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Hard cash vs. heritage in Afghanistan

Time Magazine has posted an interesting article examining the debate in Afghanistan between harvesting the country's resources and protecting it's herritage. Many in Afghanistan hold that the country's future lies underground, in vast mineral deposits with the potential to boost the country's economy for decades. Nowhere is that more true than

A thousand workers race to save Buddhist relics

A thousand workers are rushing to recover as many Buddhist artifacts as they can from the sites of ancient monasteries in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan before the site is destroyed by a copper mining company. The site, a former training camp of Osama bin Laden, has been leased to a Chinese mining