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Afghan car buyers urged to defy the 'curse of 39'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Kabul – Afghans’ aversion to the number 39 due to its mysterious connotations of prostitution forced the government on Tuesday to appeal for people to stop refusing vehicle licence plates containing the much-feared figure.
The “curse of 39″ has…

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-22-14-Tue. (162 days to go)

162 days to go for US troops in a still violent Afghanistan.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Attack kills foreigners near Kabul airport compound. Mentions the US has been there over 12 years fighting the Taliban. 39 more words


Democracy is about more than elections for Afghanistan

With John Kerry’s announcement that the two men vying to be the next Afghan president had both consented to a full audit of the election results, it was official: the United States was now in control of Afghanistan’s electoral process. 547 more words


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Afghan billboard advertising voting, women voting, and soldiers By Todd Huffman [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Full hospitals in Afghanistan

Our hospitals are full, both in Kabul and in Lashkar-gah. All of the beds are occupied and the women’s and children’s ward is packed.

The war has brought neither peace nor democracy to this country, only endless cases of injury and death. 38 more words

From The Field

An introduction to the Hippie Trail

I was leaving the shop when I saw him. A man… hunkered down beside a BMW with yellow registration plates, was petting my dog. And puppins was loving it; rolled onto her back and attempting to lick his hand. 1,038 more words


Taliban claim attack on Kabul's airport

Planes diverted as fighters use bombs and guns to attack heavily guarded international airport.
Taliban fighters have attacked Kabul’s international airport, setting off explosions and trading gunfire with Afghan soldiers as a major alert was raised in the capital.
A rapid response force …

' Hamid Karzai Motorcade Attacked by Militants '

#AceBreakingNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – July 17 – According to preliminary reports, four presidential bodyguards were wounded as several militants attacked motorcade of… 60 more words