Nimatullah Ahmadi Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 25, 2021 BROUGHIL, Afghanistan — One of the world’s most isolated communities in northeastern Afghanistan is facing unprecedented hardships because of disease, a harsh winter, grinding poverty, and food shortages. Residents of the Wakhan Corridor say the coronavirus pandemic has considerably increased their problems in the
Winter in central Afghanistan can be a struggle for hundreds of cave dwelling families. VOA’s Zafar Bamiyani brings us this report from Bamyan province, narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.
Tahir Khan VOA News January 13, 2021 ISLAMABAD – In an unprecedented move, the head of the Afghan Taliban has restricted officials in the insurgent group from marrying more than once. Three Taliban officials who spoke to VOA on condition of anonymity said the move is aimed at easing financial burdens on the group, as
Delbar and her family of eight fled war in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province almost a year ago and their home district is currently under the control of Taliban militants. They now live in tents in the snow in the city of Sheberghan in neighboring Jawzjan Province and say they don’t have enough food. Officials say
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 17, 2020 Rohullah Anwari Sharifullah Sharafat Abubakar Siddique ASADABAD, Afghanistan — Every day brings a new challenge of survival for Saima, an Afghan widow in her 30s. She struggles to keep her four children warm and fed in the bitter cold that has descended in eastern Afghanistan, where winter snows
Tolo News: Like millions of other Muslims in the world, Afghans also began the Eid-al-Adha celebrations on Friday. But in Afghanistan, it coincides with a three-day ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Click here to read more (external link).
By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska VOA News May 27, 2020 HERAT, AFGHANISTAN – Farhad Karimi’s eyes fill with tears as he recalls the events of August 1, 2017. It was a warm Tuesday evening and he was attending prayers in the Jawadia mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, along with his 18-year-old brother and a college friend. Suddenly, a large
1TV: Afghanistan is ranked the least happy country in the world, according to an annual survey released on Friday. The 2020 World Happiness Report, released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, showed that Afghanistan fell two places to the lowest position (153) of the list. The report ranks countries considering GDP per capital, social
Tolo News: The Nawroz festival, which is held every year in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif on the solar new year and usually draws thousands of people, was canceled this year over the coronavirus outbreak in the country. A customary ceremony was held at the mosque, but the event took place on Thursday night and was
France24: One fast-food restaurant in Afghanistan recently made a buzz by employing a robot as a waiter. Many customers duly headed to the Times Restaurant in Kabul to see this high-end tech in action. Interestingly, just by having this robot in Afghanistan’s capital as a waiter has highlighted some of the concerns among the country’s