I am not Hazara. I am from Panjshir province, but I really wanted to be with my friends during the demonstration and raise my voice for justice.
There were some people who were leaving the demonstration; there was some propaganda about it and they did not want to stay.
As a karate champion and teacher, Mina Asadi, brought honor to her country and relief to her countrymen — until she felt forced to leave Afghanistan. Now she is continuing her mission — using sport to help with emotional trauma — in a migrant camp in Indonesia.Read more
Hamoon took the long road. After paying $8,000 to a people smuggler, he went to Pakistan, where he was taken through Iran to Turkey, then across to Greece. From there he could travel more freely, since he was now in the European Union. One smuggler would hand him off to another at the border, as he made his way by truck, train, bus and motorcycle through Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, and Denmark, finally reaching his goal, Sweden, after several months.Read more
The management of Radio Bahar in Hesse-Aval district in Kapisa informed Paiwandgāh that their daily services were disrupted on two separate occasions last week on Friday, April 29. “On investigating these disruptions, we found that cables connecting to our broadcast antenna had been cut off on both occasions,” stated Jafar Saeedi, managing editor, at the radio station.Read more
“Nawa district is now under the control of Taliban, people are facing many problems there”, said Zainuddin, a resident of Nawa, speaking in Ghazni city. “There are no schools or hospitals. Sick people are usually taken to Ghazni city, but they often die before getting to the hospital due to the bad roads.”Read more
Residents of Afghanistan’s capital are following military operations in the north with more interest than usual lately: The outcome of the battle will determine how much electricity flows to the nation’s capital during these cold winter days.Read more
A tragic incident in Maidan Wardak has sparked calls for the removal of a hated army base.Read more
For the past year, ever since European countries began opening their borders to immigrants, Afghans have been fleeing in large numbers. They set out for Europe in search of peace and a better life, but they have a very poor understanding of the dangers that await them.Read more
High school students hoping for a place at university face a host of obstacles, but romance is not usually one of them. In Ghor province, in central Afghanistan, however, an ill-starred love affair contributed to a record low number of participants sitting for this year’s Konkur, the exam that dictates which institutions and which faculties a high-school graduate can choose from.Read more
Ahmad was a student in the philosophy department of Kabul University. He was living with his family in Kabul, but, as his mother tells it, he always wanted to leave. He thought he could make a better life outside the country.Read more
For several months now Khas Uruzgan has been the site of battles between the Taliban and the government. Caught between the warring factions, civilians are bearing the brunt of it. With no medical facilities available to them, they are dying of ordinary sickness.Read more
Now Kobra is in Tehran, like thousands of other young Afghans. Because of the instability in Afghanistan, she has set out on an unknown path. She wants to create a peaceful life for her family, something that is impossible here.
Kobra may have gained some hope, but Afghanistan is losing its talent and its future.
On Wednesday, tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets to demand justice for seven hostages who had been beheaded in Zabul province. The slain were members of the Hazara ethnic minority, their captors have been billed as Taliban, Taliban splinter groups, or even Da’esh, as the Islamic State is called.Read more
Increasing numbers of Afghans are fleeing the deteriorating economy, lack of security and political turmoil in their country, paying people smugglers to get them to Europe. The path is a long and dangerous one, involving arduous treks through border regions, where they are often caught and sent back to Afghanistan.Read more
The 30-second video is difficult to watch: a young woman buried up to her neck in a hole, is being stoned by a group of men. She shouts pitifully, appealing to her killers for mercy and emphasizing their common religion. The woman, whose name was Rokhshana, eventually succumbed to her injuries.Read more
Two weeks ago, the Taliban attacked Kunduz City, and with a small but fierce force drove out the Afghan security forces and raised their flag over the central square. The city is now back under government control, but enormous damage was done. Thousands of residents were displaced, and many others had their homes destroyed. Now those people are in Kabul, Balkh, Takhar and other provinces, trying to survive.Read more
When Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s major cities in the North, fell into Taliban hands at the end of September, residents in neighboring Baghlan began to feel the danger. A steady stream of cars was seen leaving the provincial capital, Pul-e-Khumri, heading for areas perceived to be safer, such as Mazar-e-Sharif, or even Kabul. The price […]Read more