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  • November 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gender Violence Rampant in Lawless Afghan Province
    IWPR: Local officials in the northwestern province of Faryab have acknowledged that ongoing lawlessness is allowing perpetrators of domestic violence to act with impunity. Law enforcement officers say that they are simply unable to venture into areas controlled by insurgents to make any arrests. Suspects were increasingly exploiting this disorder to escape to more remote parts of the province to evade justice.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child Marriage Rife in Northern Afghanistan
    IWPR: An investigation by IWPR has revealed that child marriage remains rampant in the north of Afghanistan, with the local authorities warning that they are powerless to combat the practice. Dozens of fathers and tribal elders interviewed in Balkh, Faryab, and Jowzjan provinces all said that most girls in their communities were married off between the ages of nine and 14.      Full news...


  • November 4, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warnings Over Afghanistan’s Unofficial Madrassas
    IWPR: Large numbers of unregistered madrassas, or religious schools, operating in Afghanistan may be serving as a source of extremist recruitment, according to speakers at a series of IWPR debates. Public events held in August and September heard that the government urgently needed to crack down on institutions with no specific curriculum and no official oversight.      Full news...


  • October 29, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At Afghanista’s brick kilns, debt can last generations
    Associated Press: Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himself deeper into debt. He knows he will never be able to pay back what he owes to the kiln owner who lent him a few thousand dollars for a family emergency, and that when he dies, his children will inherit the burden that will ensure his family remains enslaved for generations.      Full news...

  • October 28, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US airstrike in Afghanistan causes civilian casualties
    Reuters: An airstrike in Afghanistan on Friday hit the home of a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar and caused several civilian casualties, government and insurgent spokesmen said. The strike targeted the home of Mawlawi Mohammad Alam, a Taliban commander in the Sherzad district, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, adding that there were casualties but he could not confirm numbers.      Full news...

  • October 26, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Kills 23 Civilian Hostages in Western Afghanistan
    The New York Times: Gunmen who claim to be followers of the Islamic State killed 23 civilian hostages in a remote province in western Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday. The killings on Tuesday in Ghor Province were the most recent indication that the extremist organization, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has been gaining adherents in new parts of the country, even as the authorities have successfully moved against its strongholds in the eastern province of Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan.      Full news...

  • October 23, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan opium production up 43% - UN drugs watchdog
    BBC News: Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43 percent in the past year, United Nations officials have said. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the area used to farm the poppy plant, the source of opium, increased by 10 percent to 201,000 hectares. But better farming conditions resulted in a higher yield per hectare, increasing overall production.      Full news...



  • October 16, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Husband Sets Fire To His 23-year-old Wife In Afghan province
    TOLOnews.com: A Herat man on Saturday doused his wife in petrol before setting the 23-year-old woman on fire in Anjel district, officials said. According to officials the incident took place after the two had an argument. The woman survived the incident but is in hospital. According to police, the husband fled the area but police are looking for the man.      Full news...

  • October 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Shia Hazara Suffer Latest Atrocity
    HRW: A gunman wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform opened fire on Shia mourners at Kabul’s landmark Sakhi Shrine on Wednesday, killing 18 people and wounding 54. The attack on members of the Shia Hazara community occurred on the eve of Ashura, the Shia mourning day. Victims included four women, including Sumaya Muhammadi, a member of the Daikundi provincial council, and two children.      Full news...

  • October 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan – Fool’s War
    Global Research: America was furious after the bloody 9/11 attacks. The Bush administration had been caught sleeping on guard duty. Many Americans believed 9/11 was an inside job by pro-war neocons. Afghanistan was picked as the target of US vengeance even though the 9/11 attacks were hatched (if in fact done from abroad) in Germany and Spain. The suicide attackers made clear their kamikaze mission was to punish the US for “occupying” the holy land of Saudi Arabia, and for Washington’s open-ended support of Israel in its occupation of Palestine.      Full news...


  • October 10, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Press under attack
    The Killid Group: Ahead of the second round of presidential polls in 2014, the two candidates – now president and chief executive – had signed an agreement to strengthen media rights and respect liberty of the press. In reality the media has to struggle for access to information and security, and if you are female against sexual harassment, says the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), which represents Afghan journalists.      Full news...

