Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slavery

Feb 22, 2017

Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slavery

Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for “bacha bazi” — sexual slavery and abuse of boys — for the first time, officials say, in a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice. AFP revealed last year how the Taliban were exploiting rampant ...

Feb 6, 2017

Afghan diplomat killed by his guard in Pakistan

An Afghan diplomat was shot and killed by his security guard inside the consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Monday, officials said. Mohammad Zaki Abdu, the third secretary at the consulate, died of his wounds shortly after the shooting, according to ...

Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

Feb 6, 2017

Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

More than 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise still further. The avalanches struck after three days of heavy ...