Category Archives: Afghanistan


Afghanistan, 2005. When given the vote, people overcome… Advertisements

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Forgotten II: White Name

Wrote about the prisoners, or hostages, of the Taliban in 2001. How they were charged with the capital crime of promoting Christianity in what was then known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. In terms of the charges, as noted … Continue reading

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Wrote about September 10, 2001; the day before. Wrote about what happened to the Islamic protagonists afterwards. Didn’t think of searching to find out what had happened to the eight foreign aid workers who had been held for trial for … Continue reading

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The Day Before

Uncredited article, from National Post news services, Monday, September 10, 2001 at A11(extract): Taleban may swap prisoners KABUL – The Foreign Minister of Afghanistan’s ruling Taleban said yesterday the hardline movement might consider swapping eight detained foreign aid workers for … Continue reading

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Didn’t remember this famine. Came across article by Martin Regg Cohn, “Isolated Afghanistan nears ‘edge of an abyss’, U.N. warns”, Toronto Star, March 25, 2001, pp. A1, A8. And where it is still possible to freeze to death in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Pacha Khan Zadran

A week of demonstrations against Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government in Khost ended Aug. 6 2004, as Pashtun protestors demanded that Kabul recall the governors that had replaced Pacha Khan Zadran. Observers described the incident as an illustration of the … Continue reading

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Ash and Water

An extract from the story “Apologies Fail to Quell Ire Over Koran Burning” (Bloomberg News, February 22): Protests erupted in the eastern city of Jalalabad and in Logar and Parwan provinces, which adjoin Kabul. They followed demonstrations the previous day … Continue reading

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