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US Embassy Warns of Attacks Targeting Foreigners in Kabul

Voice of America - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
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 ...

Afghanistan: Kabul bread shop defies the economic gloom to thrive even as fighting with the Taliban increases

The Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
It is barely visible in the shadows of supermarkets, hotels and banks at the centre of the plush Kabul neighbourhood of Shar-e-Now.

The garden king of Kabul: Babur's legacy lives on in Afghanistan

Financial Times - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The most successful heritage project in a war-torn land is not the restoration of a statue or a building. It is the restoration of a garden in the urban heat of Afghanistan.
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Kabul Peace Talks with Taliban Expected This Month - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Direct peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban are "expected to take place" by the end of the month, representatives from four countries involved in precursor road map negotiations said in a joint statement issued Saturday in Islamabad.
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Taliban Bombing Kills at Least 20 at Kabul Police Station

New York Times - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - A Taliban suicide bomber struck near a Kabul police complex on Monday, killing at least 20 police officers and wounding 29 people, Afghan officials said, in the latest of a rapid-fire series of militant attacks on the capital this ...
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Deadly Suicide Blast Rocks Kabul

Voice of America (blog) - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
A suicide bomber killed at least 20 police officers and wounded close to 30 other people at a police facility in Kabul on Monday.
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Kabul's middle class embraces the food truck trend

CTV News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
KABUL -- When the first Lazeez food truck arrived in Kabul many mistook it for a rickshaw and wanted to hail a ride -- the yellow chassis and three wheels so reminiscent of taxis popular in South Asia.

Kabul in Blackout As Government Struggles to Fix Power Lines

Newsweel ME (satire) (press release) (blog) - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The destruction of the power lines has hit businesses and industry and added further misery for Kabul's long-suffering residents, already tested by a series of suicide bomb attacks this year.

Tabla for Two: From Kabul to Washington with the audacity and chutzpah of a jazz trio - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
“My father was an educator in Ghazni, but the family moved to Kabul where I was born, because he was tagged for death.” “My family was not musical but my brother studied with the great UstadFateh Ali Khan.
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Kabul Seeks Indian Help With Iranian-Afghan Trade Corridor

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Afghanistan's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, has called on Indian businesses to invest in his war-torn country -- including development of a proposed trade corridor through Afghanistan that links Iran with India and Central Asia.
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Land Rover Defender (off-) road trip: Birmingham to Kabul - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Our planned trip to Kabul, through Europe, Turkey and Iran - a perfectly straightforward route - would take two months. On July 22, we set out from Birmingham - and broke down in Solihull.
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For Kabul, a rusting monument to years of bloodshed

The Herald - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
A vehicle, destroyed when its driver detonated his suicide vest near the Kabul airport on Jan. 4, now sits in Shahrak police station on the outskirts of Kabul, 2016. Hours after the explosion, another bomb went off in almost exactly the same location ...

Suicide Bomber Strikes Police Office In Kabul; In Karachi, Pakistan Arrests Infamous Ganglord; Protest Over Caste ...

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
By Albert FordAlbert Ford is a research assistant with the International Security Program at New America., Udit BanerjeaUdit Banerjea is a South Asia Research Fellow at New America and a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced ...
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Afghan kid arrives in Kabul as he expects to meet Lionel Messi soon

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
The Afghan kid Murtaza Ahmadi who charmed the internet with plastic bag shirt last week has arrived in capital Kabul on invitation of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) as efforts are underway to organize a meeting for him with the football star ...
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For Kabul, denials just won't work

The Express Tribune - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Afghanistan has contested Pakistan's assertion that the perpetrators of the January 20 attack on Bacha Khan University, which left at least 21 people dead, sneaked in from across the border.

Major greenery project inaugurated in capital Kabul

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
A major greenery project was formally inaugurated in capital Kabul on Saturday with the officials saying the project will cover ten thousand hectares of land mainly in the outskirts of the city to provide a better living environment for the residents ...
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Delhi, Kabul ink pact for visa-free travel of envoys

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Delhi, Kabul ink pact for visa-free travel of envoys. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the CEO of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, in New Delhi on Monday.
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Kabul middle class embraces food truck trend - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
Kabul: When the first Lazeez food truck arrived in Kabul many mistook it for a rickshaw and wanted to hail a ride - the yellow chassis and three wheels so reminiscent of taxis popular in South Asia.
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Airstrikes in Afghanistan destroy ISIL radio station

USA TODAY - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. airstrikes on a remote region of Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station operated by the Islamic State group, American and Afghan officials said on Tuesday.

Kabul-Berlin working on plan to address migration causes

Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog) - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Advisor on Friday said Afghanistan and Germany were jointly working on a programme to address the causes of migration by increasing number of Afghans to Europe.