Stories about Afghanistan
February 9 marks the birth anniversary of a 15th-century Afghanistan-born poet who championed Turkic heritage, and became a national literary symbol in Soviet and later independent Uzbekistan.
"Heinous violence such as war crime cannot be concealed forever, no matter how much efforts are made to do it, as the Australian case shows."
"The cases… highlight the need for strong action to ensure that any such trials are held in open court and subject to public scrutiny."
"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."
While millions of Afghans have found refuge in neighboring Iran, some of them also die in the hands of Iranian authorities as they cross the country to reach Europe.
When Afghans woke up on the morning of May 12, and found out about two new terrorist attacks, they were reminded that the ongoing war had reached new levels of...
Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.
Afghanistan registers its first cases - including deadly ones - of COVID-19.
A political thaw is underway in a nation eagerly going online — providing the perfect opportunity for the Uzbek language to thrive in new and unexpected ways.
“The opportunity for their talents to flourish is taken away from them. The war prevents them to develop their potential. Future scientists have no chance to emerge.”
“I have had already this powerless feeling, and there was nothing to do, except voting."
Refugees can spend many years in Indonesia without possibility of permanent settlement.
“The doctors wanted to discharge me. I begged them to keep me in longer.”
"The common people like this work. The art is for them."
The prominent journalist-turned-parliamentary advisor hinted that she needed protection. No one stepped in to provide it.
A recent survey found that 60.7% of respondents would emigrate if they were given opportunity.”
Crossfire, improvised explosive devices, assassinations, bombings, nighttime raids on homes of suspected insurgents and airstrikes have been blamed for high civilian casualty numbers.
"Peace does not just mean an end to the war. No country can be successful in its national programs without the participation of women."
“Everyone there was telling Shukria that she would not able to walk, but I was telling her that she had to walk.”