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Afghan women shelters bring succour to abuse victims

12 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Heavily pregnant at 16 after being raped by an insurgent commander, Malala was on the brink of committing suicide when she found refuge and hope in a women's shelter in Kabul. The non-descript building, tucked away in a residential neighbourhood in the Afghan capital, is one of the few hidden sanctuaries where battered women can seek support. Show More Summary

Afghan plane forced to fly back after angry MPs miss flight

Supporters of two Afghan MPs who missed a domestic flight from Kabul blocked an airport runway with rocks, forcing the plane to return for the lawmakers, officials said. The Kam Air flight was abruptly forced to fly back from central...Show More Summary

Afghanistan: Asylum Denied

Europe is deporting thousands of Afghans back to a country which has been embroiled in chaos and war for decades.

Afghan plane forced to fly back after MPs miss flight

MPs deny involvement, but aviation bosses open probe after Bamiyan-bound plane is forcefully diverted back to Kabul.

Movie Review: The smug satire War Machine can’t wipe that look off its face

The nicest thing one can say about David Michôd’s maladroit, Netflix-produced Afghan War satire War Machine is that despite the high statistical likelihood of its existence (A-list star, bestselling source material, obvious political angle, semi-established writer-director), nothing in the movie suggests that it was made to please anyone. Show More Summary

US drone strike on Afghan border kills 3 Pakistani Taliban

A Pakistani government official says a suspected U.S. drone strike has targeted a compound in Afghanistan, killing three local Taliban militants. Kamran Afridi, an official in the Pakistani border town … Click to Continue »

Ten Afghan soldiers killed in Kandahar army base attack

Deadly attack, which left at least nine troops wounded, marks another setback for NATO-backed Afghan forces.

Militant attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

At least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when militants attacked their army base in the southern province of Kandahar, the defence ministry said Tuesday, in the latest attack on Western-backed forces. The assault in Shah Wali Kot district...Show More Summary

Militants kill 10 Afghan soldiers in base attack: defense officials

KABUL (Reuters) - Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine, defense officials said on Tuesday.

From NATO to Antifa: One Afghan's journey to Greece

One Afghan refugee's journey from his war-torn homeland resulted in him fighting Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party.

What's going on Tuesday?

Afghan Whigs, The Damned, Flogging Molly, Animal Collective, Pantha Du Prince, and more NYC-area shows for you Tuesday. Continue reading…

Roadside bomb kills 5 in northwest Pakistan

A Pakistani government official says a roadside bomb has killed at least five people and wounded several others in a northwest tribal region close to the Afghan border. Mohammad Iqbal … Click to Continue »

Meet the Amputees Fighting America’s Longest War

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The U.S. has spent more than $70 billion on Afghan security. But the defense against the Taliban is falling to some very unconventional soldiers.

A surprise attack by the Taliban kills 25 Afghan police and spotlights security failures

Taliban militants launched surprise attacks against multiple police checkpoints in southern Afghanistan and killed at least 25 officers, officials said Sunday. Officials in Zabul province said that militants from several provinces carried out the attacks against government installations in the...

Dispatch From Kabul, Afghanistan: Afghan Magazine, a Sisterhood of Ideas, Hopes to Counter Men’s Sway

Fatana Hassanzada wants Gellara, which she edits, to start conversations among women about their “shared pain.”

Taliban Launch Rocket Attack and Kill at Least 20 Afghan Police Officers

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The attacks capped another bloody week in Afghanistan, during which a German woman and an Afghan guard were killed, and a Finnish national was kidnapped in Kabul on Saturday.

German woman and Afghan guard killed, Finnish woman abducted in Kabul

In southern Afghanistan, militants launched attacks on several check points, killing at least 20 security forces, a provincial official said

At least 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambushes: officials

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed in Taliban ambushes in south central Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, the latest in a string of insurgent attacks that come as the NATO-led military mission considers sending thousands of additional troops to the war-torn nation.

Afghan official: 20 forces killed in coordinated attacks

Militants launched attacks on several check points in southern Afghanistan killing at least 20 security forces, according to a provincial official. Gul Islam Seyal, spokesman for the provincial governor in … Click to Continue »

Afghan Taliban launch three-pronged assault on Ghazni city

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters launched a three-pronged attack on parts of the central-eastern Afghan city of Ghazni overnight, driving a Humvee packed with explosives into the entrance of a district governor's compound during the assault, police said on Saturday.

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