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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's children suffer as US pull-out leaves deadly firing ranges

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Kabul US military pull-out leaves combined area twice Hong Kong;s size littered with deadly munitions Firing ranges claim Afghan young As the US military withdraws from Afghanistan, it is leaving behind a deadly legacy of about 2,000 square kilometres of land littered with undetonated grenades, rockets and mortar shells. The military has abandoned scores ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1474113/afghanistans-children-suffer-us-pull-out-leaves-deadly-firing-ranges
  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Foreigners escape Taliban attack on guesthouse

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:31am by Reuters

    ... of Kabul, many looking frightened and shocked. "The fight is over. The five attackers are dead," military commander Qadam Shah Shaheem said. "One detonated his car loaded ... in recent weeks with almost daily explosions and gunfights around the country. Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked an election commission office in Kabul on Tuesday. Last week nine people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459975/foreigners-escape-taliban-attack-guesthouse
  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Ex-British Army captain Mike Martin says ministry tried to block book

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 08:46pm by AFP

    ... of a book criticising the campaign in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Dr Mike Martin said on Wednesday that he was commissioned by the ministry to research the conflict in Helmand, where ... contents contravened the Official Secrets Act, he claimed. Martin, 31, who served 10 years in the army and the part-time territorial army, has now resigned his commission and plans to go ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474118/ex-british-army-captain-mike-martin-says-ministry-tried-block-book
  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:18pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... country. The man who takes the mantle from President Hamid Karzai will be charged with overseeing Afghanistan's transition from more than a decade of Western military occupation to full ... business, industry and trade opportunities in what some experts term the economy's criminal capture. By abusing political and military power to accumulate personal wealth, Afghan strongmen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465078/next-afghan-president-will-face-battle-control-nations-mineral-wealth
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Smooth-running Afghan election raises questions about Taliban’s strength

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 07:12pm by Reuters in Kabul

    ... and says it has its hands full battling the Pakistan Taliban. But it is widely believed that the shadowy intelligence arm of Pakistan’s military has long had a relationship with militant groups, ... and that it is in Pakistan where the training and funding of the Taliban and support of the al Qaeda network has occurred. Underlining the threat from across the border, military chiefs and security officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467118/smooth-running-afghan-election-raises-questions-about-talibans-strength
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    The top contenders for the Afghan presidency

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:27pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... fighter in the war against the Soviets. He ran for president in 2009 and blamed his defeat on ballot fraud. He was the foreign minister for the military front, the Afghan Northern Alliance. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1465076/top-contenders-afghan-presidency
  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Defiant Afghans vote in presidential election despite Taliban threats

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 05:30pm by AP

    ... for the first time appeared to overwhelm the fear of bloodshed in many areas. The turnout was so high that some polling centres ran out of ballots. The head of the Independent Election Commission said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465567/defiant-afghans-vote-election-despite-taliban-threats
  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    China’s MCC turns back on US$3b Mes Aynak Afghanistan mine deal

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:27pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... with an India-backed consortium to mine iron ore in the central highlands of Bamiyan province. Indian officials have said that the Steel Authority of India-led deal, which also includes infrastructure, ... worth an estimated US$3 trillion- as the central pillar of post-2014 Afghan sovereignty. Attracting foreign investment to the sector has been the best hope for replacing the tens of billions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453375/chinas-mcc-turns-back-us3b-mes-aynak-afghanistan-mine-deal
  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Third journalist shot dead in Afghanistan in four weeks by gunman in police uniform

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:30pm by AFP

    ... assault, a charity’s guesthouse has come under attack, along with offices of the Independent Election Commission (IEC). Most recently, six police officers were killed in a suicide bombing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464696/two-female-western-journalists-shot-afghanistan-one-dead-police
  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide attack in crowded market kills 16 in northern Afghanistan

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 06:13pm

    ... that the hugely expensive military and civilian intervention since 2001 has made progress in establishing a functioning state system. Karzai, who is barred from serving a third term in office, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1451664/suicide-attack-crowded-market-kills-16-northern-afghanistan

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