Wednesday 30 December 2020
December 20, 2020
Afghan Lawmaker Survives Fatal Car Bombing
A deadly car bomb hit the Afghan capital, Kabul, on December 20. The blast went off as lawmaker Khan Mohammad Wardak's convoy was passing by. The parliament deputy is wounded but in good condition, according to Interior Minister Masud Andarabi.
December 17, 2020
Dushanbe Reinforces Border After Tajik Militants Appear In Video Fighting In Afghanistan
Afghan authorities say a group of militants from Tajikistan played a key role in the recent Taliban takeover of a district. It prompted Tajikistan to deploy additional troops along the border and launch a campaign using the relatives of the militants to plead with them via video to come home.
December 11, 2020
TV News Anchor And Women's Rights Advocate Shot Dead In Afghanistan
A prominent Afghan journalist and news anchor has been shot dead alongside her driver as she traveled to work in Jalalabad. Malala Maiwand, 24, worked for the private media group Enikass and was a vocal advocate of women's rights.
December 10, 2020
‘No Life Without Peace’: Slain Female Afghan Journalist Hoped For Better Times
The killing of a female journalist has deprived Afghanistan of a bold campaigner who spoke truth to power and stood for preserving her country's gains in human rights and freedoms that were unthinkable under previous Afghan regimes.
November 30, 2020
Afghan Addicts Struggle To Get Clean In Kandahar
Jamila is 35 years old, a mother of six, and says her drug-dealing husband got her addicted to heroin. In the southern Afghan city of Kandahar where she lives, there are an estimated 300,000 drug addicts and only one treatment center that offers no places for women.
November 26, 2020
Government Inaction Fans Dangerous Tribal Disputes In Waziristan
Residents of a remote region in western Pakistan say Islamabad’s failure to enforce a cease-fire between two clans threatens their security and encourages further violent clashes over conflicting land ownership claims.
November 25, 2020
‘Perfect Storm’ Could Compel Pakistan To Change Status Of Disputed Territory In Kashmir
Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan territory, part of the larger Kashmir region, has been in legal limbo for decades. But that could change as Islamabad plans to make the region the country's fifth province, a move that could have domestic and regional consequences.
November 23, 2020
‘My Heart Burns’: Afghan Victims Of Alleged Australian Atrocities Demand Justice
In Uruzgan, a remote province in southern Afghanistan, many victims of alleged atrocities by the Australian security forces say Canberra's recent probe does not cover the full extent of what they say are extensive abuses.