Ex-CIA Official Accuses Retired ISI Chief of Supporting Taliban
A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official has accused Hameed Gul, a retired Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief of Pakistan, of secretly supporting the Taliban.
Art Keller, who was posted to Pakistan last year, has claimed that Gul along with other retired army officers supported...
Abducted Health Workers Freed By Taliban
Fifteen health workers who were abducted by Taliban
at gunpoint were freed shortly after their abduction after the militants realized that they were all health workers. // They abduction took place in Kandahar province of Afghanistan.
The militants snatched on Thursday a vehicle carrying the 1...
New Evidence that Bush Administration Impeded 3 Investigations into Alleged Massacre of Up to 2,000 Prisoners in Afghanistan
... FBI criminal probe of the alleged Dasht-e-Leili massacre.
According to US government documents obtained by PHR, as many as 2,000 surrendered taliban
fighters were reportedly suffocated in container trucks by Afghan forces operating jointly with the US in November 2001. The bodies were reportedly bu...
Afghanistan Hopes to Eradicate Polio in Two Years
... two years. Afghanistan reported two cases this year.
"Decades of war also affected our health care system. However, after the collapse of the taliban
regime, the new government developed a National Health Policy, which has been implemented very successfully for the good of the Afghan people", Muhamm...
Afghan Refugee Gives Birth to Quintuplets in Pakistan
...Soviet occupation and settled in Pakistan.
Pakistan is trying to get most Afghan refugees to return home, saying that some are involved in the taliban
insurgency in southern Afghanistan.
Hundreds of thousands living in four camps in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province have been asked...
Women in Iraq More Unsafe Than Ever
...qa. Duaa remained there for a week until April 7, when the uncle and at least two cousins abducted her from the priest's custody.
"There is a new taliban
controlling the lives of women in Iraq," said Hana Edwar, the leader of the Amal Organisation for Women in Baghdad.
"I think this story will be a...
35 dead in suicide attack on Pakistan army base
...tory of Bajaur, is where the Pakistani Army bombed an Islamist school on Oct 30, killing 80 people and alleging they were terrorists with links to the taliban
and Al Qaeda in neighbouring Afghanistan.
But the fiercely independent and staunchly Islamist tribes of Bajaur rejected the charge, claiming the ...
Medicos Of The Calcutta Medical College Join Anti-Reservation Quota Protest
...n Siliguri blocked National Highway 31 since morning, throwing traffic out of gear as thousands of vehicles got stranded.
‘The government used taliban
brutality to break the agitation. We will continue to protest except for maintaining emergency services,’ said student leader Sudipto Chattopadhayay. ...
High Demand For Protective Suit in Afghan: Culling Would Have To Wait
...ilitary said that he was totally unaware of any such issue. The U.S. military troops have been stationed at Afghanistan since late 2001, to combat the taliban
and other militants.
A sum of $500,000 has been sanctioned by the Government towards public information campaigns and import of bird flu vaccine...
Afghanistan declares its first national park
...oreigners currently living and working in-country. The park is near the Bamyan Valley, where the 1,500-year-old giant Buddha statues destroyed by the taliban
"At its core, Band-e-Amir is an Afghan initiative supported by the international community. It is a park created for Afghans, by Afghan...
Synchrotron light unveils oil in ancient Buddhist paintings from Bamiyan
...n region of Bamiyan. Behind those statues, there are caves decorated with precious paintings from 5th to 9th century A.D. The caves also suffered from taliban
destruction, as well as from a severe natural environment, but today they have become the source of a major discovery. Scientists have proved, thanks ...