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.
This development is part of a depressing global picture ... In Afghanistan and Iran, the slide backwards from the relatively liberal 1970s, when women thronged the universities and cafes of Kabul and Tehran, has been absolute ....
This development is part of a depressing global picture ... In Afghanistan and Iran, the slide backwards from the relatively liberal 1970s, when women thronged the universities and cafes of Kabul and Tehran, has been absolute ... So things are not great ... .
When Ms Bayat heard the news that Kabul would soon fall to the Taliban, she felt a deep sense of betrayal ... Although she has found welcome and peace, she yearns for Kabul ... I miss the time that I was spending in cafes with my friends.”.
The urban culture of liberal academia, Kabul cafes, and mixed-gender sports clubs have disappeared from public view ... echo this sentiment ... Rahimi points out that the majority of Taliban fighters whom he saw entering Kabul in August 2021 were young men.
If you were a woman you were afraid to sleep at night but at least [it provided] shelter,” recalls Tajik, who had previously held a government post as a ministerial adviser in Kabul. A ‘cafe’ in the ...
... of Kabul ... Sitting at the Slice Bakery and Cafe, a coffee shop frequented by Kabul’s more well-to-do youth, Hamidi watched as a young man and woman in their early 20s sat down at the table next to her.
Its fighters arrived in Kabul on Aug ... It was early morning when journalist Asad Kosha received a call informing him that Taliban forces had arrived in Kabul ... “He’s in danger now in Kabul,” Hesari said.A coffee cup ... “CafeSimple.”.
A child cries as a man carries a bloodied child on a road leading to Kabul’s airport ... Now they came to a Kabul that was intact ... The cafe, a fulcrum of Kabul’s cultural life, is a casualty of the new order ushered in by the Taliban.