Friday 11 January 2008
December 03, 2007
Garry Kasparov: 'I Give The Putin Regime Two Years'
In an exclusive video interview with RFE/RL after Russia's parliamentary elections, opposition leader Garry Kasparov calls on the West to be more stubborn in its dealings with Russia and says he doesn't see Putin's regime lasting more than two years.<br> <br> <a href="rtsp://realaudio.rferl.org/online/kasparov/kasparov.rm"><b>Watch the video</b></a>
November 30, 2007
Resurgent Taliban Slows Aid Projects, Reconstruction
A year ago, NATO boasted that Taliban fighters had been driven from a volatile part of southern Afghanistan to allow for the reconstruction of the strategic Kajaki hydroelectric dam. But the Taliban returned to make the dam emblematic of the country's security and development problems in 2007.
November 21, 2007
UN Rights Chief Laments Troops' Role In Afghan Deaths
The UN's Louise Arbour (file photo) (epa) November 21, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has criticized insurgents and international troops in Afghanistan for the mounting civilian death toll.
November 20, 2007
Pentagon Wants More Funding For Pakistan Frontier Corps
November 20, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The U.S. military wants to nearly double its funding to train and equip Pakistan's Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force with members who are the same ethnicity as pro-Taliban tribal fighters near the border with Afghanistan.
November 19, 2007
UN Report Says Afghan Guards Shot Bombing Victims
Dignitaries attend funeral services for the six lawmakers killed in the attack (Pajhwak Afghan News) November 19, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- An internal UN report from Afghanistan says many people who were killed early this month when a suicide bomber attacked a group of Afghan lawmakers appear to have been shot dead by bodyguards after the blast.
November 15, 2007
UN Human Rights Commissioner Visits Afghanistan
November 15, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour arrived in Afghanistan today for a one-week visit that coincides with new charges that Afghan officials have committed serious rights violations.
November 09, 2007
UN Report Says Suicide Bombers Get Support In Both Countries
Pakistani and Afghan authorities have repeatedly accused each other of failing to prevent cross-border suicide attacks by Taliban-linked militants. A recent UN report suggests that the crisis won't be resolved as long as both sides persist in blaming the other.