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Working children remain vulnerable in Afghanistan

Working children remain vulnerable in Afghanistan

1 Hour Kabul Now Kabul Now

Khadija, Navid, Qais, Wahidullah, and Rohullah are child labours who sell shopping bags and chewing gum in Kote Sangi, a busy market in the western part of Kabul. These child labours who are doomed to support their families complain about a drastic decline in sale and harsh behavior of the people during the outbreak of … The post Working children remain vulnerable in Afghanistan appeared first on KabulNow.

New study: Afghanistan’s Dari school books influenced by religious radicalism

New study: Afghanistan’s Dari school books influenced by religious radicalism

9 Hour Kabul Now Kabul Now

A new study has found that Afghanistan’s Dari textbooks being taught at schools are influenced by religious radicalism. “The work on Afghanistan’s education curricula has been widely influenced and weakened by religion and politics,” the study says. The research paper titled “Education and Politics: The roots of religious radicalism in Afghanistan’s school curricula” has been … The post New study: Afghanistan’s Dari school books influenced by religious radicalism appeared first on KabulNow.

Survey shows death toll of Covid-19 is higher than official figure in Kabul

Survey shows death toll of Covid-19 is higher than official figure in Kabul

1 Day Kabul Now Kabul Now

Though the official figure about death toll caused by the Covid-19 shows a decline in the country, a new poll jointly conducted by Kabul Now and the daily Etilaatroz suggests otherwise in the capital Kabul. The poll has found that there is a huge difference between the official death toll (195) and what has been … The post Survey shows death toll of Covid-19 is higher than official figure in Kabul appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghanistan to host three multi-lateral meetings on peace process

Afghanistan to host three multi-lateral meetings on peace process

04 Jul 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Kabul will host three multi-lateral– regional, trans-regional, and trilateral – meetings on building regional and international consensus in support of the Afghan peace process and intra-Afghan negotiations this week, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The first meeting is set to be held on the coming Monday, July 06, via a video conference … The post Afghanistan to host three multi-lateral meetings on peace process appeared first on KabulNow.

President’s especial envoy on development dies of Covid-19 in Turkey

President’s especial envoy on development dies of Covid-19 in Turkey

04 Jul 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Mohammad Yousuf Ghazanfar, President Ashraf Ghani’s Especial Representative for Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, died from the Covid-19 late on Friday evening, July 03. Mr. Ghazanfar was under treatment at a hospital in Turkey. The Afghan president along with his first and second vices, in separate statements, have sent condolences on Ghazanfar’s death. Mohammad Yousuf … The post President’s especial envoy on development dies of Covid-19 in Turkey appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan journalists call for ending impunity to crimes against journalists

Afghan journalists call for ending impunity to crimes against journalists

01 Jul 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

In an open letter to President Ghani, a number of journalists called for an end to the culture of impunity to crimes committed against journalists and media workers. The letter signed by more than 200 journalists has been published by the Afghan Journalists’ Center today, July 01, in Kabul. They expressed concern on the impunity … The post Afghan journalists call for ending impunity to crimes against journalists appeared first on KabulNow.

School teacher shot dead by Taliban in Farah province

School teacher shot dead by Taliban in Farah province

01 Jul 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The Taliban militants have shot and killed a school teacher in suburbs of the capital city of the western Farah province, according to a local official. Talking to Kabul Now, spokesman for Farah police chief, Muhibullah Muhib, identified the teacher as Hamidullah Rahmani, adding that the Taliban had killed him today, July 07, in Dehak … The post School teacher shot dead by Taliban in Farah province appeared first on KabulNow.

AIHRC: 37 civilians killed in three provinces over past five days

AIHRC: 37 civilians killed in three provinces over past five days

30 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

As many as 37 civilians, including women and children, were killed and 57 others wounded as the result of five security incidents taken place in three provinces over past five days, according to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). In a statement issued today, June 30, the AIHRC said that a total of six … The post AIHRC: 37 civilians killed in three provinces over past five days appeared first on KabulNow.

Taliban mortar attack leaves 25 civilians dead in Helmand

Taliban mortar attack leaves 25 civilians dead in Helmand

29 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

As many as 25 civilians were killed and 20 others wounded as the result of two rockets landed in Kohna Bazaar of Sangin District in the southern Helmand province, according to a local official. Rohullah Basset, Sangin’s district governor, told Kabul Now that the incident happened today morning, June 29, around 9:00 AM. He added … The post Taliban mortar attack leaves 25 civilians dead in Helmand appeared first on KabulNow.

