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Two years after the fire, Moria refugee camp’s legacy still leaves its mark

The Observer 08 Sep 2022
People were panicked, they were in tents shouting and screaming.” ... “It smelled awful ... 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 temporary camp in Lesbos, which was described as resembling a jail.
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Why some Afghan youth say life has improved with the Taliban in power

The New Humanitarian 24 Aug 2022
Last week, a bombing at a Kabul mosque killed at least 21 people and wounded 33 others ... 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.
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The things they carried when they fled Afghanistan

The Los Angeles Times 15 Aug 2022
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 ... As the Taliban was advancing on the Afghan capital, Atefa Hesari asked her theater professor at Kabul University for advice ... “He’s in danger now in Kabul,” Hesari said.A coffee cup.
photo: AP / Rahmat Gul
An Afghan national army (ANA) Soldier searches a man at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 17, 2021. The Biden administration’s surprise announcement in April 2021, of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, appears to strip the Taliban and the Afghan government of considerable leverage, pressuring them to reach a peace deal. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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No one has been held accountable for the catastrophic Afghanistan withdrawal

Vox 15 Aug 2022
Mourners at a funeral weep in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 30, 2021 ... Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Applicants for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) crowd into the Herat Kabul internet cafe in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 8, 2021, seeking help applying for the SIV program.
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New Middle Eastern shop serves candy, coffee and reminders of shared humanity

NJ 17 Jun 2022
But while Levantine Sweets may delight your senses, owners Mohammed and Rola Abdallah keep a greater goal in mind. “I hope people come together at our store ... The grand opening ... Plenty of other Middle Eastern shops fill South Paterson’s Main Street, like Fattal’s Syrian Bakery, Nouri Cafe, Nablus sweets, and Kabul Halal Meat Market and Grocery ... ....
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Marcus Yam, Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and photojournalist, wins Pulitzer

The Los Angeles Times 09 May 2022
A child cries as a man carries a bloodied child on a road leading to Kabul’s airport ... Taliban fighters pray next to young Afghans outside a mosque for evening prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug ... 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.
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Separated on Valentine's Day: the Afghan lovers with only bittersweet memories

The National 14 Feb 2022
“Compared to India where we had a lot of freedom, dating in Kabul was a struggle,” Mr Rahimi said ... We would drive around Kabul, go to cafes and restaurants. You name a restaurant in Kabul, and we have been there,” he said, smiling as he recalled the fond memories. But as fate would have it, the Taliban seized Kabul just weeks before their wedding ... ....
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Afghan NGO women ‘threatened with shooting’ for not wearing burqa

The News International 22 Jan 2022
KABUL ... under the Taliban’s first regime, from 1996 to 2001 -- is still widely worn, particularly outside the capital, Kabul ... Earlier this month, the posters were slapped on cafes and shops in Kabul, ordering the Afghan women to cover up, illustrated with an image of the burqa.
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Afghan NGO women 'threatened with shooting' for not wearing burqa

Raw Story 21 Jan 2022
... burqa –- mandatory under the Taliban's first regime, from 1996 to 2001 –- is still widely worn, particularly outside the capital Kabul ... In Kabul earlier this month, posters were slapped on cafes and shops ordering Afghan women to cover up, illustrated with an image of the burqa.
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Afghan NGO women 'threatened with shooting' for not wearing burqaWomen are being squeezed from public ...

Deccan Herald 21 Jan 2022
... burqa -- mandatory under the Taliban's first regime, from 1996 to 2001 -- is still widely worn, particularly outside the capital Kabul ... In Kabul earlier this month, posters were slapped on cafes and shops ordering Afghan women to cover up, illustrated with an image of the burqa.
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How to create a 'conscious' business

Harpers Bazaar 17 Jan 2022
"I experienced this all firsthand myself when my family came to the UK," says Mursal Hedayat, who became a refugee from her home in Kabul, Afghanistan, when she was four ... "My mother was a civil engineer in Kabul, who had to work as a cleaner for nearly ten years in the UK until she used her language skills," Hedayat continues.
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Taliban Condemned for Arresting Outspoken Afghan Professor

Beijing News 09 Jan 2022
Family members said Faizullah Jalal, a professor of law and political science, was seized by security forces from his residence in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and the cause of his detention is not immediately known ... This week, the ministry spokesman confirmed they had placed posters on cafes and shops around Kabul instructing women to wear hijabs.
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As the Taliban swept Kabul, one friend escaped. The other was trapped. They shared their ...

Henry Herald 26 Dec 2021
In the four months since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Nilofar, a 20-year-old university student, has rarely left her small apartment in Kabul, where she lives with her older sister, brother and father ... She was planning to start an economics degree at Kabul University this fall.
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‘I wondered whether a bullet had my name on it’: my terrifying 24-hour journey out of Afghanistan

The Observer 12 Dec 2021
The main focus of the Taliban and international forces is Kabul airport where a chaotic evacuation is under way ... Afghans at an internet cafe in Kabul seeking help with applications for Special Immigrant Visas for those who have been employed by or on behalf of the US government ... Main story is here, not at the Kabul airport.
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Why John Abraham has no fear of failing in Bollywood

Gulf News 27 Nov 2021
1 of 11 ... Image Credit. AFP. 2 of 11 ... Image Credit. IMDB ... The actor, who carved a career for himself with films like ‘Jism’, ’Dhoom’, ‘Dostana’, ‘New York’, ‘Kabul Express’, to ‘Madras Cafe’, ‘Parmanu’ [pictured] and ‘Batla House’, has had a mixed bag of hits and misses over the years ... ... I did ‘Water’, ‘Madras Cafe’ [pictured] and ‘Kabul Express’ too ... .

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with the heads of delegations to the 18th meeting of the Conference of Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States members via videoconference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
AP / Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo
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