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  • 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...

  • June 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    War in Afghanistan since 2001 has killed 100,000: Report
    Press Trust of India: War in Afghanistan since the 2001 US-led invasion that overthrew the Taliban regime and sparked an insurgency has killed almost 100,000 people, and wounded the same number, according to a new report from Brown University. The study, called Costs of War and produced by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, looks at war-related deaths...      Full news...


  • June 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan children are victims of continuing insurgency in Afghanistan
    Xinhua: In the conflict-ridden Afghanistan, children are the most vulnerable sector of society bearing the brunt of war as many of them lost their fathers in the conflict and are forced to work on the streets to support their families. Nearly 3.5 million Afghan children, according to Dr. L.N. Balaji, deputy representative to Afghanistan of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), are out of school...      Full news...

  • May 31, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Airstrike hits Logar school, 2 students killed, 4 injured
    PAN: A primary school was bombed from the air during an operation against militants in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, killing two students and injuring four others, including a teacher. Logar education director Mohammad Akbar Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the school was hit about 9am in the Jalozo area.      Full news...

  • May 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Breakthrough, or will it boomerang?
    The Killid Group: Many hundreds of people have been armed along the border, and their numbers are growing. The police commander of Kunduz has posted a video on a social network site of armed men in national dress saying they would soon recapture the Gultapa area from the government’s opponents. While local authorities are all for the strategy, there are serious misgivings among people.      Full news...

  • May 29, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kidnaps and Murders Could Presage ISIS-Style Slaughter in Afghanistan
    The Daily Beast: The Hazaras stand apart in Afghanistan. Their ethnic appearance is disctinct, and theirs is a Shiite faith in a Sunni-majority country. They are one of the three big ethnic groups, but theirs is a long history of persecution that has included massacres and cultural losses such as the destruction of the centuries-old Buddha statues of Bamiyan...      Full news...

  • May 28, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Faces of Afghanistan’s Female Prisoners
    The Wall Street Journal: Five years ago, photographer Gabriela Maj met Fareshte, an inmate of Badam Bagh women’s prison, while on assignment in Afghanistan. At the time, Fareshte had been incarcerated and was awaiting two sentences related to so-called moral crimes.      Full news...

  • May 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    District chief accused of slayings, torture & extortion
    PAN: The Parchaman district’s administrative head is involved in killing and torturing several civilians, besides extorting cash from the people, residents of western Farah province allege. More than 3,000 families have allegedly been forced into migrating from Parchaman owing to the strong-arm tactics of the district chief, Mohammad Daud Mobarez, and his supporters.      Full news...




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