The reality TV competition "Afghan Star" is Afghanistan's most popular television show. The first female finalist so far was a young woman from a Taliban stronghold. Her success has put her life in danger.
At least 19 people have been killed in a suicide attack in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan. Among the dead was the only Sikh candidate in upcoming legislative elections.
Saad Erhabi, the fourth leader of Islamic State's (IS) branch in Afghanistan, has been killed, Afghan authorities say. US forces say its joint raid "targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization."
Taliban and Afghan government fighters have observed a three-day truce that coincided with Eid. But two bombings on Saturday and Sunday left a total of at least 55 people dead, and more than 100 injured.
Activists are demanding EU member states stop sending asylum-seekers back to Afghanistan. Violence against civilians is on the rise in the country, yet some European governments appear eager to continue the deportations.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version