• KABUL
  • KABUL, Afghanistan, 24 April 2014 - The sounds of car horns and the jingle of colourfully decorated trucks coming from Pakistan fill the dusty air as Afghan soldiers stand guard at the busy Pul-e-Charkhi checkpoint into Kabul city. (unicef.org)
  • In the harsh Afghan winter, barely getting by KABUL, Afghanistan, 12 February 2014 - Winter is always the most difficult time for Fereshta and her family. (unicef.org)
  • KABUL, Afghanistan, 18 December 2013 - Before arriving at the Charahi Qambar camp for internally displaced people, 16-year-old Agha LaLay had never attended school. (unicef.org)
  • KABUL, Afghanistan, 28 October 2013 - Before the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Shaima Alkozai feared only one thing more than the regime's harsh punishment: the fate of the millions of girls around her growing up without an education. (unicef.org)
  • Resuming activities in 1989 from a new base in Peshawar, Pakistan, CARE delivered assistance to Afghanistan from across the border until 2002 when it shifted its main office back to Kabul. (care.org)
  • Internet in Afghanistan began in 2002 after the Karzai administration took office in Kabul . (wikipedia.org)
  • Up from five functional internet service providers (ISPs) in 2003, Afghanistan supported twenty-two internet hosts and seven main ISPs, and a growing number of internet cafés and telekiosks (public access points located in post offices and at Kabul International Airport ). (wikipedia.org)
  • Its headquarters is in Kabul, Afghanistan. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recognizing that these needs were not limited to Herat, FINCA initiated an ambitious long-term expansion plan to spread across Afghanistan, beginning with Kabul and Nangarhar in 2005, followed by Balkh, Laghman, Kunar and Parwan in 2006, and Kunduz in 2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dara, Afghanistan is a village in Afghanistan, located in the mountains nearly midway between Herat and Kabul at 34° 16'N and 66°16 E Its mountainous location causes temperature variations from -20°c to 11 °C. most precipitation occurs in the Winter. (wikipedia.org)
  • Afghan
  • Freedom of expression is inviolable under the Constitution of Afghanistan , and every Afghan has the right to print or publish topics without prior submission to state authorities in accordance with the law. (wikipedia.org)
  • A squad of suicide bombers attacked Afghanistanホs intelligence service headquarters on Wednesday, killing at least one guard, wounding dozens of civilians and underlining the challenges facing Afghan security forces as international combat troops prepare to leave next year. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • In the opening times of the Soviet Afghan war (1979-1988), Kunar province saw some of the first rebellions against the communist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan. (wikipedia.org)
  • http://articles.latimes.com/2010/mar/07/world/la-fg-afghan-ghost-town7-2010mar07 "U.S. Marines advance in southern Afghanistan" Mujib Mashal Afghanistan Forces Struggle to Hold Firm Against Taliban in South: "Four districts, including Musa Qala and Nawzad, that were the focus of thousands of American and coalition troops during the 2010 surge are under Taliban control. (wikipedia.org)
  • اسمار, Afghanistan - Geographical Names, map, geographic coordinates Ganga Prasad Tripathi Indo-Afghan relations, 1882-1907 - 1973- Page 71 "Abdur Rahman, on his part regarded Asmar as part of Kunar, forming the frontier of Afghanistan in the direction of Chitral. (wikipedia.org)
  • troops
  • That the war continues after all this time - since the Soviets first sent troops into neighboring Afghanistan back in the closing days of 1979 - is in itself remarkable. (csmonitor.com)
  • The unspoken truth underpinning Donald Trump's latest policy on Afghanistan is that U.S. troops may never leave. (macleans.ca)
  • US military commanders are preparing to expand US operations in Afghanistan, including through the deployment of more US troops in a front-line combat role and stepped up air strikes, General John Campbell, the outgoing US commander in Afghanistan, told the Washington Post in an interview Friday. (whatreallyhappened.com)
  • Two NATO soldiers, one of them from the US, were killed in attacks in volatile regions of Afghanistan, the alliance said, a day afterfour US troops died in violence. (sfgate.com)
  • The attack comes at a crucial time for Afghanistan , days after President Hamid Karzai returned from Washington, where he met Barack Obama to discuss plans for security after US combat troops leave next year, and when diplomats have stepped up peace efforts. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Editor's Note: Khalid Koser recently returned from a field visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan, assessing the potential displacement implications of the withdrawal of the majority of International Security Assistance Force troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2014. (brookings.edu)
  • Camp Bastion
  • Prince Harry races out from the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow crew members, to scramble his Apache helicopter at Camp Bastion, southern Afghanistan in this photograph taken November 3, 2012. (yahoo.com)
  • Afghans
  • In addition to its community-based work, CARE Afghanistan advocates with and on behalf of vulnerable and marginalized Afghans for national and international policies that support and protect their interests and maximize their chances to break out of the cycle of poverty. (care.org)
  • humanitarian
  • The first posting in this series suggested that a combination of security, political and economic transitions in Afghanistan in 2014 may result in both an increase in humanitarian needs in the country, combined with a decrease in the capacity of the international community to deliver protection and assistance. (brookings.edu)
