Church must learn to operate under continual threat of persecution

Church must learn to operate under continual threat of persecution

“The Church is having to learn to operate much as the early Church in the book of Acts — under the continual threat of persecution,”  says Release International CEO Paul Robinson. UK based Release International supports Christians around the world who have been forced to flee because of their faith. Christians in Afghanistan have been […]

Taliban fed and grew on Poppy Fields, Meth, and More …

Taliban fed and grew on Poppy Fields, Meth, and More …

How did the Taliban sustain itself for 20 years? Nishant Mishra did some reading up and presented this report. The Taliban group has a $2.3 billion fund for its fight in Afghanistan, with millions coming in from the opium and heroin trade, drugs, donations, extortion, illegal mining, and real estate. Annually, the Taliban has earnings […]

International Community failed in actual empowerment of Afghans : Fr Prem SJ

International Community failed in actual empowerment of Afghans : Fr Prem SJ

The US forces and the intervention in Afghanistan did little for the actual empowerment of the Afghan people, says Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who had spent several months in Taliban captivity. Father Prem was abducted on June 2, 2014, from  the Zendjan district of Afghanistan’s Herat province and released on February 22 the following […]

Sikh leader killed in Kabul

Sikh leader killed in Kabul

Kabul:  The head of the Sikh community in Afghanistan’s restive Kunduz city was shot dead by unknown gunmen (Dec 29), the second such incident within three months, triggering fear among the minority group members. Lala Del Souz was gunned down at about 9am in the Haji Gulistan Kochi Haman area of the city, Tolo News […]

Taliban targets German Consulate in Afghanistan

Taliban targets German Consulate in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has rammed a truck into the German consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif, killing at least two people, officials say. Reports described a huge blast at the diplomatic mission followed by gunfire. A hospital official said more than 80 people were hurt in the attack, which happened around 18:30 GMT( midnight […]

Kabul Muhurram Attacks: Taliban or ISIL?

Kabul Muhurram Attacks: Taliban or ISIL?

KABUL (REUTERS) – At least 14 people were killed on Tuesday (Oct 11) when a gunman in a police uniform opened fire on worshippers gathered at a shrine in the Afghan capital of Kabul for a Shi’ite holy day, officials said. Thirteen civilians and one police officer died and 36 people were wounded, said Ministry […]

These Beautiful Boys are the death of Afghan Cops

These Beautiful Boys are the death of Afghan Cops

The Taliban are using beautiful boy slaves as ‘honey traps’ to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the common practice of “bacha bazi” ­­ or ‘boy play’ ­­ to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults said. The ancient custom is prevalent across Afghanistan, but nowhere does it […]