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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)

  Afghanistan timeline August 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, Afghan soldiers and three supsected Taliban fighters died in a clash.
A grenade was thrown at the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
In Kandahar, Afghanistan, An explosion occurred in the house of Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghanistan_timeline_August_2003   (2786 words)

The 1964 constitution proclaims Islam the "sacred religion of Afghanistan" and states that religious rites of the state shall be performed according to Hanafi doctrine.
In January 2003, the Supreme Court banned cable television nationwide on religious grounds, but the ban was subsequently lifted when the government passed a law in April allowing the resumption of cable services.
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.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2003/24467.htm   (3978 words)

 Encyclopedia: List of cities in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Herāt (Persian هرات) is a city in western Afghanistan, in the valley of the Hari Rud river in the province also known as Herat, and was traditionally known for wine.
Jalalabad (Persian: Jalālābād) is the capital of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, 150 km east of Kabul near the Khyber Pass.
Bamiyan province is one of the thirty_four provinces of Afghanistan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-cities-in-Afghanistan   (302 words)

 Afghanistan timeline August 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A group of rebel fighters attacked U.S-led coalition forces near the village of Shkin, Paktika province, Afghanistan.
In northeastern Kunar province, Afghanistan, rebels fired two 107mm rockets at a U.S coalition base in Asadabad.
Fifteen miles north of Spin Boldak, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Taliban forces attacked with rockets a government vehicle, killing five Afghan government soldiers and wounding three.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/afghanistan_timeline_august_2003   (2825 words)

 Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Between the fall of the Taliban after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the 2003 Loya jirga, Afghanistan was referred to by the West as the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan.
In August 1978 the American government commenced funding anti-government mujahideen forces with the intention of drawing the Soviets into intervention; with the government in danger of collapse, the Soviet Union intervened on December 24, 1979.
International efforts to rebuild Afghanistan lead to the formulation of the Afghan Interim Authority (AIA), as a result of the December 2001 Bonn Agreement, and later addressed at the Tokyo Donors Conference for Afghan Reconstruction in January 2002, where $4.5 billion was collected for a trust fund to be administered by the World Bank.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/A/Afghanistan.htm   (2348 words)

 August_2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Afghanistan: Soldiers are killed in a remote region (near the town of Shkin) near the Pakistani border.
Afghanistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai's spokesman comments that the issue of Taliban crossing into Afghanistan from Pakistan will be discussed during Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri's visit to Kabul.
Afghanistan celebrates its Independence Day amid one of the bloodiest weeks in a year, with heavily armed guerrillas killing at least nine policemen in the latest in a string of ambushes.
www.usedaudiparts.com /search.php?title=August_2003   (5188 words)

 MSF-USA: Afghanistan Information Page
The people of Afghanistan today face a harsh and desperate reality as a result of more than 25 years of war, shifting political leadership and years of drought.
Afghanistan's wars and natural disasters have caused massive population movements in recent years.
In 2003, under government pressure, many of the displaced returned to their homes or moved to new locations.
www.doctorswithoutborders.org /news/afghanistan.cfm   (860 words)

 Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Afghanistan to Take Guantanamo Detainees The Bush administration is negotiating the transfer of nearly 70 percent of the detainees at the US detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to three countries as part of a plan, officials said, to share the burden of keeping suspected terrorists behind bars.
Afghanistan has become the hub of a global network of detention centers, the frontline in America's 'war on terror', where arrest can be random and allegations of torture commonplace.
Afghanistan remains in the grip of the most debilitating drought in living memory, now in its seventh year.
www.interactorg.com /Afghanistan.htm   (7538 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - August 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Afghanistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai's spokesman comments that the issue of Taliban crossing into Afghanistan from Pakistan will be discussed during Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri 's visit to Kabul.
2003 California recall: Republican Darrell Issa, the person behind the effort of recall election of Gray Davis, quickly and without warning dropped out of the gubernatorial race.
2003 Nova Scotia election: the Progressive Conservative Party of Premier John Hamm is reelected with a minority government.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/August_2003   (7608 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)

 UN Involvement in Afghanistan - UN Security Council - Global Policy Forum
Despite these initiatives, Afghanistan remains a “failed state.” The authority of President Hamid Karzai, victor in the presidential election of October 2004, barely extends beyond Kabul’s suburbs and warlords are once again in control of most of the country.
While Afghanistan faces its deadliest phase of violence since 2001, a UN Security Council mission report warns that growing insurgency, corruption, impunity, increased opium trade and weak governance cause “despondency and disillusionment” among Afghans.
The absence of a strong central government in Afghanistan has rendered the voluntary disarmament of various groups in conflicts problematic, as they are reluctant to give up power amid instability and lawlessness in order to protect their own interests.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/afgindx.htm   (2956 words)

 Heritage Timeline - Aga Khan - 2003
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, August 25 - A M Khusro a distinguished academic, scholar and a towering personality; former Finance Commission chairman, chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation, president of the Federation of Indo-German Societies and chairman of the Institute of Economic Growth passed away in New Delhi on Sunday night.
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)

 Apology California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for August, 2003.
August 2003 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for August, 2003.
August 26, 2003 War on Terrorism: President Bush, speaking to American Legion veterans convention,...
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It argues that `post-conflict' peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan may depend on a dramatic expansion of institutionalized economic interdependence: this will not necessarily require obeisance to standard international policy paradigms and it will have to draw on existing patterns of interdependence, even though many of these are rooted in brutally exploitative war economy conditions.
Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S.; Establishment of a workable government; Election of the Loya Jirga, the country's legislative body.
As the war in Iraq seems to be ending, the war in Afghanistan seems to be horribly alive, particularly in the south of the country.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/afgha03/afgha03.htm   (3898 words)

