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He went to Ginny with a great relief at heart after a meeting with Jim. He saw an unusual animation in front of her house. It turned out that Barry Lindsey, the elder brother of Ginny, who was serving in Iraq, has returned. 541 more words


Debate rages over rebuilding lost Afghan Buddhas - AFP

It was the Buddhist history of the area that the Taliban wanted to erase in the name of Islam, when they blew the statues up in 2001. 843 more words


Book review: Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield

The book:

Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield
Published in 2009 by Black Swan
Pages: 384

My copy: Secondhand paperback

The blurb:

The Taliban have disappeared from Kabul’s streets, but the long shadows of their brutal regime remain. 539 more words

Book Review

The Rise and Stall of the Islamic State in Afghanistan

The Rise and Stall of the Islamic State in Afghanistan. U.S. Institute of Peace. Casey Garret Johnson. November 3, 2016

This report details the structure, composition, and growth of the Islamic State’s so-called Khorasan province, particularly in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, and outlines considerations for international policymakers. 32 more words

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Qais and the Qosmonauts Take You on a Journey

A couple of weeks ago at Crescent Ballroom, I had the pleasure of witnessing what I hope will be the beginning of the local awakening to rabab player  731 more words


Kabul beauty school: An American woman goes behind the veil

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Language: English

Summary: Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. 182 more words