Traumatic Night Raids Haunt Afghan Women

Siam Zamir News

Counter-terror tactic seen as an unacceptable violation of privacy with long-term consequences. At 11pm on the night of April 3, 2016, Bibi Sahra was woken by a group of armed soldiers storming into her family home. The 37-year-old, from the village of Qala Taqai in Baraki Barak district, recounted how the door of the bedroom was kicked in and half-a-dozen ...

Afghans Angry Over Fake Medicine

Siam Zamir News

Trade in out-of-date or counterfeit medication is booming in country’s east. For the last year Ziaullah, a resident of Jalalabad city in the eastern province of Nangarhar, has been regularly taking the medicine his doctor prescribed to treat his kidney stones. But his agonising condition had not improved for one simple reason, he told IWPR. It was virtually impossible to ...