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  1. Freed from Taleban rule, Rubina hits the ground running

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Greg Bearup

    ... Afghanistan's first female Olympian has triumphed before she's even set foot in the stadium, writes Greg Bearup Three times a week, after school, Rubina Muqimyar walks to Kabul's Ghazi Stadium to meet her coach. Inside, she removes her head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452101/freed-taleban-rule-rubina-hits-ground-running
  2. The elusive victory in Afghanistan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray Sunday's murder of a prominent Afghan minister only days after US Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit highlighted Afghanistan's importance in the American political agenda and warns of the difficulty of pacifying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449288/elusive-victory-afghanistan
  3. Lost souls inside Afghanistan's graft-riddled narco state

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bron Sibree Opium Nation by Fariba Nawa Harper Perennial In her prologue to this gripping narrative, veteran American-Afghan journalist and author Fariba Nawa describes the mixture of 'aching nostalgia and lingering survivor's guilt' that f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989512/lost-souls-inside-afghanistans-graft-riddled-narco-state
  4. Talking points

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Hainan province girds for second tempest in a week Tens of thousands of fishing boats have been called back to port in preparation for strong tropical storm Nalgae, expected to land in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980923/talking-points
  5. An election milestone, but how free are Afghan voters?

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Afghanistan goes to the polls on Sunday poised on the brink of historic change. Maseeh Rahman begins a series on the challenges facing this budding democracy Ahmed Khan gestures towards the election poster on the door of a refrigerator repair shop in the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516080/election-milestone-how-free-are-afghan-voters
  6. The Punishment of Virtue- Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Punishment of Virtue- Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban by Sarah Chayes Penguin, HK$128 'Kandahar has arguably replaced Moscow as the ideological antipode to everything we Americans think we believe in,' Sarah Chayes recently wr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601404/punishment-virtue-inside-afghanistan-after-taliban
  7. Pakistani forces hope for help to plug holes in border

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asad Riaz in Chaman, Pakistan Day after day, Major Mohammad Ibrahim takes up his post at the new Friendship Gate that demarcates the official Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Chaman, in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. Before his watchful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438061/pakistani-forces-hope-help-plug-holes-border
  8. Is the US getting it at last?

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Scepticism over America's war on terrorism and its plans for Iraq is so rife that when US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wrote a memo agreeing as much, a media frenzy erupted. It is a good sign- the United States has joined the rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432270/us-getting-it-last
  9. A fresh US face at the UN, but his baggage has some worried

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Joshua Kucera

    ... Zalmay Khalilzad's Pentagon past may haunt him as he moves from one tricky post to another, writes Joshua Kucera in New York In 1992, the Pentagon produced a controversial document, the Draft Defence Planning Guidance, which described a bold, unprece ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578500/fresh-us-face-un-his-baggage-has-some-worried
  10. Letters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... History lessons Your correspondent A. Nottrass ('Necessary invasion', September 18) claims that those leaders and nations who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them. Is he saying that the US has failed to learn from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428694/letters

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