Forbes: Their robot may have permission to travel, but six teenage Afghan inventors are staying put this summer. They’ve been rejected for a one-week travel visa to escort their robot to the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge – an international robotics competition happening in Washington DC in mid-July. Click here to read more (external link).
HNN: Hollywood loves to make war movies. Some are resoundingly patriotic and optimistic, despite the carnage, while others are frank about the ambiguity of American wars and even about their uselessness. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: In February 1961, Mary MacMakin arrived in Afghanistan with her husband and four children, landing on a snow-strewn runway in the capital, Kabul. It was a trip into the unknown for the 31-year-old aid worker and her family. Little did MacMakin know that her trip would kindle a decades-long dedication
Fox News: Every day, just before sunrise, a hunched figure moves down the mountain from his mud-hut home in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, ready to work from dawn to dusk collecting wood, cutting stones and using them to build houses. Only this is no ordinary mountain man. This is Abdul Satar, known by locals simply as “Sheikh.”
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 7, 2017 Pope Francis has criticized the naming of the U.S. military’s biggest nonnuclear explosive as “the Mother of All Bombs,” saying motherhood should not be associated with a deadly weapon. Speaking to students at the Vatican on May 6, the Pope said he was “ashamed” when he heard the
Tolo News: Lion enclosures at Kabul Zoo have been empty for years, but this week four African lions, rescued from smugglers at Spin Boldak crossing in Kandahar, took up residency. Kabul Zoo’s last lion was Marjan, who originally came from China but died three years ago after falling ill. However, the new residents, seized by
ISLAMABAD, April 2 (Xinhua) — At least seven Afghan nationals were killed and three others injured in a road accident in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan Province Sunday afternoon, local Urdu media reported. A van carrying Afghan nationals hit into a truck coming from opposite direction in the province’s Chagai district, located near Pakistan-Iran border, the Express
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 12, 2017 At least 31 Taliban militants, including a local commander, have been killed and nine others injured in a military operation carried by security forces in southern Afghanistan, government officials said. The operation took place in the province of Helmand during the past 24 hours, the provincial government’s media
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News March 10, 2017 ISLAMABAD — The attack in Kabul that killed at least 30 people this week, claimed by the Islamic State militants, was different in strategy from the group’s past assaults. Those, like the one on a Shi’ite Hazara minority group protest in Kabul last year, had been simpler. Large public
Global Research: Almost everyone I spoke to in Afghanistan agrees that things are rapidly moving from bad to rock bottom. Afghans, at home and abroad, are deeply pessimistic. With hefty allowances and privileges, at least some foreigners based in Kabul are much more upbeat, but ‘positive thinking’ is what they are paid to demonstrate. Historically one