Gulf between rich and poor fuels revival of a practice which has become a status symbol for affluent men and a ticket out of poverty for young women
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Corruption Perceptions Index: Scandal-hit Spain drops 10 places in global corruption rankings led by Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan are the most corrupt regions according to Transparency International
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif assures Hamid Karzai of peace-talk 'facilitation' after release of senior Taliban leader
Saturday 30 November 2013
Afghanistan considers that Pakistan holds significant influence over Taliban, who are believed to launch attacks from bases in the country
Saturday 30 November 2013
The top US commander in Afghanistan apologised to President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that killed a child and NATO promised an investigation as rising tensions threatened efforts to persuade the Afghan leader to sign a long-delayed security agreement.
Saturday 16 November 2013
More than 20 were also injured after a bomb attack in the Afghan capital
Friday 08 November 2013
Transition was the watchword in Helmand in the summer and autumn of 2011. The West’s exit strategy was under way, the political appetite for investing more “blood and treasure” in the long war had waned. I witnessed the handing over of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, to Afghan control, and it seemed a landmark.
Wednesday 06 November 2013
A British soldier has been killed in a suicide blast while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
Tuesday 15 October 2013
A bomb planted inside a mosque microphone killed the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Logar province as he was delivering a speech to worshippers on this morning to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, officials said.
Sunday 13 October 2013
Talks to decide the future of US involvement in Afghanistan continued last night, amid tensions over a "military operation" in which American forces "forcibly removed" a senior Taliban commander from an Afghan government convoy.
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Blue biscuit-based star joined programme from Westminster to promote new show
Monday 07 October 2013
Afghanistan's president today ruled out signing a security deal with the United States until disagreements over sovereignty are resolved, but said he will convene a council of elders in one month to help him make a decision on the pending agreement.
Friday 04 October 2013
The Afghan cricket team has united the war-town country behind its sporting success
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