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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Captured British dog of war paraded in Taliban propaganda video

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 09:45am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post British canine, captured in December battle, paraded in propaganda video Dog of war a prisoner of the Taliban In the annals of prisoner-of-war videos, it seems to be a first. A slightly befuddled dog appears on a leash, surrounded by heavily armed, bearded men boasting of their battlefield captive. Wearing a black protective vest, the Belgian malinois wags its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1423372/captured-british-dog-war-paraded-taliban-propaganda-video
  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... with releasing the book this month. The volume, An Intimate War- An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict 1978-2012, argues that commanders failed to understand the "tribal" nature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474118/ex-british-army-captain-mike-martin-says-ministry-tried-block-book
  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Associated Press pays tribute to photographer killed in Afghanistan

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 06:50pm by AP

    ... news photography for coverage of the war in Iraq, and was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation. She joined the AP in 2002 and had since been ... I Is for Infidel: From Holy War to Holy Terror. ” Tweets about "#AP afghanistan" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464828/associated-press-pays-tribute-photographer-killed-afghanistan
  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's children suffer as US pull-out leaves deadly firing ranges

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... funding has not yet been approved for the monumental effort, which is expected to cost US$250 million. "Unfortunately, the thinking was 'We're at war and we don't have time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1474113/afghanistans-children-suffer-us-pull-out-leaves-deadly-firing-ranges
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    The top contenders for the Afghan presidency

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:27pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... fighter in the war against the Soviets. He ran for president in 2009 and blamed his defeat on ballot fraud. He was the foreign minister for the military front, the Afghan Northern Alliance. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1465076/top-contenders-afghan-presidency
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Smooth-running Afghan election raises questions about Taliban’s strength

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 07:12pm by Reuters in Kabul

    ... of Defence Donald Rumsfeld suggested that the war in Afghanistan was in a “clean-up phase”. However, it was soon clear that the back of the insurgency was far from broken and the Taliban bounced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467118/smooth-running-afghan-election-raises-questions-about-talibans-strength
  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Defiant Afghans vote in presidential election despite Taliban threats

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 05:30pm by AP

    ... of Afghanistan, is a very vital day that will determine our national future," he said, After nearly 13 years of war, the country is so unstable that the very fact the crucial elections are being held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465567/defiant-afghans-vote-election-despite-taliban-threats
  8. 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

    ... owns a television station and is accused of human rights violations, notably against Taliban prisoners in 2001. Ghani chose Dostum- a former army general in the 1980s war against the Soviets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465078/next-afghan-president-will-face-battle-control-nations-mineral-wealth
  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Marjan, the lion, now pride of Afghanistan’s Kabul zoo

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... unveiled its new star attraction- Marjan the lion, who lived on a rooftop in the city until rescued by animal welfare officials last year when close to death. A businessman in the war-torn Afghan ... a famous half-blind lion who lived at Kabul zoo and became a symbol of Afghanistan's national survival after living through coups, invasions, civil war and the hardline Taliban era before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1452633/marjan-lion-now-pride-afghanistans-kabul-zoo
  10. 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

    ... mine deal Chinese state-owned mining giant MCC has been renegotiating a huge copper contract with the Afghan government to reduce its exposure to the war-torn country in a move that threatens ... leadership. The Taliban, who have been waging war since being pushed from power in 2001, have vowed to disrupt the vote. Foreign combat troops are due to withdraw from Afghanistan on December 31, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453375/chinas-mcc-turns-back-us3b-mes-aynak-afghanistan-mine-deal

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