Khaama Press: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday approved the restoration work of the historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace in capital Kabul. The President informed regarding the approval of the restoration work of the palace in an online statement posted on official Twitter account. “Shattered Dar-ul-Aman Palace is a reminder of our darkest days. Thus, I’ve approved its
ACLU: Today, after more than a decade of legal battles and stonewalling, the Department of Defense released 198 photos relating to prisoner abuse by U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. The photos were released in response to an ACLU lawsuit that we have been litigating for almost 12 years. But what they don’t show is a much
Mashable: When Zakia falls in love and demands to marry someone from a different religion and ethnic group in defiance of her father’s wishes, it’s seen as a terrible offense, and her furious family members vow to kill her and the man she loves. So far, Zakia and Ali have so far escaped that fate. Their story begins
Xinhua: Afghan border police personnel take part in the police graduation ceremony in Herat province, western Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2016. Click here to view photos (external link).
Khaama Press: Described as ‘India’s symbolic gift of democracy to Afghanistan’, the new Afghan parliament building is all set for a formal inauguration with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to visit capital Kabul for the inauguration ceremony tomorrow. Click here to view more photos (external link).
Photos shows the Band Amir Lake in Bamyan province, central Afghanistan. Click here to view more (external link).
Business Insider: Nearly a decade into the war in Afghanistan, photographer Benjamin Rasmussen was tired of the usual media narrative of suicide bombings, corruption, and insurgency. Rasmussen visited in the summer of 2010 to document the strange and beautiful world. Click here for more (external link).
The Telegraph (UK): The images show masked terrorists training near Afghanistan’s mountainous border with Pakistan. Click here for more (external link).
Mother Jones: The image made the pages of newspapers around the globe: a young girl in brilliant green, arms outstretched, mouth open in a scream, surrounded by bodies after a suicide bomb tore through a religious ceremony in Kabul in 2011. Click here for more (external link).
Daily Mail: Times appears to stand still on the Wakhan Corridor, a forgotten but stable corner of Afghanistan, where two tribes live side by side in a nearly uninhabitable landscape. Nestled in the north-eastern part of the country, the region’s 12,000 residents live similarly to how their ancestors did centuries ago, farming and living off the