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An Overnight Attack On Mine Clearance Workers In Afghanistan Leaves 10 Dead

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The attack targeted workers clearing landmines with the HALO Trust charity. The militant Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Afghanistan is one of the world's most heavily mined countries.


Some Afghans Dread The Departure Of Foreign Forces. Others See It As Liberation

Friday, May 14, 2021

Some Kabul residents fear a Taliban takeover. Others are eager for the departure of troops they see as foreign intruders. "Afghans will have to come together and listen to each other," says a cleric.


Afghanistan School Attack: Death Toll Rises, As Do Fears Over Sending Girls To School

Monday, May 10, 2021

"Should we ask children to go to school when the schools are not safe for them? Can we do that?" asks an education activist. One wounded student says she wants to go back. "Continue school," she says.


'I Remember Them Screaming': Afghans Detail Alleged Killings By Australian Military

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Afghans are coming forward to describe past alleged killings by Australian forces, as the Australian government launches investigations into its troops' suspected war crimes in Afghanistan.


Amid A Wave Of Targeted Killings In Afghanistan, She's No. 11 On A Murder List

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Journalist Fatima Roshanian has faced threats before, but she and many other Afghans say the risk to their lives is more serious than ever. "People are being killed everyday, everywhere," she says.


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.


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.


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.


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.


No Rest For The Gravediggers Of Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

They are working harder than ever to keep up with the death toll from the novel coronavirus. "People bring their dead during the day and during the night," says a gravedigger named Abbas.


All-Girl Robotics Team In Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator ... With Car Parts

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Automated ventilators are expensive. Hand-operated ventilators require a lot of labor. So these teens are on a quest to create a mechanized bag-valve-mask that'll do the job.


Women And Children Are The Emerging Face Of Drug Addiction In Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A growing number of women and children are becoming entangled in drugs as the country's number of addicts aggressively grows.


A Park In Kabul Gives Afghans Respite From The City, If Not From Worries Over Taliban

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The Babur Garden is a place of respite in an often chaotic city. "Do you think the Taliban will ever accept this?" asks one man, pointing to himself and his fiancée, strolling among blooming roses.