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  1. Afghanistan spelled out in 16 characters

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue.' Not many of the Taliban guerillas in Afghanistan have read Mao Zedong on guerilla warfare, but then, they knew how to do ... is that some of the local Taliban fighters have been left to sell their lives as dearly as possible, while most have been pulled back or sent home to await recall. Guerilla warfare has been the Afghan ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 27, 2012

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... of abuse of power during his tenure. The order prevents him from leaving the capital island, Male. AFP   Taliban spare minister who offered bounty ISLAMABAD- The Pakistani Cabinet minister who put a US$100,000 bounty on an anti-Islam filmmaker's head has impressed the country's Taliban militants so much they have announced they are taking him off their hit list. Pakistani Taliban ...

  4. News - Asia

    Asia news in brief- August 27, 2012

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in central New Delhi as police held them back with barricades. They later broke through police cordons at many places, and police responded by firing tear gas and using water cannons. AP Taliban says militant's son is alive and well KABUL- A Taliban spokesman in Afghanistan rejected reports the son of the founder of the Haqqani militant network has been killed, even as senior insurgents ...

  5. Descent into Chaos

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Descent into Chaos by Ahmed Rashid Penguin, HK$157 Ahmed Rashid won recognition with Taliban, which served as a primer after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He ... strategy', which handed security to warlords and was, Rashid says, his worst mistake in Afghanistan because it aided the Taliban and sabotaged the development of a centralised state. ...

  6. Afghan election an exercise in futility

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer 'They have the watches, but we have the time,' the Taliban commanders say in Afghanistan, and it's perfectly true. The election on Thursday is not going to change that. The foreign forces, US, Canadian and European, are well-trained and equipped and can inflict casualties on amateur Taliban fighters at a ratio of 10-to-one or worse. But the Taliban ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. A futile war grinds on, this time in Afghanistan

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer In the midst of the Taliban attacks in central Kabul on Sunday, a journalist called the British embassy for a comment. 'I really don't know why they are doing ... is working. The Taliban's attacks in the capital targeted the national parliament, Nato's headquarters, and foreign embassies. About 100 people were killed or wounded. If this were ...

  10. An election milestone, but how free are Afghan voters?

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Afghanistan goes to the polls on Sunday poised on the brink of historic change. Maseeh Rahman begins a series on the challenges facing this budding democracy Ahmed Khan gestures towards the election poster on the door of a refrigerator repair shop in the ...




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