Afghanistan



Kabul Should Create Inclusive Govt: Qaisari

Tolo News: The former police head for the Qaisar district of Faryab province under the previous government, Nizamuddin Qaisari, returned to Kabul on Sunday after spending 10 months in Tehran. “You should provide me a portion in the government because there
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Kabul Should Create Inclusive Govt: Qaisari

Tolo News: The former police head for the Qaisar district of Faryab province under the previous government, Nizamuddin Qaisari, returned to Kabul on Sunday after spending 10 months in Tehran. “You should provide me a portion in the government because there are a lot of people of Turk decent. They should have a share ofRead More...

Taliban Urges US to Lift Curbs and Unfreeze Funds to Help Quake-hit Afghanistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 25, 2022 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban renewed their call Saturday for the United States to unfreeze Afghanistan’s foreign funds and lift financial sanctions to help the war-torn country deal with its deadliest earthquake in more than tw
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Taliban Urges US to Lift Curbs and Unfreeze Funds to Help Quake-hit Afghanistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 25, 2022 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban renewed their call Saturday for the United States to unfreeze Afghanistan’s foreign funds and lift financial sanctions to help the war-torn country deal with its deadliest earthquake in more than two decades. The United Nations said humanitarian organizations, in coordination with Taliban authorities, are continuingRead More...

‘War On Education’: Taliban Converting Secular Schools Into Religious Seminaries

By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi June 25, 2022 Equipped with a science laboratory, library, and computer lab, the Abdul Hai Habibi High School was considered one of the most modern and prestigious government schools in southeastern Afghanistan. But since the Ta
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‘War On Education’: Taliban Converting Secular Schools Into Religious Seminaries

By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi June 25, 2022 Equipped with a science laboratory, library, and computer lab, the Abdul Hai Habibi High School was considered one of the most modern and prestigious government schools in southeastern Afghanistan. But since the Taliban seized power in August 2021, the secular school in the city of Khost has been convertedRead More...

Taliban Withdraws Their Fighters from Panjshir, Local Sources Say

8am: A video sent to Hasht-e Subh, showing dozens of Taliban fighters along with their vehicles are leaving the Chamalwarda district of Panjshir province this morning. Although the exact motive for the Taliban’s withdrawal from Panjshir is still unknown, so
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Taliban Withdraws Their Fighters from Panjshir, Local Sources Say

8am: A video sent to Hasht-e Subh, showing dozens of Taliban fighters along with their vehicles are leaving the Chamalwarda district of Panjshir province this morning. Although the exact motive for the Taliban’s withdrawal from Panjshir is still unknown, sources say they are likely to be sent to Balkhab district in Sar-e Pol to confrontRead More...

Relief Supplies Arrive As Rescue Efforts End Following Deadly Afghan Earthquake

By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi June 25, 2022 Tents, food, and medical supplies are arriving in eastern Afghanistan following a deadly earthquake and powerful aftershock. The death toll resulting from the June 22 earthquake rose to about 1,150 on June 24, acco
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Relief Supplies Arrive As Rescue Efforts End Following Deadly Afghan Earthquake

By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi June 25, 2022 Tents, food, and medical supplies are arriving in eastern Afghanistan following a deadly earthquake and powerful aftershock. The death toll resulting from the June 22 earthquake rose to about 1,150 on June 24, according to Abdul Wahid Rayan, the Taliban director of the state-run Bakhtar News Agency. Rayan saidRead More...

خودمختاری یک حق انسانی و طبیعی است

خودترقانان و اشغالگران افغان بجای اینکه به مناطق خود رفته و مردم رنجور خود را در فاجعه زمین لرزه کمک کنند، به سرزمین های مردم هزاره، تاجیک، اوز
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خودمختاری یک حق انسانی و طبیعی است

خودترقانان و اشغالگران افغان بجای اینکه به مناطق خود رفته و مردم رنجور خود را در فاجعه زمین لرزه کمک کنند، به سرزمین های مردم هزاره، تاجیک، اوزبیک و تورکمن حمله ور شده و در راستای سیاست کثیف پشتونیزم دست به کشتار و جنایت می زنند. - عکس

جنگ طالبان با انسانیت

در چند ماه گذشته جنایات گروه تروریستی طالبان بصورت سازمان یافته علیه مردم غیر پشتون افزایش یافته است. آنان حتا زیر نام داعش دست به کستار وسیع ه
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جنگ طالبان با انسانیت

در چند ماه گذشته جنایات گروه تروریستی طالبان بصورت سازمان یافته علیه مردم غیر پشتون افزایش یافته است. آنان حتا زیر نام داعش دست به کستار وسیع هندوها و سیک ها می زنند. - کارتون / گروه های قومی, هندو و سیک

