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The Hip-Hop Heroines Of Kabul

4 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Taliban may no longer control the airwaves, but young women in Afghanistan still face torture and death for performing music. Meet the women who are pushing back – by rapping, singing, even playing the cello.”

Signing peace deal, Afghan warlord calls for an 'end to current crisis'

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan president Ashraf Ghani formalized a controversial accord with one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords on Thursday, a deal the government hopes will lead to more peace agreements.

Head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan says peace deal with warlord 'encouraging'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said on Friday that the Kabul government's peace deal with warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was an "encouraging" step that would bring a long-time belligerent into reconciliation with the government.

Violent past revisited as Afghanistan signs accord with notorious warlord

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan officials signed a peace deal on Thursday with a party led by one of the country's most notorious Islamist warlords, a move that inspired both hope and fear as it dredged up tension dating back decades.

Could this gemstone be the key to fixing Afghanistan's economy?

When you hear 'Afghanistan,' your first mental correlation probably isn't 'luxury gemstones.' What many don't know is that north of Kabul, Afghanistan, lays a region rich in emerald mines. SEE ALSO: 813-karat diamond was just sold as the most expensive diamond in the world Habib Mohebi is trying to change just that. Show More Summary

Ex-Afghan leader attacks new US combat rules, urges Taliban to talk peace

KABUL (Reuters) - Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sharply criticized new authorities giving the U.S. military greater freedom to fight Taliban insurgents, saying they were a further erosion of the country's sovereignty.

Afghan president expresses hope for peace deal with notorious warlord

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Monday a peace agreement with one of the country's most notorious Islamist warlords is close to being concluded, offering hope of progress toward ending decades of conflict.

Gunmen attack hospital in southern Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Two gunmen entered a hospital in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Monday, setting off a gunbattle with security forces in which one of the attackers was killed, officials said.

Ethnic tensions, Taliban attacks pose traps for Afghan leader

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban advances and a shootout between gunmen from rival ethnic groups in Kabul that carried echoes of Afghanistan's 1990s civil war have underlined the threats facing President Ashraf Ghani two years after he came to power.

15 Years After 9/11: LGBTs Must Overcome Islamophobia in Our Own Community

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay :

A “war on terror” that has affected millions from New York to Kabul, from Orlando to Aleppo, has left us vulnerable to repeating the same hatred towards others that we ourselves have been victim to.

SEAL Rescuers Just Missed Western Hostages

Navy SEALs attempted one of the daring rescues they're famous for after the kidnapping of an American and an Australian in Kabul last month—but officials say they missed the men by what was probably just hours. Officials tell the New York Times that seven insurgents were killed in the...

Afghan forces flee as Taliban militants push into another city

Regional official says clashes ongoing after surprise attack by hundreds of militants, but Kabul says with U.S. help, fight is over

Taliban forces sweep into provincial capital in Afghanistan: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban forces were fighting within the capital of Afghanistan's central province of Uruzgan on Thursday, threatening government offices as the leadership fled to the airport, officials said.

Small blast in Afghan capital during commemoration march

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion went off in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday as crowds gathered to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the death of Ahmad Shah Masoud, a leader of the fight against Soviet forces in the 1980s and an enemy of the Taliban in the 1990s.

The Taliban’s Mean-as-Hell New Warlord

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Mullah Sheerin Akhond, believed responsible for at least two ferocious attacks over the last few weeks, is taking the war to Kabul, and with a vengeance.

‘What I left behind in Afghanistan’

Five years after this solider left Afghanistan, his faithful interpreter sits in Kabul, jobless.

Saving Lives in the Face of Disaster

The world has gone mad. At least that's the way it seems. Not a single month has gone by in 2016 without a major terrorist attack somewhere in the world. Libya, Iraq, Burkina Faso, Baghdad, Somalia Turkey, Brussels, Kabul, Yemen, Orlando, Florida and Cameroon have all weathered terrorist attacks this year. Show More Summary

Fallen cities: how artists have captured ruins, from Kabul to Rome – in pictures

Architectural ruins and lost cities have fascinated artists throughout the centuries. A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, When Cities Fall, showcases impressions of crumbling heritage both imagined and real Continue reading...

Afghan Police Kill Three Kabul NGO Attackers, Save Over 40 People

The Afghan Police's Crisis Response Unit (CRU) killed all three attackers on CARE NGO in Kabul and rescued 42, local media reported Tuesday, citing Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi.

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