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Daily News Analysis

Afghans protest against possible future US security deal

Crescent International

Muharram 13, 14352013-11-17

Afghans are adamant that they are completely against the presence of US troops in their country. This was confirmed again today when thousands of angry Afghans protested in the eastern city of Jalalabad. They are also totally opposed to the immunity clause the Americans are demanded for their troops if they stay in Afghanistan past the 2014 deadline.

News & Analysis

Minerals’ discovery may intensify Afghan misery

Zia Sarhadi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14312010-06-01

Informed observers wonder about the timing of the announcement. The US Geological Survey had known about these deposits as early as 2004 although until now this was a closely guarded secret known only to a few in the US​...

Opinion

The Afghans’ long agony and resistance

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

The following day while driving back from Islamabad to Peshawar, the news on the car radio startled me: in a communist-led military coup, Sardar Daoud and his entire family had been murdered in Afghanistan...

World

Little interest as Karzai is sworn in as the US’s main man

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 20, 14252005-01-01

Hamid Karzai was sworn in as president of Afghanistan on December 7 amid unprecedented security: foreign troops protected him from the very people who are supposed to have elected him to his office. In attendance were not only USdefence secretary Donald Rumsfeld but also vice president Dick Cheney, with an entire hospital in tow, just in case his pacemaker should stop during the ceremony.

World

Afghans still dying as US uses Loya Jirga to legitimise its plans for the country

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Qa'dah 08, 14242004-01-01

Afghanistan’s US-imposed and supported "president", Hamid Karzai, said on December 24 that he expected the country’s tribal Loya Jirga (grand assembly) to complete its work within a week (after Crescent press time) and that he was confident that it would agree to his preferred presidential model for a new constitution...

Special Reports

American Muslims: also victims of September 11 and the “war against terrorism”

Waseem Shehzad

Rajab 09, 14232002-09-16

Within hours of the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon on September 11 last year, Muslims in America were being blamed and made the targets of retribution. WASEEM SHEHZAD examines the problems American Muslims have faced over the last year...

World

Afghans still suffering as American cash goes to bribe warlords, not help people

A H Khan

Jumada' al-Akhirah 07, 14232002-08-16

A month after 54 Afghani civilians were killed when American planes bombed a wedding party, the Times (London)newspaper published details of a report written by UN officials who visited the village two days after the bombing.

World

Loya Jirga unlikely to solve any problems as war continues to rage in Afghanistan

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 19, 14232002-06-01

The mother of all Jirgas, touted as the panacea for all of Afghanistan’s problems, is turning into a grand farce. Amid allegations that tribal elders have been offered bribes of up to US$1,000 by various warlords in Paktia province to elect them to the Loya Jirga...

World

Chaos, disorder and internal power struggles in Afghanistan threaten American plans for the region

Zia Sarhadi

Ramadan 11, 14232002-04-16

War is a grim business, the more so in Afghanistan, but occasionally nuggets of humour emerge even from that harsh landscape. The latest is the Americans’ announcement that they will train Afghans to fight...

World

Realities emerging of US war in Afghanistan, despite intense propaganda

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Hijjah 03, 14222002-02-16

The US went into Afghanistan to get rid of the wicked Taliban, capture Usama bin Ladin, destroy al-Qaeda, restore law and order, and bring peace to the war-torn country. Amid much fanfare the Taliban were vanquished, thanks to massive aerial bombardment using 15,000-pound bombs fancifully described as “daisy cutters”...

World

US’s treatment of Afghan prisoners causing concern even among allies

Waseem Shehzad

Dhu al-Qa'dah 18, 14222002-02-01

America’s treatment of prisoners from Afghanistan has embarrassed even its closest allies. France and Germany have officially urged Washington to ensure that the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are treated lawfully, and the European Union has called for their rights to be protected.

Special Reports

The West’s disregard for Afghani civilian casualties

Faisal Bodi

Shawwal 17, 14222002-01-01

The deaths last month of 65 Afghan tribal leaders when their convoy was attacked by US aircraft has drawn attention to the US’s bombing of virtually random targets in Afghanistan.

World

Few concerned about Afghan refugees

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Hijjah 05, 14212001-03-01

Tens of thousands of Afghani refugees are at risk of starvation as a result of a three-year drought compunded by US-led Western sanctions. More than 100,000 have been forced to seek shelter in makeshift refugee-camps in Pakistan...

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