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2011-04-07 03:07:00

STRASBOURG, France, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Members of the European Parliament Johannes van Baaeln, Tanja Fajon, Carl Haglund, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff and Krzysztof Lisek tabled a Written Declaration in the European Parliament "on the danger of Taliban presence in Pakistan". In this declaration these members show their concern over the "Taliban infiltration into Pakistani governmental structures, particularly the military, intelligence and security establishments" and are...

2011-04-06 21:55:11

Javier Jordán, an expert in jihadism and a University of Granada professor states that, although drones are not efficient in preventing terrorist attacks in Europe and USA, they are the only instrument that USA has to undermine Al-Quaeda's leadership and operativity in Pakistan The unmanned aerial vehicles "“also named "drones""“ that the CIA is employing against Al-Quaeda in Pakistan are inefficient to prevent new terrorist attacks against Europe and the USA. Nevertheless,...

2011-02-28 09:05:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from NATO TV at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=37272163-e84c-4259-b50d-8e8f35f7c481 Thirty former Taliban shook hands with government officials at a reintegration ceremony in Kandahar this week. It's the first such event to happen in the city which was once the Taliban's heartland. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com delivers free broadcast- and streaming-quality video and multimedia content...

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2011-02-27 07:21:00

TUM conservators research the ruins of the statues and offer an outlook on the prospect of restoration The world watched in horror as Taliban fanatics ten years ago blew up the two gigantic Buddha statues that had since the 6th century looked out over the Bamiyan Valley in what is now Afghanistan. Located on the Silk Road, until the 10th century the 55 and 38 meter tall works of art formed the centerpiece of one of the world's largest Buddhist monastic complexes. Thousands of monks tended...

2011-01-11 00:00:51

Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces a new partnership with Afghan Connection to improve access to education and health for nearly 100,000 children, youth, and young adults throughout Afghanistan. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2011 Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces a new partnership with Afghan Connection to improve access to education and health for...

2010-12-16 15:39:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) releases the following statement following today's report on the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. "Despite the many and significant challenges that confront our nation as the war in Afghanistan continues, today's report shows we are making progress on defeating al Qaeda. Success in Afghanistan is essential to ensuring our national security as we work with our allies to restore basic stability...

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2010-05-20 11:28:13

On Thursday, Pakistan blocked access to Facebook and YouTube after it condemned caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. Students and Islamist activist protested against the drawings and denounced the West in an expression of outrage that sparked comparisons with riots across the Muslim world in 2006 over drawings that European newspapers published. The caricatures were put on Facebook by a private user, which was having a competition between members to submit drawings of the Prophet Mohammed....

2010-03-08 15:30:00

DALLAS, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Women's History Month and in keeping with the program's unparalleled coverage of Afghanistan, "Dan Rather Reports" presents and in-depth and heartbreaking look at the lives of Afghan women. Rather and his team will demonstrate the small steps made in liberating women from the oppressive rules of the Taliban - but how all those gains will be lost if Afghanistan agrees to open up negotiations with this group of Muslim extremists. (Logo:...

2010-03-08 09:00:00

CHICAGO, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted philanthropist and author of New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson will introduce his newest book at a Chicago gala April 3. The highly anticipated sequel to Three Cups of Tea is called Stones into Schools, an autobiography about building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan and his experiences with the Taliban and other militants while there. Mortenson, the featured speaker at his Central Asia Institute's gala event, will be...

2009-12-16 04:36:00

STRASBOURG, France, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the South Asia Peace Forum of the European Parliament met at Strasbourg on 16th December 2009 to review international developments of concern to the members and to plan the future activities of the forum. The members expressed considerable concern at the possibility that Afghanistan might once again be left with elements of the Taliban in power in Kabul. The members resolved that they would urge the USA, the countries of NATO...


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