This week, Australian media reported on new war crimes allegedly committed by Australia’s Special Air Services (SAS) troops in Afghanistan, including the mass murder of unarmed civilians and planting weapons on the bodies of civilians to cover up unlawful killings.
Condemning the attacks by Pakistani military on parts of Kunar province on Wednesday, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said that these attacks and the advances at zero point were unacceptable for Afghanistan.
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) urged both warring parties to observe international human rights law principles after their latest reports found that 31 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed or injured in attacks across the country last week.
The extraordinary hacking spree that hit Twitter on Wednesday, leading it to briefly muzzle some of its most widely followed accounts, is drawing questions about the platform’s security and resilience in the run-up to the US presidential election.
Two civil society organizations have called on the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to include a German company in the list of firms active in Israeli settlement construction on the Palestinian land as well as human rights violations in the occupied territories....
“Afghanistan’s economy is set to contract by between 5.5 percent and 7.4 percent in 2020 because of COVID-19, exacerbating poverty, and leading to a sharp decline in government revenues, the World Bank said in its latest biannual "Afghanistan Development Update," released on Wednesday.
Local officials in Kunar said at least four civilians were killed and nine injured in a Pakistani army artillery attack in parts of Sarkano district and the provincial capital Asadabad city on Wednesday.