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Camelia E. Fard

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  • 14 years ago

    It was an unusual alliance from the beginning, and it appears not to have lasted long. Laili Helms, the niece by marriage of former CIA director Richard Helms, hooked up with the Taliban as an unofficial representative in the United States. Now sh...

  • 14 years ago

    Mohammad Zahir Shah, 86, has spent nearly the past three decades in exile in Italy. The deposed Afghan king could provide a sort of figurehead for a new coalition government in Afghanistan—if the United Nations and the Northern Alliance now s...

  • 14 years ago

    Abdul Haq, the opposition leader killed Friday by the Taliban, may have been attempting to foment a coup d'état against the extremist Afghan regime. Boosted by quiet backing from the U.S., Haq had been working with local tribes on behalf of...

  • 14 years ago

    Ravam Farhadi, the Northern Alliance ambassador at the United Nations, said today that deciding who should take over in Afghanistan "is not the American business." The U.S. has been quietly pushing to keep the Northern Alliance from taking Kabul f...

  • 15 years ago

    At the close of 2000, some 81 journalists sat in jails around the world, confined for the crime of pursuing the truth. Killings of reporters have declined, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, but governments still find ways to suppr...

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