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Thousands sign Nobel petition for Pakistan’s Malala

Injured 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai reads cards sent by well-wishers at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

More than 87,000 people have signed a global petition calling for Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, campaigners said on Friday.

Friday, 9 November, 2012, 9:57pm

Front-line frolics

For Diego Bunuel's mother, perhaps the best Mother's Day present ever is knowing her son is not going back to Iraq, Pakistan or any of the other war zones he has been frequenting over the past nine years - at least not for now.

7 May 2009 - 12:00am

How to nip the opium problem in the bud

Quite right - the Obama administration is gearing up to pressure the Europeans to put more men in boots on the ground in Afghanistan. Quite right - the Europeans don't want to engage in a war of attrition like the Russians in Afghanistan in the 1980s, or like the US in Vietnam a decade and a half before. There is nothing worse than having to pull out with your tail between your legs.

5 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

A deal with the devil

A week after the liberation of a group of South Korean Christians from a six-week hostage ordeal in Afghanistan, the head of South Korea's spy agency, the government and the church that sponsored the mission are still under fire from a press and a public who believe their nation's name has been dragged through the mud.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

When it's right to talk to terrorists

How much might a human life be worth these days? That's an utterly absurd question to answer in dollar terms, to be sure. But apparently it wasn't that tough for the pragmatic South Korean government. If some press reports are correct, Seoul paid US$20 million to spring 19 of its citizens from Taleban captivity in Afghanistan.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Caught in the middle

The crisis of the South Korean hostages captured by Taleban forces in Afghanistan hits Korean leaders where they're most vulnerable. Seoul might have preferred not to have sent troops to Afghanistan or Iraq, but did so under United States pressure.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Villagers digging in against the Taleban

With spade and gun, Afghans are rebuilding, now they need faith in government

It is an unexceptional rural scene - scores of peasants digging a canal through wheat and cumin fields. But then the village leader points to several heavily armed lookouts standing on the distant ridge line. On the other side of those barren hills, he says, are the Taleban.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Dutch try soft power to defeat Taleban

US bombs failed to eradicate Afghan militia; Nato hopes to make them irrelevant

Standing on a ridge in a remote province in south-central Afghanistan, a Dutch platoon commander surveys a cluster of mud buildings through his field glasses.

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Taleban feeding on poverty and prejudice

Islamist militia has harnessed hatred and desperation in renewed Afghan jihad

Highway No 5 heading east out of Kabul is at once a symbol of the efforts being made to modernise Afghanistan and renewed attempts to drag the country back into the dark ages.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hope, a dream and chaos

FIVE YEARS AGO, the defeat of the Taleban and the end of their pernicious ban on girls and women teachers going to school brought hope back to Afghanistan.

10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

9.11 voices

ANISA SULAIMANKHEL is a 35-year-old physics teacher at a girls' school in Kabul. Fluent in Russian and with an MA in economics, she was director-general in the labour ministry when the Taleban seized power in 1996 and sacked all women. Under the Taleban, her family ran an illegal school for girls and young boys

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

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Saying it with a big screen

At last year's Sevens there were more marriage proposals (three) than tries scored by Hong Kong (two).

Maybe it's the euphoria of the event or, (more likely) the alcohol, but spontaneous and very public proposals of marriage are as much a part of the sevens as topless Taleban and bottomless jugs.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Afghans live out democracy dream

Mohammed Umar yesterday returned to his alma mater, the Alam Faizad School in central Kabul, for the first time since the ousting of the Taleban to cast his vote in Afghanistan's landmark National Assembly and Provincial Council elections.

19 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Afghans live out democracy dream

Mohammed Umar yesterday returned to his alma mater, the Alam Faizad School in central Kabul, for the first time since the ousting of the Taleban to cast his vote in Afghanistan's landmark National Assembly and Provincial Council elections.

19 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Neglected issue

Now all the reporting regarding the Taleban's destruction of the Buddhist statues has died down somewhat, I thought it time to reflect on this issue.

8 May 2001 - 12:00am

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