  • Bearing in mind such reservations, the predictions of international agencies and humanitarian workers in Afghanistan are coalescing around the following displacement scenarios. (brookings.edu)
  • Islamic
  • One of the major elements of FINCA's success in Afghanistan has been its deference towards Islamic banking principles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since its inception, FINCA Afghanistan has offered a line of sharia-compliant microfinance products, developed after careful vetting with local religious leaders, and confirmed through a fatwa acquired from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt (the world's most respected Islamic institution of higher learning). (wikipedia.org)
  • western
  • The few Western reporters who have braved formidable difficulties to get into Afghanistan tell of a grim and relentless conflict that - while involving occasional acts of terror from both sides - is increasingly marked by pervasive and ruthless measures from the Soviets. (csmonitor.com)
  • Western forces fighting in southern Afghanistan had a problem. (sfgate.com)
  • strategic
  • In an interview at the end of 2015, the former chief of staff to Colin Powell and retired US Army Colonel, Lawrence Wilkerson, outlined the realistic timescale he believes the US will be involved in Afghanistan, in addition to emphasizing the strategic importance of the country to the US. (whatreallyhappened.com)
  • On Monday, press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked repeatedly about Afghanistan and the strategic assessment that had just been completed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander there. (motherjones.com)
  • stability
  • In November 2006, this grant was augmented by $10 million through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of an $80 million rural microfinance project to promote development and stability in Afghanistan. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • Gibbs noted that Obama had yet to see McChrystal's review, but he said over and over that the Afghanistan war had been "under-resourced" for years by the Bush-Cheney administration and that "it takes a long time to implement" a change in strategy. (motherjones.com)
  • Yet the mission in Afghanistan, as defined by Obama, will take loads of time. (motherjones.com)
  • Around the time when the book was published by Sansai Books, again, part of the intention was to provide information about the current state of Afghanistan. (wikipedia.org)
  • military
  • The head of an international medical charity whose hospital in northern Afghanistan was destroyed in a U.S. airstrike says the "extensive, quite precise destruction" of the bombing raid casts doubt on American military assertions that it was a mistake. (whatreallyhappened.com)
  • In fact, recent reports have indicated that the US military has broken its record for civilian casualties every single year in Afghanistan, for the past seven years. (whatreallyhappened.com)
  • Several weeks ago, site co-founder Sharon Weinberger and I started pestering the military about the decision to send a microwave heat ray gun to Afghanistan . (wired.com)
  • security
  • that we have a government in Afghanistan that is self-sufficient, that we have a security force in that country that's able to deal with the challenges that are presented to it. (motherjones.com)
  • Rising insecurity in Afghanistan may not necessarily result in more displacement while by the same token increased security may not promote significant returns of those displaced within or outside of the country. (brookings.edu)
  • often
  • In Afghanistan, it's difficult and often dangerous for girls to go to school. (care.org)
  • For example, refugees who have returned to Afghanistan over the last decade have often made significant investments in the place where they have settled, and as a result will be reluctant to relocate again. (brookings.edu)
  • people
  • KHWAJA DU KOH, Afghanistan, 13 May 2014 - Flash floods and landslides in Afghanistan in the past weeks have affected 120,000 people across 16 provinces. (unicef.org)
  • What is happening in Afghanistan, however, deserves the attention of people of goodwill everywhere, not just because of the Soviet-American-Vietnam comparisons, but because of the nature of the Afghanistan war itself. (csmonitor.com)
  • But the resistance could not have gone on as long as it has without the substantial support of the people of Afghanistan. (csmonitor.com)
  • First, transitions such as those envisaged in Afghanistan will impact differentially on different people, in different places and at different times. (brookings.edu)
  • state
  • With the approval of the Telecommunications Services Regulation Act in 2005 (Telecom Law), an independent regulatory agency called the Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) was created out of the merger of the Telecommunications Regulatory Board and the State Radio Inspection Department (SRID) under the Ministry of Communications. (wikipedia.org)
  • border
  • Asadabad is in a mountainous region of the Hindu Kush mountains about 13 km (eight miles) northwest of the Pakistani border and 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. (wikipedia.org)
  • international
  • pdf) The Helmand Valley Project in Afghanistan: A.I.D. Evaluation Special Study No. 18 C Clapp-Wicek & E Baldwin, U.S. Agency for International Development, published December 1983 Phillips, Michael M. (2009-05-23). (wikipedia.org)
  • turn
  • This poses a dilemma for him: can he simultaneously keep Democrats from open rebellion by promising that Afghanistan won't turn into a Vietnam-like sinkhole, while preserving GOP support by standing firm on the war? (motherjones.com)