Orooj Hakimi

U.S. air strike kills five Taliban fighters: official

26 Oct 2020

KABUL A U.S. air strike launched to support Afghan security forces killed five Taliban fighters in central Afghanistan on Sunday evening, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan said.

Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 24, students among the victims

25 Oct 2020

KABUL A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed 24 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.

Young Afghan female mountaineer plans next summit to 'show the world what we can do'

30 Sep 2020

KABUL Eighteen-year old Fatima Sultani gazes at the peak of a mountain near Afghanistan's capital Kabul after completing a morning climbing session, considering her next challenge. | Video

In the name of the mother: Afghan woman wins recognition, sparks Taliban opposition

27 Sep 2020

(Adds clarification from Taliban spokesman in this 23rd September story)

Victims of violence ask not to be forgotten in Afghan peace process

14 Sep 2020

KABUL As Taliban and Afghan government negotiators met for long-awaited peace talks in Qatar, around 50 families gathered at a graveyard in Kabul on Monday imploring them not to forget the rights of victims of violence.

Taliban kill four survivors of Afghanistan flash floods

27 Aug 2020

KABUL Taliban fighters killed four civilians on Thursday during clashes with Afghan forces in the central province of Parwan, amid rescue work after flash floods claimed more than 150 lives, officials said.

Afghan women's rights advocate, negotiator injured in attack

15 Aug 2020

KABUL A prominent women's rights advocate and member of the Afghan team tasked with negotiating with the Taliban sustained minor injuries in an attack in Kabul by unknown gunmen, officials said on Saturday.

'Don't redeem the Taliban', Afghan social media users ask world before peace talks

20 Jul 2020

KABUL Afghans shared accounts of violence linked to the Taliban on social media with the hashtag phrase 'don't redeem the Taliban' as anxiety grows as the United States withdraws troops and attempts to usher peace talks with the militant group.

Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of civilians amid peace efforts, officials say

21 Jun 2020

KABUL Taliban militants kidnapped about 60 civilians in central Afghanistan over the past week, officials said on Sunday, with more than half still being held amid efforts by the United States and other foreign powers to start peace talks.

Doctors Without Borders to close Kabul maternity clinic after attack

16 Jun 2020

KABUL Doctors Without Borders said on Monday it would close its maternity ward in Kabul due to fears of further attacks after three gunmen last month opened fire at the clinic, killing 24 people including new mothers and babies.

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