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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban turning into a criminal enterprise, UN monitors report

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies Taliban relies on extortion, drugs and illegal mining to cement its grip, UN monitors report Militant mullahs making millions from crime The Taliban's reliance on extortion and kidnappings, along with narcotics and illegal mining operations, is transforming it from a group driven by religious ideology into a criminal enterprise, UN monitors say in an annual report. It quotes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532930/taliban-turning-criminal-enterprise-un-monitors-report
  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan government protests against US deal to free Taliban prisoners

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:29pm by Reuters

    ... positions in the Taliban regime before it was topped by a US led coalition in 2001. At least two of them are suspected of committing war-crimes, including the murder of thousands of Afghan Shi’ites, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523868/afghan-government-protests-against-us-deal-free-taliban-prisoners
  3. 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

    ... their grip on the mining sector, smuggling minerals and gems to Pakistan, Iran and China. At the same time these power players are becoming more entwined with organised crime in neighbouring states. ... paid more than 6 per cent of the value of their production revenue to the state, while some didn't pay at all, he says. A mining sector largely controlled by organised crime "may ...

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

    Hong Kong-based journalist Nils Horner shot dead in Kabul attack

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:37pm by AFP

    ... Horner was a member, expressed "deep shock and sadness" at his murder. "We demand that Afghan authorities conduct a full investigation into this senseless crime, and bring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1446115/hong-kong-based-journalist-nils-horner-shot-dead-kabul-attack
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Ex-warlord and 9/11 mentor becomes Afghanistan's top presidential candidate

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 10:47am by AP

    ... and diplomacy He has been called a mentor to accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the man who welcomed Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan in the 1990s. He was accused of war crimes ... war crimes trials for militia leaders. The Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist organisation in the Philippines, takes its name from him. Equally alarming for the West, according to the 9/11 commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1422753/ex-warlord-and-911-mentor-becomes-afghanistans-top-presidential-candidate
  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Kabul's freeing of 72 'dangerous criminals' will add to strain in US ties

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:33pm by Reuters

    ... considered 72 of the detainees dangerous. "These 72 detainees are dangerous criminals against whom there is strong evidence linking them to terror-related crimes, including the use of improvised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1402593/kabuls-freeing-72-dangerous-criminals-will-add-strain-us-ties
  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Second female police chief shot dead in Afghanistan's Helmand province

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... provincial government spokesman Omar Zawak said. Zawak said Nigar had worked for seven years in the Helmand police crime branch and reached the rank of investigator, based at Lashkar Gah airport. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1310974/second-female-police-chief-shot-dead-afghanistans-helmand-province
  8. News - China - AFGHANISTAN

    Chinese survivor of deadly Kabul attack was rescued by US after dramatic escape

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... families. A picture of the crime scene showed a dimly lit room with very little furniture other than a double bed, which was littered with clothes and bedding. The Chinese embassy urged Afghan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296058/chinese-survivor-deadly-kabul-attack-was-rescued-us-after-dramatic-escape
  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    US, Afghanistan to hold new talks on security deal

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 10:07am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... be talking about immunity, because it’s not immunity. If someone has committed a crime, we want them held accountable for that crime. There’s no question of someone getting off,” he said. “The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1138426/us-afghanistan-hold-new-talks-security-deal
  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan women suffer despite progress on rights

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 04:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... of violence against women resulted in convictions. The report listed beating and cutting as the most prevalent crimes recorded under a new law on violence against women adopted in 2009. ... often to escape violence, continued,” the report added. This is not a crime in Afghan or Islamic law but girls and women are often arrested pre-emptively for the “moral crime” of intending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1102996/afghan-women-suffer-despite-progress-rights

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