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  1. 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 ... tied behind his back and he had clearly been tortured. "He was killed with brutality," Wafa said in London last week, where she came to meet politicians and policymakers to discuss ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Soldier says ministry tried to block book A former British army captain has accused the nation's defence ministry of attempting to block publication 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 ...

  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

    ... for the future shape of the Afghan state", says Stephen Carter, Afghanistan campaign leader with Global Witness, a mining industry standards advocacy organisation in London. Watch:Three big names go ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban spokesman dismisses London talks on peace deal

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Taliban calls peace talks a facade A Taliban spokesman yesterday dismissed the outcome of a conference in London between the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan ... the announcement in London that some sort of peace will be achieved in the next six months has put the Taliban in an uneasy situation. Even if they agree, they can't accept and announce it outright, ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan security death toll ‘unsustainable’, says Nato commander

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 10:40am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The Nato commander in Afghanistan has warned that the current casualty rates suffered by the Afghan army and police force are “unsustainable”, in an interview published in Tuesday’s Guardian. US General Joseph Dunford told the paper that Afghan security forces may need five more years of western support before being able to take over full ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's plan to jumpstart economy with Chinese mining investment under threat

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... Peter Hickson, of London-based Global Materials Advisors. China's wish to alter the terms of its contract to mine Afghan copper clearly took the government by surprise last month. "We ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    Posted May 01st 2013, 03:12pm by AFP

    ... in Task Force Helmand,” army spokesman Major Richard Morgan said in a statement from London. The British defence ministry said that security in Helmand, a hotbed of the Taliban insurgency, ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan interpreters to get British visas

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 03:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Follow @SCMP_News Around 600 Afghan interpreters who served with British forces fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan will be allowed to stay in Britain, the government revealed on Wednesday. Prime Minister David Cameron initially opposed calls to allow interpreters and their families to settle in Britain, but backed down following ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Britain plans to move 90 suspects from Afghan base

    Posted May 29th 2013, 06:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain was working to move up to 90 suspected insurgents being held at its main base in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday, as lawyers claimed they were possibly being detained unlawfully. British lawyers representing eight of the men being held at Camp Bastion in the southern province of Helmand claim their cases could ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    China digging into Afghanistan's treasure trove

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... Lynne O'Donnell in London China is helping war-torn country exploit its vast mineral wealth, but the real story may be a major archaeological site unearthed along the way China ... which include copper, gold and rare earths. In London this month, Shahrani won the support of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who hosted a forum of mining executives to promote minerals ...




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