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Protesters in Kabul highlight on Aug. 2, 2015 the violent crimes committed by the Taliban under the leadership of Mullah Muhammad Omar. (photo: Zafar Shah Rouyee)
Protesters in Kabul highlight on Aug. 2, 2015 the violent crimes committed by the Taliban under the leadership of Mullah Muhammad Omar. (photo: Zafar Shah Rouyee)
Protesters in Kabul highlight on Aug. 2, 2015 the violent crimes committed by the Taliban under the leadership of Mullah Muhammad Omar. (photo: Zafar Shah Rouyee)
Afghan Eye

Creative protest highlights Taliban's violence

Civic activists gathered in Kabul to bring public attention to the atrocities committed by the Taliban under the leadership of Mullah Omar, whose death was recently confirmed by the Afghan government.
4.08.2015
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Borderlines
Debate

Pakistan gains upper hand in Taliban peace talks

Afghan media suspect Pakistan of using the recently confirmed death of Mullah Omar to manipulate political negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government
3.08.2015
Opinion

Mullah Omar's death splinters insurgents

Farhad Peikar
The alleged death of the Taliban's one-eyed leader could complicate ongoing peace talks and disperse the unity of local and regional militant groups.
31.07.2015
The many sides of the Af-Pak border (photo: Uzra Shamal)
The many sides of the Af-Pak border (photo: Uzra Shamal)
The many sides of the Af-Pak border (photo: Uzra Shamal)
Durand Line

"Proxy war in South Asia should come to an end," says U.S. ambassador

Interview with US ambasador to Pakistan Richard Olson, discussing Durand Line relations, US development in the region and future security.
29.07.2015
Afghan forces in Balkh Afghan forces in Balkh Afghan forces in Balkh
Opinion

Afghanistan needs military leadership not militia forces

Farhad Peikar
The ongoing efforts to revive and create private militia forces in the face of Taliban onslaughts are fraught with huge risk, argues Farhad Peikar.
27.07.2015
Afghan Eye

All-girls' school in Balkh gets colorful facelift

Tahera Hussaini
Female artists throughout Afghanistan competed for the opportunity to decorate the walls of Gohar Khatoon as part of an international community-building initiative.
24.07.2015
The bride, typically in her early teens, is often forced to marry a man for times her senior. (photo: Uzra Shamal) The bride, typically in her early teens, is often forced to marry a man for times her senior. (photo: Uzra Shamal) The bride, typically in her early teens, is often forced to marry a man for times her senior. (photo: Uzra Shamal)
Human rights

Rural girls fall victim to 'baad' marriages

The forced marriage of young girls to settle family feuds remains a viable solution to violence in far-flung districts.
23.07.2015
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Logar strongman's death-defying stunts

Faridullah Ahmadzai
He lies on spikes, pull tractors with his ponytail and lifts donkeys out of mud. Yet the government has paid little interest to Logar's beloved strongman.
22.07.2015