Recent Stories

21 Sep 10
While avoiding large-scale violence, province sees low turnout for Afghan parliamentary election.
19 Aug 10
Reported air attack that killed 52 people may prove powerful recruiting tool for insurgents, despite NATO denials of responsibility.
19 Jun 10
Lynching of eight-year-old in Helmand universally condemned, may turn tide of opinion against Taleban.
20 May 10
Caught between government and Taleban forces, locals say their only choice is to seek refuge elsewhere.
15 Apr 10
Operation to tackle rebels goes on but locals wait for promised reconstruction. By Mohammad Ilyas Dayee in Helmand
22 Nov 07
Helmand’s farmers are chopping down their pomegranate trees for the more lucrative opium plants, while blaming the government for failing to help them.