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  Afghanistan timeline | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Afghanistan's elections postponed to September, owing to insecurity and the UN's slow pace in registering voters.
Afghanistan's rival factions agree on a new constitution, overcoming weeks of discord to set the country on the path to free elections.
US-led forces in Afghanistan say they have driven back a large concentration of Taliban rebels in the south-east of the country after some of the fiercest fighting since the militia was overthrown almost two years ago.
www.guardian.co.uk /afghanistan/subsection/0,1284,884042,00.html   (924 words)

In the spring of 2003, Mariya Sazawar, a journalist in Mazar-e Sharif, was accused of having insulted Islam in an article she had written about the formation of Afghanistan’s next constitution.
In April, the Ministry of Interior established a Human Rights Department to investigate human rights abuses by police, and this department was in the process of setting up local branches in the offices of Chiefs of Police in each province at the end of the reporting period.
In June 2003, twelve Pashtun Sunnis were killed in northeastern Helmand province in an attack on their bus.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2003/24467.htm   (3978 words)

 2003 - dKosopedia
April: Argentinian lawyer Luis Moreno Ocampo is elected the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
April 9: Baghdad "falls" to U.S. forces in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
April 11: International Solidarity Movement activist Tom Hurndall is shot in the head by the Israeli Army while he attempts to shield Palestinian children.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/2003   (1483 words)

 CBC News In Depth: Afghanistan
Vancouver carpenter is killed in northern Afghanistan, where he was completing construction of a school he had been working on for the past four years.
Rahman was accused in Afghanistan of converting to Christianity, but the case was dismissed for lack of evidence and suspicion that he may be mentally ill. Many clerics in Afghanistan had called for him to be put to death.
Abdul Rahman, 41, is jailed in Afghanistan and faces the death penalty unless he agrees to convert back to Islam, said the judge at the Shariah court.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/afghanistan/timeline.html   (4224 words)

Feb 1, 2003 - Six Americans and one Israeli die in the Space Shuttle Columbia as it explodes at 200,000 feet over Texas as it was attempting re-entry and landing.
The magnitude and timeline of what transpires with Iraq will dictate the number of troops that need to be deployed and the length of time it will take to deploy them.
March 20, 2003 -- At approximately 02:30 UTC or about 90 minutes after the lapse of the 48-hour deadline, at 5:30 am local time, explosions were heard in Baghdad.
www.indianamilitary.org /Timelines/2003.htm   (10706 words)

 Iraq War Timeline : Resources : Wage Peace Campaign : AFSC
To the contrary, he is deceiving.” He goes on to claim that the Iraqi leader “has shown utter contempt for the United Nations and the opinion of the world.” He announces he is ready to attack Iraq, even without a UN mandate.
24, 2003- The United States, Great Britain, and Spain submit a proposed resolution to the UN Security Council stating, “ Iraq has failed to take the final opportunity afforded to it in Resolution 1441.” The resolution concludes it is time to authorize use of military force.
July 13, 2003- Iraq's interim governing council, composed of 25 Iraqis appointed by U.S. and British officials, is inaugurated.
www.afsc.org /iraq/guide/war-timeline.htm   (1669 words)

 The Debate: Did oil influence America's decision to invade Afghanistan? Were the true motives for war declared? Read ...
The war on Afghanistan was sold to the public as a reaction to the attacks on 11 September 2001.
Afghanistan is one of the world's poorest countries, where such an enormous sum sum of money would have had extraordinary value.
The leader of the new US-controlled interim government in Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, was a key collaborator in the conspiracy to construct the major gas and oil pipe-line in the region, which was the hidden agenda of the US-led invasion.
www.thedebate.org /thedebate/afghanistan.asp   (2807 words)

 Heritage Timeline - Aga Khan - 2003
2003, October 8: KARACHI: The Aga Khan University is establishing a faculty of arts and sciences on a new 550-acre campus in the outskirts of Karachi.
Afghanistan has come a long way since the overthrow of the Taliban nearly two years ago but it remains far from achieving the stability needed to attract serious investment and wean itself off foreign aid.
2003, June 26 - Damascus, Syria, A model of revitalisation, the Souq al Saghir project in Masyaf was inaugurated on June 26th 2003 under the patronage of the Governor of the Hama Province.
ismaili.net /timeline/2003.html   (12374 words)

 Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The stated goal of this "April revolution" was to drag Afghanistan out of feudal existence.
Afghanistan produces 75% of the world's opium, says the UN During the 1990s, five or six provinces in Afghanistan were cultivating opium poppy.
Oil and gas are not the direct causes of the war in Afghanistan, but understanding the motives of long-term US policy towards that country is important.
www.oilempire.us /afghanistan.html   (3708 words)

