Khaama: Anti-Taliban forces fire a mounted heavy machine gun into a deep valley from the top of a rocky mountain that has defied foreign invaders for decades. They are members of the National Resistance Front (NRF), which has emerged as the most visible Afghan opposition organization since the Taliban took control of Kabul ten days
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Seventy-year-old Haji Mirzaman laments as he fiddles with the wooden door on a beloved box camera he has used for 55 years. Just over a decade ago, he was one of dozens of photographers who still made a living in Kabul by shooting portraits with the primitive Afghan box camera, known
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday reported that 76 new cases of the coronavirus were positive out of 418 samples tested over the last 24 hours. So far, 97,199 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 9,297 known active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to data by
Ariana: Twenty-eight Coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Public Health said in a statement. Meanwhile, 319 new confirmed cases have been registered in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry said that the total affected people reached to 31,836 in Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link). Related
The Guardian (UK): The Women by Women project commissions local female photographers to tell the stories of trendsetting women and girls, in countries where the charity ActionAid works. The series starts with these stories of radical women in Kabul, including a street artist, a kickboxer and a politician. Click here for more (external link).
BBC News: War photographer Andrew Quilty travelled with the charity Save the Children across Afghanistan, capturing portraits of children whose lives have been devastated by conflict in the country. Across a series of portraits, the children describe stories of losing loved ones, physical injuries from mines, and having to flee their homes because of the fighting.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: A set of color photos show Afghanistan in a very different light. Click here to view more (external link).
Rare color photos from the 1980s bring the the U.S.S.R.’s “hidden war” to light. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 28, 2019 Click here to view more (external link). Copyright (c) 2019. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036.
Insider: On October 7, the US entered its 18th year of war in Afghanistan. What started as retaliation for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City has spiraled as insurgents like the Taliban have regrouped and restrengthened over the years. 2018 is projected to be the deadliest year in
Sofrep: A series of pictures depicting the Afghanistan not often shown in the headlines, not soaked in blood or rife with shell casings. Rarely is it an easy life, but it’s still not one you often see. Click here to view photos.