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Security is nationalised in Afghanistan - but will expats feel any safer?

Eighteen months after Hamid Karzai vowed to shut down private security firms in Afghanistan, it's finally happening. By July, all security contracts will have been handed over to the Interior Ministry-owned Private Protection Force, or APPF. Despite the upcoming deadline, many foreign companies still haven't made the switch. Poorly trained and barely equipped, the new guard force is perceived as an additional security threat to expats, already working in an increasingly hostile environment.

By Maeva BAMBUCK

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2015-01-23 Greece

Greek elections could sweep anti-austerity Syriza party to power

Greeks are set to turn out for general elections this coming Sunday. Opinion polls currently put the Syriza party ahead and in a good position to carry the vote. A coalition of...

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2015-01-22 Japan

Japan leading the way in iPS cell research

Imagine that any cell of the human body can be used to create stem cells: stem cells which are then able to generate cells from any other part of the human organism. Japan is...

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2015-01-19 India

Charlie Hebdo attack sparks debate on press freedom in India

The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris has sparked debate over in India too. Even though freedom of expression is a fundamental right guaranteed to all Indians, it comes with a long...

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2015-01-21 discrimination

Burma: New policies set to force Rohingyas into camps

Burma's authorities are laying the groundwork for a new plan which would discriminate against the Rohingyas. This Muslim minority has lived for many generations in this...

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2015-01-20 Russia

Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

In these times of international sanctions and economic crisis, the Kremlin is backing new projects to glorify Russian patriotism. These patriotic projects often idolise President...

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