Friday 14 May 2021
May 14, 2021
Gandhara Briefing: Hazara Attack, EU Trade, Afghan Migrants
This week's Gandhara Briefing offers incisive pieces on how escalating violence is rapidly killing off hopes for peace in Afghanistan, the EU is pressuring Pakistan to improve its rights record, and former Afghan combatants long for peace.
May 13, 2021
At Least 11 Afghan Civilians Killed In Attacks On First Of Three-Day Cease-Fire
Four separate bomb attacks have killed at least 11 civilians and wounded 13 others just hours after a three-day cease-fire took effect as Afghanistan celebrates the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
May 12, 2021
As Afghan Talks Stall, Former Fighters On Both Sides Hope For Resolution
Talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have halted in recent weeks as extremists launched a new wave of attacks. But two former combatants say they're still holding out hope for the peace process and an eventual end to the conflict.
May 10, 2021
Pakistani General Reiterates Support For Afghan Peace Process As Violence Surges
The Pakistani Army chief offered Islamabad's support for the Afghan peace process in a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on May 10 amid growing violence as the United States withdraws its troops.
May 10, 2021
Afghan Schoolgirls Laid To Rest After Bombing That Killed Dozens
More than 50 people were killed by a bomb attack outside a girls school in the Afghan capital, and at least 150 were injured. Most of the victims were young students. The explosions on May 8 took place in a neighborhood that is home to Shi'a from the Hazara ethnic minority.
May 10, 2021
America’s War In Afghanistan, In Photos
A Disappearing World. I worry about the fate of the people in my photos, from the shy school girls and owner of the American-style burger restaurant to the pro-American Shi’ite Hazaras who have been massacred (even at a wedding) in a bloody ISIS and Taliban terror campaign.
'Afghanistan Is Hell': Supporters Of Late Afghan General Claim Taliban Killings, Persecution2
Border Clash Between Taliban, Pakistani Military Leaves One Dead3
'Everyone Is Anxious': Pakistan's Mass Arrests Of Afghan Refugees Fuel Fear Of New Crackdown4
Taliban Takes Lamb Testicles Off The Menu As Bigger Issues Loom5
'Beaten And Humiliated': Taliban Cracks Down On Afghan Universities In Bid To Curb Women's Protests6
Khan Cancels March To Islamabad, Ends Demand For Early Elections, But Vows To Fight On7
Banned From Public Parks And Bathhouses, Afghan Women Say Life Under Taliban Is Like A 'Prison'8
At Least Nine Reportedly Killed In Taliban Attack On Village In Ethnic Hazara Province9
Taliban Claims To Have Eliminated Islamic State Hideout In Kabul10
'They Torture And Kill Us': Gay Afghan Men Fear For Lives Under The Taliban