Stuff.co.nz: Christopher Foulkes expected to stay in Kabul for five weeks but a year and a half later, he’s still there. Most people see Afghanistan as a war zone. But even from behind bullet-proof glass, Christopher Foulkes sees the most beautiful country in the world. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Mounting insecurity in Badakhshan has severely affected the domestic tourism industry in the province, said the provincial directorate of information and culture. The directorate said that in the past, more than 400 tourists a year visited the province to take in its pristine mountain scenery and the peaks of Pamir. However, due to a sharp
The Wall Street Journal: Afghanistan’s airlines, a vital transportation link in the war-torn country, are under threat of closure and suspension of services for allegedly flouting tax and safety rules, according to the country’s aviation authority and senior airline executives. The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority is accusing the industry of skirting millions of dollars in taxes and
Tolo News: Thousands of Kabul residents on Fridays visit the limited number of recreational places that the city has to offer. Those who make their way to parks and other recreational areas in the city said despite living in a country where insecurity and war prevails, people still want to leave their homes for fun and entertainment. Bebe
Khaama Press: The Afghan passport has been identified as the least powerful in the world for the restrictions the Afghans face in terms of visa-free travel, according to an updated index by a London-based consulting firm. The index found Germans held the most powerful passports in the world for third year in row in 2016, according
VOA News Ayaz Gul February 9, 2016 ISLAMABAD—The United States has warned its citizens in Afghanistan that insurgents are planning to attack foreign guest houses in the capital city of Kabul as of early this month. A U.S. Embassy statement issued early Tuesday says the warning is based on reports it has received, adding there
VOA News Ayaz Gul November 30, 2015 ISLAMABAD—The United States has received “credible reports of an imminent attack” in the Afghan capital within the next two days, strongly urging U.S. citizens to exercise extreme caution if moving around Kabul. “There were no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method of the planned attack,” the
DYNAMITE has a distinctive sound. An ear-splitting crack pierces the air, followed by a deep rumbling that pulsates all around. Shock waves vibrate through your body, trembling the Earth beneath you. Your heart skips a beat and instinct urges you to search for cover. Click here to read more (external link).