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  • March 6, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gunmen Kill Dozens at Event Attended by Afghan Politicians
    The New York Times: KABUL, Afghanistan — Two gunmen opened fire on a crowded event in Kabul attended by the opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah on Friday, and officials said at least 32 civilians were killed and dozens wounded. The attackers struck Afghanistan’s capital less than a week after the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement aimed at ending the 18-year-old war.      Full news...

  • January 15, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan religious clerk warns to punish women who disregard Islamic Hijab
    An Afghan religious clerk in western Herat province has started a widespread campaign, urging women to wear Islamic Hijab – a large headscarf – and has ordered his followers to punish those who disregard it. Mujeeb Rahman Ansari, a popular Islamic extremist and a religious clerk in the western Herat province installed dozens of billboards and signboards around the city, targeting Afghan women, urging them to wear Islamic Hijab.      Full news...

  • September 24, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Russia accuses US of transferring Daesh to northern Afghanistan
    Amn New: US special services are involved in transferring Daesh* militants to northern regions of Afghanistan with the aim of destabilising the situation on the borders with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Sergey Beseda, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service’s international relations department, said on Monday.      Full news...

  • September 12, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Annual Cost Of The War In Afghanistan Since 2001 [Infographic]
    Forbes: America’s longest war, the conflict in Afghanistan, has cost 975 billion USD when 2019 estimates are factored in according to website The Balance. Their data is based on research from Brown University and it makes the war in Afghanistan second only to the inflation-adjusted 4.1 trillion USD the United States spent during the Second World War in terms of overall cost.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Inside Afghanistan: Law and Order Becomes a Casualty of War
    Gallup: Afghans could see a peace deal with the Taliban and an end to the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan -- all ahead of the country’s presidential election in late September. Gallup data collected since 2008 in Afghanistan offer insights into what has happened to Afghans’ sense of safety and security during the violent decade that the potential peace deal has been in the making.      Full news...

  • August 19, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan independence day bombings follow wedding massacre
    Reuters: A series of bombings has struck restaurants and public squares in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 66 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence. No group claimed responsibility for the 10 bombs on Monday but both Islamic State and Taliban militants operate in the area.      Full news...

  • August 12, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    As U.S. Nears a Pullout Deal, Afghan Army Is on the Defensive
    The New York Times: As the United States appears to be nearing a deal with the Taliban on pulling its troops from Afghanistan, the country’s security forces are in their worst state in years — almost completely on the defensive in much of the country, according to local military commanders and civilian officials. Afghan commanders vowed last year to take the offensive, rather than go on fighting a static “checkpoint war.”      Full news...

  • August 3, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    July casualties in Afghanistan highest since May 2017: UNAMA
    Al Jazeera: More than 1,500 civilians were killed or injured last month due to the ongoing war in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The figure is the highest in a single month since May 2017, UNAMA said in a statement released on Saturday. The main driver was a sharp rise in civilian casualties from increased activity by the Taliban in urban areas against military installations.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bus hit by roadside bomb in Afghanistan, 32 killed, including children
    Associated Press: A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including children, a provincial official said. Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the police chief in Farah province, said the explosion also wounded 15 people. Most of the wounded were said to be in critical condition, indicating the death toll could rise. The bus was traveling on a main highway between the western city of Herat and the southern city of Kandahar.      Full news...

  • July 30, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan government and Nato killing more civilians than the Taliban
    The Guardian: Afghan forces and their international allies killed more civilians in the first half of 2019 than the Taliban and other militant groups, UN figures show, extending a trend that began in the first quarter of the year. This year is the first time since civilian casualty records started over a decade ago that pro-government forces have caused more deaths than insurgents, raising serious questions about the western mission there.      Full news...

  • July 25, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At Least 50 Killed In Separate Attacks In Afghanistan Despite Peace Efforts
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: wave of attacks across three Afghan provinces, including the capital, Kabul, despite renewed momentum in peace efforts to put an end to the country’s nearly 18-year war. Three blasts in eastern Kabul on July 25 left at least 10 dead, including five women while 41 others were wounded, Ministry of Public Health spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said.      Full news...

  • July 18, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Kabul University hit by deadly explosion
    Al Jazeera: At least eight people have been killed after a bomb detonated near university premises in Afghanistan’s capital on Friday, officials said.Wahidullah Mayar, the Health Ministry spokesman, wrote on Twitter that another 33 people were wounded in Friday’s explosion. Reports said the blast took place near Kabul University's southern entrance.      Full news...

