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.
The Taliban had outlawed dozens of seemingly innocuous activities and pastimes in Afghanistan during its 1996-2001 rule, including kite flying, TV soap operas, pigeon racing, fancy haircuts, and even playing music ... According to the Taliban’s strict interpretation of Islam, only the human voice should produce music – and only in praise of God.
She returned to Kabul in 2014 and has since become a star in the country’s new film industry ... intelligence assessment concluded that Kabul could fall to the Taliban as soon as six months after the U.S ... Just like young men and women elsewhere, many in Kabul follow the same Instagram stars and music icons as young people in India or Europe.
The Taliban outlawed dozens of seemingly innocuous activities and pastimes in Afghanistan during their 1996-2001 rule -- including kite flying, TV soap operas, pigeon racing, fancy haircuts, and even playing music ... According to the Taliban's strict interpretation of Islam, only the human voice should produce music -- and only in praise of God ... Kabul.
KABUL (AFP) - The Taliban outlawed dozens of seemingly innocuous activities and pastimes in Afghanistan during their 1996-2001 rule - including kite flying, TV soap operas, pigeon racing, fancy haircuts, and even playing music ... "When the music played, I felt a tremor passing through my body out of sheer joy," he said.
When Taliban fighters entered Kabul in 1996, they brought a measure of stability but also their fundamentalist rule, which outlawed all music as well as radios and TVs. A man carefully glances outside to see who is coming from inside a musical instrument shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 2, 2021.
When Taliban fighters entered Kabul in 1996, they brought a measure of stability but also their fundamentalist rule, which outlawed all music as well as radios and TVs ... Though he could have stayed abroad, the 32-year-old insisted on playing and teaching in Kabul “because my ...
Alex Lifeson of Rush has released two new instrumental songs and announced a brand-new signature electric guitar model with Epiphone. READ MORE ... The songs, KabulBlues and Spy House, mark the Rush guitarist’s first new music since 2012’s Clockwork Angels, the band’s 19th and final studio album ... ....
MohammadHusainSarahang, "the crown of Afghanistan’s music" – a title given to him after his death-- passed away 39 years ago in Kabul... Kabul's KharabatStreet is his birthplace, an area that once housed Afghanistan’s famed and most loved musicians, maestros and singers, many of whom had followed their ancestors in the pursuit of music.
Music had been banned in Afghanistan in 1996 by the Taliban, with those found playing or selling it imprisoned and tortured, and many musicians fleeing the country ... Dr Sarmast was in exile in Australia in 2001 but had begun negotiating the rebuilding of music education with the Afghan government and went on to found ANIM in Kabul in 2010.
"All public, private and supplementary schools must ban schoolgirls 12 and older from performing in music choirs in any ceremony and public programmes". It was this very letter by Kabul's EducationDirector, Ahmad Zamir Kawara, that caused outrage in the country ... "The director of education in Kabul does not outrank the minister of education.
The letter also stipulated that girls couldn’t be trained by a male music teacher ...Women across Afghanistan express themselves through music, with many using it as a coping mechanism in times of violence and war ... It’s a way for me to reach truth,” she said from a basement gym at a Kabul school where was practising music and dance with her students.
The Afghan education ministry says it is investigating a recent statement from the director of education in the capital, Kabul, which banned girls older than 12 from singing in public ... The Kabul statement banned girls 12 years and older from singing at school functions, and also banned older girls from having male music teachers.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A memo from Afghanistan’s education ministry banning girls 12 years old and older from singing at school functions has been causing a stir on social media, prompting the authorities to say it was a mistake and that its authors had misunderstood the objective.