The militias of Afghan warlords have always occupied a dubious position in the life of the country. But Kabul relies on them as allies in the battle against the Taliban – a strategy, however, that is having the opposite effect. By Emran FerozMore
For weeks Palestinians have been demonstrating in Gaza every Friday along the border with Israel. The world is surrounded by images of violence. But there is also a peaceful cry for help, civil protest camps – and many active women.