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  1. The Punishment of Virtue- Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Punishment of Virtue- Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban by Sarah Chayes Penguin, HK$128 'Kandahar has arguably replaced Moscow as the ideological antipode to everything we Americans think we believe in,' Sarah Chayes recently wrote in the Boston Review. Chayes, once a radio correspondent covering the fall of the Taleban, quit journalism and now lives ...

  2. Texan socialite who took on the Soviet empire

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Adam Piore

    ... An heiress who campaigned for the mujahedeen receives the Hollywood treatment, writes Adam Piore Joanne Herring doesn't look like a spy. The diminutive Texan socialite with the curly blonde locks and gold lame jacket is shooing her two fluffy black p ...

  3. Teaching in the shadow of death

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Brendan O'Malley

    ... Afghan educators live in fear of being killed, writes Brendan O'Malley Fatema, 36, stretches out her hands to indicate the size of the pile of written death threats she has at home. They began arriving six months after she became a director of educat ...

  4. As the enemy surges

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Years ago, in the days when it was still safe to do so, I travelled through the tortuously chilling defiles of the 53-kilometre Khyber Pass- decorated with memorials to British, Indian and Pakistan army soldiers- and across into Afghanistan ...

  5. Kalash of cultures

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For thousands of years, a tribe of Pakistani pagans who claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great worshipped their deities undisturbed in the mountain valleys of the Hindu Kush. Now their way of life is under threat from radical Islamists. Iason At I ...

  6. Villagers digging in against the Taleban

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... In the final part of his series on the Taleban's resurgence, Maseeh Rahman finds villagers, helped by NGOs, are repairing homes and fields despite the militia's attacks With spade and gun, Afghans are rebuilding, now they need faith in governmen ...

  7. Taleban feeding on poverty and prejudice

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... In the first of a three-part series, Maseeh Rahman looks at the Taleban's deadly new tactics and investigates the reasons for the group's resurgence in Afghanistan Islamist militia has harnessed hatred and desperation in renewed Afghan jihad Hig ...

  8. Hope, a dream and chaos

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Brendan O'Malley

    ... Afghanistan faces the difficult task of getting children back into classrooms amid the fight against the Taleban, writes Brendan O'Malley FIVE YEARS AGO, the defeat of the Taleban and the end of their pernicious ban on girls and women teachers going ...

  9. Come take a swing

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... a recent news report that described the Kabul Golf Course, once the playing field of Afghan royalty: today, in post-war, post-Taliban Afghanistan, golfers tee off not on grass but hard-baked mud, ...

  10. Religious sensitivity stirs debate

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... attack on the World Trade Towers in New York in 2001. US-led troops marched into Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and then into Iraq arresting hundreds of terrorist suspects along the way. Many ...



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