Watchdog AIHRC Calls for ‘Immediate’ Release of Activists

(TOLO news): Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the illegal detention of civil society activists Mr. Musa Mahmudi and Ehsanullah Hamidi, who were investigating the cases of alleged child sexual abuse in Logar province.”   The watchdog group called out the National Directorate of Security (which has neither confirmed nor denied holding the

By |2019-11-26T10:10:27+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Airstrikes kill 19 Taliban militants in Ghazni, Helmand and Laghman provinces

(KHAAMA PREES): The security forces conducted multiple airstrikes in Ghazni, Helmand and Laghman provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours killing at least 19 Taliban militants. The military officials said Tuesday an airstrike in Deh Yak district of Ghazni province killed one militant of Taliban group. The officials further added that three airstrikes in

By |2019-11-26T10:06:38+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Afghan acting district police chief killed in Ghazni blast

(One TV): An Afghan acting district police chief was killed in a bomb blast in the country's central-eastern Ghazni province last night, officials said Tuesday. Amanullah Ibrahimi, acting police chief for Ghazni’s Rashidan district, was killed after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Qayaq Valley around 7:40p.m. Ahmad Khan Sirat, a police

By |2019-11-26T10:03:41+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Afghan intelligence says paedophile ring claim made up for foreign asylum

(One TV): Claim that a paedophile ring sexually abused many boys in Afghanistan's central Logar province was made up for foreign asylum, the country's intelligence agency National Directorate of Security said on Tuesday. NDS in a statement said that Musa Mahmudi and his colleagues who made the claim “were shifted to safe place” due to

By |2019-11-26T10:00:24+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Minister Safi Chairs Media Violation, Complaints Commission Meeting

(BNA):  Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, the meeting of commission for reviewing media-related violations and complaints was held yesterday. In the meeting, members of the commission reviewed four media related violations and complaints and made decision on each of them. Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi said that

By |2019-11-19T09:45:12+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

High-Level Taliban Figures Land In Qatar As Part Of Prisoner Swap

(Radio Free Europe): Three ranking Taliban prisoners have been released by the Afghan government and flown to Qatar for an expected swap for two Western hostages held by the militant group, Taliban sources say. The whereabouts of the two Western captives -- U.S. national Keven King and Australian Timothy Weeks -- were not immediately known.

By |2019-11-19T09:40:10+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Taliban frees two Western hostages

(One TV): The Taliban freed two Westerners they had held for more than three years on Tuesday, following the release of senior figures of the group, it has been reported. American Kevin King, 63, and Australian Timothy Weeks, 50, teachers at the American University in Kabul who were abducted in 2016, were released to US

By |2019-11-19T09:33:47+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

UN Group Formed to Protect Afghan Women’s Rights

(TOLO News): The Afghan Mission to the UN has formed “Group of Friends”, co-chaired by the United Kingdom and comprised of women representatives to the United Nations and its senior officials. The group will highlight the importance of protecting and enhancing women’s rights and the role that women can play across society and government, including

By |2019-11-19T09:30:02+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Indian man charged with sexually assaulting a U.S. national in Afghanistan

(Khaama press): The Department of Justice of the United States has announced that a federal grand jury has charged an Indian national with two accounts of aggravated sexual abuse and one account of abusive sexual contact. According to a statement released by Department of Justice, the federal jury in the District of Columbia charted the

By |2019-11-19T09:24:51+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments
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