Afghan drought threatens shepherds | AFP

Afghan sheep farmers’ livelihoods are under threat as changing weather patterns wreak havoc. According to experts Afghanistan is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, even though it produces just 0.1 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Afghan translators worry as Iran tension escalates

As hostility mounts toward the U.S in neighboring Iran, interpreters in Afghanistan who served alongside U.S. service members are desperate to get out – some in their country consider them traitors. (Jan. 7)

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Surviving loss in Afghanistan: A family of amputees | AFP

This work has earned the 2019 Grand Prix Varenne for international video reporting. Last year, ten children from an Afghan family picked up unexploded mortar bomb -a common sight in Afghanistan. The deadly device went off, killing three children and an older relative. The remaining seven lost at least one limb each. One year on, the survivors are struggling to adapt to their new reality. +REFILE AS ONE OF AFPTV’S BEST STORIES OF 2019+

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Meth boom adds to Afghanistan’s opium and heroin woes | AFP

At a sprawling rehabilitation centre on the outskirts of Kabul, dozens of dazed-looking drug addicts clamber out of police buses and shuffle toward the facility. The men, arrested on the streets of the Afghan capital, have been sent to a compulsory detox programme established to tackle an explosion in the use and production of highly addictive methamphetamine.

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Decades on, Soviet bombs still killing people in Afghanistan | AFP

Forty years after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan — and three decades since the conflict ended — the war’s legacy continues to claim lives across the country. A humanitarian organisation has been working in several Afghan provinces since 1999 to clear explosives left from a war most of the country’s current, young population never lived through.

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The women saving Afghanistan from Soviet explosives | AFP

Forty years after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan — and three decades since the conflict ended — the war’s legacy continues to claim lives across the country. A humanitarian organisation has been working in several Afghan provinces since 1999 to clear explosives left from a war most of the country’s current, young population never lived through.

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Body of slain doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting | AFP

The body of Tetsu Nakamura, a beloved Japanese doctor who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, arrives back in Japan. IMAGES

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Residents return after IS losses in east Afghanistan | AFP

Afghans in Nangarhar province had seen their share of hardship after war ravaged their country for decades — but few were prepared for the arrival of the Islamic State group. Now some have begun returning home after Afghan military officials announced that IS’s Afghan branch had been completely defeated in Nangarhar.

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Driving brings joy and fear for Afghan women | AFP

Parisa Haidary guides her minivan through Kabul’s congested traffic, attracting astonished stares, smiles and expression of shock from other Afghans in an ultra-conservative society.

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Driving brings joy and fear for Afghan women | AFP

Parisa Haidary guides her minivan through Kabul’s congested traffic, attracting astonished stares, smiles and expression of shock from other Afghans in an ultra-conservative society.

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Afghan pomegranate growers squeezed as prices drop | AFP

Pomegranate farmers in southern Afghanistan — where growing the juicy fruit is an important alternative to opium poppy production — say they are feeling the squeeze this year, with business blemished by chilly weather, pests and export woes.

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Today in History for November 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated; Taliban regime flees Afghan capital; President Bill Clinton to pay Paula Jones; Alabama’s top judge removed amid Ten Commandments flap; ‘Lion King’ opens on Broadway. (Nov. 13)

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Migrants lose in futile game on Hungary-Serbia frontier | AFP

Asurma Arab and her family spent more than two years waiting in Serbia for their chance to cross the steel fence that Hungary erected along its border to keep out migrants. Little did the Afghan family know, their asylum plea was already a lost cause.

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‘The Kill Team’ goes from doc to Hollywood film

Alexander Skarsgard and Nat Wolff of “The Kill Team,” a documentary turned film both by Dan Krauss, discuss “toxic masculinity” and hoping viewers put themselves in the shoes of the soldiers. The film is based on the true story of American soldiers murdering innocent Afghan civilians nearly a decade ago. (Oct. 25)

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Bored of male heroes, Afghan girl coders build their own champions | AFP

Like the princess who hops over goblins and throws daggers at evil wizards in the video game they built, a team of women coders in patriarchal Afghanistan wants to inspire a generation of girls.

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Greece: 4 years later migrants plead freedom from “hell”

Four years after the start of the biggest migration crisis in the history of the European Union, migrants crossing to Greece are starting to pick up again. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced that arrivals by sea from Turkey to Greece, mostly Afghan and Syrian families, increased to 10,258 in September. It said this was the highest monthly total since 2016, when the EU reached an accord with Turkey to stem the flow of arrivals.

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