Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned to Kabul Thursday after ending 15 years of rebellion against the Afghan government. He happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Star Wars character Count Dooku, the Sith Lord.
The Afghan government says the leader of the Taliban is dead. One-eyed Mullah Mohammed Omar led the Taliban for more than 20 years through victory and defeat. Renowned Afghan author Qais Akbar Omar shares his reflections on Mullah Omar and life under the Taliban.
Indian photographer Aaquib Khan traveled to Kabul last year and found a country that defied his stereotype of a downtrodden and dangerous nation without hope. His photos from that trip help show the varied daily lives of Afghans — and the huge problems they still face.
Seeing The News: The annual Tough Guy charity event includes a cross country run and an assault course consisting of water, fire and tunnel obstacles. Also, everyday life for and artists community in Kabul. Plus, we planning a trip to Europa.
Despite the billions spent on eradicating opium poppies in Afghanistan, drug production has never been higher there. And while the country has a fast-growing population of addicts, the cash-starved government has few treatment options available.
Serving as a local interpreter for the US during the war in Afghanistan was a deeply risky move. It was like putting a target on your head for Taliban fighters. The US promised to help interpreters, but for two of them, the road to their holiday lunch this week reunited in the US was long and complex.
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