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Electing Afghanistan's New President

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

It is 2014 and it is election time in Afghanistan once again. Karzai cannot be a candidate again under the constitutional provisions. The contest now largely hinges between Abdullah Abdullah and Abdul Ghani, both of whom are well-known in Afghanistan.

General Elections in Afghanistan - Possible Portents

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

Unless something really untoward happens, the recent election will be the precursor of a peaceful transfer of power in modern Afghan history, which has had its share of coups and assassinations.

Inmates Use Bomb To Escape From Jail

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

PATROL BASE PUL-I-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The top commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan offered a somber apology on Friday in an eastern...

The Dying Days of the Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

The Military Commissions to try Guantanamo detainees have rarely grabbed the media attention that a novel, flagship program to try "terror suspects" should have attracted.

Controversy Still Plagues Guantanamo's Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lost in the coverage of Hamdan's trial, which dominated media reports about Guantanamo was the fact that a twenty-third prisoner had been put forward for trial by Military Commission on July 28.