Taliban lashed Afghan lovers

Taliban militants lashed a couple on charges of having an affairs in a kangaroo court. The young lovers had escaped from village of Kohistanat district to Ghor province while their family rejected their marriage and than returned back to their houses by inductions of elders. They were back to their home region following mediation by…

Afghanistan suicide bomb attack: Dozens killed in Kabul

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ON AFGHANISTAN NEW YORK – The Secretary-General condemns the attack today on the Tabyan Cultural Center as well as a media outlet in Kabul. The indiscriminate attack caused hundreds of civilian casualties, including women and children. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He expresses his solidarity with the people and…

REPORTS ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICT

UNAMA prepares regular reports in accordance to its mandate under UN Security Council resolution 2274 (2016) “to monitor the situation of civilians, to coordinate efforts to ensure their protection, to promote accountability, and to assist in the full implementation of the fundamental freedoms and human rights provisions of the Afghan Constitution and international treaties to…

Human Rights and Fight against Corruption

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) held the Conference on “Human Rights and Fight against Corruption” on Wednesday, 8 November, 2017. At this Conference, in addition to the leadership of the AIHRC, a number of government officials and ambassadors from the countries supporting Afghanistan also participated. At the Conference, it was emphasized that, as…

Afghanistan Warlord’s Grandiose, and Damaging, Return

Hekmatyar Criticizes Media, Rejects Accountability Patricia Gossman Senior Researcher, Afghanistan   Afghan leaders feted the return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to Kabul yesterday, praising their newfound brotherhood and desire for peace. Escorted by SUVs bristling with gunmen toting grenade launchers and machine guns, Hekmatyar’s convoy swept into the city as if bearing a returning hero, instead…