Thursday 6 October 2022
October 01, 2022
Women Demand Their Rights After Deadly Bombing In Kabul
Several dozen Afghans, mostly women, protested on October 1, one day after a suicide bombing killed dozens of mostly female students preparing for university entrance exams in Kabul. Most of the victims were from the minority Hazara community.
September 07, 2022
Pakistan's Monsoon Rains Threaten 4,500-Year-Old UNESCO World Heritage Site
The ancient archaeological site of Mohenjo-daro is now in danger of being destroyed in flood-devastated Pakistan, where an unprecedented monsoon season has claimed more than 1,300 lives and left millions homeless.
September 01, 2022
Senior Biden Aide Hints At Financial Consequences For Taliban Rights Abuses
A senior aide to U.S. President Joe Biden has hinted that the Taliban could face financial consequences for human rights violations. In his first broadcast interview since his appointment last year, Rob Berschinski, special assistant to the president, said, "We're going to hold them to their word."
August 25, 2022
Pakistani Woman Drives Her Late Father's Rickshaw To Support Her Family
Eighteen-year-old student Alishah cuts an unusual figure on the streets of Karachi in southern Pakistan, taking fares in her auto rickshaw. Her father taught her to drive before his death six months ago. Since then, she has taken on his role, supporting her family while continuing her studies.
August 22, 2022
Supporters Rally As Former Pakistani PM Faces Terror Charges
Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan blocked the access road to his house in the capital, Islamabad, on August 22 as they feared he might be arrested. Police charged the politician with terrorism after he vowed to sue a judge and two police officials.
August 16, 2022
Pakistani Woman Offers A 'Bright Future' For Drug Addicts
A young Pakistani woman has opened a rehabilitation clinic to treat drug addiction in the town of Charsadda, 20 kilometers from Peshawar. Saba Khan, a newly qualified psychologist, says she has treated 89 addicts so far since opening in March, including women.
August 15, 2022
Symphony Of Courage: Young Afghan Musicians Play On After Fleeing To Lisbon
Afghanistan's only music school has been relocated to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, so that young musicians can continue to learn and develop. This story is based on a documentary by Voice of America: Symphony Of Courage. https://www.voanews.com/a/6697532.html
August 11, 2022
'We Want Our Voice To Be Heard': Afghan Girl Demands An Education
An Afghan teenager and aspiring digital artist has sent videos to RFE/RL in which she talks about the pain she feels about being prevented from going to school. UNICEF estimates that 850,000 Afghan girls have been barred from attending secondary school since the Taliban returned to power in 2021.