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'Like torture’: Calais police accused of continued migrant rights abuses
Relentless and escalating programme of refugee evictions amounts to a campaign of harassment, say activists

Peter Yeung in Calais

13, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Dancing in the Mosque by Homeira Qaderi review – an Afghan mother's heart-wrenching tale
A rebellious woman’s memoir about her life under the Taliban is moving and gripping

Lyse Doucet

12, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Farhot: Kabul Fire Volume 2 review – gut-shaking sonic collage | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month
The Afghan-born producer skilfully explores his heritage with an unruly collage of vocal samples blended with diasporic sounds

Ammar Kalia

08, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘I am not afraid to fight’: the female Afghan colonel who survived the Taliban's assassins
Saba Sahar, who returned fire while protecting her daughter, survived one of a wave of recent assassination attempts that have killed six policewomen

Ruchi Kumar

24, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Judge who backed George Pell appeal appointed special investigator into alleged Australian war crimes
Mark Weinberg will examine Brereton report allegations that special forces soldiers committed war crimes in Afghanistan

Christopher Knaus

16, Dec, 2020 @8:22 AM

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Guantánamo’s last inmates detect a glimmer of hope after 19 years inside
Closing the notorious prison facility on Cuba will be complex and politically thankless. Is Joe Biden prepared to take it on?

Julian Borger in Washington

13, Dec, 2020 @7:45 AM

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Scott Morrison warned Australia is obliged to compensate war crimes victims
Human Rights Watch is ‘troubled’ by the PM’s suggestion the government is not considering reparations for Afghan families

Christopher Knaus

08, Dec, 2020 @1:01 PM

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UK soldiers 12% more likely to die than US troops in 'war on terror'
Study says poor equipment could be a reason for higher British fatality rate in Iraq and Afghanistan

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

04, Dec, 2020 @2:13 PM

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Afghan government and Taliban agree rules for peace talks
Breakthrough will allow start of negotiations to end nearly 20 years of civil war

Emma Graham-Harrison

03, Dec, 2020 @3:48 PM

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Taliban denies targeting media after 50th journalist dies in Afghanistan
Rising violence by militants raises fears for press freedom after US troops withdraw in May

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

03, Dec, 2020 @7:45 AM

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Australian army to investigate soldiers' use of dead Taliban fighter's prosthetic leg
Investigation follows revelation of pictures which show soldiers drinking from leg and carrying it on the battlefield

Rory Callinan

03, Dec, 2020 @7:28 AM

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The war crimes report has reawakened old traumas for Afghan-Australians | Nasreen Hanifi
It is imperative that the Australian government offer support to new and existing Afghan refugees

Nasreen Hanifi

02, Dec, 2020 @11:27 PM

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