Gul Meena Hotak was on her regular rounds, going door-to-door giving polio vaccinations in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, when she heard gunshots. The 22-year-old’s immediate concern was for the safety of her friend Negina and other colleagues nearby. […]
Shirzad, the 37-year-old militant sitting in a dimly lit interview room at Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, tries to excuse his decision to join one of the most brutal terror groups in the world. “I immigrated [to Afghanistan] from my country [Uzbekistan] […]
Two US soldiers and three Afghan commandos were killed on Saturday when a man in an Afghan military uniform opened fire. At least six other American soldiers were wounded in the incident during a joint operation in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar […]
Few other foreign nationals have perhaps received as much love and admiration from the Afghans as Tetsu Nakamura, a Japanese doctor who dedicated his life to improving healthcare, water availability and agriculture in Afghanistan over the last four decades. Affectionately referred to […]
As the Taliban nears a peace deal with the US, the increasing presence of Daesh in the country makes the Afghan militant group jittery.
Afghanistan’s centenary Independence Day celebrations on Monday were marred by explosions in the eastern city of Jalalabad, which wounded scores. The attacks came as Afghans were still reeling from the brutal ISIS attack on a wedding celebration in Kabul two […]
Saad Arhabi killed with 10 other fighters in Nangarhar overnight, security officials say
The closures come amid reports of imminent offensive by Taliban fighters against ISIS
For many within Afghanistan’s once-thriving Sikh and Hindu communities, the attack in Jalalabad city on July 1, claimed by the Islamic State (IS), came as a final blow to the plurality of the Afghan society. Fourteen of their compatriots were […]
This may be a sustainable solution to Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis.