06 May 2021

Gunmen shoot dead former news anchor in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

On Tuesday, provincial officials from Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar reported that gunmen shot dead a finance ministry employee and a former news anchor in the latest event in a series of attacks. Journalists, civil society activists, government officials, and judges have been targeted by terrorist attacks over the past

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28 Apr 2021

U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Orders Nonessential Staff to Leave Country

The US Embassy in Afghanistan announced on Tuesday that all nonessential staff should evacuate the country as concerns over an escalation in violence mount. The Taliban previously placed a deadline for all troops to withdraw from the country. This deadline is fast approaching, set to occur next week on May

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04 Mar 2021

Three female journalists killed by gunmen in Afghanistan in latest wave of violence

On Tuesday, three female media workers were killed in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to official reports from the Afghani government. This marks the latest incident in a wave of killings that is spreading fear among journalists and professional workers within the country. The three women were recent

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12 Jan 2021

Afghan Shia leader in Pakistan after killings of Hazara miners

Karim Khalili is a prominent Afghan Shia Muslim and held talks with Pakistan’s foreign minister after the killing of 10 Shia coal miners in a targeted attack earlier this month. The two leaders met in Islamabad on Tuesday. Peace processes between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban were discussed

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11 Jan 2021

Afghan Leaders Sideline Spokesmen in an Escalating Misinformation War

Ahmad Jawad Hijri, the former spokesman for the governor of Takhar Province, was imprisoned and fired after three days after telling the news media about an Afghan airstrike in Northern Afghanistan that wounded children. Top officials from Kabul had stated that only taliban fighters had been killed in the strike,

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17 Dec 2020

US Joint Chiefs chairman meets with Taliban on peace talks

On Tuesday, Army General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Taliban negotiators for two hours in Doha, Qatar. Gen. Milley then flew to Kabul to discuss the peace process with Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan. The peace talks aim to reduce violence across

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14 Dec 2020

Afghan Forces Kill Dozens of Taliban Fighters Following Break in Peace Talks

According to the Afghan government, security forces have killed at least 51 Taliban fighters in the province of Kandahar, marking the latest development in the violence between the two entities. Both sides are currently pursuing peace talks in Qatar while fighting over territory back in Afghanistan. The strikes allegedly occurred

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20 Nov 2020

Afghanistan Braces for Worst as U.S. Troop Withdrawal Accelerates

Afghanistan’s government has been struggling to maintain control of the country, and the situation is only worsening with the sudden withdrawal of American troops. Security forces are dealing with an influx of hit and run assignations, Taliban insurgents have stuck letters on shopfronts claiming that the organization will execute kidnappers,

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02 Nov 2020

Gunmen kill at least 10 students in attack on Kabul university

In Kabul, an attack on the Kabul University has killed 10 students while security forces traded gunfire with the attackers. The attackers targeted students and fired at them while they fled the university, with some students claiming that they were firing on every student they saw. The Taliban has stated

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27 Oct 2020

At least seven dead in Pakistan school attack

Following an attack on a religious school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police have stated that at least seven were killed and more than 50 injured. Early reports claimed that four of the dead were children, however, it has been determined by hospital officials that those killed were young

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