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Afghanistan

Illusions versus reality: NATO and Afghan opium
NATO and Russia have failed to reach a consensus in a tug of war over tackling the Afghan drug problem. The alliance has rejected Moscow’s appeal to eradicate opium poppy fields in the Islamic Republic.

August 22, 2010 08:36

US plans to create another Guantanamo in Afghanistan
The US is considering holding international terror suspects at its Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. If approved, the facility north of Kabul could essentially become a new Guantanamo Bay.

March 26, 2010 04:24

US and NATO's efforts strengthen Afghan drug industry – lecturer
Russia's drugs control chief has urged NATO to step up its fight against narcotics production in Afghanistan. Top officials and anti-drug experts have met in Brussels to discuss jointly tackling the growing problem.

May 07, 2010 13:57

Drug dealers standing in the way to visa-free Russia
Europe fears that large quantities of Afghan heroin may flood into the EU via Russia if the current visa regime is lifted.

May 19, 2010 03:08

START pulling into the home stretch – Lavrov
US-Russian negotiations on a new START treaty in Geneva are approaching the finishing line, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Moscow.

March 19, 2010 12:05

Ban Ki-Moon arrives in Moscow for official visit
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is on a two-day official visit to Moscow. The UN chief is meeting with the Russian leadership, and will also take part in the Middle East Quartet talks taking place on Friday.

March 19, 2010 07:08

UN report criticizes night raid in Gardez
A UN report has implicated NATO troops in a night raid that killed five people, including two pregnant women.

April 07, 2010 07:49

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

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