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 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Afghanistan timeline
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   (915 words)

 A Timeline of Oil and Violence - Afghanistan
Afghanistan's interim ruler Hamid Karzai and the Pakistan president agreed to revive plans (47a) for a trans-Afghanistan pipeline..
Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai to hold talks with his Pakistani and Turkmenistan counterparts (47c) regarding a pipeline from Turkmenistan, through Afghanistan, and through Pakistan to the coast.
The annual US Government estimate for opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan was released Nov. 2004 (49): approximately 206,700 hectares of poppy were grown in 2004, representing a 239% increase in production over 2003 estimates.
www.ringnebula.com /Oil/Timeline.htm   (1675 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Afghanistan
Boneca is the 17th Canadian soldier to be killed in Afghanistan since the first battle group was sent to the country in February 2002.
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   (3430 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.
Experts predict that Afghanistan's 2005 parliamentary elections will face more difficulties than the 2004 presidential election because "a real transfer of local power will be at stake." Security concerns and unresolved election boundaries pose significant problems for the elections.
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   (2449 words)

 The Breadwinner
Men are forced to grow long beards, the national sport of Afghanistan is outlawed, all forms of political and religious dissent is absolutely forbidden, and so forth.
The recently adopted Afghan constitution states that "the citizens of Afghanistan - whether man or woman- have equal rights and duties before the law".
So far, women have been allowed to return back to work, the government no longer forces them to wear the all covering burqa, and they even have been appointed to prominent positions in the government.
faculty.tamu-commerce.edu /kroggenkamp/AfghanistanTimeline.htm   (594 words)

 The History Place - This Month in History
- Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. President, was born in Tampico, Illinois, February 6, 1911.
The gunman, an Italian immigrant, was captured and later sentenced to death.
Timeline of World War II in Europe
www.historyplace.com /specials/calendar/february.htm   (3058 words)

 Timeline of US Torture in Guantanamo, Afghanistan, and Iraq : July/August 2004 : Peacework
Peacework has been published monthly since 1972, intended to serve as a source of dependable information to those who strive for peace and justice and are committed to furthering the nonviolent social change necessary to achieve them.
This timeline is part of two lesson plans designed to help teachers create discussions about the prisoner of war torture revelations available at www.teachablemoment.org.
White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales in a memo advised President Bush to declare the prisoners in the "war on terror" to be outside the protections of the Geneva Conventions (for a description of the Geneva Conventions, please see the report at www.teachablemoment.org, American Treatment of Iraqi and Afghan Prisoners: An Introduction).
www.afsc.org /pwork/0407/040712.htm   (1605 words)

February 12, 2002 - Attorney General John Ashcroft on Tuesday called on "all Americans to be on the highest state of alert" after an FBI warning of a possible imminent terrorist attack.
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.
May 19, 2004 -- Newsweek reports that President Bush's top lawyer warned two years ago that Bush could be prosecuted for war crimes as a result of how his administration was fighting the war on terror.
juliusblog.blogspot.com /2004_08_01_juliusblog_archive.html   (6600 words)

 Flashpoints USA . America at War . In Focus . Post-9/11 Timeline | PBS
U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi issues a report to the Security Council concluding that the earliest that credible, direct elections could be held in Iraq would be late 2004 or early 2005, and recommends that Iraqis themselves draw up a plan for the makeup of this provisional government.
In a major expansion of the military's "stop-loss" program, the Pentagon announces that thousands of soldiers in units less than 90 days from deployments in Iraq or Afghanistan will be forced to remain in the Army past the end of their service terms, for the duration of their units' deployment.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously passes a resolution [PDF; requires free Adobe Reader] endorsing the June 30 transfer of power to the Iraqi Interim Government, with security to be provided by a multi-national force led by American troops.
www.pbs.org /flashpointsusa/20040629/infocus/topic_01/timeline_jan2004.html   (1923 words)

