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Afghan war movie probes German historical angst, self-image

Frustration with a lack of open discussion in Germany over its involvement in Afghanistan and over Berlin's treatment of Afghans helping its troops there spurred the making of the film "Inbetween Worlds" ...
In the Media by Gareth Jones (Reuters)

Afghan citizen granted asylum in the UK for being an atheist

London - An Afghan citizen has been granted asylum in the UK because on the grounds of being an atheist. His legal team argued that he would face persecution and even the death sentence if he was returned to Afghanistan.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 2 comments

Greece: Afghan with swastikas throws woman over coastal wall

Police in Corfu have arrested an illegal Afghan immigrant after he robbed a 20-year-old student and callously threw her over an eight-meter coastal wall. Police were surprised to find the Afghan had tattoos of swastikas and other Nazi symbols on his body.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 5 comments

Op-Ed: US ambassador urges Britain to spend Afghan savings on defense

The UK and other foreign forces still operating in Afghanistan are being withdrawn. A US ambassador has urged the UK to spend the money it saves by withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan on military investment.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 5 comments

United Nations says Afghan Taliban 2011 income was $400 million

Kabul - A new report from the United Nations shows that the Taliban in Afghanistan generated an income of approximately $400 million last year. The sources of revenue were donations, taxing local economies and extorting aid groups and drug dealers.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Afghan Taliban behead 17 people for attending music party

Afghan officials say 15 men and two women were beheaded by Taliban militants for attending a party with music and dancing. The incident is part of a bloody 24-hours in Afghanistan that saw 13 soldiers killed, including two Americans.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 9 comments

Op-Ed: Afghan execution more proof they are not like us

A disturbing video circulating on the Web this week is just the latest proof there are people in the world who are not like most of us who live in the land of the Great Satan.
In the Media by John David Powell - 4 comments

Siberian tigers kill man who scales fence and moat in Danish zoo

Copenhagen - Three Siberian tigers at a zoo in Copenhagen savaged an Afghan man who scaled the fence and crossed a moat to get into their enclosure.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

US soldier rescues abused Afghan dog with a pack of cigarettes

Pensacola - A U.S. Staff Sergeant found a Afghan herding dog tied-up, covered in mud, with ears and tail hacked off. Sgt. Nick B., disturbed about the abuse the dog was subjected to, exchanged him for a pack of cigarettes and brought him to the United States.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 16 comments

Obama's visit was not a secret to Twitter users in Afghanistan

Kabul - Most people didn't know about Obama's secret visit to Afghanistan until it happened. But Twitter users in the country had notification several hours before his arrival.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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Note To The American Political Class - While YOu Were Out On A Five Week Vacation and Campaigning For Reelection

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