U.N. special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, in a tweet posted Monday said there were reports of extrajudicial killings, civilian displacement, property destruction and other human rights abuses in Balkhab, district in northern province of Sarepol.
He added the reports cannot be verified due to an information blackout, internet cut and denial of access to media.
Amnesty International meantime...
The number of casualties could rise, it said, though initial details about the disaster remained unclear.
Four of the seven cars in the train derailed in the early morning darkness near the desert city of Tabas, the report said.
Rescue teams on ambulances and three helicopters were arriving in the remote area where communication is poor.
The derailment happened some 50 kilometers (30 miles) to Tabas,...
At least 16 people were killed in series of deadly explosions that hit a mosque in Kabul and minivans in Mazar-i-Sharif city, north of Afghanistan, on Wednesday evening.
The first three explosions hit three minivans in the fifth and tenth districts of Mazar, capital of northern Balkh province.
According to health officials, at least ten civilians were killed and 15 more injured in these attacks.
Killid’s correspondent reports from the scene that at least three blasts had occurred in Mazar-i-Sharif city, capital of northern Balkh province.
Security authorities have yet to confirm nor is there details of casualties.
Meantime, another blast hit Hazrat Zakeria mosque in Traffic square, Kabul’s fourth district, during evening prayers, police chief spokesman Khalid Zadran said.
Zadran put the casualties toll on two civilians injured.
The Emergency hospital...
The three ODIs are part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League while T20Is will count toward the ICC T20I Rankings.
The cricket board added that national players will have a week-long preparation camp before taking on the host in the first ODI on June 4 at the Harare Sports Club.
They will also play two more ODIs against the same opponents on 6th...
In a Twitter post, the U.S. envoy said there is a need “for unimpeded access by humanitarian actors and continued focus on economic stabilization,” and that is what the world urges.
Members of United Nations Security Council in a joint statement called on Islamic Emirate to reverse its policies and practices restricting human rights and freedom of girls and women.
They renewed a call on...
The statement added that restrictions against women and girls in Afghanistan limit access to education, employment, freedom of movement, women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in public life.
The restrictions are against expectations of the community and the Islamic Emirate’s promises to the Afghan people, it has said.
They also expressed deep concern over the “volatile” situation, including a dire economic and humanitarian situation, in...
The United Nations special envoy and head of its assistance mission in Afghanistan Deborah Lyons on Tuesday met with former President Hamid Karzai, discussing women’s rights, freedom of media and the importance of an intra-Afghan inclusive political dialogue.
Karzai’s office meanwhile said that women and girls rights, including their right to education and work, were among topics of the discussion.
Since the return of the Islamic...
The accident took place Tuesday in Hesarak district of the province, state-run Bakhtar agency reported.
All those injured were from the same family.
Drivers’ negligence and collapsed roads lead to traffic accidents in Afghanistan.
An accident in the province few days ago left four people, including two women, injured....
A teenage gunman killed at least 19 young children and two adults at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, prompting a furious President Joe Biden to denounce the U.S. gun lobby and vow to end the nation's cycle of mass shootings.
The attack in Uvalde -- a small community about an hour from the Mexican border -- was the deadliest U.S. school shooting...