Saturday, July 30, 2005

Saving Afghan Culture @ National Geographic Magazine

The fabled Bactrian gold is back, but other antiquities are quickly disappearing from Afghanistan. With the country trying to rebuild after decades of conflict, can its past be part of its future?

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

BBC NEWS | Europe | Afghans removed from Europe

France and Britain have deported 40 illegal Afghan immigrants in a chartered flight jointly organised by both countries.

Neumann New U.S. Diplomat to Afghanistan

"I wish my parents, Robert and Marlen Neumann, had lived to see this day," the younger Neumann said. "My father was a particular friend and colleague as well as a father. Their love for this profession and for Afghanistan was deep."

Monday, July 25, 2005

Son Takes Diplomatic Post Held by Father

Ronald E. Neumann is the new envoy to Kabul, a sensitive post as U.S. forces try to cope with increasing violence and steer the country it helped liberate from Taliban control in a bombing campaign in 2001.His father, Robert G. Neumann, was the U.S. ambassador to Kabul more than 30 years ago.

Afghanistan: Bring War Criminals to Justice (Human Rights Watch, 6-7-2005)

(New York, July 7, 2005) – Numerous high-level officials and advisors in Afghanistan’s current government are implicated in major war crimes and human rights abuses that took place in the early 1990s, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.