During the Soviet war in Afghanistan the city continued to be an economic center and was relatively safe. Between 1992 and 1996, a civil war between militant groups devastated Kabul and caused the deaths of thousands of civilians, serious damage to infrastructure, and an exodus of refugees. Since the Taliban's fall from power in November 2001, the Afghan government and other countries have attempted to rebuild the city, although the Taliban insurgents have slowed the re-construction efforts and staged major attacks against the government, the NATO-led forces, foreign diplomats and Afghan civilians.
The Kabul River is little more than a trickle for most of the year, but swells in summer due to melting snows in the Hindu Kush Range. Its largest tributary is the Kunar River, which starts out as the Mastuj River, flowing from the Chiantar glacier in Chitral, Pakistan and after flowing south into Afghanistan it is met by the Bashgal river flowing from Nurestan. The Kunar meets the Kabul near Jalalabad. In spite of the Kunar carrying more water than the Kabul, the river continues as the Kabul River after this confluence, mainly for the political and historical significance of the name.
India’s interest has lately been underlined in spite of the unsettling political and military situation in Afghanistan, which may well permit the return of the Taliban to the seat of power in Kabul... Kabul has not had an ambassador in New Delhi for more than two years and it fell to this young diplomat to fill a big gap.
As well as being a well-known musician from California, he left behind a life of luxury in the US to set up the Miraculous LoveKids (MLK) organisation in Kabul that provided music training to children working on the streets ... “Being on the streets of Kabul, these children are vulnerable to the violence.
As well as being a well-known musician from California, he left behind a life of luxury in the US to set up the ‘Miraculous LoveKids’ (MLK) organisation in Kabul that provided music training to children working on the streets ... “Being on the streets of Kabul, these children are vulnerable to the violence.
KABUL. In traditional Afghan dress, regional costumes, Western outfits, and some in more revealing attire, young men and women walked a red carpet to background music, taking applause from a tightly packed audience in a sprawling Kabul cafe ... He ignored his family’s concerns and traveled through the night to Kabul for the first day of the event ... ....
She gained her popularity as a singer in the 1960s and 1970s in Afghanistan and was being credited for being the first among female singers to join the Afghan music industry after Mermon Parwin ... not continue her musical career.
By Nabilla Ashrafi, TOLOnews Reporter. - Edited.. Nabilla Ashrafi. TOLOnews Reporter ... @nabillaashrafi. Arts & Culture ... Artists and her friends described her as a key player in institutionalizing women’s place in music and singing in Afghanistan. She was born and raised in Kabul ... .
KABUL, Afghanistan (Tribune News Service) — His hair in a bun, face shadowed by his hoodie, Jawad Sezdah raps with his "homies" about Afghanistan's darkening future ...Music echoed as dusk fell on a recent Friday in Jawad Sezdah's studio on the other side of Kabul.
KABUL, Afghanistan — His hair in a bun, face shadowed by his hoodie, Jawad Sezdah raps with his "homies" about Afghanistan's darkening future ... The 27-year-old single mother of a 9-year-old son is one of Kabul's few female tattoo artists ... Music echoed as dusk fell on a recent Friday in Jawad Sezdah's studio on the other side of Kabul.