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Death toll rises to 50 in an attack on a girls’ school in Kabul
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Death toll rises to 50 in an attack on a girls’ school in Kabul

The toll of victims of the multiple attack carried out this Saturday in the vicinity of a girls' secondary school in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, has risen to 50 dead and more than 100 injured, as reported by the Afghan Interior Ministry.According to witnesses cited by the chain Tolo News, the attack began with the car bomb explosion when the students of the Sayed ul Shuhada school were leaving class.The first detonation, with a car bomb, was followed by two other explosions with improvised explosive devices that were placed in the area.The attack took place specifically in the area of ​​Dasht-e Barchi, a neighborhood of Shiite and Hazara population, as indicated by the spokesman for the ...
Taliban court lashes 40 women for talking to man on phone
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Taliban court lashes 40 women for talking to man on phone

Two men gave him 40 lashes to a woman who was on his knees before them while several people watched the scene. The reasons for the conviction would be for having "immoral relations" when having spoken by phone with a man.The video showing the sentence carried out in Afghanistan was released by Facebook on April 13, as reported France 24. However, the scene happened to end of 2020, as the president of Herat, the city in which it happened, has ensured.She was not the only one affected by discovering the conversations he was having. The young man I was talking to was arrested and is currently prisoner in a taliban jail.While the aggression was taking place by these two men, the woman can be hea...
David Beriain, in an interview in 2017: "Is life worth risking?  Absolutely"
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David Beriain, in an interview in 2017: "Is life worth risking? Absolutely"

When studying journalism, among the most enthusiastic students there are always those who imagine themselves covering news in conflict zones, publishing great exclusives and changing the world. Reality, most of the time, takes them down more conventional paths. But there are always those who get it, who manages to put their life in danger over and over again to honor the profession and the truth. David Beriain and Roberto Fraile were kidnapped in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday and executed shortly after, while filming a documentary against poaching in that West African country. Before, Beriain the guy had been gambled by reaching the bosom of the Taliban struggle, Mexican drug t...
Peruvians in Taliban territory: two stories of compatriots who worked as private security agents in Afghanistan
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Peruvians in Taliban territory: two stories of compatriots who worked as private security agents in Afghanistan

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Turkey postpones Afghanistan peace summit over Taliban no-show
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Turkey postpones Afghanistan peace summit over Taliban no-show

The international conference, deemed essential for war-torn country’s future amid escalating violence, now to be held after Ramadan.Turkey says it is postponing a much-anticipated Afghan peace conference in Istanbul until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “We thought that it would be beneficial to postpone it … We consulted Qatar, the United States and the United Nations and decided to hold it after Ramadan and Eid festivities,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the Haberturk news channel on Tuesday. Cavusoglu added that there is “no need to hurry” after the recent decision by the US to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. The Eid al-Fitr holiday follows Ramadan, which ends this year in mid-May. The international conference, deemed essential for the war-torn countr...
Top US envoy Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks
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Top US envoy Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks

US Secretary of State makes an unannounced visit to brief officials on Biden’s plan to withdraw American troops by September 11.United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has begun an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to brief officials on President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw all American troops by the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks this year. Blinken on Thursday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as well as senior US officials in Kabul and briefed them on Biden’s Wednesday’s announcement that he was ending “the forever war”, which began in response to the September 11, 2001, attacks. Biden announced that the remaining 2,500 US soldiers in Afghanistan would be withdrawn from Afghanistan starting on May 1 to end its longest war, rejecting calls for them to stay to ensure ...
Turkey to host 10-day Afghan-Taliban peace talks from April 24
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Turkey to host 10-day Afghan-Taliban peace talks from April 24

UN, Qatar included in US-backed push to jump-start talks ahead of May 1 deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban will attend peace talks in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4 in a plan to jump-start a peace process and sketch out a possible political settlement, host Turkey said. The 10-day summit will also include the United Nations and Qatar as part of a United States-backed push to jump-start talks stalled in Doha ahead of a May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. “The overriding objective of the Istanbul Conference on the Afghanistan Peace Process is to accelerate and complement the continuing intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha on the achievement of a just and durable political settlement,” Turkey’s foreign minist...
Sticky bombs latest weapon in Afghanistan's arsenal of war
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Sticky bombs latest weapon in Afghanistan's arsenal of war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sticky bombs slapped onto cars trapped in Kabul’s chaotic traffic are the newest weapons terrorizing Afghans in the increasingly lawless nation, as Washington searches for a responsible exit after decades of war. The primitive devices, sometimes made in mechanics’ workshops for little money, are used by militants, criminals or those trying to settle personal scores. Over the past year, one or more cars have been exploding in Kabul almost every day and residents are terrified. The administration of President Joe Biden has alternated between coaxing and sharp words — even offering a ready-made peace proposal — to hurry the Taliban and the Afghan government toward an end to the conflict. In the Afghan capital last weekend, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said...