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Roadside bomb hits Afghan bus, killing 11 and wounding 31

Roadside bomb hits Afghan bus, killing 11 and wounding 31

A roadside bomb which hit a bus in restive western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 11 people and wounded 31, mostly women and children, officials said. “It was a bomb planted by the Taliban to hit security forces but… it got a passenger bus,” Farah provincial police spokesman Muhibullah Muhib told. There was no […]

July 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Female Afghan coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Female Afghan coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Think Super Mario Bros, but with an Afghan twist. This is how Afghanistan’s first generation of female coders explain their abilities as game-makers after uploading more than 20 games on digital app stores this year. More than 20 young women in the western city of Herat have established themselves as computer experts, building apps and […]

May 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Deadly suicide bombing in Kabul is one of the Afghan war’s worst tragedy

Deadly suicide bombing in Kabul is one of the Afghan war’s worst tragedy

A truck bomb devastated a central area of Kabul near the presidential palace and foreign embassies on Wednesday, one of the deadliest strikes in the long Afghan war and a reminder of how the capital itself has become a lethal battlefield. In one moment, more than 90 lives ended, hundreds of people were wounded and […]

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Afghan security forces fire on census workers, killing 9

Afghan security forces fire on census workers, killing 9

Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them, killing nine civilians and wounding 42, including women and children, Pakistani officials said Friday. The Pakistani government and military officials said the artillery rounds were unprovoked but Afghan provincial officials claimed the Pakistanis fired first, wounding two […]

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Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen

Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen

May 30, – Also, seven police officers were wounded in the attacks and seven others were missing, presumably abducted by the Taliban. The attacks, which took place in the province’s Gereshk district, were launched Sunday night and lasted for many hours, said Hismatullah Daulatzai, head of police for the greater Helmand zone. A string of […]

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Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Jan 30, – More than one million refugees and migrants arrived in the European Union last year and some 3,600 died or went missing, forcing the EU to mull suspending its Schengen open-borders area for up to two years. Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank […]

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Attack on Pakistani church kills over 60 people

Attack on Pakistani church kills over 60 people

Sep 22, –  A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing over 60 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country’s Christian minority, officials said. The bombing in Peshawar, which wounded another 120 people, underlines the threat posed by Islamic extremists as the government seeks […]

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NATO prepares expert mission to Libya

NATO prepares expert mission to Libya

June 4, BRUSSELS (AP) — Security experts worry that the al-Qaida-linked militants — pushed out of Mali after French military intervention — may be trying to establish a safe haven in southern Libya. The mission “will go as soon as possible and, together with the Libyans, identify the areas in which the Libyans think they […]

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Afghan conservative lawmakers block law on women’s rights

Afghan conservative lawmakers block law on women’s rights

May 19, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The fierce opposition highlights how tenuous women’s rights remain a dozen years after the ouster of the hard-line Taliban regime, whose strict interpretation of Islam once kept Afghan women virtual prisoners in their homes. Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women’s […]

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