Mon 22 Dec, AT 00:00
Giving up the war on drugs will save lives and help farmers
Tue 16 Dec, AT 00:00
A critic of the Taliban’s more extreme methods, Qadir is the kind of insurgent the Afghan government wants to talk to – but does he want to talk to them?
Pakistani government employees inspect burned-out trucks at a Nato terminal outside the northwestern city of Peshawar. On Monday Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid and torched 65 trucks due to carry supplies for coalition troops based in Afghanistan. In a similar attack on the previous day, militants torched more than 150 vehicles.
Harriet Logan fell in love with photojournalism because "it gives you a passport to walk into other people's lives" and tell their stories. In 1997, she was commissioned to walk into the lives of Afghan women living under the Taliban - where the so-called passport wasn't valid. It was a logistical nightmare, and given that taking photographs like Fahrida (1997) above – along with pretty much everything else – was illegal, the risks were manifold.