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Stop sending Afghan refugees back to danger: Amnesty to EU

SHAFAQNA- Amnesty International says the European Union is “brazenly” violating international law by forcing thousands of Afghan refugees back to their war-torn homeland, where they face the risks of death, torture and other “horrors.” In…

Afghan anti-government rally, clash with police, kill one

SHAFAQNA- Afghan riot police have reportedly shot dead a young protester amid clashes during an anti-government demonstration in Kabul two days after a huge truck bomb claimed 90 lives in a high security diplomatic area in the heart of the…

Hundreds of Afghan Shias protest at ISIS killings

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SHAFAQNA- Around 2,000 Shia Muslims in western Afghanistan staged a protest Tuesday against growing sectarian attacks by Islamic State, as the government warned that the group had expanded its foothold into 11 provinces. Chanting “Death…

Saudis invest in creating division among Sunni, Shi’a: Sayyed Isa Hoseyni-Mazari

SHAFAQNA- An Afghan Shi’a scholar has said that Saudi Arabia has embarked on a project to sow discord between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims in the war-torn country and called for national unity. Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Isa Hoseyni-Mazari, the…

Afghan Official: 20 Hazara Shia Muslims kidnapped in Zabul

SHAFAQNA- An Afghan official says up to 20 Shi'ite from Hazara ethnic have been abducted in the volatile southern province of Zabul. Ghulam Jalani Farahi, deputy provincial police chief, said on Saturday it is not yet known if the abductees…