Durjoy was just two months old when his aunt poured acid down his throat to try and kill him. He was two years old when Al Jazeera first met him in Bangladesh’s Acid Survivors’ Foundation. Four years later, our correspondent Nicolas Haque has caught up with him. Warning: viewers may find some of the images [...]
A Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy has been arrested in Pakistan. He was part of a group which accused the 14 year old of burning pages of the Quran, a serious offence in Pakistan. Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Islamabad.
Nabi Misdaq, a Washington-based Afghanistan analyst tells Al Jazeera’s Ghida Fakhry that the Afghan Local Police, a security focre separate from the national police force, was improperly modeled after traditional Pashtun practice of army recruitment. “If they don’t understand the Arbakai system and how it operates within the tribal areas, they will never get it [...]
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Training operations for the Afghan Local Police, a security force separate from the Afghan National Police that operates in the more insecure and remote areas, has been suspended by the United States. The suspension, affecting about 1000 Afghans, comes in response to a recent rise in insider attacks in which coalition forces have been killed [...]
Eighty-eight-year old Elizabeth Hawley is the unrivalled authority on people that have climbed the Himalayas. Her records have been compiled over 50 years. They are unofficial, but regarded as the most comprehensive data of expeditions to the world’s highest mountain. Al Jazeera’s Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Skype Live on the Afghan green on blue killings.
So far in 2012, 317 members of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan have been killed in the Central Asian nation. The majority of those, 246, were from roadside bombs. The so-called “green-on-blue” insider attacks accounted for 39 deaths over 34 incidents so far in 2012. Of those 34 incidents of insider attacks by [...]
Al Jazeera speaks to Daoud Sultanzoy, political analyst and former member of the Afghan parliament, who says insider attacks will affect not just the morale of the foreign troops in the country but also afghan forces.
Thirty thousand American troops sent into Afghanistan to bolster the US effort there are due to be withdrawn by the end of the month. But the Obama administration has not specified what the US commitment will be moving forward. Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports on the future of a tenuous US-Afghan partnership.
Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from Peshawar, addresses the December 2012 expiration of refugee status for Afghans in neighbouring Pakistan. Tyab says Islamabad has found itself in a “very sticky situation” since 2009, when the expiration date was first established. Our correspondent says the Pakistani government “have been dragging their heels” due to a combination [...]
For many Afghans the fall of the Taliban meant a return home away from the hardships of life as a refugee. But the vast majority have returned to live in poverty in isolated parts of the Afghan capital with only basic services. Now with Pakistan threatening not to renew the refugee status of 1.7 million [...]
South Korean technology giant Samsung says consumers will now face fewer choices, less innovation and higher prices. That is after a US jury ordered the company to pay more than one billion dollars to Apple for stealing its technology. It is only one of the many international legal battles between the two, all of which [...]