 Heritage Timeline - Aga Khan - 2004
H.H. 2004, September 6: Berlin - AFP - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer warned Monday that Europe was at a crossroads in the fight against terrorism and must engage in the Middle East or risk having conflict exported to its doorstep.
2004, June 16: In his May visit to Canada this year, the Aga Khan commented, "Canada is admirably positioned to share with the developing world her experience in humane governance to support pluralism." Unfortunately, this perspective doesn't stand up to the scrutiny of structural and cultural realities of pluralistic power sharing at home.
2004, May 21:Three years after the government of Tajikistan resettled hundreds of people to develop an arid region in the south of the country, many of the settlers want to go back to their old homes in the mountains because they say the experiment has failed.
ismaili.net /timeline/2004.html   (9672 words)

 CNN Programs - People in the News
In February, bin Laden appears in public at his son's wedding in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where the Taliban's spiritual leader lives.
He claims he was trained in urban warfare and explosives at an Afghanistan camp run by bin Laden.
In March, the battle intensifies in the mountainous terrain of eastern Afghanistan, where reports say bin Laden is located and, according to some, directing troops.
www.cnn.com /CNN/Programs/people/shows/binladen/timeline.html   (1132 words)

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The troops are the first of a force of 750 Canadian soldiers sent to Afghanistan in February, 2002.
Soldiers from the military unit that was mistakenly attacked in Afghanistan by a U.S. fighter jet in 2002 are part of the group.
Because of a decision that slashed the number of troops deployed to Afghanistan by almost two-thirds, Marin says the remaining soldiers are being forced to do double duty.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/scfcn/CTVNews/20050804/afghanistan_timeline_050804/CTVNewsAt11   (1158 words)

 Think Progress
And they were replaced by an election that took place in that country, and in terms of a government or a governing entity, they were gone, and that’s a fact.
Of that amount, $67.6 billion was requested for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and $1.4 billion was designated to repair hurricane damage done to military infrastructure along the Gulf Coast.
Today, as he often does, President Bush said we are making progress in Iraq and Afghanistan: “We are making progress in the march of freedom — and some of the most important progress has taken place in a region that has not known the blessings of liberty: the broader Middle East.”
thinkprogress.org /?tag=Afghanistan   (2288 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Country profiles | Timeline: Sri Lanka
2004 March - Renegade Tamil Tiger commander, known as Karuna, leads split in rebel movement and goes underground with his supporters.
2004 July - Suicide bomb blast in Colombo - the first such incident since 2001 - raises fears for the fragile peace process.
2004 December - More than 30,000 people are killed when massive waves, generated by a powerful undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, devastate coastal communities.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/country_profiles/1166237.stm   (1331 words)

 DefendAmerica - U.S. Defense Dept. War on Terror: 12/10/2004 - Edition 3
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2004 — Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz hosted a gala holiday dinner at the Pentagon Dec. 9 to express appreciation to wounded servicemembers being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center and their families.
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2004 — As Coalition forces expand across Afghanistan, anti-Coalition militants are becoming increasingly restricted in their ability to move.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Dec. 10, 2004— Most Marines relish their 'down time' when they get back from conducting maneuvers, but for one corporal with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, time away from his weapon is time wasted.
www.defendamerica.mil /archive/2004-12/20041210pm2.html   (443 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Country profiles | Timeline: Afghanistan
Karzai picks members of his administration which is to serve until 2004.
2004 September - Rocket fired at helicopter carrying President Karzai misses its target; it is the most serious attempt on his life since September 2002.
2004 October-November - Presidential elections: Hamid Karzai is declared the winner, with 55% of the vote.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/1162108.stm   (1369 words)

 Center for Cooperative Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The timeline will provide a detailed account of how our health care system has become the most expensive and inefficient system in the industrialized world.
The timeline on the United States’ use of incendiary weapons has been updated.
The timeline on the forged documents has been updated to include recently reported information.
cooperativeresearch.org /item.jsp?item=complete_timeline_of_the_2003...   (662 words)

