Mohammad Habibzada Barakwal Myakhel VOA News May 26, 2018 A man has been blinded by his own father and siblings for allegedly wanting to marry a girl he fell in love with in southwestern Pakistan. Abdul Baqi, 22, thought his family would help him get married. Instead, his father and four brothers accused him of
Mohammad Ahmadi Roya Zamani VOA News May 3, 2018 A mother of two in Afghanistan sold her five-month-old daughter to raise money for medical treatment for a relative. The case sparked deep concern in the country, and officials and others have raised money for both medical costs and to get the child back to her
Tolo News: An Afghan school girl was killed on Sunday after allegedly being hit by a foreign forces vehicle on the airport road in Kabul. Immediately after the incident, angry residents and school children converged at the scene to express their anger over the issue. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Officials from the Afghan power supply company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Thursday said the company is working around the clock to rebuild the electricity pylon destroyed by the Taliban in Baghlan last week. DABS officials said power will be restored to Kabul in the next three days. Kabul, which is experiencing serious
Tolo News: A survey conducted last year by a Swedish organization estimates the population of Afghanistan to be over 34.4 million. According to the findings of the organization, at least half of Afghanistan’s population are eligible to vote. Click here to read more (external link). View Report in Dari below
1TV: Residents in the city have suffered major electricity outage after militants blew up an imported power pylon in northern Baghlan province three days ago. Images posted by the company showed the pylon fallen on ground in Dasht-i-Kelagai following the bomb blast. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News March 26, 2018 The United States is imposing sanctions on seven Pakistani companies for alleged links to the nuclear trade. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIC) placed 23 companies —15 from Sudan and one from Singapore, in addition to the seven from Pakistan — on its Entity List. The Entity
The Sun (UK): [Harry] is said to have strafed the Taliban with bullets so the Americans could escape and airlift injured troops to safety. John Zanetis, 73, from Indiana, whose son Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis was one of those saved, said: “Prince Harry came in with his protection squadron and blew the enemy to pieces.” Click here
March 14, 2018 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan Donald Trump, age 1 1/2, lives in Kabul. He enjoys playing ball and pounding on his dad’s computer. His father, Sayed Assadullah, chose the name because he was impressed with the future U.S. president’s books and success in business. But his relatives were less than pleased to have
1TV: Afghanistan’s population has increased from 30 to more than 35 million, a new census has found. The census has been carried out using satellite imagery and remote sensing technology. The recent census was funded by the United Nations Population Fund and Gates Foundation. It was carried out over the past two years and was led by