With a vast, empty desert as a backdrop, the militants recorded the execution of Khan Wali on video. As someone held a camera, the others encircled the condemned man to read out his sentence. "This is not brutality - this is justice," declared one of the executioners, who sported a black turban and a shaggy beard. "I swear to God that killing hi...
The Ministry of Mines announced Thursday that it would take the first steps toward opening the country's reserves to international investors at a meeting next week in London even as Afghans expressed a mixture of hope and doubt about the government's commitment to develop the country's newly documented mineral wealth.
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