 Complete 911 Timeline
We have also mapped the relationships between the events in the 911 timeline and the entities that are associated with those events.
This timeline is meant to be a comprehensive resource for anyone attempting to understand 9/11 and the “war on terrorism”; in general.
One of the strengths of this timeline is that it contains important nuggets of information that have been rescued from the obscurity of back page reporting and placed in their proper historical contexts.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /project.jsp?project=911_project   (2674 words)

 Taliban Timeline
Munguia was the first foreign aid worker killed in Afghanistan since the Taliban was deposed.
Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld claims that most of Afghanistan is now secure and that American forces had moved from major combat operations to stabilization and reconstruction projects.
Between 70 and 100 Taliban fighters were killed during a week of clashes in Afghanistan's southeastern Zabul province.
www.infoplease.com /spot/taliban-time.html   (1952 words)

 USAID Afghanistan: Kabul-Kandahar Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The journey from Kabul to Kandahar was an arduous trip that required two days to travel; much of the road (surface) and several bridges suffered considerable deterioration, damage and lack of investment over the years, particularly during two-and-a half decades of civil war and hostilities.
President Karzai stated that reconstruction of the country's principal road system is key to Afghanistan's economic recovery, as more than 35% of Afghanistan's population lives within 50 kilometers (31 miles) of the highway.
USAID reconstructed 389 kilometers (242 miles) of the highway; the government of Japan funded the reconstruction of 50 kilometers (31 miles) of highway, and the remaining 43 kilometers (27 miles) did not require resurfacing.
www.usaid.gov /locations/asia_near_east/afghanistan/road.html   (276 words)

 Lie By Lie
In this timeline, we've assembled the history of the Iraq War to create a resource we hope will help resolve open questions of the Bush era.
This is the second installment of the timeline, with a focus on how the war was lost in the first 100 days.
I found this conclusive and well-researched timeline of events (and nonevents) to be devastating.
www.motherjones.com /bush_war_timeline   (485 words)

 CNN.com - Rumsfeld: U.S. feels 'commitment' to Iraq, Afghanistan - Apr. 27, 2003
U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld speaks to reporters as he flies to the Mideast about the rebuilding of Iraq and Afghanistan.
During his stop in Afghanistan, Rumsfeld said, he will speak with Afghan leaders and U.S. military officials about the possibility of declaring that a "stabilization" phase is under way.
The United States agrees with calls by the United Nations and some countries for peacekeeping forces to be expanded throughout Afghanistan, Rumsfeld said, but "the problem was not a lot of countries wanted to step up with troops.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/04/26/sprj.irq.rumsfeld   (701 words)

The truth is that, for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy, we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason [to go to war].
Violence returned to the streets of Baghdad with a vengeance yesterday when at least 11 people were killed in a massive car bomb explosion outside the Jordanian embassy, leading to fears that guerrilla fighters may now be turning their attention towards so-called soft targets.
APRIL 23, 2006: A former top CIA official, Tyler Drumheller, reveals evidence that Bush was told before the war by a high-level Iraqi informant that Iraq did not possess WMD [CBS News, 4/23/06]
thinkprogress.org /iraq-timeline   (3691 words)

The dollar, now [2003?] a fiat currency, is at a 16-year trade-weighted high despite record US current-account deficits and the status of the US as the leading debtor nation.
In addition, the use of DU in huge bombs which throw the deadly particles higher and wider in huge plumes of smoke means that billions of deadly particles have been carried high into the air-again and again and again as the bombs rained down-ready to be swept worldwide by the winds.
Woodward told Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald that the official casually told him in mid June 2003 that Plame worked as a CIA analyst on weapons of mass destruction, and that he did not believe the information to be classified or sensitive, according to a statement Woodward released Tuesday [11/15/05].
mirrorh.com /timeline2003.html   (17676 words)

 USAID Afghanistan: Chronology of Major Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
New USAID Mission Director for Afghanistan Sworn In (PDF)
Afghanistan - Complex Emergency Situation Report #4 (FY 2003) (PDF)
USAID Funds Ministry of Water and Electricity in Afghanistan
www.usaid.gov /locations/asia_near_east/afghanistan/timeline.html   (913 words)

 Hobbes' Internet Timeline - the definitive ARPAnet & Internet history
Permission is granted for use of this document in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes as long as this Copyright notice and a link to this document, at the archive listed at the end, is included.
If you enjoy the Timeline or make use of it in some way, please consider a contribution.
Hobbes' Internet Timeline was compiled from a number of sources, with some of the stand-outs being: Cerf, Vinton (as told to Bernard Aboba).
www.zakon.org /robert/internet/timeline   (8031 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Iraq - Abu Ghraib
The American Civil Liberties Union releases U.S. army documents showing that photos of American soldiers posing with hooded and bound prisoners in Afghanistan were destroyed after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
The International Red Cross and several human rights groups complain that American troops have been mistreating Iraqi prisoners.
IRAQ MAIN PAGE TIMELINE U.S. Death toll, the numbers debate
www.cbc.ca /news/background/iraq/abughraib_timeline.html   (1304 words)

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