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Tillerson In Surprise Visit To Afghanistan, Discusses New U.S. Strategy

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 23, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan during which he discussed Washington’s new strategy to try to successfully conclude the 16-year war with President Ashra
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Tillerson In Surprise Visit To Afghanistan, Discusses New U.S. Strategy

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 23, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan during which he discussed Washington’s new strategy to try to successfully conclude the 16-year war with President Ashraf Ghani. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said in a statement on October 23 that Tillerson and Ghani “reaffirmed theRead More...

Bergdahl Faces Life in Prison for Endangering Comrades

Associated Press: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. Before delivering his sentence, the judge will have to resolve a last-minu
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Bergdahl Faces Life in Prison for Endangering Comrades

Associated Press: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. Before delivering his sentence, the judge will have to resolve a last-minute defense argument that new comments by President Donald Trump have tainted the case. Bergdahl faces upRead More...

Former President Hamid Karzai, on the history and fate of Afghanistan

AT News Report-KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai in an interview with a foreign media outlet on Afghanistan’s fate as a historic point of focus on the great powers... The post Former President Hamid Karzai, on the history and fate of Afghanistan appeare
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Former President Hamid Karzai, on the history and fate of Afghanistan

AT News Report-KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai in an interview with a foreign media outlet on Afghanistan’s fate as a historic point of focus on the great powers... The post Former President Hamid Karzai, on the history and fate of Afghanistan appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

No transparency in IEC, calls for massive changes: NNFA

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The New National Front of Afghanistan (NNFA) on Sunday allegedly claimed that Independent Election Commission Affairs are not managing transparently, massive changes required in the... The post No transparency in IEC, calls for massi
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No transparency in IEC, calls for massive changes: NNFA

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The New National Front of Afghanistan (NNFA) on Sunday allegedly claimed that Independent Election Commission Affairs are not managing transparently, massive changes required in the... The post No transparency in IEC, calls for massive changes: NNFA appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Police rescues child from kidnappers

AT News Report-KABUL: Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday said that eight suspected kidnappers arrested and an abducted child rescued in Kabul last night. “Police in an operation... The post Police rescues child from kidnappers appeared first on Afghanista
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Police rescues child from kidnappers

AT News Report-KABUL: Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday said that eight suspected kidnappers arrested and an abducted child rescued in Kabul last night. “Police in an operation... The post Police rescues child from kidnappers appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

12 militants killed as Taliban, IS clash in N. Afghan province

SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — At least 10 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) and two Taliban militants were killed in clashes which erupted in northern Afghanistan’s province of Jawzjan, an official said Sunday. “Milita
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12 militants killed as Taliban, IS clash in N. Afghan province

SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — At least 10 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) and two Taliban militants were killed in clashes which erupted in northern Afghanistan’s province of Jawzjan, an official said Sunday. “Militants loyal to the Taliban and IS clashed with each other on Saturday night, resultantly 12 fighters including 10 ISRead More...

Ceremony Held To Honor Zurkhaneh Team’s Win In Nepal

Tolo News: Officials from the Department of Physical Education and Sports (DPES) held a ceremony in Kabul on Sunday for the national Zurkhaneh team which won 13 gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze at the South Asian Zurkhaneh Sports Champions
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Ceremony Held To Honor Zurkhaneh Team’s Win In Nepal

Tolo News: Officials from the Department of Physical Education and Sports (DPES) held a ceremony in Kabul on Sunday for the national Zurkhaneh team which won 13 gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze at the South Asian Zurkhaneh Sports Championships in Nepal last week. Eight countries participated at the event – with Afghanistan scooping the overall cup in both group and individualRead More...

Senior ECC officials dismissed

1TV: Five senior officials based at Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission have been dismissed, officials said Sunday. The dismissed officials are deputy head of ECC secretariat, head of analysis, head of human resources, records manager and man
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Senior ECC officials dismissed

1TV: Five senior officials based at Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission have been dismissed, officials said Sunday. The dismissed officials are deputy head of ECC secretariat, head of analysis, head of human resources, records manager and manager of staff attendance. Click here to read more (external link).

Kabul Suicide Attack Kills at Least 15 Outside Military Academy

VOA News / October 21, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — A suicide blast Saturday outside the Afghan military academy in Kabul killed at least 15 cadets and wounded several others, said the defense ministry. The attack came a day after an Islamic State suicide bom
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Kabul Suicide Attack Kills at Least 15 Outside Military Academy

VOA News / October 21, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — A suicide blast Saturday outside the Afghan military academy in Kabul killed at least 15 cadets and wounded several others, said the defense ministry. The attack came a day after an Islamic State suicide bomber stormed a crowded Shi’ite Muslim mosque in the city, killing 50Read More...

