The Local View ? Neighbourhood Cinemas and Alternative Film Projects

Many small neighbourhood cinemas invested in the future. The digital options for showing films are opening up new vistas for alternative projects. Not all of them are legal.... more more

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A new layeha for the Mujahideen

Wednesday 29 November, 2006

Supposedly wiped out after September 11, 2001, Taliban once again control half of Afghanistan. The group's leaders have issued a new book of rules. In a worldwide exclusive, the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche published the text of the new Taliban codex which addresses behaviour towards "infidels" and enemies of Islam, the administration of justice, and rules of daily life. It is published in English here for the first time.
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The new Taliban codex

Wednesday 29 November, 2006

The Taliban once again control half of Afghanistan. The group's leaders have issued a new book of rules. In a worldwide exclusive, the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche published the text of the new Taliban military codex and an interview with Mullah Sabir, one of the hard core of the Taliban cadre. By Sami Yousafzai and Urs Gehriger.
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Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: "It's simple, very simple."

Friday 11 November, 2005

Part three: Zarqawi moved effortlessly from one battlefield to the next, from the Iraqi desert to Berlin and into cyberspace. His Internet website was his own private stage. Hostages, the President of the United States and Europe's heads of state were just bit-part actors in a drama directed by him alone. The last part of our series. By Urs Gehriger
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Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: In the network of the phantom

Thursday 10 November, 2005

Part two: Young men travelled to Iraq to be knighted as warriors by Zarqawi. But for the Prince of Al-Qaida, only the most devout were good enough and they feared neither death nor torture. Part two in our series. By Urs Gehriger and Marwan Shehadeh
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Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: From green man to guru

Wednesday 9 November, 2005

Al-Qaida top terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed on June 7, 2006, when the US army bombed the house he was visiting. Before that, he was Al-Qaida's commander in Iraq and an idol for Islamists throughout the world - a man who took the knife into his own hands to slaughter enemies. Part One of a three-part series tells of al-Zarqawi's rise to be Iraq's most-wanted terrorist. By Urs Gehriger
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