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And we often feel just as helpless as you do, perhaps more so because almost every aspect of life in Afghanistan today is driven by armed, corrupt and brutish elite, the principal drivers in this case being the United States government, the Afghan ...
Until the age of 16, Sonita Alizadeh had known little other than war, poverty, and segregation. She grew up under Taliban rule, and her family fled war-torn Afghanistan for Iran when she turned eight. With no claim to asylum, Alizadeh was denied access ...
"We don't know if it was the Taliban or the Afghan National Army (ANA) who planted the bomb, but it was definitely something that was placed recently," she said, explaining that there has been continuous fighting in the district over the last three ...
Afghan children walk past security force personnel as they leave a village during an operation against Daesh militants in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province.
For the parents of Omid and Haroon - as for thousands of others in the Afghan capital - relying on their children was a means to cope with poverty.
"Last week, 7,695 Afghan refugees returned from Iran, 60-65 percent of whom were deported involuntarily," said Hafiz Ahmad Miakhel, spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of refugees and Returnees. "The majority of them were young individuals, but ...
Three children look out of the window of a train in Macedonia, as refugees primarily from the Syrian Arab Republic, Afghanistan and Iraq board the train at a reception center for refugees and migrants, in Gevgelija in October 2015. From here, refugees ...
An emotional Reunion between father and son occurred Saturday afternoon at the Calgary International Airport as Farid Mustamandy held his son Naween for ...
Eleven members of an Afghan family, mostly women and children, were killed Friday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb while they were travelling for an engagement ceremony in the country's volatile east.
One of the explosions took place in Dar-e-Tapa village in the Nijrab district of Kapisa province, in an area where children were walking, provincial police chief Mohammad Razaq Yaqoubi told Al Jazeera. The roadside mine killed two children and wounded ...
Meeting the Duchess of Cambridge was a moment the sons of a Port Talbot hero killed in Afghanistan will "treasure forever.
"The first four months of 2017 witnessed the highest recorded number of child civilian casualties resulting from conflict-related incidents in Afghanistan, including the highest number of children killed, for the same comparable period since the ...
children play in the Sosmaqala Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in northern Afghanistan. The camp is comprised of returned Afghans following many years as refugees in neighbouring Iran.
The United Nations says conflict-related incidents in Afghanistan killed more than 280 children in the first four months of this year, a 21 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016.
Afghan children at play in the Kart-e-Sakhi Cemetery in Kabul. The United Nations said on Monday that violence across Afghanistan in the first four months of the year had killed 283 children and wounded another 704, a 21 percent increase over the same ...
Mehtarlam, Afghanistan, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Five children were killed and two others wounded after a mortar shell struck a residential area in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman on Sunday, the provincial government said. "One mortar round fired ...
Now, guitarist Cordola helps Afghani children with his music, producing humanitarian project Girl with a Guitar and the nonprofit The Miraculous Love Kids, with more than 100 youngsters in the war-torn land.
An Afghan boy found alone at London's Heathrow Airport earlier this week has been placed in temporary council care while decisions are made about his future.
Five children were killed and two others were wounded when a mortar shell struck a residential area in Laghman province of Afghanistan on Sunday, the provincial government said. "One mortar round fired by armed opponents landed in Omarzai locality in ...
Kabul - A bomb blast inside a seminary in Parwan province of Afghanistan on Tuesday killed eight children and a senior cleric, Afghan media said. Deputy governor Shah Wali Shahid said that the head of the Parwan clerical council, Mawlavi Abdul Rahim ...
When Afghan teachers are lobbied to give good marks to mediocre students, the pressure does not necessarily come from disgruntled parents.
Georgian children from the capital of Tbilisi and other towns in Georgia sent letters of support to soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
The surgery, according to the doctors, was challenging as there was direct risk to the heart and the lung.
A psychologist and adviser to the United Nations and Non-Governmental Organizations, Michael Wessels criticized the U.S. government for its continued support of private military companies in the Middle East, saying recruitment of former child soldiers ...
Kabul: At least nine people, including eight children and an ulema council leader, were killed in a blast inside a seminary in Parwan province of Afghanistan Tuesday morning, Afghan media reported. Head of the Parian Ulema Council, Maulvi Abdul Rahim ...
