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  • March 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Why Afghanistan’s Nowruz has been interrupted
    BBC News: Nowruz marks the start of the new year and has been celebrated for 3,000 years, observed by adherents of both main branches of Islam, Sunnis and Shias. But in Afghanistan a campaign by conservative clerics to discourage the festivities has led to confusion and uncertainty among a new generation, the BBC’s Auliya Atrafi reports. This year people across Afghanistan, Iran, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East will begin celebrating the ancient spring festival of Nowruz on 21 March.      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 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 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Daesh smuggles Afghanistan’s timber to Pakistan, report
    Khaama Press: A report published by the Voice of America (VOA) reveals that the loyalists of the Islamic State (IS) who have named Afghanistan and Pakistan region as the province of Khorasan are involved in timber smuggling. Local officials and tribal elders in the eastern region of the country have told VOA that the terrorist group has imported tree-cutting machines to their areas.      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 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World – An Insider’s View.
    Global Research: Michael Springmann was Chief of the Non-Immigrant Visa Section in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 1987 to 1989. In his position in Jeddah, he was routinely overruled by superiors when he denied VISA applications submitted by unqualified travelers to the United States. The events of September 11th gave him a more profound understanding of the troubles he experienced in that job. He is the author of “VISAs for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World – An Insider’s View”.      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 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...

  • December 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Broadcasting Propaganda, Fatwas in Afghanistan
    Newsmax: ISIS is reaching more deeply into Afghanistan by transmitting extremist propaganda over the radio with “lots of revolutionary propaganda and fatwas” into the country’s urban centers through its “Voice of the Caliphate” broadcasts, according to an Afghan official.      Full news...

  • December 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Young Afghan-American woman shot dead by “mullah as she left her Kabul gym”
    The Telegraph: An Afghan-American woman who used to work for the US army was shot dead by a mullah in a residential area of Kabul on Sunday night, according to officials. Lisa Akbari, a dual Afghan-American citizen, had an Afghan father and grew up in the US. Ms Akbari was killed at around 8pm on Sunday night by a mullah inside a gym in the Kart-e-Char area of Kabul, according to Colonel Faridoon Obaidy, head of the Kabul police criminal investigation department.      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...

  • December 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Battle at Afghanistan airport kills 37 civilians, including children
    Los Angeles Times: Afghan security forces on Wednesday battled Taliban militants who stormed the airport complex in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar in an attack that killed 37 civilians, officials said. The attack began when more than a dozen assailants, reportedly wearing the uniforms of Afghan security forces, stormed the complex Tuesday evening.      Full news...

  • December 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Interventionism and Terrorism: Two Sides of the Same Coin – Ron Paul
    Sputnik: Terrorism is increasing worldwide because of the US-led Western interventionism, former Republican congressman Ron Paul said, adding that US warhawks are using events such as the killings in Paris to terrify Americans into agreeing to more occupation, more bombing. The United States has dragged itself into a vicious circle of interventionism, according to former US Republican congressman Dr. Ron Paul...      Full news...

  • November 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    War worsens in border areas
    The Killid Group: Comments by Members of Parliament (MPs) and political observers point to the involvement of Iran and Pakistan in supplying arms to the two rival factions of Taleban. Authorities in charge of security have confirmed the trend, particularly in the south and southwestern provinces.      Full news...

  • November 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girl Dies After “Public Lashing”
    TOLOnews.com: A 26-year-old girl died following an alleged public lashing by armed groups in western Ghor province after being accused of running away from home. Ghor is where the recent stoning to death of 19-year-old Rokhshana occurred. Shirin Gul, who was from Herat province, had reportedly gone to Shahrak district of Ghor to visit her uncle’s family, her immediate family said.      Full news...

  • November 11, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans protest 'beheadings of ethnic Hazara by ISIL'
    Al Jazeera English: Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday with coffins carrying the bodies of seven ethnic Hazara demanding justice after their beheadings. The protests included women and men from Afghanistan’s different ethnic groups - Pashtun, Tajik, Uzbek, and Hazara - as they marched on the Presidential Palace to urge the government to take action against rising violence against Afghan civilians.      Full news...

  • November 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS-Linked Fighters Behead 3 Women, Child: Afghan Officials
    NBCnews.com: Three women and a child were among seven people beheaded by suspected ISIS-linked militants in southern Afghanistan, officials told NBC News on Monday. Their bodies were taken to a hospital on Sunday after fighters who were holding them fled during an assault by rival militants in Zabul province, Deputy Governor Massoud Bakhtawar told NBC News. It was not known exactly when the victims, all members of the Hazara minority, were killed.      Full news...

