NEWS DIGEST 28.08.2021: Fact check – news outlets used old visuals to report Kabul twin bomb blasts

Good morning everyone. This morning’s News Digest is based on Google News‘s Fact check section. Videos that were shared on Twitter purporting to be footage of the recent twin blasts at Kabul Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan were in fact … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 28.08.2021: Fact check – news outlets used old visuals to report Kabul twin bomb blasts

KUNDUZ TAKEBACK: Afghan hospital hit by US strike, three killed

Kunduz/Kabul, AFGHANISTAN VIJAY SHAH via Financial Times/Reuters As the Afghan armed forces seek to retake the northern city of Kunduz after a surprise invasion by the Taliban earlier this week, reports have come in of a possibly misplaced American air strike on a hospital, killing three people, the UK’s Financial Times and news agency Reuters have claimed. The US military, currently working alongside Afghan forces to hold back the Taliban, once Afghanistan’s rulers before the 9/11 attack, had acknowledged today that it may have been responsible for the attack on the hospital facility, which is managed by international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). … Continue reading KUNDUZ TAKEBACK: Afghan hospital hit by US strike, three killed

TALIBAN PRISON BREAK: Inmates flee prison in Afghanistan, three guards killed.

The Pakistani newspaper Dawn has reported that several Taliban militiamen have broken out of a prison in Afghanistan yesterday. According to a report delivered by the English-language publication via the news agency Associated Press, an official with the Faryab provincial government said that three men escaped from the jail after getting hold of weapons. The weapons had been smuggled into the prison grounds by Taliban sympathisers. The resulting mêlée which lead to the jailbreak saw three prison guards die in the line of duty. The official, Ahmad Jawad Dedar, told media today (Friday 18 April) that the breakout took place yesterday and … Continue reading TALIBAN PRISON BREAK: Inmates flee prison in Afghanistan, three guards killed.

TOO POOR TO TIE THE KNOT: One million young Afghans unable to marry

Despite years of strife, terrorism and foreign occupations which have affected generations of Afghanistan’s people mentally and physically, there is still a strive to leave normal lives – to work, study, marry and raise families. Their lives are no different or unusual than that of any other nationality on the face of the Earth. Many Afghans marry at a very young age, something which is being actively discouraged…with some success Afghanistan’s traditional cultures as well as its predominate religion of Islam means that great store is placed on marriage and the union of two families. Islam itself teaches that a … Continue reading TOO POOR TO TIE THE KNOT: One million young Afghans unable to marry