May 16, 2011 |
There are "disturbing" signs Pakistan's government knows about insurgents crossing from their country into Afghanistan, U.S. Sen. John Kerry said Sunday as he toured the region. "Yes, there are insurgents coming across the border," he said at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. "Yes, they are operating out of north Waziristan [Pakistan] and other areas of the sanctuaries, and yes, there is some evidence of Pakistan government knowledge of some of these activities in ways that is very disturbing.
August 25, 2002 |
Cue music. (Man with accordion assaults the ears.) Lights! (They flicker a bit, but the studio brightens.) Cameras! (The picture seems slightly unfocused, but it will do.) And ... finally: Live, from Afghanistan! It's Saturday night! (So what if it's only live in a sort-of kind-of way.) More than 700 people applaud wildly. Those who can whistle do.
April 7, 2002 |
From a table in the dining room of the Herat restaurant on Barkesharenow Street, you can see the future. No, two futures. The Herat has three rows of tables with chipped Formica tops. The kebab grill outside sends occasional plumes of savory smoke into the dining room. A television set blares Pakistani and Afghan music videos, and stacks of Pine Light cigarettes decorate the counter--modern amenities unseen six months ago. "Taste the American Experience," the cigarette packs say. My translator is disappointed to learn they are not in fact from America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2001
City officials are considering forming a sister-city relationship with Kabul, Afghanistan. Fremont is home to about 10,000 Afghan Americans. A section of the city has even been nicknamed Little Kabul. Afghanistan has no sister cities. The idea was recently proposed by Sister Cities International, a nonprofit corporation that handles such relationships. Fremont's other sister cities include Fukaya, Japan; Puerto Penasco, Mexico; Horta, Portugal; and Jaipur, India.
December 20, 2001 |
New York City firefighters and police will deliver a planeload of food and blankets to a Kabul orphanage for needy Afghan children this week, the United Nations said. "The [U.N.] World Food Program will receive more than 29 metric tons of emergency food assistance in Kabul from a group of New York City firefighters and police officers," U.N. spokesman Yusuf Hassan told a briefing in the Afghan capital.
December 12, 2001 |
The Marines have landed. There is activity at the U.S. Embassy here for the first time in a dozen years. The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan has deemed preparations for a Dec. 22 hand-over of governing power on track. Even the national currency, the afghani, which a day earlier sold for 36,500 to the dollar, took an 8% leap of faith Tuesday that this war-ravaged country is on the cusp of peace and recovery.