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Young people could have a significant influence on upcoming polls – both negative and positive.
17 Oct 11
Casualties rise as disgruntled locals march over poor services, unemployment and corruption.
18 Feb 11
Iraqis divided over whether short-term Shia marriage contracts assist or exploit vulnerable women.
23 Sep 10
Views of American withdrawal coloured by political party allegiances.
3 Sep 10
Violence expected to continue as US troops withdraw and as long as political stalemate remains unresolved.
28 Aug 10
Insurgents reportedly in control outside urban centres.
26 Aug 10
Officials downplay local concerns that Taleban are growing in strength and may retake crucial area of Helmand.
30 Jul 10
Afghan officials claim American troops did not consult them over new village defence force in western region.
28 Jul 10
Videos allegedly showing senior cleric having sex seen as blow to reputation of highest Shia religious body.
4 Jul 10
Municipality tries to tackle garbage crisis, but does it have the resources to do so?
2 Jul 10