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WATCH: Afghanistan And Pakistan: Lessons And Prospects

Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 11:30 - 12:30pm MDT (1:30 - 2:30pm EST). The long war in Afghanistan is ending, and, with his presidency, so is our strained relation...

Foreign Advisers Killed In Suicide Attack Outside Kabul Airport

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

KABUL, July 22 (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign ad...

Car Bomb Kills Scores In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, k...

A Break(dance) From the Elections: The Streets Hit the Kabul Stage

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Payvand Seyedali

In the midst of elections chaos, as allegations of fraud, ensuing demonstrations, and occasional disturbing silences rock through Kabul, these under-18s seem to have better things to do.

10,000 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Art in Public Space

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

As much as I was grateful for the opportunity to share the results of my work within these spaces, I couldn't help but think that the traditional gallery space format was too constraining.

Gunmen Attack Major Kabul Hotel

Reuters | Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, March 21 (Reuters) - A Taliban assault on the restaurant of a luxury hotel, considered one...

The Amazing Graffiti Art in the Ruins of the Darul Aman Palace

Paula Froelich | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts
Paula Froelich

On the edge of Kabul, Afghanistan, framed by the snowy peaks of the Hindu Kush, lies the Darul Aman Palace, the former home of Afghan King Amanullah Khan.

Street Art And Graffiti From Kabul To Brooklyn

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.26.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Afghanistan is not the first place you think of when someone says "street art scene," and Kabul would certainly be sort of low on your list of urban a...

Book Review: Pomegranate Peace

Peter Van Buren | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Pomegranate Peace, a new novel by Rashmee Roshan Lall, is a funny, sad and all-too-true piece of fiction about the failure of U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. The novel is also a cookbook.

The 'Taverna Du Liban' Bombing -- An Eleventh Hour Wakeup Call

Marco Reininger | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Marco Reininger

The bombing is a bitter reminder of rampant self-deception in occupied Kabul, with its "Ring of Steel," and police checkpoints. A place where I myself became guilty of the perpetuation of talking vs. doing. It's a wake up call and broad hint to the fact that crunch time has begun.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

We must never forget the full range of Dr. King's vision, nor the full tragedy of the world he sought to heal, nor the revolutionary spirit which he saw as our only hope of achieving his vision -- making do with everything we have to try to keep freedom ringing.

A Treasure Gone in Kabul

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Rahilla Zafar

Taverna was so well guarded and a place you couldn't help but feel safe. Of all the places in Kabul, it was also one where many of us felt the most welcomed.

The Slaughter of Foreigners in a Restaurant in Kabul Exposes Dangers of Nightlife in a Warzone

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

I believe the terrorist outrage against this brave band of foreign civilians who traveled from their safe homes to rebuild war-torn Afghanistan presages future attacks on the safety bubble of Kabul. As U.S. troops are coming home in waves, ending America's longest war, the Taliban insurgents are becoming emboldened and moving closer to the capital.

Restaurant Attack Shifts Front Line Of Afghanistan War

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

By Jessica Donati KABUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - For Kabul's expatriate crowd, a visit to a restaurant in the Afghan capital's well-guarded...

U.S. Condemns Deadly Taliban Attack In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is condemning a deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan, saying there is "no possible justification" for killing pe...

Several UN Personnel Killed In Attack On Popular Restaurant in Afghan Capital

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says three United Nations personnel have been killed in the "horrific attack" on a Kabul restaur...

Suicide Bomber Targets Popular Kabul Restaurant

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul's police chief says at least 13 people, including foreigners, have been killed and at least four wounded in a suicid...

U.S. Soldiers in Somalia and the Pentagon's Unlearned Lessons

Michael Shank | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?

Locked in Winter

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
Kathy Kelly

As many as 35,000 displaced persons are now living in the slum areas in Kabul alone. The fire in the Chaman e Babrak camp extended to adjacent homes, swiftly rendering nine families homeless in the midst of already astounding poverty.

Afghan Street Children Beg for Change

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Kabul, Afghanistan is "home" to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war.

'Eyes Wide Open, an Afghan Journey': Photos by Pia Torelli

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"My pictures show great devastation, but also many cheerful faces, especially those of children at schools. The reconstruction of many schools, above all, seems to give hope to the Afghan people."

War and Enlightenment in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
Kathy Kelly

As for conditions among women in the area where the Fort Carson infantry are stationed, it's worth noting that Kandahar is one of several southern provinces in Afghanistan where the UN reported, in September, 2012, that one million children suffer acute malnourishment.

The Paradoxical Afghan/Iran Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Humanitarian crises, sectarian clashes, and terrorism in Afghanistan will inevitably impact Iran. The Iranian government holds no illusions about Afghanistan's myriad of problems, nor is there any expectation that these will soon be resolved.

Girls' Schools in Afghanistan Wonder 'What Tomorrow Brings'

Beth Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Beth Murphy

Their desire for education is palpable. The support from parents -- mothers and fathers --to educate their daughters is real. And the learning that is happening? That is the greatest hope for the future of all.

Lessons From a Harem: An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.28.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

An American Bride in Kabul throws down the gauntlet to Western feminists who refuse to condemn these practices. It is a challenge that is at the very least worth hearing.