Source : islam.ru | 08 Apr 2013
Viacheslav Matuzov, President of the Society of Friendship and Business Partnership with the Arab Countries is interviewed by Islam.ru about the situation in the Middle East and the geopolitical consequences of the Arab Spring.
Today, we see the Arab countries turned into hot spots as if by instruction.What has really happened in the Arab world? Have the plotters of the “Arabellion” got what they wanted?
By Esmatullah Mayar | IPS | 08 Mar 2013
Efforts to clear Afghanistan of landmines have been painfully slow. At least 45 people on average lose their limbs every month to deadly anti-personnel mines, according to the Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan, formerly a project of the UN Mine Action Service, and now a national entity.
Under the UN’s mine ban treaty, Afghanistan should have been free of landmines by the end of 2013. The country was granted until 2023 to clear all mined areas in Geneva in December last year.
Source : AFP | 04 Mar 2013
Australian soldiers in southern Afghanistan shot dead two children tending cattle, officials said Saturday, in an incident likely to escalate tensions over the conduct of international troops.
Civilian casualties caused by NATO-led forces have been one of the most contentious issues in the campaign against Taliban insurgents, often triggering widespread public anger and harsh criticism from President Hamid Karzai.
By Jon Queally | Agencies | 14 Feb 2013
Afghan officials say that five children are among the ten civilians killed by a US/NATO missile attack in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday.
"Four women and five children were killed, and five children wounded. One man, who was the leader of the family, was also killed, according to reports from the site," a man named Farid told The Guardian's local correspondent by telephone. Farid is the chief of staff to the governor of Kunar Province, where the missile strike took place.
B Jon Queally | Agencies | 22 Jan 2013
As the war inside Afghanistan grinds on, a new UN survey shows that US- and NATO-backed Afghan security forces have been ruthless in their treatment of detainees with widespread reports of systematic torture, gross mistreatment and possible disappearances happening in the country's growing system of detention centers and prisons.
Source : Agencies | 26 Dec 2012
A suicide bomber killed three people in an attack on a U.S. base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the same base that is believed to be used by the CIA and which a suicide bomber attacked three years ago killing seven CIA employees.
The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the eastern town of Khost, saying they had sent a suicide bomber driving a van packed with explosives to the base.
"The target was those who serve Americans at that base," said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
By Rob Crilly and Ben Farmer | The Telegraph | 11 Dec 2012
The blueprint, obtained by the McClatchy news agency and confirmed by a source close to the talks, would also see Islamabad take over Washington's role in co-ordinating talks between insurgents and the government in Kabul.
Source : Agencies | 017 Dec 2012
NATO and Afghan forces attacked and occupied a non-profit health clinic in Afghanistan in October, the aid group that runs the clinic said Thursday after meeting with the international officials to discuss the violation of the Geneva Convention.