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Security

Kunduz residents take up arms as Chahar Darah is wrestled from the Taliban by Afghan forces

Noor ul-Ayn
Afghan forces are struggling to contain the Taliban offensive in and around Kunduz, while estimates suggest that there are more than 20,000 illegal weapons in the province's seven districts.
6.07.2015
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Analysis

Attack on Afghan Parliament puts Kabul-Islamabad relations and peace talks at risk

Farhad Peikar
The Afghan government accused the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Pakistani secret service, of orchestrating Monday's attack on the Afghan Parliament, while Pakistan blamed India, reigniting old wounds.
27.06.2015
A Mosuli family rests in their traditional tent near Khost city.  (photo: Zarwali Khoshnood) A Mosuli family rests in their traditional tent near Khost city.  (photo: Zarwali Khoshnood) A Mosuli family rests in their traditional tent near Khost city.  (photo: Zarwali Khoshnood)
Minorities

Mosuli nomads fight stateless status

Zarwali Khoshnood
An Afghan minority group of Iraqi origin lacks basic rights due to its itinerant lifestyle.
26.06.2015
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Abdul Qadoos, coppersmith.  (photo: Khushqadam Usmani)
Industry

Badakhshan crafts in decline due to lack of investment and cheap imports

Khushqadam Usmani
For hundreds of years the handmade crafts of Badakhshan attracted buyers from across the Silk Road. But cheap Chinese imports coupled with a domestic lack of investment have left many crafts fighting for their survival.
23.06.2015
 (photo: Wazhma Fazli)  (photo: Wazhma Fazli)  (photo: Wazhma Fazli)
Business

Afghan women's green fingers

Wazhma Fazli
Agriculture in Afghanistan was once predominantly a male activity, but an FAO training programme has given more than 6,000 women the chance to farm.
19.06.2015
Afghan Eye

Harvest time in Balkh

Asghar Noor Mohammad
Wheat farmers report high yields in Balkh province, the agricultural breadbasket of northern Afghanistan.
17.06.2015
World Refugee Day is celebrated on June 20th, but the game was played one week early to avoid clashing with the beginning of Ramadan. (photo: Attaullah Khan) World Refugee Day is celebrated on June 20th, but the game was played one week early to avoid clashing with the beginning of Ramadan. (photo: Attaullah Khan) World Refugee Day is celebrated on June 20th, but the game was played one week early to avoid clashing with the beginning of Ramadan. (photo: Attaullah Khan)
Afghan Eye

Afghans claim morale-boosting victory in Pakistan

Attaullah Khan
UNHCR and The Society for Human Rights and Prisoners Aid (SHARP) played a match against a team of Afghan refugees at a stadium in Peshawar last week to celebrate World Refugee Day.
16.06.2015
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Development

Logar's forgotten village

Faridullah Ahmadzai
While other districts in Logar province develop, Kharwar still doesn't have a single female doctor or a school for girls, not to mention roads, clinics, job opportunities or security. Our contributor reports on a…
12.06.2015