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Afghanistan

Moscow hosts global summit on heroin plague
The very best minds in the anti-narcotics business are holding a major conference in Moscow. The primary concern is the flow of drugs from Afghanistan, something that is far more destructive than terrorism.

June 24, 2010 19:02

The war on poppies in Afghanistan
One of the major sources of opium and heroin is Afghanistan and drug trafficking is a key source of income for the Taliban.

June 10, 2010 12:56

Slightly better than Iraq: Russia declared one of the most bellicose countries
The Annual Global Peace Index has called Russia one of the most aggressive states in the world, alongside such countries as Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.

June 09, 2010 23:24

Afghan drugs finance terrorism worldwide – Russian deputy PM
Afghanistan needs a trustworthy government respected by the majority of the multinational Afghan population to tackle heroin production in the country, shared Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov.

June 10, 2010 15:37

War in Afghanistan longer than Vietnam
As of June 7, 2010, the War in Afghanistan has become America’s longest war, lasting 104 months, compared to the Vietnam War, which lasted 103 months.

June 27, 2010 22:39

Expanded use of drones raises questions for US military
The US military is reportedly expanding its drone program in the Afpak region, even as the United Nations and domestic protesters complain about the program's legality.

June 12, 2010 20:48

Seoul-Pyongyang tension affects whole Asia-Pacific region – Moscow
Tension between North and South Koreas keeps growing. At a major security summit in Singapore, Russia has called for diplomacy to be stepped up in order to stop the row getting out of control.

June 07, 2010 06:03

Taliban targets Afghan peace conference
The Taliban's attacked a national peace conference in the Afghan capital, sparking fierce gun battles outside the venue.

June 03, 2010 11:29

US military in Iraq needed “hardcore” troops with warlike mentality - journalist
Under the Bush administration the U.S. military allegedly started to recruit neo-Nazis and gang members to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, argues investigative journalist Matt Kennard.

July 27, 2010 12:29

Obama releases new national security strategy
US President Barack Obama laid out his new national security strategy aimed at limiting the need for military might.

May 28, 2010 06:26

Obama’s new security strategy just rhetoric
US President Barack Obama laid out a new national security strategy that is not to be limited to military might and addresses security, prosperity, values and maintaining international order.

May 28, 2010 06:32

UK wants quick exit from Afghanistan
UK Defense Secretary Liam Fox said his country is not the world's police force and that he would like to see a quick withdraw of British troops from Afghanistan.

May 25, 2010 09:42