During the Soviet war in Afghanistan the city continued to be an economic center and was relatively safe. Between 1992 and 1996, a civil war between militant groups devastated Kabul and caused the deaths of thousands of civilians, serious damage to infrastructure, and an exodus of refugees. Since the Taliban's fall from power in November 2001, the Afghan government and other countries have attempted to rebuild the city, although the Taliban insurgents have slowed the re-construction efforts and staged major attacks against the government, the NATO-led forces, foreign diplomats and Afghan civilians.
The Kabul River is little more than a trickle for most of the year, but swells in summer due to melting snows in the Hindu Kush Range. Its largest tributary is the Kunar River, which starts out as the Mastuj River, flowing from the Chiantar glacier in Chitral, Pakistan and after flowing south into Afghanistan it is met by the Bashgal river flowing from Nurestan. The Kunar meets the Kabul near Jalalabad. In spite of the Kunar carrying more water than the Kabul, the river continues as the Kabul River after this confluence, mainly for the political and historical significance of the name.
troops and 170 others, and thousands of desperate Afghans descended on Kabul's airport in search of a way out before the final U.S ...Air ForceC-17 transport plane at the perimeter of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug ... Air Force C-17 transport plane at the perimeter of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug.
FILE - Hundreds of people gather near a U.S. AirForceC-17 transport plane at the perimeter of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16, 2021. The nearly 12 months since the chaotic end to the U.S. war ... .
had just killed Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri...War on Terror Continues ... Unofficially C.I.A ... Remember the August 2021 drone strike in Kabul that killed “only two ISIS terrorists” —but turned out to have targeted only a humanitarian aid worker transporting water, and killed not only him but nine other members of his family, seven of them children?.
There was a terror attack on June 18, 2022 on the gurdwara at Karte in Kabul and Afghan Sikhs have been repeatedly targeted since then ...SGPC's Delhi Sikh Mission in-charge Singh said, "Thirty Afghan Sikhs who arrived from Kabul were transported to Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev Ji at Tilak Nagar in a bus arranged by SGPC.
The USTreasury and other authorities should then issue guidance to allow the designated private bank or entity to utilize incoming electronic dollar deposits from humanitarian agencies to purchase US dollar currency outside the country and transport them, under international monitoring, for deposit in private banks in Kabul.
The US joined that select list when the predominantly Pashtun Taliban retook Kabul last August after two decades of insurgency ... A Taliban soldier guarding a meeting between Hazara and Taliban leaders in Kabul ... The fledgling communist regime in Kabul, however, proved cruel, divided and divisive to the country’s many devout Muslims.
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — As Saeed looked upon the vast crowd gathered outside the Hamid KarzaiInternational Airport, he knew the hulking blue U.S ...The Taliban had captured Kabul a few days before on Aug ... While serving west of Kabul, a vehicle transporting Saeed and his comrades hit a landmine and flipped.
The Biden administration’s hasty removal of US troops led to chaotic scenes at Kabul’s international airport, with Afghans clamoring to leave before the Taliban took over ...Frantic Afghans chase after a US transport plane as it leaves Kabul last August during the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Pakistan and Afghanistan officials on Wednesday concluded three-day talks in Kabul to enhance bilateral trade, address problems faced by traders, facilitate issuance of visas and ensure early clearance of trucks at border points. The two sides agreed to start cross-border passenger bus service next month, the Pakistani embassy in Kabul said.
A Pakistani delegation is paying a 3-day (July 18-20) visit to Kabul for negotiations with the interim Afghan government for resolution of trade, transit and transportation issues facing the two sides, including night-time operations of border facilities for coal imports.