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 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 ...

 Impasse With Afghanistan Raises Prospect of Total U.S. Withdrawal in 2014


KABUL, Afghanistan :The United States and Afghanistan have reached an impasse in their talks over the role that American forces will play here beyond next year, officials from both countries say, raising the distinct possibility of a total withdrawal — an outcome that the Pentagon’s top military...

 Foreign forces train Afghans to fight deadliest threat - roadside bombs - as withdrawal looms


GARDEZ, Afghanistan: Raqam Jan was at home on furlough after two years of fighting for the Afghan army when he stepped out of his house and onto a homemade mine. It had been planted not just to kill him but to send a message to his fellow villagers about the perils of serving in the Afghan secur...

 CLP Billionaire’s Wind Farms Plan Bond Debut: India Credit


India’s top wind utility is planning its debut debt sale, offering investors a chance to fund an industry that’s forecast to grow faster than the U.S. this year. CLP Wind Farms (India) Pvt., a unit of Hong Kong billionaire Michael Kadoorie’s CLP Holdings Ltd. (2), said an overseas bond is one op...

 If Charles Taylor is a War Criminal, Then So are Obama, Bush and Clinton‏


“Clinton, Bush and Obama have instigated, encouraged and collaborated in the worst genocide since World War Two.” “Whereas Liberian president Charles Taylor was accused of encouraging the slaughter of possibly 50,000 people in Sierra Leone, Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have armed, fin...

 The Party Game is Over. Stand and Fight‏


"Rise like lions after slumber In unvanquishable number! Shake your chains to earth, like dew Which in sleep had fall'n on you: Ye are many - they are few." These days, the stirring lines of Percy Shelley's "Mask of Anarchy" may seem unattainable. I don't think so. Shelley was both a Romantic ...

 Can Long-Distance Migrating Shorebird Survive?


Rufa red knot faces depletion of its food sources and its Arctic breeding grounds. Twice a year, the rufa red knot performs one of the planet's most amazing migrations. After wintering in the southern reaches of Argentina and Chile, the red knot will fly roughly 9,300 miles (15,000 kilometer...

 Can We Finally Have a Serious Talk About Population?


Alan Weisman, bestselling author of The World Without Us, tackles the world’s exploding human population in his new book, Countdown. Today, as the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its latest mega-report, averring a 95 percent certainty that humans are heating up...

 Spanish coast hit by waves of earth tremors linked to huge offshore gas storage plant


Thousands of Spanish homeowners on a 200km stretch of Mediterranean coastline have suffered a month of sleepless nights after a wave of minor earthquakes. Many people, including the country’s Minister of Industry, say a massive offshore gas storage plant could be to blame. More than 300 earthqua...

 Afghan military faces surge in roadside bombs


GARDEZ, Afghanistan: Raqam Jan was at home on furlough after two years of fighting for the Afghan army when he stepped out of his house and onto a homemade mine. It had been planted not just to kill him but to send a message to his fellow villagers about the perils of serving in the Afghan secur...

 Disputes Snarl U.S.-Afghan Talks


Two Sides Split on Fundamental Issues KABUL : U.S. and Afghan negotiators are far from agreement on some fundamental issues in talks on a long-term American military presence here, senior officials in both countries said, with the Pentagon warning that further delays could scuttle the deal alt...


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