The War of the Terrorist Group Taliban Against Humanity

In recent months the systematic attacks of the terrorist group Taliban against native peoples, including the Hazara, Tajik, Uzbek, and Turkmen, have significantly increased. The same terrorist group but sometimes using the Daesh terrorist brand systematicall
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The War of the Terrorist Group Taliban Against Humanity

In recent months the systematic attacks of the terrorist group Taliban against native peoples, including the Hazara, Tajik, Uzbek, and Turkmen, have significantly increased. The same terrorist group but sometimes using the Daesh terrorist brand systematically targets the Sikhs and Hindus too. So-called Afghanistan, the homeland of the Hazara, Tajik, Uzbek, Turkmen, and several other groups, has been occupied by the Afghan Taliban. The terrorist group has formed an illegal government based (...) - Cartoon / Highlight, Ethnic Groups

Six Taliban Fighters Killed in Ambush by NRF Forces in Panjshir

8am: Sources in Panjshir province say that six Taliban members have been killed and four others were wounded in an ambush by the National Resistance Front (NRF) forces. Sources say that the incident took place on Thursday (June 23the) in Chamalwarda area, ​
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Six Taliban Fighters Killed in Ambush by NRF Forces in Panjshir

8am: Sources in Panjshir province say that six Taliban members have been killed and four others were wounded in an ambush by the National Resistance Front (NRF) forces. Sources say that the incident took place on Thursday (June 23the) in Chamalwarda area, ​​Rokha district. According to sources, the Taliban were attacked when they tried toRead More...

Local Forces Inflict Casualties on Taliban in Balkhab

8am: A source close to Mawlawi Mehdi says that several Taliban fighters have been killed and several others were captured during the battle in Balkhab. The source said that local forces in Balkhab, led by Mawlawi Mehdi, attacked the Taliban forces on Thursda
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Local Forces Inflict Casualties on Taliban in Balkhab

8am: A source close to Mawlawi Mehdi says that several Taliban fighters have been killed and several others were captured during the battle in Balkhab. The source said that local forces in Balkhab, led by Mawlawi Mehdi, attacked the Taliban forces on Thursday evening (June 23rd) in the area between Dozdan Dara and Qomkotal. LocalRead More...

Taliban: US Frees One of Last Two Afghans from Guantanamo

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 24, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban announced Friday that the United States had freed one of the last two Afghans from the U.S. military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after 15 years. The ruling Islamist gro
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Taliban: US Frees One of Last Two Afghans from Guantanamo

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 24, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban announced Friday that the United States had freed one of the last two Afghans from the U.S. military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after 15 years. The ruling Islamist group said Asadullah Haroon’s release was the outcome of “direct and positive interaction” between theRead More...

Afghanistan’s Smallest Province Continues to Resist the Taliban: What Happens in Panjshir?

8am: The Taliban invasion of Panjshir province has created many hardships for civilians. People narrate painful stories about their lives, ranging from being harassed, kidnapped, killed and having their properties seized by Taliban forces to disruption of sec
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Afghanistan’s Smallest Province Continues to Resist the Taliban: What Happens in Panjshir?

8am: The Taliban invasion of Panjshir province has created many hardships for civilians. People narrate painful stories about their lives, ranging from being harassed, kidnapped, killed and having their properties seized by Taliban forces to disruption of security, economic, education and health conditions. The Taliban have carried out operations to arrest, torture and kill civiliansRead More...

Fierce Fighting Rages Between Taliban and Local Forces Led by Mawlawi Mehdi in Balkhab

8am: Sources say that fierce clashes between the Taliban and local forces led by Mawlawi Mehdi Mujahid, the only Taliban commander from the Hazara community who recently left Taliban ranks, are taking place in various parts of Balkhab district, Sar-e-Pul prov
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Fierce Fighting Rages Between Taliban and Local Forces Led by Mawlawi Mehdi in Balkhab

8am: Sources say that fierce clashes between the Taliban and local forces led by Mawlawi Mehdi Mujahid, the only Taliban commander from the Hazara community who recently left Taliban ranks, are taking place in various parts of Balkhab district, Sar-e-Pul province. A source close to Mehdi Mujahid told Hasht-e Subh that the clashes began thisRead More...

Young Man With Hands Bound Found Dead in River in Panjshir’s Shotul District

8am: Sources have said that a young man’s body with his hands tied has been discovered in Panjshir province. Locals found the body on Wednesday (June 21st) in the river near the Kuraba region in Shotul district. Previously, three bodies were found in the ri
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Young Man With Hands Bound Found Dead in River in Panjshir’s Shotul District

8am: Sources have said that a young man’s body with his hands tied has been discovered in Panjshir province. Locals found the body on Wednesday (June 21st) in the river near the Kuraba region in Shotul district. Previously, three bodies were found in the river in Khenj and Shotul districts of Panjshir province. Local sourcesRead More...

