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Afghanistan

Glimmer of hope for media freedom in Afghanistan
Amid the ongoing violence in Afghanistan, it is boom time for the media there. As only an estimated third of the population is literate, local radio stations are on the increase, while newspapers lag far behind.

March 17, 2010 09:50

US official accused of secretly hunting insurgents
The US Defense Department has launched an investigation into the claims that a Pentagon official set up an illegal deal with private security contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

March 17, 2010 11:32

Who’s stealing Afghan cultural treasures?
Afghanistan’s unique location has made it home to the world's most complex civilizations that left a rich cultural heritage. But the war-torn country has now fallen victim to looters, stealing the nation’s artifacts.

March 13, 2010 19:33

Grim side of life in hot spots on show in Moscow
An exhibition including a series of photos portraying people who fight for their lives amid wars and catastrophes has opened in a Moscow gallery.

March 12, 2010 21:20

Afghans ask US court: “Why are we in prison?”
Four Afghan prisoners in the most notorious detention center, Bagram, have turned to a US court for help. They claim ignorance as to why they are being held.

March 12, 2010 22:52

Everybody’s taking their time in Afghanistan
Anti-war politicians in the US have failed to force the quick withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan as the House of Representatives rejected the move.

March 11, 2010 11:38

Afghanistan turns to Iran for help, despite American promises
With the US struggling to control the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has turned to Iran for help as his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is paying a visit.

May 05, 2010 19:38

US efforts in Marjah were a PR campaign – journalist
The US offensive against the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in southern Afghanistan was branded a great success by NATO, but investigative journalist Gareth Porter says the operation was, in fact, a PR campaign.

March 10, 2010 10:50

“NATO forces doomed in Afghanistan”
NATO forces are not willing to fight and their mission in Afghanistan is doomed, said Brigadier Amir Sultan Tarar, believed to have played a key role in the formation of the Taliban.

September 16, 2010 03:26

Lithuanian officers kicked out of NATO coalition in Afghanistan
Three officers who served in Afghanistan in the Lithuanian contingent of the NATO coalition force have been suspended on charges of drinking alcohol.

March 05, 2010 14:24

Russia lashes out at NATO for not fighting Afghan drug production
The US refusal to destroy opium poppy crops in Afghanistan guarantees that raw drug sources there will be inviolable, leading to heavy drug use in Russia, the head of the Russian federal drug control agency said.

June 08, 2010 14:22

Aid programs in Afghanistan should last for decades - veteran
The United States says it plans to launch a new military operation in Afghanistan to drive the Taliban from Kandahar, the country’s second largest city.

February 27, 2010 16:30

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