Afghanistan


Series Of Suicide Car Bombings In Afghanistan have Halted U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks

Multiple suicide car bomb attacks that were claimed by the Taliban have killed at least 28 and left more than 100 wounded in Kabul as U.S.-Taliban peace talks were underway. Al Jazeera reports that the September 2 attack, which left 16 people dead and more than 100 injured, was the […]


Human Rights Activists In Afghanistan Are Under Increased Attack, Amnesty International Report States

In a briefing released on the 28th August Amnesty International reported that Afghanistan’s human rights community are under increased attacks from the authorities and armed groups. The report Defenseless Defenders: Attacks on Afghanistan’s Human Rights Community, claims activists and human rights defenders face intensifying intimidation, harassment, threats and violence. In September […]


Threatened, Shot At And Killed: Crisis For Human Rights Defenders In Afghanistan 1

Human rights defenders in Afghanistan face “intimidation, harassment, threats and violence” both from armed groups, such as the Taliban and Islamic State, and government authorities, claims Amnesty International. Their conclusions are derived from interviews with activists and international organisations whilst being backed up by contextual research, highlighting that the situation […]


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 […]