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 Forbidden Love And Execution Leaves Afghan Mullah Crying Foul


It's a young woman's story of true love blocked by forced engagement, prompting a romantic nighttime escape with her beloved. This is the tale that played out in the Afghan village of Kookchail, in the northern Badghis Province. And like many such cases in deeply conservative areas of the coun...

 Afghan officials accuse U.S. of snatching Pakistani Taliban leader from their custody


The United States recently seized a senior Pakistani Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan, snatching him from the custody of Afghan intelligence operatives who had spent months trying to recruit him as an interlocutor for peace talks, Afghan government officials charged recently. Latif M...

 Radical Islamists Would Never Compromise


It would be simply a moronic hope and mere illusion if any government in Pakistan believes that Islamic militants most notably the Taliban factions would agree to lay down arms and turn peaceful citizens. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is seriously contemplating dialogue with Taliban for restoring ...

 Blacklisted for Being Muslim


As UK construction firms pay compensation for unlawful blacklisting, Muslims start to appear on neo-McCarthyite lists This week, construction giants Balfour Beatty, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine were among 40 companies which have pledged to compensate thousands of workers who w...

 Afghanistan risks becoming 'narco-state': U.N. official


VIENNA: Afghanistan risks becoming a "full-fledged narco-state" without international support to help create alternative jobs for its people, a senior United Nations official said on Wednesday. Yury Fedotov, head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), painted a bleak picture of Afghan...

 The Forgotten war: 12 years in Afghanistan down the memory hole


Will the US still be meddling in Afghanistan 30 years from now? If history is any guide, the answer is yes. Will the US still be meddling in Afghanistan 30 years from now? If history is any guide, the answer is yes. And if history is any guide, three decades from now most Americans will have ...

 Afghanistan's 'five thousand martyrs'


A list published by an Afghan newspaper brings closure to families who lost loved ones during country's communist rule. Kabul, Afghanistan: In July, after 28 years in Iran, Tahera Karimi went to obtain an Afghan national ID card in Kabul, the capital. In place of the ID card she sought, Ta...

 In Afghanistan, villagers and government battle over blame for coal mine collapse


IN ABKHORAK, Afghanistan: Two weeks after this village’s coal mine collapsed, killing 23 men, Sejuddin crept back into the hole in the earth where his son, Merajuddin, had been buried alive. The body had been recovered, but Sejuddin wanted to gather his son’s clothes and helmet — any reminders o...

 Hamid Karzai's latest outburst at NATO forces is sign of his deep frustration


Afghanistan president's criticism could be beginning of a dangerous countdown to April elections – and possible civil war Coming from a man who owes his job and probably his life to US and British military support, President Hamid Karzai's stinging criticisms of NATO's performance in Afghanista...

 Karzai Brother Seeks Afghan Presidency


Presidential Sibling Qayum Says He Would Continue Current Regime's Direction, if Elected KABUL: For Afghan presidential candidate Qayum Karzai, name recognition is arguably his biggest asset. But the older brother of sitting President Hamid Karzai concedes it may also be a liability. In h...

 News Analysis: Afghanistan marks 12th anniversary of U.S.-led military offensive against Taliban


KABUL: Exactly 12 years ago on Oct. 7, 2001, the U.S.-led military coalition forces invaded Afghanistan to topple the Taliban regime that harbored Osama Bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of the deadly 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington. Branding the Taliban and al-Qaida network as terror...

 Super Spice Secrets: Can This Miracle Spice Stop Cancer, Alzheimer's and Arthritis?


For more than 5,000 years, turmeric has been an important part of Eastern cultural traditions, including traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Valued for its medicinal properties and warm, peppery flavor, this yellow-orange spice has more recently earned a name for itself in Western medicin...

 Ma Jun: China needs to do its bit to combat climate change


The well-known environmentalist talks about the links between local pollution and global warming, and how China is a contributor, but also vulnerable to impacts The same day that the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that human activity is domina...

 Worries grow as presidential candidates register for Afghanistan’s election


KABUL: The deadline for registering as a candidate in Afghanistan’s coming presidential election was Sunday, and the election commission had a request for contenders: When you come to declare your candidacy, do not bring your gunmen. Afghan and Western officials have for months described the ...

 Afghan Election Frontrunners


Elections next spring will mark the first democratic transition in Afghanistan's history. Elections next spring will mark the first democratic transition in Afghanistan's history. The leading presidential hopefuls and their vice presidential nominees: *Abdullah Abdullah (mixed Tajik and ...

 Complete List of Registered Presidential Tickets


The following candidates are listed in the chronological order of their registration: 1- Bismillah Sher First vice president, Abdul Karim Ahmadyar Second vice president, Sultan Hamid Sultani 2- Dr. Abdullah Abdullah First vice president, Mohammad Khan Second vice president, Mohammad Moha...

 Ahead of Afghan elections, warlords and bureaucrats prepare campaigns


KABUL: By Sunday evening, the list of candidates registered for next year’s presidential elections included some of Afghanistan’s most powerful officials and most notorious warlords. In a country still wrestling with democracy 12 years after the Taliban was overthrown, the high-profile candid...

 Uighurs in China Say Bias Is Growing-Ad says Muslims need not apply for jobs


KASHGAR, China: Job seekers looking for opportunities in this ancient oasis town in China’s far western Xinjiang region would seem to have ample options, based on a quick glance at a local help-wanted Web site. The Kashgar Cultural Center has an opening for an experienced dance choreographer; th...

 America In Search Of Navigational Change


“The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in t...

 Uncovering Assad's network of lies against the Islamic opposition


'Sex Jihad' and Other Lies: Assad's Elaborate Disinformation Campaign Syrian President Assad's regime is waging a PR campaign to spread stories that discredit its rivals and distract from its own crimes. Aided by gullible networks and foreign media, it has included tales of rebels engaging in ...


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