Dharmender Singh Phangurha was a prospective Labour MEP whose promising political career was cut tragically short in a Taliban suicide attack at a restaurant in Kabul. Del Singh, as he was better known, was one of two Britons killed along with 19 others, including senior UN officials, US workers, eight Afghan dignitaries and members of staff of the popular restaurant, La Taverna du Liban, in what was described as the "deadliest violence against foreign civilians" in Afghanistan since the start of the war nearly 13 years ago.
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Wednesday 16 December 2009
A devastating suicide bomb tore through Kabul's diplomatic quarter yesterday, killing eight people and injuring dozens of others in what appeared to be an assassination attempt on a former vice-president in Hamid Karzai's government.
Thursday 10 December 2009
Tuesday 08 December 2009
A court has sentenced the Afghan capital's Mayor, Mir Abdul Ahad Sahebi, above, to four years in jail for corruption and ordered him to return £9,800 of public money which it said he had "wasted" in awarding a contract without following proper procedures.
Tuesday 17 November 2009
A new anti-corruption squad trained by British and American law enforcement agents will investigate high-level Afghans implicated in their country's vast criminal circles, Afghanistan's Interior Minister announced yesterday.
Wednesday 11 November 2009
New names had been added to the black plaques shining in the pale dawn light, those of soldiers recently fallen in this conflict. Twenty yards away neat rows of faded and chipped white gravestones stood on the hard frosty ground, the dead from another war a century ago.
Saturday 31 October 2009
Kabul was awash with rumours that Abdullah Abdullah could be on the point of pulling out of the second round of the Afghan elections. They have been organised after President Hamid Karzai was deprived of victory following allegations of widespread fraud.
Thursday 29 October 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
Afghanistan plunged into a bout of intense diplomacy today as election officials were expected to announce whether President Hamid Karzai must face a run-off following a disputed presidential election.
Friday 18 September 2009
Thursday 17 September 2009
A suicide car bomber killed at least 16 people, including six Italian soldiers, in an attack on a military convoy on a road in the centre of Kabul today, the worst strike suffered by Italians in Afghanistan.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
The freeing of Sayed Pervez Kambaksh, a student who was sentenced to death for promoting women's rights in Afghanistan, has been condemned by the country's upper house of parliament.
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Tuesday 08 September 2009
A car bomb exploded near the entrance to the military airport in Kabul early today in an apparent attack on a Nato convoy, killing at least three civilians, Afghan officials said.
Tuesday 08 September 2009
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