Afghanistan

This frame grab image from video, shows a Taliban fighter standing guard outside the site of a bomb explosion inside a mosque, in Mazar-e-Sharif province, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 21, 2022. A series of explosions across Afghanistan on Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded scores more, according to police and hospital officials. No one immediately took responsibility for the deadly explosions, but they mostly targeted the country’s minority Shiite Muslims and had all the hallmarks of a deadly Islamic State affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan Province, or IS-K. (AP Photo)

Blasts across Afghanistan kill at least 10, injure dozens

No one has claimed credit for the recent explosions that killed people as they knelt in prayer

 

NDP MP Jenny Kwan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 17, 2019. NDP Jenny Kwan says the government should treat families of Afghan interpreters, who were promised a route to Canada, in the same way as Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion, and bring them to Canada and process their paperwork later. CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Red tape risks lives of Afghan interpreters’ families waiting to come to Canada: NDP

Red tape risks lives of Afghan interpreters’ families waiting to come to Canada: NDP

 

A Better World Canada has built 14 schools in Afghanistan to help girls access an education. (Photo contributed)

Afghan girls continue to attend schools built by Central Alberta group

Female foreign ministers from 16 countries, including Canada, denounce Taliban’s decision

 

FILE - A nurse checks the weight of a child in a makeshift clinic organized by World Vision at a settlement near Herat, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2021. In a statement Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, the White House announced $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, offering new aid to the country as it edges toward a humanitarian crisis since the Taliban takeover nearly five months earlier. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov, File)

UNICEF chief: Taliban committed to let girls back to school

Girls effectively been barred from going to school since the Taliban’s takeover

  • Feb 25, 2022
FILE - A nurse checks the weight of a child in a makeshift clinic organized by World Vision at a settlement near Herat, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2021. In a statement Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, the White House announced $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, offering new aid to the country as it edges toward a humanitarian crisis since the Taliban takeover nearly five months earlier. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov, File)
President Joe Biden walks on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Washington. Biden is returning from Culpeper, Va., where he promoted his administration’s efforts to lower health care costs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden to split frozen Afghan funds for 9/11 victims, relief

U.S. financial institutions to facilitate access to $3.5 billion of assets

  • Feb 11, 2022
President Joe Biden walks on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Washington. Biden is returning from Culpeper, Va., where he promoted his administration’s efforts to lower health care costs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Britain's special envoy to Afghanistan Nigel Casey, centre, looks on ahead of a meeting, in Oslo, Norway, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. Western diplomats are meeting with Afghan women’s rights activists and human rights defenders in Oslo ahead of the first official talks with the Taliban in Europe since the Taliban took over in August. The closed-door meeting was a chance to hear from civil society in Afghanistan and the Afghan diaspora their demands and assessment of the current situation on the ground. The meeting was taking place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian capital and was attended by representatives of the EU, the US, the United States, France, Italy and hosts Norway. (Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB via AP)

Afghan talks focus on aid, women’s rights as hunger grows

Afghan talks focus on aid, women’s rights as hunger grows

Britain's special envoy to Afghanistan Nigel Casey, centre, looks on ahead of a meeting, in Oslo, Norway, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. Western diplomats are meeting with Afghan women’s rights activists and human rights defenders in Oslo ahead of the first official talks with the Taliban in Europe since the Taliban took over in August. The closed-door meeting was a chance to hear from civil society in Afghanistan and the Afghan diaspora their demands and assessment of the current situation on the ground. The meeting was taking place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian capital and was attended by representatives of the EU, the US, the United States, France, Italy and hosts Norway. (Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB via AP)
FILE- Afghan health ministry workers unloads boxes of the first shipment of 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine made by Serum Institute of India, donated by the Indian government, at the customs area of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. India has delivered two tons of medicines to Afghanistan, although it has not officially recognized its Taliban government. A government spokessperson says the medicine was given to Kabul's Indira Gandhi Hospital, which was set up with Indian assistance in 2004. Last month, India supplied Afghanistan with 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and 1.6 tons of medical supplies through the World Health Organization. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, file)

UN seeks $5B to aid millions of Afghans as country struggles

UN seeks $5B to aid millions of Afghans as country struggles

FILE- Afghan health ministry workers unloads boxes of the first shipment of 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine made by Serum Institute of India, donated by the Indian government, at the customs area of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. India has delivered two tons of medicines to Afghanistan, although it has not officially recognized its Taliban government. A government spokessperson says the medicine was given to Kabul's Indira Gandhi Hospital, which was set up with Indian assistance in 2004. Last month, India supplied Afghanistan with 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and 1.6 tons of medical supplies through the World Health Organization. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, file)
FILE - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is seated after his meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, June 25, 2021. In an interview aired by the BBC on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, Afghanistan’s former president recounts his final hours in office, says he had just minutes to decide to flee and denies an agreement was in the works for a peaceful takeover, disputing accounts of former government officials, Taliban and even a former U.S. negotiator. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Ex-Afghan president says had no choice but to flee Kabul

Ghani’s sudden and secret departure Aug. 15 left the city rudderless

  • Dec 30, 2021
FILE - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is seated after his meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, June 25, 2021. In an interview aired by the BBC on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, Afghanistan’s former president recounts his final hours in office, says he had just minutes to decide to flee and denies an agreement was in the works for a peaceful takeover, disputing accounts of former government officials, Taliban and even a former U.S. negotiator. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Refugees from Afghanistan board a bus after being processed at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians looking to privately sponsor Afghan refugees frustrated at process

About 1,000 privately sponsored Afghan refugees have already arrived in Canada

Refugees from Afghanistan board a bus after being processed at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stands with Lithuania's Minister of Defense Arvydas Anusauskas during an honor cordon upon his arrival at the Pentagon in Washington, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