Afghanistan Cruises To Innings Victory Over Hong Kong

Tolo News: Afghanistan lifted the cup after riding on impressive centuries from Javed Ahmadi – 108 off 113 balls – and Asghar Stanikzai – 125 off 129 balls. Afghanistan topped the ICC Intercontinental Cup table after cruising to a comprehen
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Afghanistan Cruises To Innings Victory Over Hong Kong

Tolo News: Afghanistan lifted the cup after riding on impressive centuries from Javed Ahmadi – 108 off 113 balls – and Asghar Stanikzai – 125 off 129 balls. Afghanistan topped the ICC Intercontinental Cup table after cruising to a comprehensive innings and 173 run-victory against Hong Kong on Friday. Click here to read more (external link).Read More...

US Shutters Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan Office

VOA News / October 20, 2017 Aman Azhar WASHINGTON — With the Trump administration’s revised South Asia strategy still in its infancy, the curtain has silently fallen on the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), end
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US Shutters Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan Office

VOA News / October 20, 2017 Aman Azhar WASHINGTON — With the Trump administration’s revised South Asia strategy still in its infancy, the curtain has silently fallen on the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), ending months of speculations that the State Department planned to eliminate the unit. The office of theRead More...

Report: ‘Unacceptably High’ Number Of Afghans Flee Military Training In U.S.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 20, 2017 Afghan soldiers and police who train in the United States go “absent without leave,” or AWOL, at far higher rates than those of any other country, possibly jeopardizing efforts to assist Afghan secu
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Report: ‘Unacceptably High’ Number Of Afghans Flee Military Training In U.S.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 20, 2017 Afghan soldiers and police who train in the United States go “absent without leave,” or AWOL, at far higher rates than those of any other country, possibly jeopardizing efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog says. Out of a total of 320 foreign military trainees whoRead More...

UNAMA condemns attacks on worshippers

AT-KABUL: The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, expressed outrage and condemned Friday’s attacks targeting mosques and worshippers in Kabul and Ghor province. At least 59 people... The post UNAMA condemns atta
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UNAMA condemns attacks on worshippers

AT-KABUL: The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, expressed outrage and condemned Friday’s attacks targeting mosques and worshippers in Kabul and Ghor province. At least 59 people... The post UNAMA condemns attacks on worshippers appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

15 cadets killed, 4 wounded in Kabul bombing

AT-KABUL: At least 15 army cadets were killed and four others received injures after a suicide bomber targeted their vehicle near a military academy in Kabul, security official... The post 15 cadets killed, 4 wounded in Kabul bombing appeared first on Afghani
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15 cadets killed, 4 wounded in Kabul bombing

AT-KABUL: At least 15 army cadets were killed and four others received injures after a suicide bomber targeted their vehicle near a military academy in Kabul, security official... The post 15 cadets killed, 4 wounded in Kabul bombing appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: No room for sectarian war

There has been fighting for more than three decades in Afghanistan with leaving huge numbers of Afghan masses killed and wounded. At current time, there are more than... The post Editorial: No room for sectarian war appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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Editorial: No room for sectarian war

There has been fighting for more than three decades in Afghanistan with leaving huge numbers of Afghan masses killed and wounded. At current time, there are more than... The post Editorial: No room for sectarian war appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Religious scholars demand Loya Jirga call to solve crisis

AT-KABUL: Some clerics in the Kabul city asked the government to call the traditional Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) for finding a solution for what they called “the current... The post Religious scholars demand Loya Jirga call to solve crisis appeared first o
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Religious scholars demand Loya Jirga call to solve crisis

AT-KABUL: Some clerics in the Kabul city asked the government to call the traditional Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) for finding a solution for what they called “the current... The post Religious scholars demand Loya Jirga call to solve crisis appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: Taliban’s response to peace call

Just 20 hours after the quadrilateral meeting participated by representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States, Taliban militants carried out a chain of attacks targeting the... The post Editorial: Taliban’s response to peace call app
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Editorial: Taliban’s response to peace call

Just 20 hours after the quadrilateral meeting participated by representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States, Taliban militants carried out a chain of attacks targeting the... The post Editorial: Taliban’s response to peace call appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

US-Canadian couple held in Afghanistan, kept in Pakistan: CIA chief

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Contrary to Pakistan army claims, the CIA Chief has said that the US-Canadian couple kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, but they were held inside... The post US-Canadian couple held in Afghanistan, kept in Pakistan: CIA
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US-Canadian couple held in Afghanistan, kept in Pakistan: CIA chief