  • October 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US invasion of Afghanistan has further sunk the region in terrorism!
    RAWA.org: Fifteen years ago, the US and its allies bombarded our defenseless and helpless people, and occupied Afghanistan, under the pretext of “war on terror”. The US military intervention was undoubtedly the beginning of a new chapter of pain, suffering, and misery for our nation, as the Jehadi terrorists replaced the Taliban terrorists, and our country plunged into the abyss of fundamentalism, misogyny, corruption, insecurity, poverty, unemployment, drug trade, pillage of national assets, intervention of neighboring countries, and thousands of other catastrophes.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s second coming is a US-Pakistan enterprise
    Asia Times: One of the most colorful figures of the Afghan jihad, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, recently signed a peace deal with Kabul which is also seen as a back-to-back US-Pakistan deal. Hekmatyar, who lives in Pakistan with his family, is known for his anti-Indian views. As India openly supports Baluchi nationalists in Pakistan, Islamabad wants to sever the ties between Delhi and Kabul and Hekmatyar can guarantee that in future. India has reason to be worried.      Full news...

  • September 30, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. drone strike kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan, United Nations says
    Reuters: At least 15 civilians were killed and 13 wounded in a U.S. unmanned aircraft strike in eastern Afghanistan, the United Nations said, calling for an independent investigation into the incident. The airstrike early on Wednesday morning hit what U.S. officials said was an Islamic State target in the Achin district of Nangarhar province.      Full news...

  • September 25, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan War Crimes Suspect Comes Home
    HRW: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of Afghanistan’s most notorious war crimes suspects, who as prime minister in 1992 shelled his own capital, is coming home after decades in exile, thanks to a peace deal with the national unity government. His return will compound the culture of impunity that the Afghan government and its foreign donors have fostered by not pursuing accountability for the many victims of forces commanded by Hekmatyar and other warlords that laid waste to much of the country in the 1990s.      Full news...

  • September 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US airstrikes kill up to 8 policemen in Afghanistan – officials
    RT: Up to eight policemen have been killed in Afghanistan as a result of US airstrikes, officials told media. The US has confirmed one airstrike, but insists the assault was in response to a threat. An initial airstrike killed one policeman late Sunday, while a follow-up strike targeting first responders killed at least seven others, said Rahimullah Khan, commander of the reserve police unit in Uruzgan, according to Reuters.      Full news...

  • September 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iranian police put Afghan refugees inside cages, on public display
    DW Dari (Translated by RAWA): The police of Sheraz city, Iran, put a number of Afghan refugees on public display inside steel cages as part of the police’s achievements. This action drew strong reactions from everywhere. Afghan parliamentarians protested the action calling it against human rights, human dignity, and international law.      Full news...

  • September 6, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Early Marriage is Cruel Form of Violence in Afghanistan
    Sputnik: According to a recent UN study, Afghanistan is amongst 41 countries in which at least 30 percent of women enter marriage as a minor. “Early marriage creates preconditions for gender inequality and young families have no stable material grounds.,” Nabila Mosleh, director of Ministry of Women’s Rights, told Sputnik.      Full news...

  • August 31, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Schoolgirls Run Gauntlet of Abuse
    IWPR: Zarlashta still dreams of graduating from school and going on to university, but she was forced to end her studies in the 11th grade. Each day as she made her way to Kandarhar’s Malalay High School she had to run a gauntlet of abuse from men who taunted and sexually propositioned her along the way.      Full news...

  • August 30, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion
    teleSUR: Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, fueling organized crime and widespread death. The head of the FSKN, Viktor Ivanov, explained the staggering trend at a March U.N. conference on drugs in Afghanistan. Opium growth in Afghanistan increased 18 percent from 131, 000 hectares to 154, 000, according to Ivanov’s estimates.      Full news...

  • August 26, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    More than 5000 cases of violence against Afghan women recorded in six months
    The Associated Press: As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband’s weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists’ regime.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    18-year-old Afghan girl beheaded by in-laws
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): The girl named Raihana, from Sheikh Almand village of Ghor province, married a young man last year and moved to Jowand district of Badghis province. Abdul Hai Khatibi, the spokesman for the governor of Ghor said that the girl was killed by her brother-in-law, with help from his mother and sister.      Full news...

  • August 24, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    17-year-old Afghan girl tortured with hot iron rods and killed by in-laws
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): A 17-year-old woman fell victim to domestic violence, after she was beaten by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, and burned to death. The incident occurred in Guzargahe Noor district of Baghlan province. Khadija Yaqeen, head of Women’s Affairs in Baghlan told VOA that the girl was named Hoorjamal, and she was living with her in-laws after her husband travelled to Iran.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Young woman burned to death in Afghan province
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): A report from Nangarhar province states that a young woman was burned to death the night before in her house. The media offices of Nangarhar have reported that the incident had occurred in Behsood district. The woman was named Sheeba and the reason for her killing is still not known.      Full news...

  • August 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girl Dies In Iran Because Of Transplant Law
    TOLOnews.com: Latifa Rahmani, a 12-year-old Afghan immigrant died in an Iranian hospital on Friday afternoon after being denied the opportunity to undergo liver transplant surgery. Latifa died in the Namazi Hospital in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz from liver failure, Iran media reported.      Full news...



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