  • November 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Stone Woman To Death For Eloping
    TOLOnews.com: A young Afghan woman has been stoned to death by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s western zone, officials confirmed on Tuesday. Footages of the stoning surfacing in social media shows the woman in a hole in the ground as scores of violent men casually hurl stones at her.      Full news...

  • October 28, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Musharraf says terror leaders were heroes in Pakistan
    IBTimes: Pervez Musharraf has admitted that his country trained militants for a dozen terror outfits including the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The former Pakistani president claimed Pakistan’s governments actively supported terrorists in order to foment militancy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, which is at the heart of its dispute with its larger nuclear-armed neighbour.      Full news...

  • October 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Taliban’s Reach Is Widest Since 2001, U.N. Says
    The New York Times: The Taliban insurgency has spread through more of Afghanistan than at any point since 2001, according to data compiled by the United Nations as well as interviews with numerous local officials in areas under threat. In addition, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan over the past two weeks has evacuated four of its 13 provincial offices around the country — the most it has ever done for security reasons — according to local officials in the affected areas.      Full news...

  • September 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide attack in Paktika leaves at least 9 dead, 51 others wounded
    Khaama Press: At least nine people were feared dead and nearly 51 others were wounded in a suicide attack in eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan. The incident took place in a playground in Khairkot district where scores of people had gathered late on Sunday evening, local officials said. No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.      Full news...

  • September 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Extremism on the rise in unofficial religious Madrasas in Afghanistan
    Khaama Press: The Afghan government could face new challenges from the unofficial religious Madrasas – seminaries, according to a new survey report which suggests extremists thoughts have been adopted and are widely spreading among the students and teachers of these Madrasas. The report has been prepared by Afghanistan Institute for Strategic Studies which covers 50 unofficial Madrasas in ten different provinces of the country.      Full news...

  • September 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Karzai had ordered not to attack the Taliban training center in Logar
    Khaama Press: The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had ordered the security officials not to attack the training centers belonging to the Taliban militants in central Logar province, it has been reported. According to the local security officials quoted by BBC, the former president had ordered to prevent military operation on the training center despite the Taliban militants were using the center as launching pad for suicide attacks in Logar and capital Kabul.      Full news...

  • September 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Couple stoned to death by Taliban on adultery charges in Sar-i-Pul
    Khaama Press: A man and woman have been stoned to death by Taliban militants in northern Sar-i-Pul province for having immoral contacts. Abdul Jabar Haqbin, acting governor of Sar-i-Pul province said that Taliban had kidnapped the man and woman three days before. He said Taliban planned to execute the hostages on Friday but it was delayed due to an airstrike by Afghan forces.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    12 Killed, Over 60 Injured in Kabul Suicide Car Bombing
    TOLOnews.com: A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 12 people and injuring over 60 others, officials have confirmed. According to Kabir Amiri, head of Kabul Hospitals, 12 people including a foreigner were killed in the attack. In addition, 67 people were injured – of which seven were women and five were children.      Full news...

  • August 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters in Kabul claim carnage was airstrike not suicide attack (PHOTOS)
    PAN: Claiming that the Shah Shaheed incident was not suicide bombing but an airstrike, dozens of protesters on Monday demanded the government thoroughly investigate the carnage and inform the nation about its findings. However, earlier security forces said the incident took place due to vehicle bombing in the locality. Some media outlets also released CCTV footages, showing an explosive-laden truck exploded in the area.      Full news...


  • August 8, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    35 dead, hundreds wounded as multiple bombings rock Kabul (PHOTOS)
    AFP: Multiple bombings rocked Kabul Friday, killing at least 35 people and wounding hundreds more in the first major attacks in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death. The explosions, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with casualties, mark the deadliest day in Kabul since the end of the NATO combat mission in December.      Full news...

  • August 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Conflict: Highest Number of Women, Kids Killed, Wounded on Record
    NBC News: The highest number of women and children on record were killed or wounded by the conflict in Afghanistan during the first six months of the year, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The number of women who died or were injured jumped 23 percent in the six months to June, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) study showed. From January to June, 164 women were killed and 395 were wounded, according to the report.      Full news...

  • July 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    What Mullah Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returned
    The Washington Post: The late Taliban leader Mullah Omar played a major role in history. By allowing Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda safe haven after they were expelled from Sudan in 1996, Omar hosted the organization and its leader as they planned the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. When Omar refused to give up bin Laden to U.S. authorities, he in turn sparked an invasion of Afghanistan and with it a global war on terror.      Full news...



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