Tuesday 9 August 2022
July 29, 2022
Pakistanis Go Green To Counter The Red-Hot Sun
In Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, a site that was an illegal landfill has been transformed into a lush, green haven. It is one of dozens of state-owned and private planting initiatives in Pakistan, where forest cover that helps cool the Earth lags far behind average levels across South Asia.
July 26, 2022
Afghanistan Faces 'Worst Women's Rights Violations On Earth,' Says German Foreign Minister
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Afghanistan is facing the "worst human rights violations on Earth" under Taliban rule. Speaking to RFE/RL's Ray Furlong in Prague on July 26, she said the Western withdrawal had been too fast and had left Afghanistan's people "alone."
June 29, 2022
Following The Trail Of Smuggled Medicine From Iran To Afghanistan
It's been estimated that 95 percent of the medicine in Afghanistan enters the country illegally. According to an investigation by RFE/RL's Radio Farda, a significant portion of the pharmaceuticals come from Iran and are smuggled into Afghanistan on trucks and buses.
June 27, 2022
Afghan Female Student: 'I've Been Crying Since Schools Were Closed'
Monawara Quraishi is an Afghan teenager. She is upset that she cannot complete her high school courses due to the Taliban's restrictions on schooling for girls. "Since the schools were closed, I have been crying," the 19-year-old has told Radio Azadi -- RFE/RL's Afghan service.
June 23, 2022
Rescuers Battle To Reach Remote Epicenter Of Deadly Afghan Earthquake
Efforts to reach communities in Afghanistan affected by the June 22 earthquake are being hampered by bad roads and heavy rain. The magnitude-6.1 quake is known to have killed at least 1,000 people and injured 1,500. The epicenter was 160 kilometers southeast of Kabul near the Pakistani border.
June 20, 2022
Marijuana And Opium Crops Destroyed After Afghan Taliban Leader's Edict
Taliban officials have begun destroying marijuana and opium crops after Afghanistan's Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada ordered a ban on cultivating the crops in April. Afghanistan is the world's biggest opium producer.
June 16, 2022
Life In The Hottest City In The World
Last month, Jacobabad in Pakistan became the hottest city on Earth. Women in southern Pakistan and millions like them around the world are at the searing edge of climate change. Pregnant women exposed to heat for prolonged periods of time have a higher risk of suffering complications.
June 01, 2022
Afghan Protester 'Ready To Give Life' To Defend Women's Rights
An Afghan protester told RFE/RL's Radio Azadi on May 26 that she's not afraid to give her life to defend the rights of women and young girls in the country. Her comments came after female protesters took to the streets of Kabul to demand the Taliban allow education and jobs for women.
May 26, 2022
Khan Issues Ultimatum After Pakistan Clashes
Clashes marked protests in Islamabad between supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistani security forces late on May 25. The following day, police advanced on the remaining protesters, who largely dispersed after Khan issued a six-day ultimatum to the government to call an election.
May 24, 2022
Mobile Schools Provide Hope For Afghan Children -- Especially For Girls
Afghan volunteers have organized a mobile educational program to tour remote areas, giving children hope after the Taliban closed schools for girls in March. An Afghan NGO, Pen Path, gives lessons and library books to children who might otherwise be starved of any opportunity to learn.