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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban likens US Afghan role to Vietnam war

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 03:55pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Kabul The Taliban on Wednesday likened the planned withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan to America’s pullout from Vietnam, calling it a “declare victory and run” ... and other Nato countries have pledged continuing support of the Kabul government. “They want to flee from Afghanistan just as they turned tail and ran from Vietnam,” the Taliban statement said. ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan civil war feared as Taliban survive US surge

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 03:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul With the end of the US surge in Afghanistan, the Taliban have survived the biggest military onslaught the West will throw at them – and fears are growing ... strife, but goes further to foresee a Taliban return to power. “After 2014, the level of US support for the Afghan regime will be limited and, after a new phase in the civil war, a Taliban victory ...

  3. Taliban seize former HK resident

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A man being held by the Taliban used to live in Hong Kong. Colin Rutherford- a 26-year-old Canadian citizen of Chinese-Scottish ancestry- went missing after visiting Afghanistan 'as a tourist', Canada's foreign affairs department said. A Taliban group said it captured Rutherford on Sunday, although Canada's The Globe and Mail said his ...

  4. Taliban kidnap victim is former HK resident

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A man being held by the Taliban after being reported missing for three months used to live in Hong Kong. Colin Rutherford,- a 26-year-old university graduate ... In a statement published on an internet site, a Taliban group said it captured Rutherford on Sunday in Ghazni province, accusing him of being a spy sent to discover the hideouts of the insurgent group. ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Withdrawal of Western forces from Afghanistan may be speeded up

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... that the Taliban strategy of "green on blue" killings- Afghan security forces turning on their trainers and mentors- had been successful in sapping Western morale. Amid growing pressure ... Rasmussen conceded there may have been some such cases, Nato has clearly concluded from intelligence that the attacks have more to do with a clever Taliban strategy of infiltration of the Afghan ...

  6. Know your enemy

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... A marine studying knowledge management says it's life or death, writes Elaine Yau Information is golden. In the cutthroat business world, its efficient use can mean the difference between red and black ink on a balance sheet. On the battlefield, it c ...

  7. UN struggles to meet timetable for Afghan polls

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... James Astill in Kabul Qummergal grimaces as she faces a camera for the first time. But, when she sees her portrait, the middle-aged Afghan woman giggles with delight. 'I can't believe it's me,' she said, grinning at the blurry digital ...

  8. Ten-year tally of fighting a just war

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ten years ago today American and British warplanes and missiles started the war in Afghanistan, just 26 days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Two months later, the Taliban regime- host ... be dead, but the Taliban is resurgent, US and allied forces are still fighting in Afghanistan and victory has been redefined as a phased handover of responsibility for security to a local ...

  9. A good week for...

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... among ordinary people. 'We have to push for reform step by step,' he said. Journalists set free in Afghanistan After 18 months in captivity in Afghanistan at the hands of the Taliban ... and evening, because of the paranoia of the Taliban, who did not want locals to see them. Hang Seng School of Commerce whizz-kids Students at the Sha Tin school are getting used to celebrating ...

  10. 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 ...




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