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  1. Iraqis must brave the violence and vote

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The landmark elections in Iraq on January 30 will take place in chaotic conditions dominated by widespread fear and violence. This is becoming increasingly clear as security worsens. Attacks by insurgents have been escalating as polling day approaches and ...

  2. Voters still gripped by fear of the gun

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in Faizabad A violent past holds sway as warlords retain power in run-up to first elections for the presidency Political power is not supposed to flow from the barrel of a gun any more in Afghanistan. But as the country heads towards its fir ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. China offers hope for Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Developed nations have always had good intentions towards Afghanistan. But the peaceful and prosperous country envisaged at their first donors' meeting a decade ago remains a dream despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on aid and military ope ...

  5. A futile war grinds on, this time in Afghanistan

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer In the midst of the Taliban attacks in central Kabul on Sunday, a journalist called the British embassy for a comment. 'I really don't know why they are doing this,' said a diplomat. 'We'll be out of here in two years& ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainland vehicles, not mainlanders, are the locusts unleashed on Hong Kong Paul Zimmerman, Head of Designing Hong Kong [The] match was a big milestone for Afghanistan... so much so the Taliban sent a message of support Omar Zakhilwal of Afghanistan's ...

  7. Best of times

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jonathan Power I wonder how many journalists covering Libya are aware that the African continent is the world's most peaceful when it comes to interstate wars. Moreover, its number of civil, ethnic and tribal wars has been on the decline for some tim ...

  8. Bomb threat on Afghan plane to Urumqi

    Posted Aug 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A plane from Afghanistan scheduled to land in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, received a bomb threat and landed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Xinhua reported early today. Armed police sources in Xinjiang had earlier said the plane had been hijacked. ...

  9. Call of the clerics

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... Jailed insurgents are being freed after undergoing religious counselling to end their radicalism, writes Simon Montlake When Singapore began busting local cells of regional terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah in 2001, it had a useful counter-terrorism tool at ...

  10. Tackle terrorism with common sense

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The speech made by British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Australia yesterday suggests western nations leading the fight against terrorism have failed to learn important lessons since the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001. Mr Blair's call for a gl ...




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