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  • July 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Cruelties and crimes of warlords in Takhar province
    RAWA.org: On July 13, 2016, the people of Rostaq district of Takhar province protested against the crimes and savagery of warlords under the leadership of Pirum Qul (supported by Abdul Rashid Dostum) once more. Pirum Qul’s gunmen opened fire on the peaceful protest and injured a number of people, but the people are fed up and have sworn to continue their struggle against the current situation.      Full news...

  • July 18, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Four Children Killed Playing with Rocket in Baghlan
    TOLOnews.com: Nearly four children were killed and three others wounded after a rocket tip exploded while they were playing with in Baghlan province, local officials said Sunday. The incident took place in the capital city of Baghlan, Pul-e-Khumri on Saturday while children were playing with the rocket.      Full news...

  • July 17, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    14-Year-Old Pregnant Bride Burnt to Death By New Family
    TOLOnews.com: A Pregnant 14-year-old girl, Zahra, who was set alight by her husband's family, has died in Isteqlal Hospital, Kabul. The incident in Ghor followed after Zahra’s father got a new wife two years ago. At the time, he gave his daughter to a member of his new spouse’s family in order to settle the matter.      Full news...


  • July 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Brother sets sister on fire in Kabul
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): A man in Kabul beat his sister severely and then set her on fire because her fiancé had not given her enough money during the Eid celebrations. The girl, who used the fake name Humaira, told the media that her fiancé had given her some money before Eid and when her brother found out about the small amount of money he had given her, he first beat her, then poured petrol on her and set her on fire.      Full news...

  • July 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    HPC Spends over 530,000 USD on Monthly Salaries: TOLOnews Report
    TOLOnews.com: A study by TOLOnews reveals that the High Peace Council (HPC) spends more than 530,000 USD per month on the salaries of its employees. The highest salary in this organization is 18,000 USD. The report also reveals a number of rifts within the HPC leadership, saying that some members of the council have not attended official meetings for a long time.      Full news...


  • July 8, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Chilcot Report Far Short of Judgment Day for War Criminal Tony Blair
    Global Research: The long delayed Iraq Inquiry Committee Chilcot report took seven years to complete, filled 12 volumes, yet excluded what’s most important – declaring the 2003 Iraq war illegal, flagrantly violating international law, destroying the cradle of civilization, raping it for control and profit, and demanding accountability for those responsible.      Full news...

  • July 6, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Finds Its Missing Health Care Facilities in Afghanistan
    The Fiscal Times: During the long, sorry history of U.S. construction projects in war-torn Afghanistan, Congress has showered tens of billions of dollars on a broad range of projects to assist the beleaguered population, upgrade health care facilities and try to rebuild the country’s devastated economy.      Full news...

  • July 5, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Sold for a Herd of Cows
    IWPR: Human rights organisations and local officials say that they are powerless to act against a tradition in a west-central Afghan province that means women are being sold into marriage in return for cows and sheep. Ghor, with a population of nearly 300,000, is one of Afghanistan’s most underdeveloped provinces. Some remote areas are ruled by armed groups and entirely out of government control.      Full news...

  • July 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    How reliable are White House statistics on drone strike casualties?
    The Christian Science Monitor: The Obama administration released a report Friday detailing the number of civilian deaths from US counterterrorism strikes in countries other than its three primary “areas of active hostilities,” namely Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Most of these fatalities came about as a result of the controversial drones program, initiated under President George W. Bush but expanded under President Obama.      Full news...

  • July 1, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Domestic violence
    The Killid Group: Take Sakina. Daily abuse and violence at the hands of her mother- and sisters-in-law nearly destroyed her marriage. After three years of living in their midst, she and her husband Ekram are now living separately in a rented house. Sakina says trouble started immediately after her wedding. “My mother-in-law misbehaved with me from the start. She and my sisters-in-law treated me like I was a servant. They would order me around, tell me when to sit, when to stand; shout at me at every meal, ‘there’s less salt’, or they’d say there was too much salt,” she recalls.      Full news...

  • June 28, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan to investigate child sex slavery as Taliban exploit practice to launch insider attacks on police
    Mail Online: The Afghan government says it will punish police officers involved in the institutionalised sexual abuse of children after an AFP report found the Taliban are exploiting the practice of paedophilic “bacha bazi” - literally “boy play” - to launch insider attacks. Militants in Uruzgan province have killed hundreds of police after turning their child sex slaves against them, exploiting a centuries-old practice in Afghanistan that observers call one of the most egregious violations of human rights in the country.      Full news...

  • June 23, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s dwindling Sikh, Hindu communities flee new abuses
    Reuters: On a bright day in downtown Kabul, Jagtar Singh Laghmani was in his traditional herb shop when a man turned up, drew a knife and told him to convert to Islam or he would cut his throat. Only bystanders and other shopkeepers saved his life. The incident earlier this month was the latest attack on a dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan, a deeply conservative Muslim country struggling with growing insecurity caused by an Islamist insurgency and economic challenges.      Full news...

  • June 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Where Birth Can Bring Death
    IWPR: Hundreds of women are dying in childbirth in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktika each year due to a severe lack of antenatal and neonatal care, an IWPR investigation can reveal. There is only one female doctor in the entire province, and conservative traditions mean that most pregnant women cannot seek help from male health care professionals.      Full news...

