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  • January 14, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Associated Press: An Afghan insurgent leader operating from inside Pakistan sent some 200 ill-equipped fighters, some wearing plastic bags on their feet, into Afghanistan where most were killed in a major battle this week, a top U.S. general said Saturday.      Full news...

  • January 14, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Time: They should be the happiest boys in Afghanistan. Zekeria, Ahmad and Ali have been plucked from their home in war-ravaged Kabul to star in "The Kite Runner," the long-awaited Hollywood film of Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel.      Full news...

  • January 12, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reuters: Heroin smuggling through Central Asia is likely to jump this year after a record opium harvest in Afghanistan, the head of Tajikistan's drug control agency and United Nations officials said on Friday. Afghanistan is the source of 90 percent of the world's opiates and about one fifth of the illegal drugs are smuggled to Europe, Russia and the United States via the so-called "northern route" through Central Asia.      Full news...

  • January 10, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Herald (UK): The Taliban, are not the only ones terrorising Gereshk. So are the police. "They are thieves," said Sgt Din through a translator, pointing to the town. "They stop the vehicles at checkpoints and take money. One day we tried to stop them. They cocked their weapons. So did we. The ANA commander told us not to get involved."      Full news...

  • January 9, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    IDMC: Fierce fighting between NATO troops and insurgents in southern Afghanistan has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing from their homes in a new wave of displacement. Although numbers are unverified, the government said that more than 20,000 families had been displaced due to the fighting in the provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Uruzgan as of November 2006.      Full news...

  • January 9, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Institute for War and Peace Reporting: "The girl who was exchanged for a dog" has become a sensation around the world, sparking outrage in human rights circles. But the canine connection is a minor part of the story, a curiosity that served as a hook to bring the case to public attention.      Full news...

  • January 7, 2007 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Observer: Azizgul is 10 years old, from the village of Houscha in western Afghanistan. This year the wheat crop failed again following a devastating drought. Her family was hungry. So, a little before Christmas, Azizgul's mother 'sold' her to be married to a 13-year-old boy.      Full news...

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