Earthquake Kills More Than 1,000 in Afghanistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 22, 2022 ISLAMABAD — A powerful earthquake in Afghanistan’s southeast has killed more than 1,000 people and injured hundreds of others, Taliban authorities said. Rescue workers said the casualties from the quake, which struck durin
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Earthquake Kills More Than 1,000 in Afghanistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 22, 2022 ISLAMABAD — A powerful earthquake in Afghanistan’s southeast has killed more than 1,000 people and injured hundreds of others, Taliban authorities said. Rescue workers said the casualties from the quake, which struck during the early hours of Wednesday, were likely to increase further. Deputy Taliban Minister for Disaster ManagementRead More...

Measles outbreak strains Afghanistan’s weak health system

The New Humanitarian: Poor vaccine coverage coupled with widespread economic hardship in the wake of the Taliban takeover have created the perfect conditions for the virus to thrive. “The poor economical situation, the drought, the [lower] income of familie
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Measles outbreak strains Afghanistan’s weak health system

The New Humanitarian: Poor vaccine coverage coupled with widespread economic hardship in the wake of the Taliban takeover have created the perfect conditions for the virus to thrive. “The poor economical situation, the drought, the [lower] income of families faced with hunger, and fund cutting, job loss… all this is deteriorating the situation,” Hemat said.Read More...

British Atrocities in Afghanistan

Bella Caledonia: American soldiers committed horrendous atrocities in these areas, ranging from systematic rape and sexual assault to massacres of civilians. Australian soldiers also committed similar atrocities, such as tying up children and slitting their t
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British Atrocities in Afghanistan

Bella Caledonia: American soldiers committed horrendous atrocities in these areas, ranging from systematic rape and sexual assault to massacres of civilians. Australian soldiers also committed similar atrocities, such as tying up children and slitting their throats. British soldiers also committed atrocities in these areas, most of which are simply not known, because the findings ofRead More...

What’s at stake as UN Taliban travel ban waiver set to expire?

Al Jazeera: The Trump-backed waiver allows sanctioned Taliban leaders to travel abroad for negotiations. Writing on The Hill website in May, Annie Pforzheimer, a former acting US deputy assistant secretary of state for Afghanistan, said the continued exemptio
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What’s at stake as UN Taliban travel ban waiver set to expire?

Al Jazeera: The Trump-backed waiver allows sanctioned Taliban leaders to travel abroad for negotiations. Writing on The Hill website in May, Annie Pforzheimer, a former acting US deputy assistant secretary of state for Afghanistan, said the continued exemption “represents the creeping normalisation of international relations with a regime that overthrew a constitutional republic and anRead More...

Afghan Taliban Free 5 British Nationals From Custody

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 20, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban confirmed Monday they had freed several British men after holding them for about six months. The confirmation came shortly after British officials announced that five of their citizens ha
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Afghan Taliban Free 5 British Nationals From Custody

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 20, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban confirmed Monday they had freed several British men after holding them for about six months. The confirmation came shortly after British officials announced that five of their citizens had been released from detention in Afghanistan. Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a Twitter postRead More...

U.S. May Let Tajikistan Hold on to Fleeing Afghan Aircraft

Reuters: U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Michael Kurilla visited Tajikistan over the weekend. “The United States is working with the Tajik government to determine the best way to effectively use and maintain the aircraft,” Kurilla said. He sai
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U.S. May Let Tajikistan Hold on to Fleeing Afghan Aircraft

Reuters: U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Michael Kurilla visited Tajikistan over the weekend. “The United States is working with the Tajik government to determine the best way to effectively use and maintain the aircraft,” Kurilla said. He said the aircraft would definitely not be returned to Afghanistan “because they do not belong to the Taliban”.Read More...

U.S. is rejecting over 90% of Afghans seeking to enter the country on humanitarian grounds

CBS News: Since July 2021, USCIS has received over 46,000 applications from Afghans hoping to come to the U.S. through the parole process. But most parole applications from Afghans remain unresolved — and over 90% of fewer than 5,000 fully adjudicated reque
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U.S. is rejecting over 90% of Afghans seeking to enter the country on humanitarian grounds

CBS News: Since July 2021, USCIS has received over 46,000 applications from Afghans hoping to come to the U.S. through the parole process. But most parole applications from Afghans remain unresolved — and over 90% of fewer than 5,000 fully adjudicated requests have been denied, USCIS statistics shared with CBS News show.  Click here toRead More...

Flood warning issued for parts of Afghanistan

Ariana: The Ministry of Water and Energy issued a warning of possible floods and rising river levels in some areas of the country for Monday and Tuesday. The ministry said: “On the mentioned dates floods due to rain, melting snow and rising water levels alo
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Flood warning issued for parts of Afghanistan

Ariana: The Ministry of Water and Energy issued a warning of possible floods and rising river levels in some areas of the country for Monday and Tuesday. The ministry said: “On the mentioned dates floods due to rain, melting snow and rising water levels along the rivers might occur in Kokcheh, Takhar, Baghlan, Bamyan, Samangan,Read More...

New anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan: Genesis of a low-intensity conflict?

ORF: Around half a dozen anti-Taliban groups made their presence known in March/April 2022 amidst the new fighting season. The announcements are indicative that they think that the situation on the ground is ripe to orchestrate a full-fledged offensive agains
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New anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan: Genesis of a low-intensity conflict?

ORF: Around half a dozen anti-Taliban groups made their presence known in March/April 2022 amidst the new fighting season. The announcements are indicative that they think that the situation on the ground is ripe to orchestrate a full-fledged offensive against the Taliban. Although, many groups announced their existence through short videos published on social media,Read More...

Taliban Imposes New Dress Code on Female Teachers in Ghazni

8am: Sources in Ghazni province say that the Taliban has imposed new restrictions on women, adding that its virtue promotion department has recently ordered female teachers to appear only in black outfits and face masks. According to sources, the Taliban’s
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Taliban Imposes New Dress Code on Female Teachers in Ghazni

8am: Sources in Ghazni province say that the Taliban has imposed new restrictions on women, adding that its virtue promotion department has recently ordered female teachers to appear only in black outfits and face masks. According to sources, the Taliban’s virtue promoters have raided some schools and warned female teachers that they would be relievedRead More...

Taliban’s Special Ops Commander Killed in Panjshir

8am: Sources told Hasht-e Subh on Saturday (June 18th) that Qari Anas was a key aid to Abdul Haq Waseq, the Taliban’s intelligence chief. According to sources, he was killed yesterday in Panjshir province. Qari Anas is said to have been a key figure in the
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Taliban’s Special Ops Commander Killed in Panjshir

8am: Sources told Hasht-e Subh on Saturday (June 18th) that Qari Anas was a key aid to Abdul Haq Waseq, the Taliban’s intelligence chief. According to sources, he was killed yesterday in Panjshir province. Qari Anas is said to have been a key figure in the Haqqani network, which in the past led most terroristRead More...

Taliban Say US Is ‘Biggest Hurdle’ to Diplomatic Recognition

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 18, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban have alleged the United States is blocking their way to securing international recognition for the Islamist group’s new government in Kabul. The insurgent-turned-ruling group seized powe
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Taliban Say US Is ‘Biggest Hurdle’ to Diplomatic Recognition

Ayaz Gul VOA News June 18, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban have alleged the United States is blocking their way to securing international recognition for the Islamist group’s new government in Kabul. The insurgent-turned-ruling group seized power last August and installed an all-male interim administration following the end of almost 20 years of U.S.-led foreign militaryRead More...

As Taliban Deepen Ties With Uyghur Jihadists, China’s Frustration Grows

Michael Hughes: China has sharpened its diplomatic discourse against the United States over the situation in Afghanistan, denouncing Washington for leaving the country in ruins, perhaps partly out of frustration as Beijing struggles to strike the right balanc
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As Taliban Deepen Ties With Uyghur Jihadists, China’s Frustration Grows

Michael Hughes: China has sharpened its diplomatic discourse against the United States over the situation in Afghanistan, denouncing Washington for leaving the country in ruins, perhaps partly out of frustration as Beijing struggles to strike the right balance in its approach to the Taliban. Beijing has little choice but to seek friendly relations with theRead More...

UN Official Says Afghan Taliban Has Stripped Women’s Rights

Lisa Schlein VOA News June 18, 2022 GENEVA — U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet this week accused Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban of stripping women and girls of their fundamental rights and freedoms and rendering them invisible in pu
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UN Official Says Afghan Taliban Has Stripped Women’s Rights

Lisa Schlein VOA News June 18, 2022 GENEVA — U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet this week accused Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban of stripping women and girls of their fundamental rights and freedoms and rendering them invisible in public life. Her report was submitted Wednesday to the U.N. Human Rights Council. Bachelet told the councilRead More...

Taliban Deprive Four Hazara-Dominated Districts of Humanitarian Aid in Ghazni, Distribute Food and Money to Their Supporters

8am: Ghazni is one of the provinces where international aid has flowed during the past recent months, but the Taliban have discriminately prevented it from being distributed and granted to deserving segment of the society. According to reports, no aid has bee
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Taliban Deprive Four Hazara-Dominated Districts of Humanitarian Aid in Ghazni, Distribute Food and Money to Their Supporters

8am: Ghazni is one of the provinces where international aid has flowed during the past recent months, but the Taliban have discriminately prevented it from being distributed and granted to deserving segment of the society. According to reports, no aid has been distributed in the four districts of Ghazni province where Hazara people live. ThisRead More...

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