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Eight years ago, the National Directorate of Security in Afghanistan saved my life. I was being held hostage by a gang of criminals who were threatening to sell me to the Taliban. I will forever be in his debt, but I was also impressed by the smarts and savvy of this young intelligence chief. If Afghanistan had politicians of his character, I thought, the country's future was in decent hands.
OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Afghans have demonstrated their commitment to a democratic future, and now a new government must demonstrate that commitment as well.Baird commented a...
The death of Haji Sayed Fazluddin Agha as the victim of a suicide bombing last week could have more impact on U.S. efforts to keep a lid on Kandahar than just about anything else since the surge.
Now our combat role in Afghanistan is finished, yet honour killings, death by stoning and imprisoning pregnant rape victims seem more the normal than aberrations. The question raised again is whether the mission has been worthwhile, considering the barbaric cultural mores of Afghanistan?
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghan officials now say five people are dead and 15 wounded after a suicide bomber set off an explosion at a memorial reception for Afghan President Hami...
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai wept and made a plea for peace as he led thousands of mourners at the funeral for his murdered half brother in Kandahar. Kar...