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.
November 1, 2001 |
U.S. warplanes, including at least one B-52, poured down scores of bombs on Taliban forces along the front lines north of Kabul on Wednesday, shaking a strategic ridge that overlooks the opposition's best route to the Afghan capital. The highflying B-52 Stratofortress dropped about 30 bombs in each of two midday strikes on Taliban forces near the main road to Kabul and on Tota Khan ridge, a hilltop Taliban outpost that has been a target of almost daily airstrikes for nearly two weeks.
October 14, 2001 |
Assessing the military situation on the ground after a week of U.S. airstrikes, anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan said Saturday that they expect to be in control of the capital before Ramadan, the Muslim holiday about a month away. But their plans to capture Kabul hang on U.S. bombing of the Taliban's front-line positions, which they say they anticipate in coming days.