As the US and the Taliban seek an end to 17 years of grinding conflict in Afghanistan, Afghans fleeing their homes under Taliban controlled areas speak about their experiences there.
The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed US sanctions sent the Iranian currency into freefall and fuelled inflation.
After a year of record bloodshed Afghans are bracing for 2019 to be even worse, with the threat of a US drawdown and a looming presidential vote likely to fuel violence.
Murtaza Ahmadi moved the world with his love for footballer Lionel Messi in 2016. His dream of meeting the Argentinian came true, but now he is living a nightmare as one of thousands of Afghans displaced by war.
Ballot counting gets underway in Afghanistan’s legislative elections after a day of voting marred by poll-related violence in which scores of Afghans were killed or wounded. At hundreds of stations polling was extended for another day amid delays and technical glitches. IMAGES
Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centres opening hours late — or not at all — due to technical glitches and lack of staff.
Afghan women cast their vote at a polling centre in Mazar-e-Sharif for the country’s legislative election that the Taliban has vowed to attack. IMAGES
From a university student to an artist, Afghans planning to vote in the October 20 parliamentary election say they are willing to risk their lives for democracy. Three Afghans across the war-torn country explain why their vote matters.
Some Afghans are optimistic about the country’s long-delayed parliamentary elections which is scheduled for October 20 and hope the government to take serious steps to ease security concerns on the day.
New demonstrations are breaking out in Germany – over the death of a 22-year-old man in the city of Kurten. He was reportedly killed in a fight on Saturday, with two migrants now in custody. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9dyp
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