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Contrary to Pakistan army claims, the CIA Chief has said that the US-Canadian couple kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, but they were held inside... The post US-Canadian couple held in Afghanistan, kept in Pakistan: CIA chief appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

70 worshipers killed, 55 injured in Kabul, Ghor mosque attacks

AT-KABUL: At least 70 worshipers were “martyred” and 55 others injured Friday evening in two separate suicide attacks against mosques in capital Kabul and western Ghor province, officials... The post 70 worshipers killed, 55 injured in Kabul, Ghor mosque
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70 worshipers killed, 55 injured in Kabul, Ghor mosque attacks

AT-KABUL: At least 70 worshipers were “martyred” and 55 others injured Friday evening in two separate suicide attacks against mosques in capital Kabul and western Ghor province, officials... The post 70 worshipers killed, 55 injured in Kabul, Ghor mosque attacks appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Afghanistan’s All-Female TV Channel Surges Ahead

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 19, 2017 Zan TV is Afghanistan’s first and only TV station run by and for women. When it went on air in May, some Afghans doubted that it would succeed. Five months on, the station’s ratings are soaring. RFE/RL’s
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Afghanistan’s All-Female TV Channel Surges Ahead

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 19, 2017 Zan TV is Afghanistan’s first and only TV station run by and for women. When it went on air in May, some Afghans doubted that it would succeed. Five months on, the station’s ratings are soaring. RFE/RL’s Frud Bezhan met some of the professionals who are braving theRead More...

Blast hits mosque in Kabul

1TV: An explosion went off in a mosque in Afghan capital Kabul on Friday. The blast happened in Imam Zaman mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi, west of the city. Witnesses said that the blast was triggered by a suicide bomber and it targeted worshippers. At least two d
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Blast hits mosque in Kabul

1TV: An explosion went off in a mosque in Afghan capital Kabul on Friday. The blast happened in Imam Zaman mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi, west of the city. Witnesses said that the blast was triggered by a suicide bomber and it targeted worshippers. At least two deaths, five injured people were taken to hospitals following the incident,Read More...

Pakistan Builds Afghan Border Fence in Bid to Stem Terrorist Attacks

VOA News / October 19, 2017 Ayaz Gul ANGOOR ADDA, PAKISTAN — Pakistan’s military is installing a robust fence along its largely porous 2,600-kilometer border with Afghanistan and establishing new forts as well as outposts on mountain peaks. Officials hop
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Pakistan Builds Afghan Border Fence in Bid to Stem Terrorist Attacks

VOA News / October 19, 2017 Ayaz Gul ANGOOR ADDA, PAKISTAN — Pakistan’s military is installing a robust fence along its largely porous 2,600-kilometer border with Afghanistan and establishing new forts as well as outposts on mountain peaks. Officials hope the fortification plan of hundreds of millions of dollars will effectively prevent militant infiltration and stabilizeRead More...

Editorial: Readers are leaders

Afghanistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world because literacy program has been failed as at least 60 percent of Afghan masses are illiterate. Afghan... The post Editorial: Readers are leaders appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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Editorial: Readers are leaders

Afghanistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world because literacy program has been failed as at least 60 percent of Afghan masses are illiterate. Afghan... The post Editorial: Readers are leaders appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

ANAFAE run literacy training workshop in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Afghan National Association for Adult Education (ANAFAE) has implemented a 20 days’ basic literacy training workshop for facilitators and supervisors in Shahrak-e- Itefaq of Kabul City. According... The post ANAFAE run literacy training workshop i
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ANAFAE run literacy training workshop in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Afghan National Association for Adult Education (ANAFAE) has implemented a 20 days’ basic literacy training workshop for facilitators and supervisors in Shahrak-e- Itefaq of Kabul City. According... The post ANAFAE run literacy training workshop in Kabul appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

43 ANA killed in Kandahar attack

AT-KABUL: At least 43 Afghan National Army (ANA) have been killed and nine others received injures after Chashmawi camp attacked by Taliban insurgents in southern Kandahar province on... The post 43 ANA killed in Kandahar attack appeared first on Afghanistan
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43 ANA killed in Kandahar attack

AT-KABUL: At least 43 Afghan National Army (ANA) have been killed and nine others received injures after Chashmawi camp attacked by Taliban insurgents in southern Kandahar province on... The post 43 ANA killed in Kandahar attack appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: Breast cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invader or spread to other parts of the human body. Not all tumors are... The post Editorial: Breast cancer appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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Editorial: Breast cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invader or spread to other parts of the human body. Not all tumors are... The post Editorial: Breast cancer appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

