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Corruption in Afghanistan extends beyond petty bribery and kickbacks, so much that too many Karzai power brokers gain much from war and will lose from peace. Corruption is everywhere, from the central government to development and security contracting. Speak out against corruption too strongly, however, and you may find yourself prohibited from entering the country.
Gunmen in Afghan police uniforms opened fire on NATO troops on Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing an Albanian soldier, officials said.
When Kandahar godfather Ahmed Wali Karzai (AWK) met a mafia shyster's ending on July 12, hardly a prayer was whispered before thoughts of the proverbial "power vacuum" seized the international media, the International Security Assistance Force and Kandahars themselves.
President Hamid Karzai's half brother, the most powerful man in southern Afghanistan and a lightning rod for criticism of corruption in the government, was assassinated Tuesday by a close associate. His death leaves a dangerous power vacuum in the south just as the government has begun peace talks with insurgents ahead of a U.S. withdrawal.
An alleged Taliban sleeper agent opened fire Monday inside the Defense Ministry, killing at least two soldiers before he was gunned down in the third deadly breach of security in Afghanistan in less than a week.
China confirmed Thursday that it has detained a renowned artist who had been missing for four days, but it insisted that his case involves unspecified "economic crimes" and not human rights.
Residents of this impoverished city of 800,000 people live in fear even as they see heavily armed NATO troops patrolling the streets in armored vehicles every day.
Residents of the impoverished city of Kandahar live in fear, even as they see heavily armed NATO troops patrolling the streets in armored vehicles every day and snarling traffic.