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Presents an overview of the Central Asian nation of Afghanistan. General information; Details on the people and culture of the country, including information on the population, native people, health care, education, food, arts and entertainment, and holidays; Description of the geography and environment of the area, with a focus on the topography, natural resources, plants and animals, and climate; Overview of the country's economy, industries, agriculture and tourism; Structure of the government; Fun facts.
Afghanistan, an overview (Canadian perspective)
The article presents an introduction to the controversy over Canada's role in the war in Afghanistan. The war is explained as a means of uncovering terrorists based in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. The debate concerning the role of Canadian troops as peacekeepers and rebuilders or as combat troops is discussed. Key terms including "Al-Qaeda," "Highway of Heroes," and "Taliban" are offered, along with context for the debate.
Afghanistan - World Book encyclopedia
This article presents an overview of the city of Kabul, the capital ofAfghanistan. The capital has experienced little peace or prosperity over the last several decades. A historical overview of the city is offered. Particular focus is given to Kabul's landscape, ethnology, economical aspects, and landmarks, such as Bala Hissar, an old fortress, and several famous mosques.The article also offers several trivial facts pertaining to the world capital.
Chapter 8 of the book "Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival" is presented. It examines the changes that occurred in Afghanistanafter the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) government replaced Mohammed Daoud's regime. Said changes include the surfacing of violence in the state-society relations, change in the societal structure ofAfghanistan, and the collapse of Afghanistan's sovereignty. The factors which contributed to these changes are discussed.
For 10 years, ever since the end of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, the world has witnessed amazing progress for women in that country.
A quarter of lawmakers are female. Nearly half of students are girls. Women work alongside men in government. Their health has greatly improved. And women's rights are enshrined in the Constitution...
Chapter 2 of the book "Afghanistan: The Mirage of Peace" is presented. It cites the values or the identity of Afghani wherein petty harassment has become ordinary in their culture which manifests their no respect for age and sexual aggression. It explores the root and ground for Afghan values which are essential to the way society functions, as well as how most individuals perceive themselves.
The article presents an argument against Canada's involvement in the War on Terror in Afghanistan. It is the author's opinion that participation has impacted Canada's domestic security and civil liberties. A brief history of the War on Terror, beginning with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, is presented. The arrests of Canadian Maher Arar for suspected involvement with the militant Islamic organization al-Qaeda and of 17 Muslim men in Ontario are also discussed.
The War on Terror: an overview (Canadian perspective)
The article presents general information regarding the U.S. war on terror. The author reviews U.S. and Canadian legislation passed in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S., including the Anti-Terrorism Act, the U.S. Patriot Act, and a comprehensive border agreement. Canada's role in the U.S.-led military mission to Afghanistan is discussed. The Canadian approach to the war on terror is described as supporting defense, diplomacy, and aid to developing countries.