19 hrs ago
People's Daily Online
Not even Taliban could stop the love for books in Afghanistan
"I have been running this book store since the 1960s and kept it open for book lovers even during Taliban's brutal reign," Hajji Shah Mohammad, owner of the bookstore, told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Wed May 22, 2013
Afghan president Hamid Karzai hands India weapons 'wish list'
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Tue May 21, 2013
Poonam Bhagat's summer collection, a slice of Samarkand, Bokhara
New Delhi, May 21 : Poonam Bhagat offers a mix of contemporary silhouettes with a traditional twist with her latest summer-spring collection.
Mon May 20, 2013
With end of Afghan war in sight, Europe pushes business
The European Union threw its weight behind developing Afghanistan's small but promising private sector this week, in the hope that business can usher in stability and peace once foreign troops leave by the end of next year.
Sat May 18, 2013
Afghan village gold mine lures modern-day prospectors
QARA ZAGHAN: After scrambling up a steep mountainside in north Afghanistan, Morad Ali crouches beside a gap cut in the slope and touches some reddish-brown rock.
Fri May 17, 2013
Tsongas, after 5th trip to war-torn nation: Afghan women are making great strides
A little more than a decade later and with the Taliban long since overthrown, the prospects for women living in Afghanistan are brighter than ever, said U.S. Rep.
Wed May 15, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Apply for asylum, translators told
The Defence Minister, Jonathan Coleman, said the interpreters had found new jobs with the Norwegian military after the SAS left.
National Public Radio
Heavy Metal In Kabul? It's The Music, Not The Munitions
Solomon "Sully" Omar performs with the Afghan metal band District Unknown at the third annual Sound Central Festival in Kabul earlier this month.
Afghan village gold mine lures...
After scrambling up a steep mountainside in north Afghanistan, Morad Ali crouches beside a gap cut in the slope and touches some reddish-brown rock.
Tue May 14, 2013
Much of $1bn Afghanistan tax bill is bogus, says US
The Afghan government has charged a tax bill of nearly $1bn to foreign firms working for the US military and government over the last five years, but there is no legal basis for many of the charges and levies, a US watchdog has found in a damning new report released on Tuesday.
Video: British troops will serve longer tours
MPs have sought assurances that UK troops serving longer tours in Afghanistan will not have their lives put at risk.
Afghan-American composer Omar Akram discusses his career
The music of Grammy -winning composer Omar Akram cannot easily be summed up in one neat little genre.
Mon May 13, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Asia in Pictures
Brides from the Pal community attended a mass wedding during the Akshaya Tritiya festival in Bhopal, India, on Monday.
The Times of Trenton
Opinion: Peace Corps volunteer recalls a once peaceful future in Afghanistan
My most dangerous moment in Afghanistan came while riding my bike through the deserted streets of Kabul one evening.
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan Launch Caspian Rail Link
Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have launched a direct railway linking their oil-and-gas-rich Caspian Sea regions, bypassing Uzbekistan.
NATO's Plan for Afghanistan Post-2014: A - Stable Instability'
Many Americans think we're winding down in Afghanistan by the end of next year, for better or for worse.
The Charlotte Observer
Taliban say will 'soon' release remaining Turks
KABUL, Afghanistan A Taliban spokesman says four remaining Turks held by the militant group will be released shortly, without offering further details.
Sun May 12, 2013
Asrlar Sadosi 2013
On 4-5 May Asrlar sadosi traditional festival of culture took place in Navbahor district of Navoi region.
Sat May 11, 2013
Voice of America
Ryan Crocker to Join US Broadcasting Board
President Barack Obama has announced he will nominate former Ambassador Ryan Crocker to join the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America and other government-supported international broadcast media.
Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns' Travel to Afghanistan
Deputy Secretary of State Burns arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan May 11, 2013. The Deputy Secretary will lead U.S. participation at the second meeting of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Commission, created to advance cooperation and monitor progress made in advancing the U.S.-Afghanistan Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement.