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
Samir Rassoly VOA News March 9, 2018 ATLANTA, GEORGIA — It was a sunny day. As U.S. Staff Sergeant Jonny Jones was on patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand province – suddenly – a land mine exploded, changing the life of this U.S. Marine forever. “Joey” as his friends call him, lost both of his legs in the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Maech 8, 2018 An Afghan man has been detained in connection with knife attacks in Austria’s capital, Vienna, in which four people were severely injured, police said on March 8. The suspect, who is 23, was detained shortly after the stabbing of a 20-year-old man, also from Afghanistan, on March 7,
VOA News January 14, 2018 A young Afghan woman living in Florida is unable to use her hands. But that hasn’t stopped her from leading a successful and productive life. As VOA’s Khadija Homa Alkozai reports, sometimes sheer determination can transform a disability into a miraculous journey.
Tolo News: ‘The breadwinner’ – Angelina Jolie’s animated film about an Afghan girl, has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for best motion picture. This animation tells the story of a young Afghan girl named Parvana who cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy so as to earn money for her family after the
Tolo News: The Asia Foundation’s 13th annual public opinion survey of the Afghan people has found that this year there is a slight increase in optimism among the public which has risen marginally from 29.3 percent last year to 32.8 percent this year. The report stated that this year’s slight increase in optimism is difficult to explain.
Associated Press: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. Before delivering his sentence, the judge will have to resolve a last-minute defense argument that new comments by President Donald Trump have tainted the case. Bergdahl faces up
The Washington Post: Bergdahl faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for walking away from his infantry platoon’s tiny base just before midnight June 29, 2009, in what an Army investigation has called an attempt to cause a crisis and draw attention to concerns that Bergdahl had about his leaders. He was captured within
September 7, 2017: Hundreds gathered in Kabul to protest the recent killing and persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, the country also known as Myanmar. (RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan) Copyright (c) 2017. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036. Related Some 164,000
The Independent (UK): Afghan soldier Mehrullah Safi’s military career ended in southern Helmand province last year when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded next to him, severing his right leg. Now he sells mobile telephone cards in the street. Click here to read more (external link).