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Rob McBride

Asia

Afghanistan bus lanes to reduce congestion

Transport bus lanes are the latest idea put forward in Kabul to ease traffic jams. The war against the Taliban and other groups is a priority for the government. But stressed drivers say something has to be done to help them. Rob McBride reports.

Asia

Afghans doubt increasing foreign troops would bring real change

Recent advances by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan are high on the agenda at a NATO defence ministers' meeting in Brussels on Thursday.

Asia

E-commerce makes its debut in Afghanistan

Shah Faisal, a young entrepreneur in Afghanistan, is overcoming the odds to introduce online shopping to the capital Kabul. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Kabul.

Asia

Kabul security eases three weeks after truck bomb blast

Security checks have been eased in the Afghan capital Kabul, three weeks after a massive truck bomb explosion killed and injured hundreds of people.

Asia

Afghanistan struggles with Pakistan’s repatriation of refugees

Hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees who have lived for years in neighbouring Pakistan are being forced to return home.

Asia

Afghans grieve after attack on Shia mosque

At least four people were killed on Thursday in bombing of a Shia mosque in Kabul. Continuing violence in Afghanistan has seriously damaged confidence in the government. The minority Shia community feels especially vulnerable.

Asia

Businesses still affected two weeks after massive Kabul blast

Afghanistan's capital is under a virtual lockdown, nearly two weeks after a suicide bombing that killed more than 100 people. Roadblocks and constant traffic jams are affecting businesses, which are said to be losing thousands of dollars a day.

Asia Pacific

Chinese development project puts ecosystem at risk

A mega project outside the Chinese capital Beijing is raising concerns about pollution. The area will eventually become home to more than five million people and is seen as a legacy project for President Xi Jinping.

Asia Pacific

North Korea issue dominates talks at Asia Security Summit

North Korea was high on the agenda at a regional security summit in Singapore. James Mattis, the US defence secretary, offered reassurances to Asian allies about Washington's commitments in the region

Asia Pacific

China: Concerns over cyber-security law's impact on foreign firms

A new law that gives the Chinese government greater control over the internet has come into force.

Asia

Afghanistan's displaced face discrimination

A surge in fighting in Afghanistan has led to an increase in the number of internally displaced people. The UN says more than 70,000 people have been forced from their homes so far this year.

Asia

Afghanistan workers hit by job losses

Afghanistan is facing a jobs crisis as the withdrawal of international troops and cuts in foreign aid hurt the economy. Workers in all sectors are suffering as a result.