Food Afghan girl takes up motocross and champions women’s rights – Reuters

Food Afghan girl takes up motocross and champions women’s rights – Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - For 16-year-old Negin Afshar, riding a motorbike around a dirt track in Kabul isn’t just about the excitement. It is also a way to show that Afghan women can be tough too in a country where concerns are growing that hard-earned rights might be lost. Encouraged by her parents, Afshar took up…
Food Trump says Chicago violence ‘worse than Afghanistan by far’ as he threatens to send federal police to more cities

Food Trump says Chicago violence ‘worse than Afghanistan by far’ as he threatens to...

Federal law enforcement officers, deployed under the Trump administration's new executive order to protect federal monuments and buildings, face off with protesters against racial inequality in Portland, Oregon, U.S. July 18, 2020: ReutersDonald Trump said the violence in Chicago is "worse than Afghanistan" in a recent interview and suggested he may send federal officers into…
Food Mass jailbreak in Afghanistan as IS fighters battle Afghan forces – Reuters

Food Mass jailbreak in Afghanistan as IS fighters battle Afghan forces – Reuters

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces on Monday killed at least 10 Islamic State fighters who had taken control of a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad, ending a siege in which hundreds of prisoners escaped. At least 29 people were killed in the militants’ assault on the prison on Sunday evening and…
Food U.S. sends envoy to press for peace talks in Afghanistan – Reuters

Food U.S. sends envoy to press for peace talks in Afghanistan – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: An Afghan man wearing a protective face mask walks past a wall painted with photo of Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 13, 2020.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington has dispatched a special envoy for Afghanistan…
Food Bombing kills 18 in Afghanistan on eve of Eid ceasefire – Reuters

Food Bombing kills 18 in Afghanistan on eve of Eid ceasefire – Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 18 people, including Afghan security forces personnel, were killed in a suspected car-bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, hours before a three-day ceasefire was to begin in the country for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, officials said. The ceasefire, announced by the Taliban, comes at a time violence has…
Food U.S. sends envoy to press for peace talks in Afghanistan – Reuters India

Food U.S. sends envoy to press for peace talks in Afghanistan – Reuters India

FILE PHOTO: An Afghan man wearing a protective face mask walks past a wall painted with photo of Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 13, 2020.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington has dispatched a special envoy for Afghanistan…
Food Pakistan artillery kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan, Kabul says, after clashes at closed border – Reuters

Food Pakistan artillery kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan, Kabul says, after clashes at closed...

KABUL/QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan accused Pakistan on Friday of killing 15 civilians during clashes at a border crossing where crowds were jostling to cross for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. On Pakistan’s side, hospital officials reported seven deaths from the flare-up between the Asian neighbours who are U.S. allies but often trade accusations…
Food Afghan grand assembly on fate of hundreds of Taliban prisoners set for Friday – Reuters

Food Afghan grand assembly on fate of hundreds of Taliban prisoners set for Friday...

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan will convene a grand assembly of elders, known as the loya jirga, in Kabul on Friday to decide the fate of hundreds of prisoners the Taliban insist should be released before entering peace talks with the government. A pact reached by U.S. and Taliban negotiators in Doha in February had agreed…
Food New Zealand military misled public over civilian casualties in 2010 Afghan raid: enquiry – Reuters

Food New Zealand military misled public over civilian casualties in 2010 Afghan raid: enquiry...

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s military misled government ministers and the public for years over civilian casualties in an operation in Afghanistan in 2010, investigators concluded in a report released on Friday. Operation Burnham, carried out by New Zealand troops and allied forces in Afghanistan’s Tirgiran Valley on Aug. 21-22, 2010, resulted in civilian casualties,…
Food Pakistan artillery kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan, Kabul says, after clashes at closed border – Reuters India

Food Pakistan artillery kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan, Kabul says, after clashes at closed...

KABUL/QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan accused Pakistan on Friday of killing 15 civilians during clashes at a border crossing where crowds were jostling to cross for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. On Pakistan’s side, hospital officials reported seven deaths from the flare-up between the Asian neighbours who are U.S. allies but often trade accusations…