Huffington Post: The opening of a family movie theater in Kabul means women can watch films in public for the first time in two decades. For many living under Afghan society’s oppressive rules, the Galaxy Family Cinema isn’t just about films – it means a few hours of freedom. When the Taliban took control of Kabul in
Associated Press: The Wakhan corridor, which has been named Afghanistan’s second national park, is the country’s most — perhaps only — peaceful region. But it is so poor, even for Afghanistan, that people get food on credit or barter for it, and children go barefoot during the long, harsh winters. The Ismaili Shiite Muslim community here
Tolo News: A depressed economy and poverty are among the reasons for the slump in shopping sales Kabul as Eid al-Fitr arrives. Afghans say increasing unemployment, the decrease in the value of the Afghani against dollar and prices hike have had a negative effect on the markets in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Kabul Zoo is experiencing a sharp annual rise in visitors as over 1,500 visitors on weekdays and nearly 5,000 over weekends come to see the animals, say officials The income from the zoo, the only one in the country, has increased by up to 40 percent over the past three months – compared to
VOA News Ayaz Gul May 31, 2016 ISLAMABAD—The number of Afghans who have fled violence and remain trapped in their own country has doubled over the past three years, says a new report by Amnesty International. A staggering 1.2 million people are internally displaced in Afghanistan, showing a dramatic increase from some 500,000 in 2013,
Tolo News: A number of residents from the mountainous region of Pamir in Badakhshan province, who traveled for 27 days to get to Faizabad city, said conditions are so bad in their area that residents are forced to eat grass as they have no food. These residents said they are in desperate need of help and appealed
Reuters: Zumba class is in full swing — in Afghanistan — a country where dancing was once prohibited under the Taliban’s strict rule. While on the streets of Kabul many women in the conservative society still cover up fully in a burqa, inside this secluded gym the atmosphere is more relaxed. Women and girls practice their
Khaama Press: The American actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has spoken against the exclusion of Afghans seeking refuge abroad, particularly in European countries amid persistent issues the Afghan asylum seekers are facing. Angelina who is also a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees expressed concerns regarding the exclusion of the Afghan refugees during
Khaama Press: Afghanistan has been placed among the world’s 10 least happy countries in a report released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in Rome ahead of the United Nations International Day of Happiness which is going to be celebrated on 20th March. The other nine countries are Madagascar, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Togo, Syria and Burundi.
The New Yorker: America’s war in Afghanistan, which is now in its fifteenth year, presents a mystery: how could so much money, power, and good will have achieved so little? Congress has appropriated almost eight hundred billion dollars for military operations in Afghanistan; a hundred and thirteen billion has gone to reconstruction, more than was spent