Strat Comms ace talking Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, UK; BBC World Service and UN alum; Usual caveats.
Eyad al-Gharib found guilty of aiding and abetting a crime against humanity
Israeli secret agents spent "eight months with the guy, woke up with him, slept with him, travelled with him".
The Afghan parliament on Monday approved the current fiscal year's budget with majority of votes after weeks of tensions between the two state branches over the document.
As a nation loses its ability to innovate, it starts to stagnate
Dot McCarthy says making £50,000 from goats butting in on calls gave her the "shock of my life".
Herat, the oasis town in the far northwest of Afghanistan, has been a flourishing Sufi and cultural centre at various points along its long, chequered history. Based on observations, conversations...