Tag archive for ‘Afghanistan’
By Editorial Team On Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Large blast near US military base, German embassy in Kabul

ARCHIVE PHOTO: Inside US Camp Eggers in Kabul NATO has confirmed there has been an attack in a diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital, not far from the German embassy and US Camp Eggers. A military convoy was More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, January 5th, 2014

‘Cutting the nose, lips and ears’: Brutality against Afghan women at record level

AFP Photo / Shah Marai Violent crimes against women in Afghanistan reached an unprecedented level of brutality in 2013, an Afghan human rights watchdog has announced as the US-led coalition prepares to withdraw. Chair More...

By Editorial Team On Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Interview: A Continued U.S. Presence In Afghanistan ‘Will Help Prevent Civil War’

Former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States and currently a professor at Boston University, spoke to RFE/RL’s Radio More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Pentagon spends $34 million on unused military base in Afghanistan

AFP Photo/Dibyangshu Sarkar The US military has constructed a $34 million building in southwestern Afghanistan, which it initially planned to use as its headquarters. But as the US scales back its troops, the brand More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Taliban attacks Kabul’s presidential palace, CIA, ISAF HQ, Ministry of Defense

Afghan security force keep watch near the entrance gate of the Presidential palace in Kabul on June 25, 2013. (AFP Photo) Taliban has launched an attack in central Kabul, targeting the presidential palace, the CIA More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Taliban Hints At Eventual Power Sharing In Afghanistan

Guests arrived on June 18 for the opening ceremony of the new Taliban political office in Doha.af The Taliban have expressed their readiness to share power in Afghanistan a day after the hard-line Islamic group More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Britain Confirms Plan To Relocate 600 Afghan Interpreters

Former British servicemen arrive with an interpreter named Mohammed (2nd left) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on May 3 to deliver a petition calling for asylum for Afghan interpreters who served More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Afghan Lawmakers Halt Debate On Women’s Rights Law

Schoolgirls talk with 17-year-old Shamsia, who was the victim of an acid attack in Afghanistan in 2008, as she rests on a hospital bed in Kabul. Lawmakers in the Afghan parliament have halted a debate on a law aimed More...

By Editorial Team On Monday, May 6th, 2013

MI6 ‘Ghost Money’ Sent to Hamid Karzai Amid Massive Afghan Corruption

Afghan President Hamid Karzai.(Reuters / Mohammad Ismail) UK Intelligence said the “bundles” of cash were channeled into special projects aimed at rebuilding the troubled nation, reported UK newspaper the Telegraph. More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Afghan, Pakistani Troops Clash At Disputed Border

 An Afghan border guard has reportedly been killed and three others injured during a six-hour clash with Pakistani troops along a disputed border line between the two countries. Afghan officials in the eastern More...