The UN official further hailed a 2015 decree by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which called on education administrators to allow all Afghan children, documented or not, to attend Iranian schools. The directive prompted Iranian ...
Ehsanullah Ehsan was produced before the electronic media in the mid of April and in his confessional statement he said Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and other banned outfits had backing of Afghan National Army and Indian intelligence agency Raw ...
Thanks to God, we were lucky," says Omar Karimi, an Afghan refugee, referring to his journey from the war-torn country to Germany.
Former child soldiers from Sierra Leone and Uganda are being used as cheap labour for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new documentary on Al Jazeera. Child soldiers Reloaded features interviews with several of these former child ...
Quetta, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan said Sunday its forces killed at least 50 Afghan troops and destroyed five checkpoints in clashes along the disputed border two days earlier, while Afghanistan dismissed the account, saying only two border police and a ...
Sixty-two percent of the country's budget is reliant on outside donors, drug use among Afghan women and children is one of the highest in the world and half of all married women in the county between ages 15-49 report being victims of physical ...
Afghan interpreter embraces Anzac spirit. Nathan Hondros @ ... Anzac Day: Now a proud Aussie, Sameer Ahmed is looking forward to commemorating Anzac Day after serving as an interpreter with Australian troops in Afghanistan. Photo: Nathan Hondros.
At least seven people, including three children, were injured in cross-border shelling and firing from the Afghan side in Balochistan's Chaman area early Friday, security sources said.
A victim of violence speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on April 4 at the office of Humanitarian Assistance for the women and children of Afghanistan, an NGO that has been operating a women's shelter since 2004, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Swedish ambassador to Kabul Andres Sjoberg said at an event on Thursday the high maternal and child mortality rate in Afghanistan is still a matter of concern and that midwives should work to help eradicate the problem. Speaking at an event to mark ...
CHAMAN (Dunya News) - At least ten people including women and children were injured in unprovoked firing and shelling by Afghan forces in Chaman in southwest Balochistan province early Friday. Reportedly, the Afghan forces targeted Pakistani ... In ...
Kabul, Afghanistan - The last time Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an Afghan warlord, was in Kabul more than 20 years ago, he was the prime minister and a participant in a factional war that destroyed the capital and claimed tens of thousands of lives.
A CAMPAIGNER and author will give a talk at the Quaker Meeting House in King Street, Hereford next week. Gulwali Passarlay will speak about his journey to safety when he was a 12-year-old unaccompanied boy making his way from Afghanistan. He is now ...
Johannesburg - Former child soldiers from Sierra Leone and Uganda are being used as cheap labour for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new documentary on Al Jazeera. Child soldiers Reloaded features interviews with several of these ...
(AP Photo/Shaheen Sultani). In this April 5, 2017 photo, victims of violence sew at a shelter operated by the Humanitarian Assistance for the women and children of Afghanistan, or HAWCA, an NGO, in Kabul, Afghanistan. As the country slides back into ch.
The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan has long tried to increase the recruitment of women in Afghan Security Forces, but they have never made up more than 1% of forces.
The top organization focused on this challenge is women for Afghan women (WAW), which describes itself as a "grassroots, civil society organization dedicated to securing and protecting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan ...
The latest reports coming in from Afghan security forces suggest that casualties stand at eight dead and 25 wounded, including women and children. The Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs has also echoed is exact count, although without mentioning women ...
Bavarian police are trying to establish the motive behind the murder of an Afghan woman who sought refuge in Germany and has reportedly converted to ...
Rabat - Former child soldiers from Sierra Leone and Uganda are being used as cheap labour for operations in Iraq and Afghanisatan, according to a new documentary on Al Jazeera.
A CAMPAIGNER and author will give a talk at the Quaker Meeting House in King Street, Hereford next week. Gulwali Passarlay will speak about his journey to safety when he was a 12-year-old unaccompanied boy making his way from Afghanistan. He is now ...
The statement further added that a child was killed and three civilians including two children were wounded during the clash.
The goal is to ensure all Afghan children are able to fulfill their potential through education. The Afghan program is based on the international "Teach For All" model.


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