Abdul Samad Rohani: Second BBC Reporter Killed

The International Federation of Journalists says that the abduction and murder of a local journalist working for the BBC in Afghanistan' s southern Helmand province is the latest in a series of media

Farhad Darya is UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador

Celebrated musician, artist and human rights activist Farhad Darya has been appointed the UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Afghanistan. This was announced by the UNDP Resident Representative in A

Tow schoolgirls were shot dead in Logar Province

Bilal Basharat from Kabul Two schoolgirls were shot dead and six others wounded as unidentified gunmen fired at students on their way home from a school in central Afghanistan on Tuesday. The ac

Female journalist Zakia Zaki shot dead in Parwan province

KABUL, June 6 - Bilal Basharat A female owner of a radio station in northern Afghanistan was shot dead by three unknown gunmen last night. Zakia Zaki, the owner of Peace Radio in Parwan provin

Other Avian Influenza H5N1 Outbreak in Afghanistan

In our last press communiqué, we mentioned confirmed cases of H5N1 from samples from Nahea 4, Jalalabad City, of Nangarhar Province on 20 February 2007 and from Sawki district of Kunar Province on 24

Government and UN Join Forces for Afghanistan’s Youth on

Kabul, Afghanistan, 11th July 2006 - The Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) joined forces today to mark ‘World Population Day’. The event is being marked across t

31% Afghan Child Labourers Work For 9-15 Hours Per Day

Kabul – The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) releases its research report on the situation of child labourers in Afghanistan, which is the result of extensive field research act

Deadly riots follow traffic accident

KABUL (IRIN) - At least eight people were killed and more than 100 injured after a deadly traffic accident involving US troops sparked a demonstration in the Afghan capital Kabul, on Monday. The i

Vaccinating 2 million children against polio

KABUL, (IRIN) - More than 2 million children under the age of five will be vaccinated against the crippling polio virus next week in southern, southeastern and eastern Afghanistan, the United Nations

Statement regarding the robbery of its vehicle and murder of its employee

On Wednesday 12th April at 10 AM , an AIB (Afghanistan International Bank) vehicle was robbed during a routine money transfer operation. One security employee in the vehicle was fatally wounded. A

Six school children killed in a rocket attack in the east

KABUL (IRIN) - At least six children were killed and another 14 injured after a rocket hit their school in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday. The rocket landed in the yard of the S

International Herald Tribune: Ignore those rockets; Kabul really is safe

On the first day of her first business trip to Kabul in January 2003, Virginia Sheffield found her car surrounded by "three very excited Afghans with guns." It was the sort of incident that plays to f

Increase in people living with HIV/AIDS

KABUL, 11 October (IRIN) - The rapid spread of HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan could cripple the desperately poor country unless urgent prevention and treatment measures are taken, the Afghan health ministry

Pope calls for massive aid to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan

Pope Benedict XVI has appealed to the international community to be “swift and generous” in dispatching aid to people of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan in the aftermath of the weekend’s devastating e

New report documents worst atrocities in three decades

KABUL, 19 July (IRIN) - A new report by the Afghanistan Justice Project (AJP) attempts to document the worst atrocities, human rights abuses and war crimes committed during three decades of conflict.

Afghanistan ends disarmament drive

KABUL: Afghanistan said on Thursday it had completed the first stage of a major UN-backed disarmament prorgramme aimed at collecting weapons including tanks and cannon from tens of thousands of former

Afghanistan suspends poppy eradication in province after clash

Afghanistan has suspended an operation to eradicate opium poppies in one district after at least four people were wounded in clashes between farmers and anti-drugs police, officials said. The cen

At least 24 killed, hundreds made homeless as floods hit Afghanistan

At least 24 people died and hundreds more were left homeless Saturday after heavy rain pushed Afghanistan's longest river over its banks in a former Taliban stronghold and caused severe flooding acros

Afghanistan Needs Legal System to Protect Human Rights

Afghanistan needs to improve its judicial system in order to protect the human rights of its citizens, said Manoel de Almeida e Silva, the spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghan

Afghanistan faces disastrous floods from melting snow

The World Food Program in Afghanistan is preparing for the risk of potentially catastrophic floods after the snow melts from the worst winter in a decade, in which scores of people died, the UN body

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