Afghanistan


More Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Linked To Pro-Government Forces Than Insurgents

According to the latest United Nations (UN) figures, during the first half of 2019, in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, pro-government forces including the Afghan military and their international U.S.-led allies were responsible for more civilian deaths than insurgent forces. This marks the first time pro-government forces were found responsible […]


Attacks Kill Civilians In Afghanistan Whilst Afghan Leaders And Taliban Operatives Talk Peace

Sunday 7th of July was a bittersweet day for Afghanistan’s peace process. Taliban officials were meeting with a delegation of over 50 Afghan activists, negotiators, and politicians in Qatar’s capital, Doha, for peace talks. As talks progressed, a car bomb was set off in Ghazni City in Afghanistan, roughly 150 […]


Taliban, Afghan Leaders Urge For “Zero Civilian Casualties”

After two-day peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives in the Doha, Qatar, both sides have ended with a call to reduce civilian casualties to “zero” in the war-torn country. The intra-Afghan meetings, mediated by Qatar and Germany, saw the participation of Afghan politicians, civil society members, including […]


Crackdown On Journalists Raises Concerns Over Protection Of Whistle-Blowers And Press Freedom in Australia 1

On June 4 and 5, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) conducted raids on the media, in order to find the identity of whistle-blowers who had provided journalists with confidential information. The first raid targeted News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst’s home in Canberra, for a story published in April 2018. […]