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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    81 killed in floods in northern Afghanistan with more deaths likely

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP, AFP

    ... several villages were completely destroyed and more than 1,000 were damaged by the heavy rain and flooding, leaving thousands of people in need of shelter, food, water and medicine. Defense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527794/74-killed-floods-northern-afghanistan-more-deaths-likely
  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    The top contenders for the Afghan presidency

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

    ... the country, describing their policies at huge outdoor rallies. Cheering, flag-waving crowds have sometimes waited hours in the sun without food or water. Abdullah, 53, is an ophthalmologist and former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1465076/top-contenders-afghan-presidency
  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

    ... government will struggle to control the country's substantial resource assets as it manoeuvres around political patronage and corruption at many levels. As with the former Soviet Union ... corruption. We are moving in transition from one conflict, a military conflict, to a resources conflict. We will be Congo." Afghanistan's mining sector "will be a crucial battlefield ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465078/next-afghan-president-will-face-battle-control-nations-mineral-wealth
  4. 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

    ... Kabul's plans to use revenue generated by its mineral resources to bankroll development. MCC has a US$3 billion deal to mine and process copper south of Kabul. With copper prices falling ...

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

    Hamid Karzai rejects law protecting abusers of Afghan women

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:51pm by GDN

    ... already quashed an earlier effort to water down the legislation, which would have barred forcing relatives to testify rather than any family testimony. The same block could potentially oppose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430568/hamid-karzai-rejects-law-protecting-abusers-afghan-women
  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan presidential election favourites cleared for vote

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:12am by AP

    ... for president, and former energy and water minister Ismail Khan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1337675/afghan-presidential-election-favourites-cleared-vote
  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Six Afghan boy swimmers killed by rocket-fired grenade

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... into the water. The round went astray and exploded among a group of children bathing on the opposite shore of the Larkhab River, about 50 metres away. Six boys, ages nine to 14, were killed instantly; two of them were in the shallow water near the riverbank, and the other four were on the bank. Two other children, a boy and a girl, were wounded. "The person who fired the rocket did not mean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1302013/six-afghan-boy-swimmers-killed-rocket-fired-grenade
  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Four US soldiers killed in bomb attack in south Afghanistan

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 05:38pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... with few US casualties. But former President George W. Bush’s shift toward war with Iraq left the Western powers with reduced resources on the ground and allowed the Taliban to regroup. By 2006, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1325798/four-us-soldiers-killed-bomb-attack-south-afghanistan
  9. 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

    ... to regain mine deal Afghanistan's dream of using profits from its vast mineral resources to fund post-war development is fading after China signalled its intention to undo a multi ... on the resources boom for now. And the country has yet to pass its new Mining Law, which some say could be delayed further by concerns about such issues as community compensation and environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1313161/afghanistans-plan-jumpstart-economy-chinese-mining-investment-under-threat
  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Four girls killed in bomb attack at Afghan wedding

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Kandahar

    ... as they collected water from a river during celebrations in the southern province of Helmand. “The children were at the wedding party and this morning they went to collect water when the IED exploded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1275283/four-girls-killed-bomb-attack-afghan-wedding

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