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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

    ... 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 ... illegal mining operations in southern Helmand, most of them close to the border with Pakistan, allowing onyx marble to be easily smuggled into the international market. It said executing civilians ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... Lynne O'Donnell in London Advocates fear withdrawal of most international troops and aid agencies from country will see some hard-won improvements rolled back Afghan women's ... Afghanistan's needs after international combat troops withdraw at the end of this year. "There was no question about why he was killed. The phone calls would tell me to stop my work, close ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan election front runner Abdullah Abdullah survives assassination attempt

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:25am by AFP

    ... the capital. "The first attack was a suicide car bomb on a convoy of Dr Abdullah Abdullah and the second was a mine attack," said Sayed Gul Agha Hashemi, head of Kabul police's criminal ... of the enemies of Afghanistan who don't want Afghanistan to have a free and peaceful election". The vote comes at a pivotal time as the international community prepares to withdraw combat ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan government protests against US deal to free Taliban prisoners

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

    ... international law. The five prisoners were flown to Qatar on Sunday as part of the agreement to release Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only known US prisoner of war in Afghanistan, held captive ...

  5. 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

    ... not be known for months if there's a run-off- will be expected to wean the country off its dependence on international aid and make it economically independent. Some experts believe that the next ... 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Hamid Karzai rejects law protecting abusers of Afghan women

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:51pm by GDN

    ... minister, who gave his name only as Popal, said the ministry would make amendments as ordered and then send the criminal prosecution code back to parliament. Conservatives in the law-making body had ... The Guardian in Kabul New code in Afghanistan sought to ban relatives from testifying against each other, halting prosecution of domestic violence cases Karzai rejects law protecting women ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide attack in crowded market kills 16 in northern Afghanistan

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 06:13pm

    ... insurgents, rival militias and criminal gangs are active in some districts. Six Afghan employees of the aid group ACTED working on rural development projects were shot dead in Faryab in December ... and police killed on polling day alone in 2009 as the Islamist militants displayed their opposition to the US-backed polls. Another bloodstained election would damage claims by international donors ...

  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

    ... included provisions for access to the same railway, to be used to move ore to customers in Pakistan. The contract has not yet been signed because SAIL is waiting for a new mining law to be approved ... study requested by the ministry of mines, sources said. The mining law is not expected to pass until 2015. In the meantime, government plans to fund development projects with mining revenues ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Planned cuts to Afghan forces threaten stability, US report says

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:31am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Taliban insurgents will increasingly threaten Afghan stability after international forces withdraw in December, and Kabul will need more troops than currently envisioned to provide basic security, ... that the international community establish a new plan to fund and sustain the ANSF at an end strength of about 373,400, with a proportionally-sized assistance mission [including advisers], through at least ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... of foreign donors for nearly all of its government’s budget,” said Graeme Smith, senior Afghanistan analyst with the Brussels-based International Crisis Group. “A Sayyaf win would probably really ... and the rule of law. He expressed an openness to signing a security deal with the US as well as support for women to work in professions prohibited under the Taliban. “We are surrounded by threats, ...




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