Afghanistan

alert status : Genocide emergency

 

Genocide stage:

9- extermination

 

Targetted Population:

  • Young girls and Women

  • Non-Muslim Ethnic Minorities

 

Current situation:

  • atrocities by the TaliBan and Al qaeda continue

  • Gross violations of Women's Rights

 

Developments

Afghan police near site of ISIS attack on Sikh temple on March 25 .  Photo: AFP/STR

The most recent attack has been linked to ISIS extremists, but mainstream persecution is the norm.

The terrorist attack that killed 27 Sikhs in a centuries-old gurdwara (Sikh temple) last week highlighted yet again the continued and systematic decimation of Sikhs and other religious minorities in Afghanistan.

This most recent attack...

Women mourn after ISIS attack on Sikh temple in Kabul  Credit: BBC News

KABUL — An Islamic State gunman stormed a temple used by Sikh and Hindu minorities in Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 worshipers during an hours-long battle with Afghan security forces.

More than six hours after the attack began, the Interior Ministry said the building had been cleared. Spokesman Tariq Aryan said eight were wounded in addition to the 25 kille...

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court ('ICC' or 'Court') decided unanimously to authorise the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court in relation to the situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The judges of the Appeals Chamber (left to right) Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa, Judge Howard Morrison, Presiding Judge Piotr Hofmański, Judge Luz del Carmen...

WASHINGTON — The fight to expel the Islamic State from its last shard of territory in Syria may be over. But the United States and its partners still face significant battles against the terrorist group, its affiliates and other networks that are less formally aligned with it elsewhere, in Afghanistan, West Africa and the Philippines.

Even before an American-backed Kurdish and Arab militia ousted the last extremist fighters fro...

October 10, 2018

UNAMA/Fraidoon Poya  I A woman along with her children runs across a dusty street in Herat, western Afghanistan. Civilians across the country continue to bear the brunt of the conflict.

The conflict in Afghanistan continues to exact a terrible toll on civilians, with the highest number of fatalities recorded for the first nine months of this year, since 2014, a United Nations report has revealed.

According to the quarterly...

October 2, 2018

Suicide bomber detonates his explosives at election campaign meeting in Nangarhar province killing at least 13 people.

At least 13 people have been killed and 25 others wounded in a suicide attack at an election campaign rally in the eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.

The assailant detonated his explosives on Tuesday at a rally by parliamentary candidate Abdul Nasir Mohmmand in the Kama district outside the provinci...

Manzoor Pashteen has accused the Pakistani military of promoting militancy (Photo Credit: Alamy)

Tens of thousands of Pashtuns are demanding an end to extrajudicial killings and abductions they blame on the Pakistani state - and a charismatic young man has become their spokesman.

A compelling, bearded tribesman in his late 20s, Manzoor Pashteen is the unlikely figurehead for protests that have now mushroomed into a wider movemen...

February 19, 2018

As well as often threatening Afghanistan’s news media, the Taliban have in recent months been forcing media outlets in several provinces to pay arbitrary taxes that are tantamount to a ransom to be allowed to continue operating.

The targets have included Ghaznavian, a privately-owned TV station based in the southeastern province of Ghazni.

Ghaznavian CEO Ahmad Farid Omari said on 19 December: “The Taliban contacted us by telepho...

Over one week, as many as 130 people, the overwhelming majority civilians, were killed in twin attacks claimed by the Taliban in Kabul. On 20 January, five Taliban suicide bombers attacked the Intercontinental Hotel, killing at least 22 people, mostly foreigners, after breaching the security of the heavily guarded building. Almost half the dead were employees of Afghan airline carrier, Kam Air. Families and friends of civilian...

Global Overview

For Europeans who have chafed at the embrace of U.S. hyper-power, resented being relegated to the part of bankroller-in-chief, and longed for a more assertive European role on the world stage, now would seem the moment. Disengaged from some areas, dangerously engaged in others, and disconcertingly engaged overall, the U.S. under President Donald Trump provides the European Union (EU) and its member states with a...

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