Afghanistan

22.07.2015

Crackdown on culture of violence: Afghanistan bans guns – toy guns

Crackdown on culture of violence: Afghanistan bans guns – toy guns

The Afghan government has decided to launch a crackdown on the culture of violence in the country by banning guns. Not the real lethal firearms but toy guns that children play with. The move on Tuesday comes after more than 100 children suffered eye injuries in the capital Kabul from… »

02.02.2015

“I want to take care of happiness.” Even (and especially) in Afghanistan

“I want to take care of happiness.” Even (and especially) in Afghanistan

A country traumatized by decades of war; a people full of life and dignity; an active and courageous civil society; a project to help transition from fear to trust. We speak with Alberto Pennella – counsellor, poet, blogger and expert on emotions – about his extraordinary experience in Afghanistan. Where… »

23.11.2014

Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

By Kathy Kelly On November 7, 2014, while visiting Kabul, the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg noted that  NATO will soon launch a new chapter, a new non-combat mission in Afghanistan. But it’s difficult to spot the new… »

06.11.2014

Climate Change: Afghans on the Front Line

  Human Wrongs Watch By Joe Dyke, Mazar-i-Sharif, 4 November 2014 (IRIN)* – In northern Afghanistan, the residents don’t often use the phrase – most don’t even know it. But as they describe how increasingly extreme weather patterns are making their lives harder every year, they map out many of the… »

04.04.2014

Afghanistan’s Tryst with History: A Crucial Weekend for Afghans

Afghanistan’s Tryst with History: A Crucial Weekend for Afghans

On Saturday April 5, Afghans will gear up for their tryst with history by taking part in elections. This presidential election is by far the most significant event in 2014 in Afghanistan, and possibly one of the most important in the contemporary history of the country. Evidently, Afghan leaders throughout… »

23.02.2014

Drones are a devastating security strategy in Afghanistan

Drones are a devastating security strategy in Afghanistan

The use of drones in what is termed ‘the war against terrorism’ has become very controversial, wherever in the world. Now that the US drone programme has passed five years under President Obama’s national security strategy it has been estimated that the death toll by drone strikes is at least… »

22.11.2013

U.S. Troops Granted Immunity in Afghan Security Pact

U.S. Troops Granted Immunity in Afghan Security Pact

The White House and Afghanistan have reached agreement on a bilateral security pact that would preserve a U.S. military occupation beyond 2014. Under the deal, the U.S. military would maintain several bases, and its troops would be immune from prosecution in Afghan courts. The United States would not conduct… »

20.09.2013

UK drones three times more likely than US to fire in Afghanistan

UK drones three times more likely than US to fire in Afghanistan

September 6, 2013 by Alice K Ross  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Full Report British forces have carried out 299 drone strikes in Afghanistan, defence minister Andrew Robathan announced in Parliament yesterday. This is the first time the British government has announced how many drone strikes it has… »

26.06.2013

Afghanistan: the prerequisite for peace is the complete withdrawal of all foreign troops

Afghanistan: the prerequisite for peace is the complete withdrawal of all foreign troops

Pressenza publishes here a report prepared by members of a team of German peace activists who recently travelled to Afghanistan to see for themselves to situation for the people in Kabul.  The report is long but well worth reading.  In the consideration of the report’s authors, “Prerequisite and sine qua… »

26.06.2013

The US’s Afghan exit may depend on a Syrian one

The US’s Afghan exit may depend on a Syrian one

Trumped up chemical weapons charges against the Syrian government this month failed to produce evidence to convince a skeptical global community of any direct linkage. And the US’s follow-up pledge to arm rebels served only to immediately underline the difficulty of such a task, given the fungibility of weapons-flow among… »

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