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Afghanistan

Afghanistan  

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Still a battleground between the Taliban and government and NATO forces.Afghanistan is a largely mountainous country: more than half the territory is above 2,000 metres. Its central highlands are the ...
George W. Bush

George W. Bush  

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(1946– )US Republican statesman, 43rd President of the USA (2001–9). The son of George (Herbert Walker) Bush, he worked in the oil industry before becoming Governor of Texas in 1995. The presidential ...
Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai  

(b. 24 Dec 1957).President of Afghanistan, 2004– Born in Kandahar, he studied political science in India before returning to Afghanistan in 1983, where he engaged in the struggle against Soviet ...
Northern Alliance

Northern Alliance  

A loose alliance of primarily Pashtun Islamic groups which took control of Kabul in 1992. It disintegrated in 1993, but the alliance was reformed in 1996 as its leaders retreated from the Taliban ...
Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf  

(1943– )Pakistani general and statesman; President (2001–8). Musharraf was born in Delhi, but his family moved to Pakistan after the partition of India (1947). Joining the army in 1964, he rose to ...
September 11

September 11  

(2001)The day on which al-Qaida terrorists struck at New York and Washington, killing over 3000 people. Four airliners were hijacked shortly after take-off by 19 suicidal terrorists: two were flown ...
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  

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(UNESCO)A specialized agency of the United Nations, founded in 1946 and based in Paris, which promotes international collaboration in education, science, culture, and communication. In education, it ...
war on Terrorism

war on Terrorism  

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The war launched by President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the outrage of September 11, 2001, when he vowed that the USA would use its armed might to destroy terrorist organizations and any ...

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