Feature / Analysis

 Iron Horse Gaining Traction In Afghanistan


More than 200 years after the arrival of steam locomotives changed the world of transport forever, the "iron horse" has finally made it to Afghanistan. Afghanistan is in the early stages of constructing a cross-country rail network intended to spur economic development and boost trade. The idea ...

 The Media Didn't Fail on Iraq; Iraq Just Showed We Have a Failed Media‏


On Iraq, Journalists Didn't Fail. They Just Didn’t Succeed.To make that case, though, he has to redefine "failure" so far down that it's hardly possible to avoid failing."Thousands of news stories and columns published before the war described and debated the administration’s plans and statements, a...

 The Day That TV News Died


- I am not sure exactly when the death of television news took place. The descent was gradual—a slide into the tawdry, the trivial and the inane, into the charade on cable news channels such as Fox and MSNBC in which hosts hold up corporate political puppets to laud or ridicule, and treat celebrity...

 Kerry in Afghanistan to prod Karzai on future ties


KABUL: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry embarked on talks Monday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai amid concerns Karzai may be jeopardizing progress in the war against extremism with his anti-American rhetoric. The session came shortly after the U.S. military ceded control of its last detention f...

 Excavating a future in Afghanistan


The country sits atop oil, gas and mineral deposits that could be worth a trillion dollars. But building a commercial mining industry will be a rocky road. TAGHAR, Afghanistan: In a rugged valley outside Kabul, where mud-walled villages blend into bare scrubland, a team of international mining expe...

 Iran behind water resources destruction in Afghanistan


The neighboring countries of Afghanistan, specifically Iran and Pakistan with the inspiration of MI6 are responsible for the current crisis in Afghanistan and thoroughly involved in creating barriers for the creation of a strong political leadership in the country. Iran has made major investments ...

 Equipment drawdown from Afghanistan an ‘enormous’ undertaking


KUWAIT: With the pace of NATO’s drawdown from Afghanistan accelerating, the international coalition is faced with the unprecedented task of removing tens of thousands of tons of equipment and vehicles from a country still very much at war. For the U.S. military, moving 35,000 vehicles and 95,000 s...

 Karzai Ushers in New School Year


President Hamid Karzai ushered in the new school year with the ringing of the first bell and a speech calling on the Taliban to abandon the practice of targeting schools for political ends. The forced closure and arson of schools is hostility against the children of Afghanistan without any Islamic...

 The Christianization of Bangladesh


 (Although the numbers seem a little exaggerated and the entire article a little alarmist, the nefarious plot by these outside missionaries to create a ruling class of elitist, well-educated and wealthy Christians who may one day come to rule Bangladesh, is a very real and probable threat - ed)Weste...

 Islamization Of Bengal, 1202-1757


The Turkish conquest of the subcontinent was a long, drawn-out process covering several centuries. It began in Afghanistan with the military forays of Mahmud of Ghazni in 1001. By the early thirteenth century, Bengal fell to Turkish armies. The last major Hindu Sena ruler was expelled from his capit...

 Bangladesh: A Poor Muslim Democracy


Bangladesh is an interesting puzzle. It is representative of the contemporary postmodern condition when nothing is clear-cut. It is at once both highly developed as well as underdeveloped. Bangladesh is a country that is economically backward and politically quite advanced. Many political and social...

 Bangladesh


(26th March: National Day) Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma (Myanmar) to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The capital (and largest city) is Dhaka, which is the hub of all cultural,...

 Brutal horseback game of buzkashi reclaims fans in Afghanistan


BAZARAK, Afghanistan: If you plan to attend a buzkashi match, make sure you’re feeling limber. As dangerous as the ancient game is for participants, it can be equally perilous for fans when several tons of man and beast hurtle, hooves flailing, into the stands. This happens with regularity. Buzk...

 Insecurity Springs From Afghan Dam Projects


As international forces leave Afghanistan, a flood of disputes over water resources threatens to be the main source of regional conflict. Afghanistan is looking for ways to harness the potential offered by its water resources, and has major infrastructure projects in the works. But neighboring dow...

 Afghan league points the way for football development


ZURICH: Afghanistan's fledgling soccer league started out with a reality show has turned into one soccer's unlikeliest success stories and is now considered a model for football development elsewhere. Inaugurated last year, the Afghan Premier League featured eight teams from different regions, who...

 US, Afghanistan OK detention center transfer


WASHINGTON: The U.S. has reached an agreement with the Afghanistan government to transfer the Parwan Detention Facility to Afghan control, the Pentagon said Saturday, two weeks after negotiations broke down over whether the U.S. would have the power to block the release of some detainees. Accordin...

 Water as vital to national security as defense, U.N. says


Stresses on water supplies aggravated by climate change are likely to cause more conflicts and water should be considered as vital to national security as defense, the United Nations report said on Friday.About 145 nations share river basins with their neighbors and need to promote cooperation over ...

 How the Focus on 'Energy Intensity' Is Hurting the Fight Against Climate Change


It is widely assumed that over the coming decades, increased energy efficiency will help the world meet its energy needs and reduce carbon emissions. That may be true, but recent research suggests that energy intensity—a widely used way of measuring efficiency—isn't the right metric.Energy intensity...

 Has 'peak oil' gone the way of the Flat Earth Society?


The theory was straightforward and seemed to hold with common sense: One day soon, the Earth would hit its halfway point of global oil production -- its "peak" -- and thereafter, it would see a steady decline. Those behind the concept called it "peak oil."The theorists wrote books and rose high in a...

 Himalayan Adventure Foretells Climate's Effects


NEW YORK: The distribution of water in Asia's highest mountains and driest deserts tells an important story of climate change.Almost half the world's population gets its water from glacier melt and rainfall in the Himalayas and other lofty peaks, yet little is understood about how climate change wil...


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