 Pakistan Timeline 2004
Addressing a joint session of parliament, President Musharraf calls for a Jihad against extremism that he said was one of four "dangerous allegations" facing the country, and urged parliamentarians to prove themselves worthy of shouldering important responsibilities.
At least sixteen soldiers and 24 terrorists are killed and 22 troops sustain injuries during an operation against Al Qaeda and Taliban suspects in the South Waziristan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan.
US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, says in Kabul that the Al Qaeda, Taliban and Hizb-e-Islami elements were still in Pakistan and blamed them for cross-border terrorist activities.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/countries/pakistan/timeline/2004.htm   (7465 words)

 Information Please: 2004
The film won the Palme d'Or (the top prize) at the Cannes International Film Festival in May. In its opening weekend in late June, Fahrenheit 9/11 took in nearly $22 million at the box office to become the highest-grossing documentary of all time.
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake created an enormous scandal when Timberlake ripped the bodice of Jackson's costume during the halftime show of February's Super Bowl XXXVIII, exposing her right breast, which was pierced and adorned with a brooch.
See 2004 People in the news for biographies of entertainers and newsmakers.
www.infoplease.com /year/2004.html   (1409 words)

 Center for Cooperative Research
Almost five hundred entries have been added or updated in the 9/11 timeline (488), Iraq timeline (61), and the Venezuela timeline (23).
The 9/11 timeline has also undergone a major reorganization and has seen the addition of several new categories.
The project, titled The use of Islamist militants by American and Israeli militarists—The War in Afghanistan to September 11 and beyond, consists of nine different categories and 162 entries.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /index.jsp   (662 words)

 Afghanistan Online: Chronological History of Afghanistan--Part IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Soviet Union defeated by Afghanistan, total withdrawal by the Soviets occurred on Feb. 15, 1989.
US states its intent was to destroy so called terrorist bases/training facilities used by Osama bin Laden and his followers.
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   (1050 words)

 The Washington Monthly
So: raise payroll taxes on the middle class to create a surplus, then cut taxes on the rich to wipe out the surplus and create a deficit, and then sorrowfully announce that the resulting deficits mean that the Social Security benefits already paid for by the middle class need to be cut.
But there was at least one very concrete proposal in his speech: we have a "solemn obligation" to finish the job in Iraq and Afghanistan, but at the same time our military is dangerously overextended.
But the denials really don't wash. There's just too much evidence that resources were pulled out of Afghanistan as early as spring 2002, that our commitment to Afghanistan has been weak and our ongoing operations have been starved for funding and manpower, and that the administration has been suspiciously unwilling to lean hard on Musharraf.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /archives/monthly/2004_02.php   (10259 words)

 CBSNews.com Timeline
The international Red Cross submits a 24-page report to U.S. authorities describing prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, including the deaths of unarmed prisoners who'd been shot from watchtowers.
The criminal investigation of the Abu Ghraib case is completed, according to a timeline given by Pentagon spokesman Larry Di Rita.
Criminal charges are filed against six military police officers as a result of the abuse investigation.
www.cbsnews.com /elements/2004/05/07/iraq/timeline616248_0_main.shtml   (1226 words)

 USAID Afghanistan: Chronology of Major Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
You are here » USAID Home » Locations » Asia and Near East » Afghanistan
Iraq and Afghanistan: Accomplishments and Next Steps--Testimony of Administrator Andrew S. Natsios
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
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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)

 NucNews - February 2, 2004
Alternatively, the weapons could be stored at other operational or satellite bases further to the west, near the Afghanistan border, where the F-16s would pick up their bombs.
In February 2003, American officials showed Pakistani officials satellite images of Iran's large centrifuge complex, whose existence was disclosed by Iranian dissidents.
A Department of Energy official who would speak only on background said the reason the coalition's current funding was in jeopardy was because the pot of money it comes from is designated both for worker retraining and community involvement.
nucnews.net /nucnews/2004nn/0402nn/040202nn.htm   (20369 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.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair apologizes for any mistreatment Iraqi prisoners may have suffered at the hands of British troops.
IRAQ MAIN PAGE TIMELINE U.S. Iraq: Insurgency and Uncertainty Iraq: Dangerous Days Saddam Hussein Saddam captured: Editorial cartoons Saddam: The Rise and Fall
www.cbc.ca /news/background/iraq/abughraib_timeline.html   (1294 words)

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