Tag Archives: Kabul

With relish, Kabul's middle class embraces the food truck trend

Kabul (AFP) – When the first Lazeez food truck arrived in Kabul many mistook it for a rickshaw & wanted to hail a ride — the yellow chassis & three…

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Afghans warned on celebratory gunfire ahead of soccer final

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has warned against celebratory gunfire after the upcoming South Asia soccer final against India, hoping to avoid a repeat of the raucous celebrations…

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Special Report: Pentagon thwarts Obama's effort to close Guantanamo

By Charles Levinson & David Rohde WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to persuade the group to…

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Regional conference backs resumption of Afghan peace talks

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A regional conference held in Pakistan on Wednesday ended with calls for the resumption of Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations & an agreement by Islamabad & New Delhi to…

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As tensions play out at home, powerful Pakistani general heads to U.S. for talks

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Days before Pakistan's powerful army chief was due to visit Washington for talks on regional stability & fighting militancy, General Raheel Sharif engaged in…

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The Latest: 5 dead in NW Pakistan after Afghan quake

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest on a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan felt across South Asia (all times local). 3:00 p.m. A rescue official in northwestern Pakistan says a massive…

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'Disaster' in Kunduz: the resurgence of the Taliban

Islamabad (AFP) – The Taliban's lightning seizure of Kunduz is an unnerving victory for a group which many had believed was fraying & a disaster in symbolic terms for Afghanistan…

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Afghan surgeon earns from rich to help pay for treating poor

By Jessica Donati & Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) – Plastic surgeon Abdul Ghafar Ghayur is practicing his own brand of welfare in Afghanistan, where access to healthcare is limited &…

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WEA–Global Weather-Asia-Celsius

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum & maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters & weather conditions as recorded for the previous day (Aug. 29 except Asia & Australia where data…

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Kabul bomb targets foreign contractors, kills mostly Afghans

KABUL (Reuters) – A car bomb targeting a convoy carrying civilian NATO contractors killed 12 people outside a Kabul hospital on Saturday, part of a wave of attacks in the…

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