5 policemen detained in connection to Paktia attack

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Five police officers have been detained over their alleged role in Tuesday’s deadly attack on police headquarters and training center in southeastern Paktia province, an... The post 5 policemen detained in connection to Paktia atta
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5 policemen detained in connection to Paktia attack

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Five police officers have been detained over their alleged role in Tuesday’s deadly attack on police headquarters and training center in southeastern Paktia province, an... The post 5 policemen detained in connection to Paktia attack appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

‘Pakistan deceived Afghan peace processes’

AT-KABUL: The high peace council claims that Taliban’s recent response to the peace voiced by the government was a new Pakistan game. The council said that Tuesday’s bloody... The post ‘Pakistan deceived Afghan peace processes’ appeared first on Afgha
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‘Pakistan deceived Afghan peace processes’

AT-KABUL: The high peace council claims that Taliban’s recent response to the peace voiced by the government was a new Pakistan game. The council said that Tuesday’s bloody... The post ‘Pakistan deceived Afghan peace processes’ appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

11 drug traffickers arrested in Kabul

AT-KABUL: The court of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Wednesday said that 11 drug trafficker arrested in the past one week. CJTF in a press statement said... The post 11 drug traffickers arrested in Kabul appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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11 drug traffickers arrested in Kabul

AT-KABUL: The court of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Wednesday said that 11 drug trafficker arrested in the past one week. CJTF in a press statement said... The post 11 drug traffickers arrested in Kabul appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

The unifying effect of water

By Glen Hearns-There is no other substance that we know of that is as powerful and magical as water for humans. Water makes up about 70% of our... The post The unifying effect of water appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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The unifying effect of water

By Glen Hearns-There is no other substance that we know of that is as powerful and magical as water for humans. Water makes up about 70% of our... The post The unifying effect of water appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Via WFP; China provides $1m assistance in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Chinese government contributed $1 million to the World Food Program (WFP) which would assist nearly 38,000 vulnerable people in Afghanistan, including repatriates from Pakistan, a... The post Via WFP; China provides $1m assistance i
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Via WFP; China provides $1m assistance in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Chinese government contributed $1 million to the World Food Program (WFP) which would assist nearly 38,000 vulnerable people in Afghanistan, including repatriates from Pakistan, a... The post Via WFP; China provides $1m assistance in Afghanistan appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Doval meets President Ghani, CEO Abdullah, NSA Atmar

‘Bilateral relations, regional cooperation, fight on terrorism discussed’ AT-KABUL:  Indian National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval on Monday paid an official visit to Kabul on the invitation of his... The post Doval meets President Ghani, CEO Abdullah, NS
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Doval meets President Ghani, CEO Abdullah, NSA Atmar

‘Bilateral relations, regional cooperation, fight on terrorism discussed’ AT-KABUL:  Indian National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval on Monday paid an official visit to Kabul on the invitation of his... The post Doval meets President Ghani, CEO Abdullah, NSA Atmar appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

30 Taliban killed as police repulsed Taliban attack on Jaghato district

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Taliban’s coordinated attack on Jaghato district of central Maidan Wardak province, was strongly retaliated and repulsed by the brave Afghan police forces, an official said... The post 30 Taliban killed as police repulsed Taliban a
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30 Taliban killed as police repulsed Taliban attack on Jaghato district

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Taliban’s coordinated attack on Jaghato district of central Maidan Wardak province, was strongly retaliated and repulsed by the brave Afghan police forces, an official said... The post 30 Taliban killed as police repulsed Taliban attack on Jaghato district appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Taliban attacks leave 70 dead, 170 injured in two Afghan provinces

Press TV / October 17, 2017 The Taliban militants have launched coordinated attacks on police forces in two neighboring provinces in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least 70 people dead and nearly 170 others injured. Militants with explosives-laden vehicles
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Taliban attacks leave 70 dead, 170 injured in two Afghan provinces

Press TV / October 17, 2017 The Taliban militants have launched coordinated attacks on police forces in two neighboring provinces in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least 70 people dead and nearly 170 others injured. Militants with explosives-laden vehicles had initially attacked a police training center in Gardez, the capital of Paktia Province in southeast Afghanistan,Read More...

HRW Gives Kabul, Donors Failing Grade On Afghan Girls’ Education

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 17, 2017 Efforts by Kabul and international donors to educate girls in Afghanistan have “significantly faltered in recent years,” according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Sixteen years after the U.S.-led military inte
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HRW Gives Kabul, Donors Failing Grade On Afghan Girls’ Education

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 17, 2017 Efforts by Kabul and international donors to educate girls in Afghanistan have “significantly faltered in recent years,” according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Sixteen years after the U.S.-led military intervention in Afghanistan ousted the Taliban from power, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school, HRWRead More...

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