Friday 1 December 2023
16 August 2021
‘How Can We Get Out Of The Country?’: What Afghans Want To Know After The Takeover Of Kabul
After the Taliban’s rapid August 15 takeover of both Kabul and national political power, Current Time’s freelance Afghanistan reporter Liza Karimi elaborated to Morning newscast anchor Aleksei Aleksandrov about responding to the challenges of this change.
16 July 2021
'I Spent My Youth Terrified': Afghanistan Residents Remember Life Under The Taliban
Current Time spoke with three adult residents of Afghanistan who recall the disruption that occurred when the Taliban came to power in 1996, and fear what the consequences may be if they manage to return to rule Afghanistan now, after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops.
09 July 2021
Facing ‘A Death Sentence’: Why Afghan Interpreters For The U.S. Want To Leave Afghanistan
U.S. President Joe Biden pledged on July 8 to grant visas to Afghan interpreters who have worked for the United States and to evacuate them out of the country. One interpreter and a former senior Afghan intelligence official emphasized the risks the Taliban poses to these individuals.
13 May 2021
'We Don’t Have Hope Anymore’: Afghans Grieve, Blame Government After Deadly Attack On Kabul Girls’ School
Fifteen-year-old Masuma, an Afghan schoolgirl, just wanted to learn. But her decision to attend classes on May 8, 2021 ultimately took her life. The bombing of Kabul’s all-female Sayed Al-Shuhada School, located in a predominantly ethnic Hazara neighborhood, killed 85 people and wounded some 150.
12 May 2021
'Kids Started To Jump Out Of The Windows': Student Describes Attack On Kazan School
Over a thousand students up to high-school age attend School No. 175 in Kazan, Russia, the site of a gunman's attack on May 11, 2021 that killed nine people, seven of whom were children. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Tatar-Bashkir Service spoke with this 6th-grader eyewitness about the attack.
06 May 2021
'Minecraft Terrorism' Case Casts Russian Teens Into Legal 'Nether '
A trio of 14-year-old boys in Russia face up to 10 years in prison after being charged with "training for terrorist activities" in a case that began with accusations they were trying to blow up a virtual Federal Security Service headquarters they built in the computer game Minecraft.
25 September 2020
Perilous Path: Death Trail To A Remote Kyrgyz Village
A dangerous mountain trail is the only direct route that connects the remote southern Kyrgyz village of Zardaly to the outside world. Every year, people and cattle plummet from the cliffs, but locals continue to use the perilous path because they have no other choice.