Tag: Afghan Insurgency

July 26, 2019

UN Security Council Considers Situa...

Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations, briefs the Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan and her recent visit to the country together with the Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed

July 1, 2019

Afghan Conflict News

Once an important economic center for Afghans living in eastern Nangarhar province near the Pakistani border, Haska Mena has been reduced to a wasteland by the war against the Islamic State group. Determined to seek an education, Afghan students in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province study under the ruins of schools destroyed fighting with Islamic State militant.The next round of the Afghanistan government’s peace talks with the Taliban is scheduled to begin in Doha on June 29.The government sees the discussions as an initial step to end Afghanistan’s long war.But journalists and rights activists in Afghanistan are expressing grave concerns about its impact

June 16, 2019

Least 10 Imams Killed In Nangarhar ...

Almost a dozen religious scholars have been killed in attacks by unknown armed men in the eastern province of Nangarhar in the past two months, the provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani said on Saturday. Khogyani said that no one has been arrested in connection to the killings. “Details of some cases have been shared by the …

May 28, 2019

Masked And Cuffed: Afghanistan Show...

Afghan security forces showed off 30 alleged Taliban and Islamic State militants captured in Kandahar Province. The prisoners were all masked to conceal their identities. They’re accused of terrorism and of targeting security forces and religious scholars

May 25, 2019

Afghan Teen Loses Her Eye Waiting T...

Afghan government forces with close air support had launched a raid to search for Taliban fighters in Salema’s village of Niaz Baba — a remote settlement in an area that has, for years, been a transit point for militants who cross back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region

May 24, 2019

UNICEF: Malnourished Children in Af...

Recent nutrition surveys across Afghanistan find 22 out of 34 provinces are above the emergency threshold of acute malnutrition. Last year, UNICEF provided life-saving assistance to nearly half of the country’s most nutritionally deprived children. It is aiming to reach 60 percent, or 375,000, of those children this year

May 10, 2019

Islamic State Killed His Sister, So...

Seventeen-year-old Rahila Rafi was killed last August in a suicide attack on a Kabul classroom. Her brother has opened a library in honor of his slain sister after being inspired by an entry in Rahila’s diary~RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty 0

April 4, 2019

Left Out: Afghanistan Watches Its O...

Ghani has alienated much of the country’s political elite, including influential ex-President Hamid Karzai and former warlords who attended the Moscow meeting, by failing to consult with them over the government’s national peace plan and denying them a spot on the government’s negotiating team

April 2, 2019

UN Report: More than 113 Million Pe...

The FAO report says that 2018 was the third consecutive year in which the number of people facing all levels of food insecurity topped the 100 million mark, although it was slightly better than 2017’s number of 124 million people. The study said some countries were less affected by severe weather events such as drought and flooding

March 27, 2019

2018 Is Deadliest Year for Afghan C...

The U.N. on Monday confirmed that 10 children were among at least 13 civilians killed in a recent U.S. military airstrike in northern Afghanistan. The U.S., which confirmed the killing of two U.S. service members, carried out an airstrike in the area, and accused the Taliban of using civilian areas as hideouts. The intensified violence in the country has had a toll on civilians

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