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  1. The Bookseller of Kabul

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad Virago $105 Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad spent several months in the home of a bookseller named Sultan Khan just after the fall of the Taleban. Although based on fact, real names have been changed and her account reads like a novel. When it comes to free speech, Khan is a hero. He's had his ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US-Afghan deal falters as Karzai says he could walk away from pact

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 03:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Afghan President Karzai refuses to be rushed into signing deal A security deal to allow some US troops to stay in Afghanistan to fight al-Qaeda was at risk ... and if it doesn’t suit them, then naturally we will go separate ways,” Karzai said in a BBC interview in Kabul. According to the Afghan government, talks ground to a halt over US demands for the right ...

  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Four US soldiers killed in bomb attack in south Afghanistan

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 05:38pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Soldiers killed by 'improvised explosive device' A bomb killed four US soldiers in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, American and Afghan officials said. ... the September 11 attacks on the United States, which claimed nearly 3,000 lives. Victory in Afghanistan seemed to come quickly. Kabul fell within weeks, and the hard-line Taliban regime was toppled ...

  4. News - Asia

    Taliban attack Kabul presidential palace and CIA office

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 11:17am by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Afghan militants all died in attack Taliban militants targeted the presidential palace and national CIA office in central Kabul on Tuesday morning, ... into the air in a high-security area of Kabul that also contains many embassies and official buildings. Police said that three or four attackers had approached one entrance to the sprawling palace area ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Kabul army general says Pakistan could end Afghan war ‘in weeks’

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 11:25am by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... army chief says. In a BBC interview broadcast on Wednesday, General Sher Mohammad Karimi laid bare the mistrust between Kabul and Islamabad as US-led troops wind down more than a decade of war ... of the Afghan National Army said. “Yes, it will be done in weeks,” Karimi said when asked if Pakistan could end the Taliban’s fight against the Kabul government if it wanted. He said “the Taliban ...

  6. News - Asia

    Taliban suicide bomber kills 17 at Supreme Court

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 11:05am by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Deadliest attack in Kabul in over year and a half A Taliban suicide bomber struck outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, killing 17 people in the deadliest attack in Kabul in over a year and a half. It was also the second consecutive day of attacks in the Afghan capital, undermining the ability of Afghan forces to keep security without help ...

  7. News - Asia

    Afghan President Karzai suspends US talks after Taliban office row

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 05:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... 100,000 foreign combat troops, 68,000 of them from the US, are due to withdraw by the end of next year. But a lingering US military presence is considered vital to support the US-backed Kabul ... contact with the Americans last year and have always refused to negotiate with Kabul. On Tuesday, they said the office in Qatar would “open dialogue between the Taliban and the world”. ...

  8. News - Asia

    Afghan police chief survives car bomb attack

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 03:28pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Latest attempt on a commander’s life in intense Taliban assassination campaign An Afghan police chief survived a suicide car bomb attack on his convoy that wounded three officers early on Monday, officials said. It was the latest apparent attempt on a commander’s life in an intense Taliban assassination campaign. Broken glass and the charred remains ...

  9. News - World

    Four US soldiers killed in Afghanistan ahead of US talks with Taliban

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 11:16am by Reuters in Washington and Kabul

    ... juncture. The NATO command in Kabul on Tuesday completed handing over lead security responsibility to Afghan government forces across the country. NATO plans to end all combat operations ... over whether it could make peace. “All I’ve seen of the Haqqani would make it hard for me to believe they were reconcilable,” US General Joseph Dunford told reporters by phone from Kabul. ...

  10. News - World

    Six Afghan policemen shot dead at checkpoint

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 05:13pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Two other policemen missing, raising suspicions they killed comrades Six Afghan policemen were found shot at their checkpoint in the country’s south and two other policemen were missing, raising suspicions they killed their comrades, an official said on Thursday. District chief Nayamatullah Samim said that the policemen’s bodies were discovered in the shelter ...




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