investigations will reveal the truth and bring accountability.      Full news...

  • February 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dark Days For Afghan Women’s Rights
    IWPR: Women in the eastern province of Nangarhar are increasingly falling victim to summary justice procedures, according to speakers at an IWPR-organised debate in provincial capital Jalalabad. The event heard that tribal courts operating in the province, particularly in more remote areas, often meted out brutal punishments to vulnerable women, including stoning, mutilation, beating and forced marriage.      Full news...

  • February 14, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties Hit New High in 2015
    VOA: The United Nations said Sunday Afghan hostilities left more than 3,500 civilians dead and nearly 7,500 others wounded in 2015, an increase of four percent in civilian casualties from the previous year. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the number of civilian casualties during 2015 were the highest recorded since it began its systematic documentation of civilian casualties in 2009.      Full news...

  • February 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Endless US War and Occupation of Afghanistan
    thepeoplesvoice.org: Four weeks post 9/11, Washington launched naked aggression on Afghanistan, a country posing it no threat. Planners had endless war and permanent occupation in mind - an imperial scheme planned months in advance, the 9/11 mother of all US false flags the phony pretext.      Full news...

  • February 10, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pregnant woman jumps from four-storey building in Herat
    Khaama Press: In an attempt of suicide, a pregnant woman has jumped from a four-storey building in western Herat province of Afghanistan. The woman who has severely hurt herself is now in Herat Regional Hospital. Doctors say the baby had already died before the woman was brought to them.      Full news...

  • February 8, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Reportedly Execute Afghan Woman For Adultery
    RFE/RL: Afghan officials say a woman has been executed after being accused of adultery in a remote Taliban-controlled village in the western province of Ghor. Abdul Hai Khatibi, a provincial government spokesman, said on February 8 that the execution was carried out in the remote Taliban-controlled village of Zanu on February 5.      Full news...

  • February 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Security worse than yesterday
    The Killid Group: Power supply lines from Uzbekistan to Kabul shut down after pylons in Baghlan were sabotaged in two attacks, which the government has blamed on Taleban. As the Afghan capital plunged into darkness, there are growing fears about the future.      Full news...

  • February 4, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    5-year-old child raped in Bamyan province
    Khaama Press: At least two suspects have been arrested in connection to the rape case of a 5-year-old child in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan. According to the local security officials, the incident involving rape of the 5-year-old child took place late on Saturday night. Provincial police chief Abdul Mubeen Izadyar said the rape case unveiled after the child was admitted to the provincial hospital for the treatment.      Full news...

  • January 24, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan female lawmaker glorifies Taliban attack on journalists that killed 8, injured 25
    RAWA News: A female Afghan lawmaker, Homa Sultani, glorified a gruesome attack carried out against Afghan journalists by the Taliban on her official Facebook account, stating: “I am thankful to God Almighty that an attack by a devotee killed a number of filthy bastards of the US … May God accept the martyrdom of this devotee and grant him a place in Paradise… and place these filthy, illegitimate creations of the US and other Kuffar (non-Muslims) in the lowest of Hell… Amen”      Full news...

  • January 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hard to find evidence of justice
    The Killid Group: In Badghis, a nine-year-old girl was sexually attacked by 11 men including four policemen. Fareed Akhizai, head of Badghis provincial council, says the incident was in Jowand. “The girl’s father is dead. Armed men forcibly gave her in matrimony for 750,000 Afs (10,900 USD)after she was sexually harassed. The mother and grandmother came to the Badghis capital to complain to the police commandant and provincial council,” says Akhizai.      Full news...

  • January 18, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Man cuts off his wife’s nose in Faryab before fleeing to Taliban-held area
    Khaama Press: A man has escaped to a Taliban-held area after cutting off his wife’s nose in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, local officials said Monday. Provincial police chief Syed Aqa Andarabi said the incident took place late on Sunday in Ghormach district. He said an investigation has been launched with preliminary reports suggesting the man committed the crime due to family issues.      Full news...

  • January 14, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Badghis Taliban execute man in public on adultery charges
    Afghannews.com.af: Taliban have publically executed a man on adultery charges in northwestern Badghis province. The incident took place in Nakhjiristan area of Qadis District earlier this week after reportedly a Taliban desert-court announced the punishment to Abdul Ahad, the man killed. Mirza Ali, Governor of Qadis while confirming the incident said that Abdul Ahad was shot dead by Taliban two days before.      Full news...

  • January 10, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Poll: 82 percent of Afghan youths concerned of poverty, unemployment
    Khaama Press: The majority of Afghan youths have picked deteriorating economic situation among the top challenges they face, putting aside the political and security challenges the country is facing currently. According to a latest poll report by Democracy International, up to 82 percent of the Afghan youths believe unemployment and poverty are the most serious challenges they are facing.      Full news...

  • January 4, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Stoned Ghor Girl’s Parents Get No Justice
    TOLOnews.com: The parents of the girl stoned to death in Ghor province two months ago have blasted government for having yet brought the perpetrators to justice. The father of the victim, Abdul Karim said that nothing has been done to bring the killers of his daughter, Rukhshana, to justice and that no assistance has been given to them.      Full news...

  • December 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Flawed Justice After a Mob Killed an Afghan Woman
    The New York Times: Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry crowd. But then the enraged men below her picked up poles and planks of wood, and hit at her until she lost her grip and tumbled down.      Full news...

  • December 23, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Residents stranded as battle for Helmand intensifies
    Al Jazeera: Residents of Sangin in Afghanistan have told Al Jazeera they are stranded with no food and water supplies as fierce fighting continues between government forces and the Taliban for control of Helmand province. Atiqullah Rehman, a Sangin resident who wants to flee the area but has been unable to, said that his family had not eaten for the past two days.      Full news...

  • December 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon: Afghan Security Worsens in 2015
    Stars and Stripes: Security in Afghanistan is deteriorating, violence is increasing, and the Islamic State has become “operationally emergent” in the country’s east, though insurgents have not been able to exert lasting control over any major population centers, the Pentagon says in a new report.      Full news...

  • December 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female Prisoners Deprived Of Their Rights: Report
    TOLOnews.com: The Paywand Afghan Association (PAA) on Tuesday released its report on the Afghan Women Penal System in a bid to “bring the failures of the women’s penal system in Afghanistan, an issue that has long been ignored, to the attention of key stakeholders including the Afghan government and the international community.”      Full news...

  • December 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 848 Afghan civilian casualties in Kunduz: U.N.
    Reuters: At least 848 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded following a Taliban attack on the northern city of Kunduz in September, according to a U.N. report that detailed the grim conditions endured by residents during two weeks of fighting. The 289 dead and 559 injured included at least 30 killed and 37 injured in a U.S. air strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report.      Full news...



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