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  • February 12, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR): Helmand's status as the opium capital of the world seems secure for the present. Sources inside the provincial government say this year's opium poppy harvest could dwarf even the record levels of 2006. And a team of eradicators sent from Kabul to destroy the crop is meeting with armed resistance even before they begin work, say local residents.      Full news...




  • February 8, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: Standing at a security checkpoint dressed in a battered combat jacket and leaking boots, Zaralam said he had joined the "army" because he had to earn some money for his family. "It's tough working day and night, but I earn 2,000 Afghanis [US $40] a month and get some food too," the 14-year old military policeman told IRIN in the Daman district of the southern city of Kandahar.      Full news...

  • February 7, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Middle East Times: It may be conventional wisdom that there is no such thing as bad publicity, but for Afghan actor Hanif Hangam, the furor surrounding the film Kabul Express has been very unfortunate indeed. He has been forced to flee his homeland because of lines uttered by his character in a new Indian-American-Afghan film.      Full news...

  • February 7, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Institute for War & Peace Reporting: Accusations of brutality are nothing new for General Abdul Rashid Dostum, who commanded an Uzbek militia faction throughout years of civil war in Afghanistan. The international watchdog group Human Rights Watch has repeatedly alleged that he is a war criminal.      Full news...










  • January 29, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: “We returned from neighbouring Pakistan in June 2002, after hearing that living conditions had improved and the government was providing proper shelter and plots of land for returnees, but unfortunately nothing has happened yet.      Full news...




  • January 23, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IRIN News: On 4 November 2006, Nasima, 25, a member of a local women’s council, grabbed the AK-47 from the policeman guarding the council meeting in the Grishk district of southern Helmand province and killed herself.      Full news...


  • January 22, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Washington Post: In the capital, it is a season of unrelenting harshness for tens of thousands of poor families, focused on the struggle to survive. People spend their days scrounging to buy a few chunks of coal or firewood, and their nights huddled under common blankets around braziers called sandali, praying for dawn to come.      Full news...

  • January 18, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Yemen Times: All eyes have been on Iraq since the US invasion a little over a year ago. But Afghanistan, where the United States started its war on terror after the attacks on US soil on September 11, 2001, is full of violence, warring factions and drug-lords.      Full news...

  • January 18, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Global Terrorism Monitor: The Afghan media has published an increasing number of critical reports about Iran's secret contacts with insurgent groups in Afghanistan, specifically those groups fighting against the U.S. presence in the country.      Full news...

  • January 18, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    MainStreetNews.Com: Madison County native Doris Aldrich will cover her head again next month and go to Afghanistan. She'll step off the plane in Kabul and ride past the starving and begging children with hands blackened by the cold. She'll feel that hurt inside that comes with witnessing suffering on a grand scale.      Full news...

  • January 16, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Christian Science Monitor: The US is spending about $10 billion a month on Iraq and Afghanistan. By the end of this year, the total funds appropriated will be nearly $600 billion – approaching the amount spent on the Vietnam or Korean wars, when adjusted for inflation.      Full news...





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