Syed Zafar Mehdi
Abdul Saney Amanpoor
Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to properly enforce its corporal punishment ban following reports that a high school student died after facing violence at school. The incident took place in the northern Afghan province of Balk.
A former top prosecutor in northern Samangan province was arrested by local police on Sunday for sexually assaulting his 13-year-old adopted daughter, according to local officials.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday designated 22 countries, including Afghanistan, as “major drug transit and illicit drug producing countries.”
Illiteracy and poverty are obstructing women’s access to justice in Afghanistan, women’s rights activists said at an event in central Bamyan province.
The government of Afghanistan has urged Afghan families not to allow their children to migrate to European countries because of numerous hardships they have to endure.
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) has strongly condemned the abduction of a trader allegedly by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel.
A Dutch aid worker who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Kabul in June has been released after 81 days of captivity, according to the Dutch foreign ministry.
In a shocking incident, a man has been arrested in northern Jawzjan province for allegedly raping his minor daughter.
A young boy and a girl who were alleged to have illicit sexual relationship were given 100 lashes each in central Ghor province on Monday, local official said.
All the 17 people abducted by armed insurgents in eastern Ghazni province last week have been released, according to local officials.