Afghanistan
Afghan people face a deadly humanitarian crisis

As winter approaches, the UN Security Council should set aside differences and urgently focus on how to send assistance to Afghanistan’s impoverished people

Doing business with the Taliban govt.

Russia and China have refused to tag along with the western ground rules. Instead, both have decided to do business with the Taliban government

Kabul suicide blast Suicide attack in Kabul kills 21, injures dozens 

Kabul’s police officials confirmed that as many as 21 civilians died in the explosion, including the imam of the mosque. Five children were among those critically wounded

Mapping Faultlines: 1 year of Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan and the US trail of disaster

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the situation in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban’s takeover. He explains the role of the US and NATO in perpetuating the crisis in the war-torn country

1 year after Taliban takeover, the US still hasn’t given Afghanistan’s money back

In 2021, the US froze $7 billion in Afghanistan’s reserves after the Taliban seized control, precipitating the “world’s largest humanitarian crisis”

Afghan conflict UNAMA condemns series of terror attacks in Afghanistan, calls for more security

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urged the Taliban administration to provide greater security after consecutive blasts targeting Shia-dominated areas shook Kabul in the first week of August

UNAMA report notes large number of casualties and rights violations under Taliban rule

While the security situation in Afghanistan has improved since the Taliban takeover, extremists groups continue to attack vulnerable ethnic and minority groups, resulting in at least 700 deaths between August 2021 to June 2022

Investigation finds evidence of war crimes by UK special forces in Afghanistan

A years-long investigation by BBC Panorama has revealed evidence of the repeated killings of unarmed Afghan civilians and detainees by the UK’s elite Special Air Service, and the attempted cover-up.

Afghan women Plight of women in Afghanistan worsened due to US sanctions

Economic sanctions by the US and the dress code restrictions imposed by the Taliban regime have only increased the suffering of women and girls in Afghanistan

Afghanistan earthquake Afghanistan hit by deadliest earthquake in two decades, over 1,000 killed

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the provinces of Paktika and Khost. The death toll is expected to rise in the coming days

Sikhs flee Afghanistan Targeted attacks force Sikh minority to flee from Afghanistan

At least 111 Sikhs have been granted emergency visas in neighboring India after a Sikh gurdwara was stormed by extremists in Kabul on June 18, killing two and injuring seven others

Afghanistan food crisis 20 million Afghans experiencing acute food shortage: IPC

“With 38% of the population targeted for humanitarian food assistance, nearly 20 million people – representing half the country’s population – is still experiencing high and critical levels of acute food insecurity,” IPC’s findings note