February 5, 2018 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan Afghan officials say seven men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the beating of a woman since a video of the incident appeared on social media last week. The men are relatives of the victim, a spokesman for the governor of Takhar province told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 2, 2018 Golnaz Esfandiari Nusrat Parsa A shocking video of a mob beating in northern Afghanistan has provided a window into the brutal “justice” women in the country can face. Footage of the incident, which reportedly took place in December in Takhar Province, only recently emerged on social media.
Tolo News: Yasin Zia was appointed as governor of Takhar province on the proposal of IDLG and the decision of President Ghani last year in October. The reason behind Zia’s move to resign is not clear so far. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV March 31, 2017 A mortar attack by Taliban militants has killed five civilians of one family, including four children, in Afghanistan’s northern province of Takhar. Sunatullah Timor, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said on Friday that the militants fired mortars at a security post in Khwaja Bahuddin district the previous day. One of the
Tolo News: A number of Ulema Council members have said the recent anti-women remarks by Mawlawi Abdul Samad, head of Takhar’s Ulema Council, were his personal views and not that of the council. They also said Samad insulted women by saying they are “deficient and the most shameless people” in the world. “This is disrespectful
TALUQAN, Afghanistan, May 4 (Xinhua) — Around 60 students of a girl school were mysteriously poisoned in Rustaq district of northern Afghanistan’s Takhar province on Wednesday, a police spokesman in the province said. “Some 60 students of grade seven to 12 of Mir Mulai Girl School in Rustaq district were mysteriously poisoned today at around
Tolo News: Local officials from Takhar province said on Friday that Tajiksitan has claimed dozens of hectares of land along the Amu River which connects the two countries. Head of Borders and Tribal Affairs Provincial Department, Jan Mohammad Nabi Zada, said the problem cropped up due to the lack of a retainer walls along the river
TALUQAN, Afghanistan, April 19 (Xinhua) — About 62 Afghan girl students were hospitalized Tuesday due to a possible gas poisoning in the country’s northern province of Takhar, police said. “Up to 62 students of the Sar-e-Rustaq Girl High School in Rustaq District were shifted to district hospital after they showed symptoms of vomiting, and several
Khaama Press: Ahmad Zia Masoud, the Special Envoy to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for reform and good governance, believes that the ongoing process for peace talks with Taliban is the game of Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). While talking to a gathering in Takhar province on Wednesday, Masoud said that the purpose of this process
1TV: Afghanistan’s peace process may take several years, the president’s special envoy Ahmad Zia Massoud said Monday. “It [peace process] is only the beginning,” Massoud said at a gathering during his visit to northern Takhar province. “Allah knows how many years it will take.” Click here to read more (external link).