We must not forget Afghan cinema

We must not forget Afghan cinema

29 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

By: Ali M Latifi Over the last year, we have lost three giants of Afghan cinema, Qader Farokh,  Jawanshir Haidari and Faqir Nabi. The physical loss of these men, who were so devoted to their art, should remind us once again of the value of Afghan cinema. An industry made up of a relatively small … The post We must not forget Afghan cinema appeared first on KabulNow.

Airstrike by foreign troops kill 15 Taliban amid heightened violence

Airstrike by foreign troops kill 15 Taliban amid heightened violence

27 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

At least 15 Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike conducted by the international forces in Arghandab district of the southern Kandahar province, according to a local Afghan official. Talking to Kabul Now, Jamal Naser Barakzai, spokesman for Kandahar police chief, said that the airstrike was launched earlier today, June 27, around 01:00 AM in … The post Airstrike by foreign troops kill 15 Taliban amid heightened violence appeared first on KabulNow.

AGO reports 249 cases of women beating during lockdown in Afghanistan

AGO reports 249 cases of women beating during lockdown in Afghanistan

25 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

A total of 249 cases of women beating have been recorded in family environments during the lockdown period across Afghanistan, according to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO). Speaking at a press conference held today, June 25, in Kabul, deputy attorney general, Sana Shana Mansoor said that the cases were addressed in Kabul and provinces. According … The post AGO reports 249 cases of women beating during lockdown in Afghanistan appeared first on KabulNow.

Airstrike kills four members of a family in Balkh province

Airstrike kills four members of a family in Balkh province

25 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Four members of a single family were killed as the result of an airstrike carried out by Afghan Air Force in the northern Balkh province, a local official confirmed to Kabul Now. Spokesperson for Balkh governor, Munir Ahmad Farhad, told Kabul Now that the strike was conducted last night, June 24, in Wazirabad village of … The post Airstrike kills four members of a family in Balkh province appeared first on KabulNow.

Tribal elder shot dead by Taliban in Paktia province

Tribal elder shot dead by Taliban in Paktia province

24 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The Taliban militants have gunned down a local tribal elder in Zazi Aryob district of the eastern Paktia province, according to a local official. Lotfullah Kamran, deputy police chief of Paktia province, identified the victim as Turabkhan, 70 years old, and said that the tribal elder was killed last night, June 23, in Chinoo village … The post Tribal elder shot dead by Taliban in Paktia province appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan health official caught red-handed taking USD 80,000 bribe

Afghan health official caught red-handed taking USD 80,000 bribe

24 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Maintenance and control operatives of the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) have arrested a trustee of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on charge of taking 80,000 bribe from a private company. The official who was in charge of the ministry’ central store had asked for the bribe in return for the legal process of the … The post Afghan health official caught red-handed taking USD 80,000 bribe appeared first on KabulNow.

How years-long awaited baby died in Kabul hospital attack?

How years-long awaited baby died in Kabul hospital attack?

23 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Yassin was talking to other shopkeepers when a terrible explosion jolted Dasht-e-Barchi, a western neighbourhood of Kabul city. It soon became known that Barchi National 100 Beds Hospital had come under attack in Tank-e-Tel area of the neighborhood. Like many others, Yassin, became panic and worried. His heart sank. He recalled that Reza, his cousin’s … The post How years-long awaited baby died in Kabul hospital attack? appeared first on KabulNow.

Spoilers trying to disrupt and delay the peace process, says Khalilzad

Spoilers trying to disrupt and delay the peace process, says Khalilzad

23 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

In response to the killing of five staffs of the Afghan Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special peace envoy said that “spoilers (both domestic and foreign) are trying to disrupt and delay” the peace process. According to the Khalilzad, the lawyers who were shot dead by unknown men on Monday, June 22, … The post Spoilers trying to disrupt and delay the peace process, says Khalilzad appeared first on KabulNow.

ONSC: Taliban kill 291 Afghan forces in deadliest week of 19 years

ONSC: Taliban kill 291 Afghan forces in deadliest week of 19 years

22 Jun 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Describing last week as deadliest week in last 19 years, Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) has said that a total of 291 Afghan defense and security forces were killed and 550 others wounded in the Taliban attacks. With the civilian casualties, the overall casualty toll jumps to 989 in the deadliest week. 148 … The post ONSC: Taliban kill 291 Afghan forces in deadliest week of 19 years appeared first on KabulNow.


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