8 hrs ago
Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani shortlisted for Artraker Award ...
Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani shortlisted for Artraker Award - but she still has to dodge landmines to create her work Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets.
12 hrs ago
The Times of India
Afghanistan boldly raises its colours, like never before
Afghan soldiers march near the largest Afghan flag after an inauguration ceremony at Wazir Akbar Khan hill in Kabul on September 10, 2014. KABUL: To find a flag as big as the one hoisted over Kabul's historic Wazir Akbar Khan hill on Wednesday, an American would have to go pretty far - possibly as far as a Wal-Mart parking lot somewhere in the Great Plains.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Shashi Tharoor lauds Sushma Swaraj's visit to Afghanistan
Appreciating External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj 's recent visit to Afghanistan , Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said that the meeting gave out an extremely crucial political message and reflected India's priorities. "Sushma Swaraj has shown India's priority by meeting up top leaders in Afghanistan.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
WA deputy mayor recounts tense time as Afghanistan election monitor
As angry young men surrounded a bulletproof vehicle in Kabul pounding on the windows, election monitor Josh Wilson wondered what would happen next. At security briefings, it had been hammered home that under no circumstances was he to get out of the car, but that is exactly what his driver eventually had to do.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Austrian court unfreezes accounts of ex-envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's wife
Lawyer for ex-U.S. envoy Khalilzad and his wife says a court has lifted a freeze on bank accounts in Vienna An Austrian court lifted a seizure of bank accounts belonging to the wife of Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Nations, according to a lawyer representing the couple. The accounts were frozen after the U.S. Justice Department requested bank records from Austrian authorities last year.
How a soldier and cat saved each other in Afghanistan
Jesse Knott plays with stray cat named Koshka that he adopted while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Army Staff Sgt.
Kabul's Old City sees new lease of life
When workers began renovating Murad Khane district, a jewel of Old Kabul that breaks up the city's otherwise bland facade of concrete high-rises and blast-walls, it was hidden under piles of garbage. Now the teeming quarter is home to bustling bazaars, a revitalised calligraphy and woodwork school and a courtyard that won a UNESCO conservation award last year.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her visit to Afghanistan met Afghan President Hamid Karzai, ahead of the declaration of the results of the disputed second round of Presidential elections in the nation. Swaraj and Karzai held talks on a wide range of issues, including the political and security situation in the country, which has been ravaged by war in recent times.
Sushma meets Karzai seeks SCO help to stabilise region
India has reiterated its commitment to expand security and defence ties with Afghanistan, which is on the throes of an uneasy democratic transition, and will root for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation playing a greater role in 'stabilising' that region. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday in Kabul, offering Narendra Modi government's hands of partnership, a day before she goes to attend the SCO summit in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan.
Swaraj, Karzai agree to intensify security, defence ties
India on Wednesday assured all possible help to the Afghan people to realise their vision of a strong, independent and prosperous Afghanistan as the two countries agreed to intensify cooperation in areas like security, defence and reconstruction work in the war-torn country. India's assurance was conveyed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai and held a wide-ranging talks on political and security situation, ahead of the NATO drawdown later this year.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
The Daily Star
Abdullah takes Afghan election to brink of collapse
KABUL: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was locked in last-chance talks with the United Nations Tuesday as a deal to resolve the country's damaging election dispute edged closer to failure.
Travel to Afghanistan
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Doug Frantz has arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Chambersburg Public Opinion
US: Too soon to evaluate Pakistan offensive
U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or simply symbolic, but they say the operations have temporarily disrupted the enemy and sent insurgents fleeing into Afghanistan.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Obama Taps Veteran Diplomat to Be Afghan Envoy
President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
It takes two
IT SEEMS everyone wants the Afghan presidential election to be over and done with.
Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has packed up all his personal possessions and is ready to leave the palace, his spokesman said Thursday, even though the disputed election has failed to find his successor.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
TDS / Colbert
Hassan Abbas "is a Pakistani-American academic in the field of South Asian and Middle Eastern studies.
Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter
Sgt. 1st Class Tom Albert is with the Army's 2nd Engineers at the massive Bagram Air Field north of Kabul and he's overseeing operation Clean Sweep here.
Guardsman's timely return
Colour Sergeant Major Glen Goldthorpe with wife Jolene and baby Harry - All images remain crown copyright.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
U.S. sends two prisoners to Yemen from Afghanistan
The U.S. Government on Monday ended what appears to have been a four-year-long hiatus in the transfer of prisoners to Yemen, moving two men there from Afghanistan in what could be a precursor for releases of dozens of Yemenis held at Guantanamo Bay.