During the Soviet war in Afghanistan the city continued to be an economic center and was relatively safe. Between 1992 and 1996, a civil war between militant groups devastated Kabul and caused the deaths of thousands of civilians, serious damage to infrastructure, and an exodus of refugees. Since the Taliban's fall from power in November 2001, the Afghan government and other countries have attempted to rebuild the city, although the Taliban insurgents have slowed the re-construction efforts and staged major attacks against the government, the NATO-led forces, foreign diplomats and Afghan civilians.
The Kabul River is little more than a trickle for most of the year, but swells in summer due to melting snows in the Hindu Kush Range. Its largest tributary is the Kunar River, which starts out as the Mastuj River, flowing from the Chiantar glacier in Chitral, Pakistan and after flowing south into Afghanistan it is met by the Bashgal river flowing from Nurestan. The Kunar meets the Kabul near Jalalabad. In spite of the Kunar carrying more water than the Kabul, the river continues as the Kabul River after this confluence, mainly for the political and historical significance of the name.
KABUL, Afghanistan– As the Taliban appeared on every corner of Kabul, Marwa and her friend — both gay Afghans — took the drastic decision to become husband and wife ... “There was a cafe in Kabul where every Friday LGBT friends met each other and they danced.”.
The militants have not officially commented on the subject since they overran Kabul on August 15, but former senior judge Gul Rahim told Germany’s Bild newspaper that the death penalty for gay people would return ... “There was a cafe in Kabul where every Friday LGBT friends met each other and they danced.”.
663,969 people have been internally displaced in Afghanistan since the start of 2021, of which 80% are women and children. This year, UNHCR has reached 369,943 IDPs with life-saving support ... ▪ There have been reports that women-owned businesses, especially restaurants and cafes, have remained closed by the Taliban in Kabul ... .
KABUL, Afghanistan — What was the “Ka-bubble”? Was it Kabul’s party behind the blast walls, fueled by a mix of diplomats, military contractors, journalists and war tourists? Or was it the madcap real estate market, with staggeringly high rents in a country where most Afghans barely made $2 a day? ... military flight took off from Kabul’s airport.
Women-owned businesses, especially restaurants and cafes, have remained closed for the past month since the Taliban entered Kabul city. Niki Tabasom spent one million Afs to open a café in Kabul three years ago ... “The café has been closed since the Taliban came to Kabul.
KABUL. The Smile net club, a gaming cafe in downtown Kabul, used to be a haven for young people in the city ... "What will we do if they close the game cafe?" ... "Because of this, people's interest in game cafes has decreased a lot and we have all suffered," Jawad said.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The messages poured in as Ramzia Abdekhil inched toward central Kabul in halting traffic ... He said he has been protesting in Kabul for over six years ... In Kabul, Rohullah Raziqi and his friends prepared for protests on Tuesday in a brightly decorated cafe that also serves as a cultural center, bookstore and art studio.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The day Afghanistan's capital fell, a contractor who had worked at the U.S ... Ghani's departure as the Taliban entered Kabul on Aug ...Azada once led a life full of work and weekends with friends meeting up at Kabul's trendy restaurants and cafes ... On the day Kabul fell to the Taliban, an engineer who worked for the U.S.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The day Afghanistan's capital fell, a contractor who had worked at the U.S ... Ghani's departure as the Taliban entered Kabul on Aug ...Azada once led a life full of work and weekends with friends meeting up at Kabul's trendy restaurants and cafes ... On the day Kabul fell to the Taliban, an engineer who worked for the U.S.
has brought more than 40,000 people into the country from Afghanistan since the fall of Kabul last month ...Qatar’s permission for the United States to temporarily house Afghan evacuees at al-Udeid air base was a key to facilitating the Kabul airlift ... Starbucks unionization effort brews at 3 Buffalo-area cafes ... 26 suicide bombing at the Kabul airport.
By Sunday evening, the Taliban had taken control of Kabul... We never thought we would take Kabul so quickly.” AfghanSpecial Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants crowd into the Herat Kabul internet cafe seeking help applying for the SIV program on August 8, 2021, in Kabul.Paula Bronstein/Getty Images.
Crowds in Afghanistan gets on airplane as Taliban returns to Kabul...Embassy in Kabul warned of a “specific, credible threat” at the airport in Kabul on Saturday night and told those hoping to be evacuated to “leave the airport area immediately.” ... Restaurants honor those killed in Kabul ... Threat in Kabul remains 'active'.
She left Kabul, her beloved city, within days of the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan... The night before the Taliban took Kabul, I was out at a restaurant with my friends. I'd gone shopping, and I met them at Le Bistro, a French cafe, for dinner ... But Kabul? They need at least a month to defeat our beloved city, we thought ... Fatimah at work in Kabul.