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'I Cry At Night': Afghan Mothers Struggle To Feed Their Children In The Pandemic

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

The U.N. finds that nearly half of all children younger than 5 in Afghanistan, some 3.1 million, are facing acute malnutrition. Mothers share their plight to provide the children sustenance.


Examining COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Around The World

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

While Israel has already vaccinated half a million citizens against the coronavirus, the vaccine timeline for poor countries will be much longer. We look at Israel, Pakistan and the Philippines.


U.N. Estimates Many In Afghanistan Are Suffering From Hunger

Monday, December 28, 2020

As the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan after 20 years, it leaves behind a country made worse by the pandemic. The situation for children under five is dire: more than 40% are acutely malnourished.


Man Charged With Killing Journalist Daniel Pearl Ordered Released By Pakistan Court

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh's murder conviction was overturned in April and he was ordered released for time served for kidnapping Pearl. He has remained in detention pending appeals.


'Our Houses Are Not Safe': Residents Fear Taliban In Afghanistan's Capital

Friday, December 18, 2020

The Taliban have waged attacks across the country, prompting a call to reduce the violence from Gen. Mark Milley. In Kabul, the public worries about the Taliban's return.


With U.S. Withdrawing Troops, Afghan Government Struggles To Maintain Control

Friday, December 18, 2020

As the U.S. withdraws all but 2,500 troops from Afghanistan soon, it is leaving behind a country plagued by a surge in violent attacks, with the Taliban on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul.


People In The Afghan Capital Kabul Are Uneasy About U.S. Troop Drawdown

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

In the last weeks of the Trump administration, the U.S. is moving to close a two-decade chapter and withdraw from Afghanistan, causing great apprehension among Afghans as the Taliban step up attacks.


Kabul's Deputy Governor Killed In Bomb Blast

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Mahbubullah Muhibbi is the latest, and one of the highest-profile victims of shadowy assailants, who've killed journalists, police, security forces, judicial authorities and senior administrators.


Afghan Government And Taliban Reach Breakthrough To Proceed With Peace Talks

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The two sides have agreed on a way forward for substantive negotiations aimed at ending decades of almost continuous war in the country, representatives said in near-twin tweets.


After Australian Report, Calls Grow For More Investigations Of Abuses In Afghanistan

Friday, November 20, 2020

"Only through a series of independent inquiries will we uncover the true extent of this disregard for Afghan life, which normalized murder, and resulted in war crimes," an Afghan rights group says.


Australia's Military Reports Alleged War Crimes By Australians In Afghanistan

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Australian military released a candid report detailing war crimes allegedly committed by Australian forces serving in Afghanistan. The report claims Australian troops killed 39 unarmed civilians.


What Joe Biden's Presidency May Mean For Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Biden's record, especially as vice president, helps illuminate what he may do once he is sworn in. Amid an uptick in violence, some Afghans hope for a reassessment of the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement.


Trump To Order Thousands Of U.S. Troops Withdrawn From Afghanistan

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Afghan officials and citizens react to reports that President Trump is planning to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan — reducing the number to 2,500 by January.


Will Afghanistan Force Female Soccer Players From The Field For Peace With Taliban?

Thursday, November 12, 2020

In the two decades since the Taliban lost power, Afghan women have made enormous progress. Today, they play soccer in a Kabul stadium, but they fear the government will cave in to Taliban demands.


Women Of Afghanistan Won't Give Up Their Soccer Dreams

Sunday, November 08, 2020

At the championship of the Afghan women's soccer league, players sprint across the field. Hoodie-style hijabs cover their hair. The scene was once unthinkable. But now the players face new obstacles.


Gunmen Kill At Least 19 People In An Attack On Afghan University

Monday, November 02, 2020

Gunmen stormed Kabul University in Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least 19 people. It was the second attack on a learning center in Kabul in recent days. ISIS claimed responsibility.


At Least 19 People Are Killed In Attack On Kabul University

Monday, November 02, 2020

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack by heavily armed gunmen who stormed the campus, firing on students, some of whom jumped out of windows to flee the attackers.


At Least 24 Dead In Suicide Attack In Afghan Capital

Sunday, October 25, 2020

A suicide bombing outside an education center in Kabul, Afghanistan, has killed at least 24 people and wounded scores more.


Women's Rights At The Forefront Of Afghan Peace Talks

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Afghans are holding historic peace talks and the status of women is one of the most difficult issues they'll have to resolve.


Tens Of Thousands Flee Latest Taliban Offensive, And Afghan Civilian Casualties Rise

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The victims of recent fighting in Helmand include a pregnant woman struck by a stray bullet. Peace talks continue, but the Taliban argue that an Afghan cease-fire should come as the talks conclude.