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Human Rights Watch: ‘Taliban Target Journalists, Women in Media’
Human Rights Watch: ‘Taliban Target Journalists, Women in Media’

Taliban forces are deliberately targeting journalists and other media workers, including women, in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today...

1 Apr 2021
Afghanistan Survived COVID19, But May Not Survive Hunger: AI
Afghanistan Survived COVID19, But May Not Survive Hunger: AI

The Amnesty International says Afghanistan’s four million of internally displaced people (IDPs) were already living in dire conditions when the

31 Mar 2021
Blinken Says US & Nato Partners Will Exit Afghanistan ‘Together’
Blinken Says US & Nato Partners Will Exit Afghanistan ‘Together’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that American forces will only withdraw from Afghanistan in co-ordination with their Nato allies...

29 Mar 2021
Record Number of People with Disabilities in Afghanistan Increases by 11 Percent in 14 Years: AIHRC
Record Number of People with Disabilities in Afghanistan Increases by 11 Percent in 14 Years: AIHRC

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in it's new study finds that the number of people with disabilities in Afghanistan

28 Mar 2021
Biden Considering Keeping US Counter-Terrorism Troops in Afghanistan
Biden Considering Keeping US Counter-Terrorism Troops in Afghanistan

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is looking to keep the U.S. troops in Afghanistan past May 1 deadline

25 Mar 2021
Killings, Suffering of Afghanistan’s People ‘Must End Now’: UN Special Rep.
Killings, Suffering of Afghanistan’s People ‘Must End Now’: UN Special Rep.

Six months into Afghanistan’s latest round of peace talks, progress remains slow and demands strong support from the global community,

24 Mar 2021
Increased Violence, Targeted Killings Impede Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan: Women’s Group
Increased Violence, Targeted Killings Impede Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan: Women’s Group

A group of 35 of the cross-regional Members of the Group of Friends of Afghanistan and/or the Group of Friends

23 Mar 2021
Biden: Pulling Out US Troops From Afghanistan by 1 May Would Be ‘Tough’
Biden: Pulling Out US Troops From Afghanistan by 1 May Would Be ‘Tough’

The US and the Taliban struck a deal last year stipulating the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in exchange

17 Mar 2021
HRW Says Targeted Killings of Civilians Escalate in Afghanistan
HRW Says Targeted Killings of Civilians Escalate in Afghanistan

Insurgent groups in Afghanistan have escalated their targeted killings of women and religious minorities, Human Rights Watch said today...

16 Mar 2021
Interior Minister Says Afghan Forces Can Hold Their Own
Interior Minister Says Afghan Forces Can Hold Their Own

Afghanistan’s interior minister has said that Afghan security forces can hold their ground even if U.S. troops withdraw...

14 Mar 2021
UNSC Urges Immediate End to Killings of Afghan Civilians
UNSC Urges Immediate End to Killings of Afghan Civilians

The UN Security Council urged on Friday an "immediate end" to attacks on civilians in Afghanistan amid an escalating number

13 Mar 2021
US Plan Best Chance for Afghan Peace Process: Karzai
US Plan Best Chance for Afghan Peace Process: Karzai

The recent floated U.S. draft for a deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government is the best chance to

11 Mar 2021
SIGAR Report Highlights ‘High Risk’ Areas of Afghan Reconstruction
SIGAR Report Highlights ‘High Risk’ Areas of Afghan Reconstruction

The rate of Taliban violence continues to rise despite the now one-year-old peace deal aimed at ending the war in

11 Mar 2021
Biden Admin. Should “Reconsider” May 1 Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal: Top US Senate Democrat
Biden Admin. Should “Reconsider” May 1 Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal: Top US Senate Democrat

Democratic opposition to the possible withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan grew on Tuesday with American Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ),

10 Mar 2021
Pentagon Uncertain of US Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan as Deadline Nears
Pentagon Uncertain of US Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan as Deadline Nears

The Pentagon said on Monday that it has not decided whether to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, as Washington considers

