Monday 15 March 2021
March 13, 2021
Commentary: The U.N. Must Investigate Journalists’ Killings in Afghanistan
The UN needs to go beyond condemnations and message of condolences. Given its international mandate, the U.N. Human Rights Commission should immediately open an investigation into the killing of Afghanistan's journalists and members of civil society.
March 12, 2021
Afghan Peace, Women’s Day, Pakistan Vaccination: Your Briefing From Afghanistan And Pakistan
In this week’s Gandhara Briefing, we bring you our analysis of the wrangling over Afghanistan's new peace proposals, what is prompting Afghan journalists to flee, and an inspiring story of an Afghan policeman determined to fight the country’s mines even after one blinded him.
March 11, 2021
With No Peace In Sight, Afghan Women Are Losing Hope For Change
Afghan women have prospered during the past two decades thanks to access to education and careers and their government's commitment to women's rights. They now fear those hard-won freedoms, jobs, and opportunities will be sacrificed for the sake of the peace process.
March 11, 2021
Contractors' Pullout Could Have 'Devastating' Impact On Afghan Forces, Says U.S. Watchdog
Withdrawing thousands of U.S. defense contractors from Afghanistan by the end of next month may be "more devastating" to Afghan forces than an American troop pullout, a U.S. government watchdog has warned.
March 10, 2021
Light Show Pays Tribute To Bamiyan Buddhas Destroyed By Taliban 20 Years Ago
Twenty years after the Taliban blew up two famous Buddha statues, Afghans commemorated their loss at a ceremony in the central Bamiyan Valley on March 9. As part of the commemorations, a lantern-lit procession led to the base of the sandstone cliff where the statues once stood.
Three Senior Pakistani Taliban Commanders Killed In Blast In Afghanistan2
Killing Of Senior TTP Commanders In Afghanistan Strikes Blow To Militants, Possible Peace With Pakistan3
Al-Qaeda Chief Killed In Posh Kabul Neighborhood Largely Built With U.S. Taxpayer Money4
Surge In Targeted Killings In Northwestern Pakistan Aims To 'Silence Dissenting Voices'5
Exclusive: German Foreign Minister Says Women In Afghanistan Experiencing 'Biggest Violation Of Rights On Earth'6
One Year After Seizing Power, Is The Taliban Here To Stay?7
At Least Eight Killed In Bomb Blast In Shi'ite Neighborhood Of Kabul; Islamic State Claims Responsibility8
Pakistani Soldiers Killed In Blast In Tribal District Bordering Afghanistan9
'Tsunami Of Trees' Sweeps Pakistan10
Pakistani Rupee Falls To Record Low Against Dollar, Stoking Inflation Fears