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Water Management in Af-Pak

Orphan River

Afghanistan Today journalists
Our contributors and editors in both Afghanistan and Pakistan spoke to several high-ranking officials in relevant ministries as well as dozens of local, provincial and national water stakeholders.

Taliban's jailbreak was part of plan to capture Ghazni

Rahmat Alizada
The escape of 350 militants from Ghazni prison in September was part of a complex scheme to overrun the volatile province, say experts.

Russia eyes new role in Afghan security

Khalil Rahman Omaid
The Afghan government attempts to score a weapons deal with Russia without drawing the NATO rival into another proxy war.

Wardak forces assaulted by Taliban propaganda

An attack on a checkpoint in Wardak caused more than a hundred soldiers stationed at nearby police positions to abandon their posts and flee. Is the Taliban's propaganda breaking the morale of Afghan forces?
 (photo: Khushqadam Usmani)  (photo: Khushqadam Usmani)  (photo: Khushqadam Usmani)
Northern war

Taliban at the gates of Badakhshan capital

Khushqadam Usmani
While government forces struggle to defend key districts near the city of Fayzabad, former mujahedin commanders are rallying new fighters to defend the province against the Taliban's onslaught in the north.
30 days in
29.10.2014  |  Politics
Ashraf Ghani faces corruption and bureaucratic adversity as he tackles issues such as prison reform. Nevertheless, he has become the protagonist of various rumors that tell of his no-nonsense attitude. (Cartoon: Uzra Shamal)
20 days in
20.10.2014  |  Politics
A man in Kabul inspects an election poster of now-President Ashraf Ghani before last year's run-off. An escalation of violence has since dampened public support of the new government..  (photo: Zafar Shah Rouyee)
10 days in
9.10.2014  |  Politics
No longer a safe haven
22.09.2014  |  Politics
On a power trip
4.09.2014  |  Politics
Sharing the stage
31.07.2014  |  Politics
Helmand's new war
7.07.2014  |  Politics
Elections 2014
Finding the leader
12.06.2014  |  Politics