Afghanistan

 
More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents — UN
More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents — UN
Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by United States and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other...
US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes
US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes
The United States threatened on Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to...
Afghan Taliban announce death of Haqqani network founder
Afghan Taliban announce death of Haqqani network founder
Jalaluddin Haqqani, a one-time CIA asset who went on to found a brutal militant group...
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as...
Swedish student delays deportation of Afghan man with in-flight video stream
Swedish student delays deportation of Afghan man with in-flight video stream
Swedish student activist Elin Ersson disobeyed a key in-flight safety rule — that all passengers must be seated — to delay the...
Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success
Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success
Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din...
East Africa’s heroin coast
East Africa’s heroin coast
Afghanistan is the home of high quality heroin, and is producing more of it than ever before. Last year an estimated 328 000 hectares of arable...
UNICEF: Up to 60% of Afghan girls out of school
UNICEF: Up to 60% of Afghan girls out of school
Just one in three girls are currently attending school in Afghanistan, marking the biggest drop in the number of school attendees since the Taliban...
Afghan media defiant after deadly day for journalists
Afghan media defiant after deadly day for journalists
Afghan journalists were shaken but defiant on Tuesday, vowing to continue reporting on the bloody conflict after the deadliest attack on the...
Camel power turns sesame into precious oil in Afghanistan
Camel power turns sesame into precious oil in Afghanistan
Old Afghan men looking to soothe their aching joints or enrich their rice dishes stand around a tiny shop where they are lulled by a camel's steady...
'We are in danger': French Army translators live in fear of the Taliban
'We are in danger': French Army translators live in fear of the Taliban
The Taliban have tried to kill Zainullah, a former translator for the French Army, twice...
Cricket-mad Afghans brave the bombs
Cricket-mad Afghans brave the bombs
Afghan soldier Ehsanullah waves a national flag as he dances half-naked in the stands of Kabul’s main cricket ground — one of thousands of...

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