9 Mar 2021
Afghan Women Must Play leading Role in Peace Process: UN
Afghan Women Must Play leading Role in Peace Process: UN

The United Nations seeks a leading role for women in decision making at all levels in Afghanistan’s peace process that

8 Mar 2021
US Secretary of State’s Letter to Afghan President on Peace Process
US Secretary of State’s Letter to Afghan President on Peace Process

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a letter to President Ashraf Ghani and the chairman of High Council for

7 Mar 2021
Khalilzad Proposes New Summit with Taliban on Interim Govt in Afghanistan
Khalilzad Proposes New Summit with Taliban on Interim Govt in Afghanistan

The Biden administration’s top envoy to Afghanistan proposed forming a conference of Afghan and Taliban leaders to hammer out an

6 Mar 2021
Slain Afghans Among U.S. ‘Women Of Courage’ Honorees
Slain Afghans Among U.S. ‘Women Of Courage’ Honorees

Seven Afghan women leaders and activists, who were assassinated in 2020, will be presented an honorary International Women of Courage

5 Mar 2021
RSF Urges UN to take Urgent Measures to Rein in Growing Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan
RSF Urges UN to take Urgent Measures to Rein in Growing Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged the United Nations to take urgent measures to rein in the growing violence against

4 Mar 2021
IFJ, AIJA Calls for Urgent Measures to Rectify Deplorable Safety Situation for Media Workers in Afghanistan
IFJ, AIJA Calls for Urgent Measures to Rectify Deplorable Safety Situation for Media Workers in Afghanistan

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA) have strongly condemn the attacks

3 Mar 2021
Afghan Govt Should Thoroughly Investigate Killings of Three Female Media Workers in Nangarhar: CPJ
Afghan Govt Should Thoroughly Investigate Killings of Three Female Media Workers in Nangarhar: CPJ

Afghan authorities should thoroughly investigate and hold to account the killings of three employees of Enikass Radio and TV and

3 Mar 2021
US Subcommittee on National Security to Hold Hearing on SIGAR’s Report This Month
US Subcommittee on National Security to Hold Hearing on SIGAR’s Report This Month

The Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the US Subcommittee on National Security, issued a statement on Monday in response

2 Mar 2021
President Ghani Met US Peace Envoy Khalilzad, Discussed Next Steps in Peace Process
President Ghani Met US Peace Envoy Khalilzad, Discussed Next Steps in Peace Process

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today met with the US Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad to discuss the intra-Afghan talks...

1 Mar 2021
Any Attempt Against Doha Peace Accord Will Face Failure: Taliban Warns
Any Attempt Against Doha Peace Accord Will Face Failure: Taliban Warns

On the first anniversary of the Doha agreement on Sunday, the Taliban warned that any attempt against the Doha peace

28 Feb 2021
Russia FM Calls on Taliban to Reduce Violence
Russia FM Calls on Taliban to Reduce Violence

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a press conference with the Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar in Moscow on Friday

27 Feb 2021
German Cabinet Today Approved Law to Extend Bundeswehr Mission in Afghanistan
German Cabinet Today Approved Law to Extend Bundeswehr Mission in Afghanistan

The Germany's federal cabinet today (Thursday) approved a law that aims to extend the mandate for the Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan. The Germany's

25 Feb 2021
US Senate Armed Services Chairman Expects ‘Some Extension’ of Troops in Afghanistan
US Senate Armed Services Chairman Expects ‘Some Extension’ of Troops in Afghanistan

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Wednesday he expects “some extension” of the U.S. troop presence in

25 Feb 2021
US President Biden Would Not Be Okay If Taliban Ruled Afghanistan: White House
US President Biden Would Not Be Okay If Taliban Ruled Afghanistan: White House

US President Joe Biden would not be okay if the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, the White House has said, underlining that there is

24 Feb 2021
AIHRC: Violence Against Children in Afghanistan Increased by 16 Percent
AIHRC: Violence Against Children in Afghanistan Increased by 16 Percent

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) today released its annual report on children's human rights situation in 2020 in the

23 Feb 2021
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