  • July 17, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child suicide bomber kills at least 9, wounds more than a dozen at Afghanistan wedding
    Fox News: As U.S. officials continue in Qatar to negotiate a peace agreement with the Taliban that would bring an end to the stalemate 18-year conflict – miles away in Afghanistan itself – bombings and bloodshed still define daily life On Friday, at least nine people died and more than a dozen injured – according to the BBC – when a child was made to detonate a suicide bomb at a wedding celebration in the eastern province of Nangarhar near the Pakistan border.      Full news...

  • June 28, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban shoot and kill pregnant woman for condemning group
    1 TV: Taliban insurgents have executed a 25-year-old pregnant woman in Afghanistan’s northern Sar-i-Pul province after she condemned the group's fight against government forces, the army said Wednesday. Afghan army’s 209 Shaheen Corps in a statement said that after a number of Taliban militants were killed in an operation by security forces, the woman told Taliban members: “You wouldn’t be killed if you didn’t go.”      Full news...

  • June 26, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Lash 2 Women for Attending Music Party in Noristan Province, Afghanistan
    Darpan: A newly published video shows that Taliban lashed women in Nuristan for “singing/dancing”. Taliban’s leaders in Qatar tells U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad that they are no longer “the old Taliban” but the video has raised fresh question over the issue. Keeping in mind the atrocities and subjugating laws that women were subjected to in the Taliban-held regime, the women of Afghanistan are apprehensive of losing the freedoms that have acquired when the US-backed Afghan regime was established.      Full news...

  • June 5, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roundup: Clashes, attacks claim lives during fasting month in Afghanistan
    Xinhua: Armed clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants as well as attacks had claimed numerous lives and injured dozens during Ramadan, the Muslim holy fasting month. In Afghanistan, Ramadan began on May 6 and ended on June 3, during which, Taliban militants and Islamic States (IS) fighters have carried out series of deadly operations in different parts of the country and national capital Kabul.      Full news...

  • May 29, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban attack Afghanistan world heritage site, killing security forces
    The Defense Post: Taliban fighters have stormed several security posts providing protection to Afghanistan’s historic minaret of Jam, cutting access to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and killing 18 security forces, officials said Wednesday, May 29. The attack comes less than a week after the revered 12th-century minaret, located in a remote part of the western province of Ghor, was threatened by surging floodwaters.      Full news...

  • May 22, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Islamic State in Afghanistan Growing Bigger, More Dangerous
    VOA: The collapse of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq is doing little to slow down the terror group’s branch in Afghanistan. Newly unclassified intelligence suggests IS-Khorasan, as the group is known, is growing both in numbers and ambition, now boasting as many as 5,000 fighters — nearly five times as many as estimates from last year — while turning its focus to bigger and more spectacular attacks.      Full news...

  • May 18, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Five children killed in roadside blast in western Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: Five children were killed when an explosive device attached to a motorbike went off in a market in Afghanistan’s western province, an official said. Another 20 people were wounded in the incident on Saturday, which took place in Herat province's Oba district, according to provincial governor spokesman Jelani Farhad.      Full news...

  • December 11, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Attacks Across Afghanistan Leave at Least 30 Dead
    The New York Times: At least 12 people were killed on the outskirts of Kabul on Tuesday when explosives in a vehicle detonated near a convoy of security forces, Afghan officials said, and at least 12 others were wounded. It was the deadliest of several violent attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday that left a total of more than 30 dead, most of them members of security forces.      Full news...

  • November 23, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    27 soldiers killed in mosque blast in Afghanistan, official says
    Associated Press: An explosion ripped through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in the country’s volatile eastern Khost province as Friday prayers were drawing to a close, killing 27 soldiers and wounding 57, the military said. The blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb but nothing was officially confirmed and details were sketchy. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.      Full news...

  • November 15, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thousands flee as Taliban attack Afghanistan’s “safe” districts
    Reuters: Thousands of members of Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara ethnic minority have fled their homes in the central province of Ghazni as the Taliban have pressed into two previously safe districts, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday. In heavy fighting over recent days, hundreds of Taliban fighters have seized large areas of Jaghori and Malistan districts, both heavily populated by Hazaras, a group that has long faced discrimination in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • November 14, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN Paints Grim Picture Of Ghazni Situation United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday that the situation in Jaghori and Malistan in Ghazni province is “chaotic” and that thousands of families are fleeing the area due to ongoing clashes. In a news brief on the situation in the two provinces, OCHA said that heavy fighting broke out between the Taliban, supported by some local Pashtun communities, against pro-government Hazara militias in Khas Uruzgan district in Uruzgan province in early November.      Full news...

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