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Afghan Court Sentences Anja Niedringhaus's Killer To 20 Years

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve...Show More Summary

Protests continue a week after woman lynched in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - The lynching of a woman by a mob in the Afghan capital continued to fuel public anger on Thursday, as residents gathered at the site of her death to protest a week after the killing.

Deadly Blast Hits Kabul as Afghan President Addresses 'the Elephant In the Room' Before US Congress

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Just as Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani prepared to address US lawmakers as part of his first official US visit, a suicide bombing near his presidential palace in the center of Kabul killed at least seven people and injured dozens more.

Car Bomb Kills Several Near Kabul Taxi Stand

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in the attack, the authorities said.

Loud explosion in Afghan capital Kabul: police

KABUL (Reuters) - A powerful explosion shook windows in Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, police and Reuters witnesses said, but it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.

Thousands Of Afghan Women Have Found Refuge In Shelters Funded By West

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

KABUL, Afghanistan — Faheema stood trembling in the courtyard of the large house, steeling herself for the meeting with her family. She took a deep breath and ran inside, her black abaya swirling around her, and fell to the floor atShow More Summary

Afghan police official fired for mob-killing Facebook comment

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's interior ministry fired the spokesman for Kabul's police chief on Tuesday for Facebook comments that seemed to try to justify the mob killing of a 27-year-old woman falsely accused of burning a Koran.

Thousands march in Afghan capital, demand justice in woman's killing

Several thousand protesters shut down a major thoroughfare in Kabul Tuesday, demanding justice for the brutal killing of a 28-year-old Afghan woman by an angry mob last week.

Thousands march over mob's killing of woman in Kabul

Marchers demand justice for Afghan woman beaten to death after being falsely accused of burning Quran.

Afghans Enraged by Woman’s Lynching

Thousands of people rallied in the streets of Kabul Tuesday over the killing of a woman by an angry mob.

Afghan Cleric and Cop Defend Mob That Stomped Woman To Death… But She Turns Out To Be Innocent

Last week, a seething mob in Kabul, Afghanistan, beat and stomped a 27-year-old woman named Farkhunda to death. The attackers, whose extreme brutality was caught on camera, felt not just justified, but obligated, because they'd heard...Show More Summary

Gunmen Carry Out Deadly Attack on 3 Vehicles on Afghan Highway

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The episode is the latest in a series of assaults on a major road connecting Kabul and Kandahar, and a grim reminder of the dangers of traveling across Afghanistan.

Thousands Protest In Afghan Capital, Demand Justice For Woman Slain By Mob

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Thousands marched through the Afghan capital Tuesday, demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Quran. Men and women of all ages carried banners bearing the bloodied face of Farkhunda, a 27-year-old religious scholar killed last week by the mob. Show More Summary

Gunmen Launch Attack On Afghan Highway, Killing At Least 13

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in eastern Afghanistan attacked passing vehicles on a darkened highway during a midnight assault Tuesday, killing at least 13 people, authorities said. The attack happened in Wardak province's Sayad Abad district, where Taliban fighters hold much territory and launch frequent attacks on security forces. Show More Summary

Official: Gunmen Kill at Least 13 in Afghan Highway Attack

The gunmen opened fire on three separate vehicles in the attack, including a bus traveling from Kabul

US State Secretary to Visit Afghanistan Later in 2015

US State Secretary John Kerry announced at a joint press conference with Afghan leaders at Camp David that he will visit Kabul later in 2015 to hold meetings with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani.

Activists plant tree for woman beaten, burned by Kabul mob

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Mourners planted a pine tree along the Kabul River on Monday to memorialize the site where a 27-year-old woman was beaten and burned to death after an angry mob believed she desecrated the Koran.

Woman killed by mob in Kabul over Koran was innocent: investigator

5 days agoReligion : FaithWorld

A woman killed by an angry mob in front of police in the Afghan capital last week for allegedly burning a copy of Islam's holy book was wrongly accused, Afghanistan's top criminal investigator said on Sunday.

Afghan Women Defy Mullahs To Bury Girl

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

A band of 30 Afghan women carried the body of murdered student Farkhunda through the streets of Kabul yesterday, defying the girl's murderers in order to give her a proper burial.

Afghan Protesters Demand Justice For Woman Lynched By Mob

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of Afghans protested in Kabul on Monday to demand justice for a woman who was killed by a mob outside one of the capital's most famous mosques after she was falsely being accused of burning a Quran. The...Show More Summary

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