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Abdol Wahed Faramarz

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Future army officers at Afghanistan’s military academy in Kabul. (Photo: ISAF)
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
1 Jul 13
Some commentators say the army needs more than Kalashnikovs to deal with an increasingly confident Taleban.
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
5 Feb 13
Local experts say unchecked pressure from neighbours could fracture the state.
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
20 Apr 12
Schools get history books that miss out all the bad bits.
A fake banknote would be missing the “1000” on the bottom left-hand corner. (Photo: Wiki Commons)
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
2 Mar 12
Latest versions are so sophisticated and hard to spot that some Afghans suspect a plot to undermine their monetary system.
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
3 Feb 12
Clandestine meetings and confrontational officials make pinning down details of illicit passport sales a difficult job.
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
12 Jan 12
Shortage creates new illegal trade in travel documents.
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
14 Nov 11
Serving legislators get four guns apiece, and some forget to hand them back when they’re voted out of office.
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
22 Aug 11
Experts warn country is overreliant on foreign aid money and on foreign troops who guarantee a measure of stability.
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
19 Aug 11
Provision at both state and private hospitals remains inadequate, and those who can afford it go abroad for better treatment.
Afghan soldiers learn about mine detection in Kandahar province. (Photo: Isafmedia/courtesy Canadian Forces)
Abdol Wahed Faramarz
28 Jul 11
Despite clearance efforts, forgotten landmines cause 50 casualties a month.

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