By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan September 1, 2019 KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — Taliban militants have reportedly launched a major attack on a second Afghan city, as the U.S. special envoy has said negotiators are on the threshold of an agreement to end the country’s nearly 18-year conflict. A day after conducting a bloody assault on the
Gallup: Gallup will publish at least an article a week that reports on what Afghans are thinking on all these topics. August 19: Law and Order August 26: Food and Shelter September 4: Institutions and Infrastructure September 9: Good Jobs September 16: Wellbeing September 23: Brain Gain Click here to read more (external link). Related Inside
1TV: Speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, Ghani highlighted “strong interdependencies” between the Taliban and Pakistan and called for “programmatic approaches” to move from conflict to cooperation. “We have a proverb it says you cannot take an Afghan to heaven by coercion, but you can take him to hell by persuasion,” Ghani said. Click
Tolo News: Known also as Buddha Day, the festival is celebrated by music and dance in Nangarhar, Kabul and other provinces where the Hindu and Sikh residents are living. The Hindu and Sikh residents said threats continue against them and that this has affected their festivals and rituals. Those who participated in the festival called on
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 3, 2019 When the United States’ special representative for Afghan reconciliation arrived in Kabul this week amid ongoing peace talks with the Taliban, the country’s national-unity government was in disarray. Zalmay Khalilzad met with the leaders of the government, President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah,
1TV: Afghanistan is ranked third least happy country in the world, according to an annual survey released on Wednesday. The 2019 World Happiness Report, released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, showed that Afghanistan were nine spots down from last year. Afghanistan is only above Central African Republic and South Sudan in the latest index.
1TV: Cheryl Bernard (wife of Zalmay Khalilzad) said Afghan women need to recognize that the Taliban is not their only or worst problem. Deep-seated cultural values and traditions, such as the so-called Pashtun “honor code,” are far more devastating to women’s lives, and most of these are clearly un-Islamic or even anti-Islamic, she said. Cheryl
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: A quarter of the seats in Afghanistan’s parliament must be held by women. Those who run for office say it is still a man’s world, as women face harassment on the campaign trail.
Undark: Saina Hamidi, a psychological counsellor in Kabul, Afghanistan, says she was around nine years old when she first heard mention of women who bleed. Her older sister had come across one of their cousins washing bloodied clothes and told their mother about it. “I overheard my mother reprimand my sister for talking about it
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 6, 2019 With increased talk of peace in Afghanistan, the Taliban is projecting itself as a more moderate force, pledging to grant women their rights and allow them to work and go to school. The Taliban said in a February 5 statement that it was committed to guaranteeing women