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    Iran proxy games' Afghan episode

    21 March 2021

    KABUL/GHAZNI: Amid revived bids for peace talks between the Afghan negotiating sides, a militia commander accused of having allied with the Taliban recently is waging an open and unfettered war against President Ashraf Ghani-led administration.

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    CSO working for women, children swings into action in Herat

    1 February 2021

    HERAT: In the wake of increased wandering street children who are being abused in various ways, a community support program has been launched in western Herat province to reduce the levels of violence against Afghan children and women.

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    War on Daesh leaves Haska Mina inhabitants in ruins

    22 January 2021

    NANGARHAR: Residents of the Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province say that they have rendered tremendous sacrifices and incurred financial losses during the fight against Daesh or Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) insurgents. They grumble the government is yet to assist them.

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    Taliban collect power bills worth 30m Afs in Balkh annually 

    18 January 2021

    BALKH: Local power utility officials say Taliban militants collect 30 million Afghanis in electricity bills annually from 10,000 power consumers in areas under their control in northern Balkh province.

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    Ghazni people grumble about road closures, destruction 

    15 January 2021

    GHAZNI: Local officials accuse Taliban militants of destroying several kilometers of roads and parts of highways with bombs in southern Ghazni province, saying road closures and destructions have created massive problems for commuters, as well as cargo transporters.

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    Survivors of 23 civilians killed in airstrikes demand justice

    12 January 2021

    KANDAHAR: The sole survivor of an erroneous airstrike, Saleh Mohammad demands justice from Afghan officials after losing 18 members of his family in southwestern Nimroz province. On the other hand, in a similar attack, five children were killed and five others wounded in Bushran area of Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, on January 7.

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    ‘50-bed Dawlatabd district hospital closes due to Taliban warnings’

    31 December 2020

    BALKH: Local officials and residents in the northern Balkh province expressed concern about a 50-bed civil hospital in Dawlatabad district of the province that had been closed for an indefinite period due to the Taliban’s death threats and security problems.

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    Ghazni journos anxious amid uptick in violence against colleagues

    25 December 2020

    Following Nikzad’s assassination, Ghazni Journalists’ Union members in a meeting asked the government to investigate the incident within the next three days – ending on Friday. 

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    Civilian casualties double in north this year: AIHRC

    15 December 2020

    BALKH: Voicing its concern regarding the grave repercussions for Afghan citizens, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says civilian casualties and raging violence have unprecedentedly increased in the northern region of the country while.

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    Growing insecurity irk residents of restive Kandahar

    12 December 2020

    KANDAHAR: Local officials say as many as 107 people have been killed and 390 wounded during conflicts in southern Kandahar province the last one month alone, signifying the highest number of casualties ever recorded over the past one year.