No troops disciplined in US strike killing Afghan civilians

No troops disciplined in US strike killing Afghan civilians

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stands with Lithuania's Minister of Defense Arvydas Anusauskas during an honor cordon upon his arrival at the Pentagon in Washington, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Darrouba family, Hadi, left to right, Nadia, her husband Zoheir, Akram, Mostafa, Israa and Aya pose for a portrait in front of their home in Peterborough, Ont., Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. The family members are among nearly 46,000 Syrian refugees resettled in Canada by April 2017 under a program introduced by the Liberal government in 2015 to make it much easier for Syrian refugees to reach Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Syrian refugees who now call Canada home look to help Afghan newcomers

46,000 Syrian refugees resettled in Canada under a Liberal program

The Darrouba family, Hadi, left to right, Nadia, her husband Zoheir, Akram, Mostafa, Israa and Aya pose for a portrait in front of their home in Peterborough, Ont., Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. The family members are among nearly 46,000 Syrian refugees resettled in Canada by April 2017 under a program introduced by the Liberal government in 2015 to make it much easier for Syrian refugees to reach Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, December 6, 2021. Conservatives will push for a vote on a new all-party House of Commons committee to look back at Canada's plan for the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the response to the humanitarian crisis that followed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Conservatives push for all-party committee to examine Canada’s Afghanistan response

Conservatives push for all-party committee to examine Canada’s Afghanistan response

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, December 6, 2021. Conservatives will push for a vote on a new all-party House of Commons committee to look back at Canada's plan for the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the response to the humanitarian crisis that followed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Two Afghan men pray at a bus station in Herat, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, before they embark on a bus for a 300-mile trip south to Nimrooz near the Iranian border. Afghans are streaming across the border into Iran, driven by desperation after the near collapse of their country’s economy following the Taliban’s takeover in mid-August. In the past three months, more than 300,000 people have crossed illegally into Iran, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council, and more are coming at the rate of 4,000 to 5,000 a day. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Desperation drives thousands of Afghans a day across borders

Afghanistan’s economic collapse has accelerated

  • Dec 7, 2021
Two Afghan men pray at a bus station in Herat, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, before they embark on a bus for a 300-mile trip south to Nimrooz near the Iranian border. Afghans are streaming across the border into Iran, driven by desperation after the near collapse of their country’s economy following the Taliban’s takeover in mid-August. In the past three months, more than 300,000 people have crossed illegally into Iran, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council, and more are coming at the rate of 4,000 to 5,000 a day. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
FILE - Kim Kardashian arrives to the Serena Williams fashion show during Fashion Week in New York, Sept. 10, 2019. Members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth development soccer team arrived in Britain early Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, a U.K. soccer club and Kim Kardashian. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

English Premier League club Leeds United has offered to support players

  • Nov 18, 2021
FILE - Kim Kardashian arrives to the Serena Williams fashion show during Fashion Week in New York, Sept. 10, 2019. Members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth development soccer team arrived in Britain early Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, a U.K. soccer club and Kim Kardashian. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Afghan refugees are shown outside a Scarborough hotel in this undated handout image. They are among almost 400 Afghan refugees that are being moved on Thursday and Friday from a hotel in Richmond Hill, Ont. to another hotel in Scarborough area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Afghan refugees in GTA frustrated by multiple, abrupt moves between hotels

Afghan refugees in GTA frustrated by multiple, abrupt moves between hotels

Afghan refugees are shown outside a Scarborough hotel in this undated handout image. They are among almost 400 Afghan refugees that are being moved on Thursday and Friday from a hotel in Richmond Hill, Ont. to another hotel in Scarborough area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Conservative MP James Bezan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 10, 2021.The Conservative opposition is calling on Liberal government to give money to Kabul safe houses that are providing refuge to 1,700 Afghan interpreters and their families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Kabul safe houses for ex-interpreters to close for lack of funding

Kabul safe houses for ex-interpreters to close for lack of funding

Conservative MP James Bezan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 10, 2021.The Conservative opposition is calling on Liberal government to give money to Kabul safe houses that are providing refuge to 1,700 Afghan interpreters and their families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Conservative MP James Bezan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 10, 2021.The Conservative opposition is calling on Liberal government to give money to Kabul safe houses that are providing refuge to 1,700 Afghan interpreters and their families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Conservatives call for government to fund Afghan safe houses for ex-interpreters

Trudeau government has been missing in action, say Conservatives

Conservative MP James Bezan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 10, 2021.The Conservative opposition is calling on Liberal government to give money to Kabul safe houses that are providing refuge to 1,700 Afghan interpreters and their families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People sit outside the Karti Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Bram Janssen

Kabul safe houses need $5 million by Friday to stay open, say veterans

Kabul safe houses need $5 million by Friday to stay open, say veterans

People sit outside the Karti Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Bram Janssen
A man walks outside the shiite Karti Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. A top United Nations official says Canada and its international partners need to do more to strengthen Afghanistan's neighbours if they want to help vulnerable people flee the Taliban-controlled country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bram Janssen

Help Afghanistan’s neighbours to help refugees fleeing Taliban: UNHCR official

Help Afghanistan’s neighbours to help refugees fleeing Taliban: UNHCR official

A man walks outside the shiite Karti Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. A top United Nations official says Canada and its international partners need to do more to strengthen Afghanistan's neighbours if they want to help vulnerable people flee the Taliban-controlled country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bram Janssen
Afghans walk among the rubble of houses destroyed by fighting at a village in Wardak province, Afghanistan on October 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Felipe Dana

UN urges Canada, allies to address unprecedented hunger in Afghanistan

Save the Children says 22.8 million Afghans deemed to be at risk

Afghans walk among the rubble of houses destroyed by fighting at a village in Wardak province, Afghanistan on October 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Felipe Dana