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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.
06 July 2020
Russian Journalist Avoids Prison, Will Appeal Guilty Verdict
Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva says she will appeal after a court found her guilty of "justifying terrorism" and ordered her to pay a fine of 500,000 rubles (about $7,000). The court in the western Russian city of Pskov announced its verdict on July 6 in a case that has drawn condemnation from human rights groups. The charges related to a 2018 article Prokopyeva wrote linking a suicide bombing to Russia's political climate.
16 June 2020
After 25 Years, Budyonnovsk Hostage Crisis Seen As Horrific Harbinger Of Terror
Chechen militants led by Shamil Basayev on June 14, 1995, took about 1,500 hostages in the southern Russian town of Budyonnovsk and seized a hospital. More than 100 died in the course of the five-day drama, many after failed attempts by Russian forces to free the hostages. It came just months after Russian forces launched the First Chechen War in December 1994.