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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

    ... to increase sharply as the United States military had removed the munitions from only 3 per cent of the territory covered by its sprawling ranges, officials said. Clearing the rest of the contaminated ... for this'," said Major Michael Fuller, the head of the army's mine action centre at Bagram Airfield, referring to the planning. There are a growing number of tragedies at these high-explosive ...

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

    China boosts diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan as Nato troops withdraw

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... One of its chief worries is that Uygur militants who want a separate state in western China's Xinjiang region will exploit the security vacuum left after the bulk of Nato forces withdraw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483058/china-boosts-diplomatic-efforts-afghanistan-nato-troops-withdraw
  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... Reuters in Kabul Failure to significantly disrupt the vote raises questions about the capacity of the insurgents to tip the nation back into chaos as foreign troops head home ... back into chaos as foreign troops head home. Last Friday, on the eve of the election, Anja Niedringhaus, a German Associated Press photojournalist, was killed, and her Canadian colleague, Kathy ...

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

    ... and the Democratic Republic of Congo, homegrown strongmen and oligarchs are attempting to seize control of the Afghan state's few legitimate sources of revenue. They are grabbing and monopolising ... drain, leaving those lacking connections with no foothold in their country's future. "There is a shadow state within the state that is capturing the economy, the military power, ...

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

    The top contenders for the Afghan presidency

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

    ... the murder of its leader, Ahmad Shah Massoud, two days before the September 11th 2001 attacks against the United States, Abdullah helped broker the group's co-operation with US-led forces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1465076/top-contenders-afghan-presidency
  6. 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
  7. 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

    ... that marred the 2009 election would damage claims by international donors that the multi-billion-dollar, 13-year intervention in Afghanistan has made progress in establishing a functioning state ...

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

    Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:32pm by Reuters

    ... of them wore suicide vests. “From today’s attack in Jalalabad so far, we have received 11 dead bodies and 22 wounded,” the head of the provincial hospital, Humayoun Zahir, told reporters. A police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1453257/taliban-suicide-attack-afghan-police-station-kills-11
  9. 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

    ... Lynne O'Donnell State-owned giant trying to renegotiate the terms of US$3b contract it signed in 2007 to mine copper deposit and build infrastructure Chinese firm turns back on Afghan mine deal Chinese state-owned mining giant MCC has been renegotiating a huge copper contract with the Afghan government to reduce its exposure to the war-torn country in a move that threatens ...

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

    Marjan, the lion, now pride of Afghanistan’s Kabul zoo

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... his head. "We were not sure that he would survive. But our efforts paid off, and he is much better. Now he loves to play with us. I think he loves us a lot." Marjan is named after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1452633/marjan-lion-now-pride-afghanistans-kabul-zoo

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