  • June 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Other Major Refugee Crisis: 3 Million Afghans
    The Wall Street Journal: Syria’s refugee crisis dominates the headlines, but the crisis of Afghan refugees is significant—and has the potential to undermine the future of a country in which the U.S. has invested so much. Here are four things about a crisis that gets relatively little attention in the West.      Full news...


  • June 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    600 Cases of Violence Against Women in Three Months: Ministry of Women Affairs
    TOLOnews.com: Up to 600 cases of violence against the women have been reported in the country over the last three months, the Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWa) announced on Sunday. The Ministry called on president Ashraf Ghani and his CEO Abdullah Abdullah to take action against the growing trend. MoWa also insisted on the implementation of justice after Aziz Gul was brutally murdered by armed men after being accused of escaping from home.      Full news...

  • June 16, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Stealing Chickens From Widows
    IWPR: Locals in the southern province of Khost have complained that powerful men are exploiting their connections to routinely siphon off aid intended for needy women. Many NGOs in Afghanistan focus on small-scale farming, sewing or food production schemes intended to help women who often are their families’ sole breadwinners. But corruption and a lack of oversight has meant that items to set women up in their own businesses are easily diverted.      Full news...

  • June 15, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Local Gunmen Murder Ghor Woman in Open Trial
    TOLOnews.com: Police in the western province of Ghor have said that local armed men in Feroz Koh city of the province have allegedly killed a woman on charges of escaping from home. The incident happened on Monday after the armed men allegedly took the victim from her house and shot her.      Full news...

  • June 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    3 sisters shot dead in Logar, allegedly by Taliban militants
    Khaama Press: The Taliban militants have allegedly shot dead three sisters in the central Logar province of Afghanistan, local officials said Sunday. The officials further added that the women were shot dead in Kharwar district of Logar as they were returning to their home. Provincial governor’s spokesman Salim Saleh said four women had gone to a hill in a village and three of them were captured by the militants as they were returning from the area.      Full news...

  • June 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Making a Deadly Mistake in Afghanistan, Says Former Diplomat
    teleSUR: Matthew Hoh resigned from the State Department in 2009 to protest the U.S. war in Afghanistan. He says Obama is making the same mistakes today. The war that Barack Obama promised to end two years ago is instead being expanded again, with reports of more airstrikes and ground combat to come, and a former top State Department official who resigned the last time the U.S. president surged in Afghanistan says all the latest escalation will achieve is a longer war with a lot more dead.      Full news...

  • June 3, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Hellfire from Heaven won’t Smash the Taliban
    Counterpunch: So Taliban supremo Mullah Mansour’s white Toyota Corolla was rattling across the Baluchestan desert just after it had crossed the Iranian border when a Hellfire missile fired from a US drone incinerated it into a charred / twisted wreck. That’s the official narrative. The Pentagon said Mansour was on Obama’s kill list because he had become “an obstacle to peace and reconciliation.”      Full news...

  • June 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    64 school girls poisoned in central Maidan Wardak province
    Khaama Press: At least 64 schoolgirls were poisoned in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan on Wednesday, the education officials said. An official in the Ministry of Education Kabir Haqmal said the incident took place in a girls school in Behsud district. He said the students were immediately taken to hospital for treatment and the health condition of them has been reported satisfactory.      Full news...


  • May 25, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: End ‘Moral Crimes’ Charges, ‘Virginity’ Tests
    HRW: Afghanistan’s government should urgently act to end wrongful imprisonment and humiliating, scientifically invalid “virginity exams” of women and girls, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite a pledge from President Ashraf Ghani in a February 2016 letter to Human Rights Watch to “prevent the imprisonment of women accused of running away from their family,” Afghan police and prosecutors continue to engage in the abusive practice.      Full news...

  • May 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul Women Claims Husband, In-Laws Torched Her
    TOLOnews.com: A woman in PD 1 district in Kabul city said on Friday her husband, his sister and her mother in-law poured fuel over her and set her on fire. The victim, Rahila, said the incident took place on Thursday in the street in front of people. Rahila, who is currently being treated at the Istiqlal hospital said: “My mother in-law covered me and my husband poured fuel over me and then they set me on fire. I was screaming and the residents came and put the fire out.”      Full news...

  • May 16, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    1,000 Afghans flee fighting every day
    IRIN: About 1,000 Afghans have fled their homes due to fighting each day since the beginning of the year, and aid workers can’t reach many of them, the UN says. Internal displacement due to conflict rose 40 percent from 2014 to 2015, and this year could see another increase. About 118,000 people fled their homes in the first four months of 2016, the UN’s emergency aid coordination body, OCHA, said in a report yesterday.      Full news...


  • May 8, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bashar Assad’s Brutality in Syria Is Matched by U.S. Devastation Across the Region
    Truthdig: Growing numbers of people worldwide are turning their Facebook profile pictures into solid red squares in an attempt to call attention to a new, deadly phase of the Syria war. The latest round of violence was marked by the bombing of a refugee camp near the Syrian border with Turkey, which resulted in 28 deaths. That attack was probably the work of the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad or its ally Russia.      Full news...



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