You can tell the story too
The historical events that led to the ongoing war
22 Nov 2010 11:05 GMT | Politics, Afghanistan, Russia, Vietnam
Watch part two
More than 600,000 troops participated in the Soviet Union's decade-long war in Afghanistan, the USSR's largest military operation since the Second World War.
Yet for many in modern Russia, and in other former Soviet countries, the conflict is one they would rather forget and is regarded with humiliation.
Al Jazeera found that many of those who returned alive are still disappointed by the lack of support they received and continue to bear the psychological scars from a conflict sometimes referred to as the USSR's "Vietnam".Veterans: Soviets in Afghanistan can be seen from Monday, November 22, at the following times GMT: Monday: 0130, 1230; Tuesday: 0630; Wednesday: 0830; Thursday: 0330; Friday: 0730; Sunday: 0030.
Source: Al Jazeera
After their son vanished, a Mexican family sought asylum in the US - but since then has been locked in detention camps.
Human Rights, War & Conflict, Latin America
Greece's new left-wing government wants to abolish detention centres for migrants who entered illegally.
Human Rights, Europe, Greece
Country's rapid urban expansion brings an increase in sand mining - and concerns over ecological destruction.
Poverty & Development, Politics, Environment
Derelict oilfield caught in a war zone contaminating drinking water and threatening tens of thousands of civilian lives.
Environment, Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict
One of India's biggest movie stars discusses his latest projects, his relationship with his fans, and politics in India.
Arts & Culture, Asia, Cinema
The untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Lebanon
After decades of corrupt rule, will a Chinese community's remarkable experiment in grassroots democracy succeed?
Politics, Asia, China
The history of modern Syria is offering an intriguing and incisive perspective on the current war in the country.
War & Conflict, Politics, Syria