KABUL — Dozens of women flock each day through the discreetly marked doors of Kabul’s Sahar Gul Cafe, Afghanistan’s first all-female Internet cafe…[read more]
KABUL — A man is captured as he rushes home with a fresh loaf of bread. A teenager is caught driving an old horse cart during rush-hour traffic. A filthy child is shot while scavenging for scrap metal.
All are “Stolen Moments,” a collection of images of everyday Afghan life taken by amateur photographers armed with iPhones…[read more]
RFE/RL correspondent Courtney Brooks caught up with Khaled Hosseini at the United Nations on World Refugee Day, where he spoke about the plight millions of Afghans face, both inside and outside the beleaguered country.
“Of the 5.7 million people who returned to Afghanistan, anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of them have not successfully reintegrated, and they end up either returning to Iran [or] Pakistan or being secondarily displaced because they don’t have access to…basic services that we need for day-to-day survival.” [read more]
“The first attacker was riding on a motorcycle and after the attack people gathered at the scene. The second suicide bomber walked through the crowd and blew himself up. Twenty-two civilians were killed and 50 others were injured.”
Wahid Mujda tells @RadioAzadi: [Arsala] Rahmani was the head of prisoners’ commission on the Afghan High Peace Council. And he was working on the issue of who should be released from prison. The suggestion had been made by Rahmani that five [Afghan detainees] at Guantanamo should be released [as part of a confidence building process], and the High Peace Council also had raised the issue several times. So Rahmani was one of the important and influential figures on the High Peace Council.”
-Wahid Mujda, a prominent analyst in Afghanistan on Taliban affairs speaks to Radio Azadi about the assassination of Arsala Rahmani, a former Taliban official and a member of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council who was shot dead in Kabul on Sunday (May 13, 2012).
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