Afghan security firms outlast deadline

Order issued in 2010 for contractors to hand over to state-run authority in four months has been repeatedly put off.

    Private armed security firms in Afghanistan are supposed to be a thing of the past. 

    President Hamid Karzai signed a decree in August 2010 giving them four months to hand over to a new government controlled security force.

    But that deadline keeps getting pushed back, as Bernard Smith reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.