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Admiral Mike Mullen, whose robust comments on Pakistani links to Afghan insurgents caused a diplomatic storm. (Photo: Medill DC/Flickr)
6 Oct 11
American army commander’s claim that Pakistani intelligence sponsors attacks in Afghanistan will not lead to policy changes, analysts say.
Children in an opium poppy field in Helmand. (Photo: Isafmedia/Flickr)
13 Sep 11
Switch to cotton hasn’t worked because the cash crop doesn’t sell, growers say.
12 Sep 11
Rise in opium use among women blamed on addict husbands who prefer docile partners.
12 Sep 11
Officials at Uruzgan’s purpose-built jail accept there is too little money for food, but say it is the same all over the country.
Chinook helicopters are essential for airlifting troops in Afghanistan, but are targets for insurgent attacks when flying low. Here, US National Guardsmen and Afghan army soldiers wait for transport after a mission in Paktia province. (Photo: US Army/Flickr)
7 Sep 11
Military officials say few crashes are due to enemy fire, and even then standard weapons were probably used.
No one challenges her role as commander, however unusual it is for an Afghan woman. (Photo: Gol Ahmad Ehsan)
7 Sep 11
Veteran fighter has years of experience leading men into combat, besides being a mother of nine.
31 Aug 11
Beatings and spartan diet form traditional “cure” for people with psychiatric disorders.
Afghan Local Police stop vehicles in the Alasai valley, Kapisa province, in a joint counter-insurgency operation conducted with the French army. (Photo: French army/Master Cpl. Sebastien Vermeille)
31 Aug 11
Paramilitaries in Kapisa region complain Afghan authorities ignore their role in fending off Taleban attacks.
30 Aug 11
Residents say police and soldiers drive recklessly and extort money.
28 Aug 11
Draft law would see outlay on lavish celebrations restricted.