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.
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.
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.
The US military began its offensive in Afghanistan's Helmand province because the Taliban threat in the region was considered to be lower than in other, more hostile areas, according the Washington Post newspaper.