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July 13, 2022
'They Call Us Infidels': Former Afghan Soldiers Still Live In Hiding To Avoid Taliban Retribution
Many members of the former Afghan armed forces and their families are living in hiding nearly a year after the Taliban takeover. They complain of persecution and harassment despite the Taliban's announcement of a general amnesty when it seized power in August 2021.
July 12, 2022
Tajikistan Concerned By Provocative Taliban Watchtower On Border
An observation post being built on the Afghan-Tajik border by the "Tajik Taliban" is seen as an act of intimidation from Kabul and has irritated Tajikistan, which has not recognized the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.
June 20, 2022
'He Loved Afghanistan': Sikh Man Killed In Militant Attack Refused To Leave Homeland
Family members say Sundar Singh's love for Afghanistan kept him in Kabul, where he was killed during an attack on a Sikh temple by the IS-K militant group. Members of Afghanistan's tiny Sikh community have been the target of several deadly attacks in recent years, forcing many to flee abroad.
June 14, 2022
Afghans Say Black Market For Pakistani Visas Thriving
Afghans seeking medical treatment or escaping threats in their country say their efforts to enter Pakistan are complicated by a thriving black market for visas. Amid reports that visas are being sold for exorbitant prices, the Pakistani embassy has fired 12 staff members over bribery accusations.
June 10, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: TTP Peace Deal, Afghan YouTuber's 'Confession,' Forced Evictions
This week’s Gandhara Briefing brings you our reporting on the growing opposition to Pakistan’s impending deal with the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan extremist group, anger over the seemingly coerced confession of an Afghan YouTuber, and forced evictions by the Taliban.
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