Second Taliban Attack Hits Afghan City

October 16th, 2008

Afghan government troops repulsed a fresh attack by Taliban fighters in southwestern Afghanistan and killed at least 18 of them.

With a Collective Shrug, Azerbaijan Votes for Its Leader

October 16th, 2008

The opposition boycotted the election in protest, saying the government had drawn up rules that made it impossible for it to compete. The catch? Few seemed to care.

Hints of Discord on Land Reform in China

October 16th, 2008

Chinese leaders have yet to announce details of a rural reform policy, contributing to speculation that officials are in disagreement on major aspects of the policy.

Future of Giant Turtle Still Uncertain

October 16th, 2008

An attempt to mate two elderly turtles during this year’s breeding season ended without producing any offspring.

Hindu Threat to Christians: Convert or Flee

October 16th, 2008

Christians in eastern Orissa State in India say they are being forced to leave their faith in exchange for safety.

Shaartuz Journal: In Tajikistan, Debt-Ridden Farmers Say They Are the Pawns

October 16th, 2008

Cotton is at the core of Tajikistan’s economy and farmers are forced to grow cotton through a complex system of debts and obligations.

In Poverty and Strife, Women Test Limits

October 16th, 2008

In the Afghan province of Bamian, women are uprooting traditional gender roles by taking up leadership positions.

Hong Kong Backs Bank Deposits for 2 Years

October 16th, 2008

Hong Kong’s financial regulators announced on Tuesday that they would provide government backing for all of the territory’s 3 billion in bank deposits through 2010. Launch on Aug 8th 2008

August 8th, 2008

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