February 9, 2003 - Citing credible threats that al Qaeda might be planning attacks on American targets, the U.S. government raised the national color-coded threat level Friday to orange, indicating a "high" risk of a terrorist attack.
The suspect was arrested in Nov. 28, 2003, and the Court papers filed by the government allege that a plot dated to March 2000.
August 2, 2004 - The Department of Homeland Security raises the terror alert at several large financial institutions in the New York City and Washington areas.
juliusblog.blogspot.com /2004_08_01_juliusblog_archive.html   (6598 words)

 Body and Soul: The birth of outrage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
March, 2003: British journalist Terry Lloyd, one of the few non-embeds, was wounded when coalition forces fired on his jeep, which was clearly labelled "TV." Six months later, it was revealed that he was wounded a second time when a U.S. helicopter gunship fired on the civilian vehicle that was transporting him to the hospital.
April, 2003: Taras Protsyuk, a Ukranian reporter who worked for Reuters, and José Couso, a cameraman for the Spanish television station, Telecino, were killed when an American tank fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad, where most international journalists were staying.
August, 2003: Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana was shot and killed when US troops in two tanks opened fire on him while he was filming outside Abu Ghraib prison.
bodyandsoul.typepad.com /blog/2005/02/march_22_2003_b.html   (8477 words)

 Bad Car Accident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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December 27, 2003 The European Commission announces it will attempt to parachute onto the front lines of Motley's crusade, investigative journalist Dan Zegart follows the attorney to a flight.
August 23, 2003 In Taiwan, President Chen Shui-bian is officially nominated by his personal bodyguard, General Mohammed Ibrahim Omar al-Muslit, a member of his role as the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2003.
caraccidentlawyer.2vv1.com /badcaraccident.html   (2585 words)

 2003 Network : Networking and Computing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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www.nrgpr.com /15-2003-Network.html   (1109 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   (1964 words)

 Think Progress » The 9/11 Timeline
The galaxy of warlords who tore Afghanistan apart in the early 1990’s and who were vanquished by the Taliban because of their corruption and perfidy are back on their thrones, poised to exercise power in the ways they always have.
With assistance from the Pakistani government, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man believed to be the key planner of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, was among three terrorism suspects arrested in a CIA-led operation early in a house outside the Pakistani capital.
In their biggest show of strength in nearly five years, pro-Taliban fighters are terrorizing southern Afghanistan — ambushing military patrols, assassinating opponents and even enforcing the law in remote villages where they operate with near impunity.
thinkprogress.org /911-timeline   (4848 words)

 Afghanistan Online: Chronological History of Afghanistan--Part IV
Soviet Union defeated by Afghanistan, total withdrawal by the Soviets occurred on Feb. 15, 1989.
August 20th--United States launches cruise missles hitting Afghanistan's Khost region.
September--The ex-king of Afghanistan, Mohammad Zahir Shah, calls for a grand assembly, or Loya Jirga to discuss ways of bringing peace to the country.
www.afghan-web.com /history/chron/index4.html   (1036 words)

 CNN.com - U.S. expected car bombings in Iraq - Aug. 19, 2003
As they have in other dangerous areas such as Afghanistan, American forces erected labyrinthine barriers around military and some civilian targets meant to slow down approaching vehicles and contain any explosions.
Some international aid organizations and the interim Iraqi governing council have offices inside the heavily guarded Coalition Provisional Authority compound in the Iraqi capital.
Before the August 7 Jordanian Embassy blast, the U.S.-led civilian authority in Iraq warned other countries it could not guarantee the safety of diplomatic people or property.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/08/19/sprj.irq.soft.targets   (801 words)

 Raw Story: Path of War Timeline
Throughout this period, and into 2003, Mr Blair was insisting in public that war was not inevitable.
Karen Kwiatkowski says: "From May 2002 until February 2003, I observed firsthand the formation of the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans and watched the latter stages of the neoconservative capture of the policy-intelligence nexus in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq...
As Bush leaves for an August vacation in Crawford, Texas, he agrees to take his case to the U.N. and asks his advisers to start preparing the speech.
www.rawstory.com /exclusives/muriel/path_of_war_timeline_613.htm   (5587 words)

 Events leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq: Aluminum tubes allegation
Despite significant criticisms of his theory from prominent experts in the field (see August 17, 2001) (see September 23, 2002) (see December 2002), Joe T. receives an award for exceptional performance from the CIA for his analysis of the intercepted aluminum tubes.
The paper describes the assessments of both the CIA and the Department of Energy, the latter of which does not believe the tubes are suitable for use as rotors in a gas centrifuge (see August 17, 2001).
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice learns that Department of Energy scientists disagree (see August 17, 2001) with the CIA’s assessment (see July 2001-2003) that a shipment of aluminum tubes intercepted on their way to Iraq (see July 2001) were to be used in a uranium enrichment program.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /timeline.jsp?timeline=complete_timeline_of_the_2003_invasion_of_iraq&specific_allegations=aluminumTubes   (5950 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland remove a woman's heart, rebuild its upper chambers from bovine and human tissue, and reinstall it in her body.[link]
Congressman William J. Janklow, the only Representative from the state of South Dakota, is charged with vehicular manslaughter for an accident on August 16 in which Janklow's speeding car ran a stop sign and hit and killed a motorcyclist.[link]
Afghanistan claims Pakistani based Taliban have killed many Afghan soldiers.
www.hostingciamca.com /index.php?title=August_2003   (7628 words)

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