Photographer Seamus Murphy
revisit Afghanistan, in his 1994 shooting locations Afghanistan photos re-shoot a group photos, we can clearly understand the changes in 18 years
To Afghanistan: In addition to the now photos is in color, no change in the face of basic Afghanistan.
If a fraction of the value of consumption of arms in Afghanistan for the development of the Afghan economy..Afghanistan might not look now the war there is only fattened part of the arms dealer ...
, August 20 according to foreign wire services reported on 20th senior NATO diplomat said, the withdrawal of NATO forces Afghanistan, nor does it into civil war or by the Taliban to seize power in the country.
It is reported that between NATO and United States forces will be held before the end of 2014 gradual withdrawal of Afghanistan, from Pakistan and India may be entering the country after that fight proxy wars "pessimistic predictions" is heard. In this regard, the NATO senior civilian representative Simon·
Gaston refuted that view, he said Afghanistan security forces are powerful enough to confront the Taliban & militants''
Gaston said, although some people may think that "civil war circumstances" is attracting eyeballs, "but I don't think so." Afghanistan's neighbours to understand, if the Argentine into the continuing conflict and chaos, and then thrown by the war and refugee flows for them would be a huge amount of trouble. In addition, the Afghanistan leader will also make every effort to govern the country, avoiding return to the disorderly state of the 90 's of the last century..
It is learnt that, since 2001 the United States launch Afghanistan since the war, the prolonged war has been fighting for more than 10 years, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Afghanistan people homeless or died in the fighting, United States and NATO coalition forces also paid the price of thousands of soldiers dead and wounded. Obama had proposed 2014 US troops complete withdrawal of Afghanistan strategy.
International factors in the independence of Afghanistan:
The fighter said: "Britain is not afraid of the uprising in the NWFP and resurrection is not done in India, the independence of Afghanistan was very difficult." However, he believes, the main factors that led Afghanistan gained its independence, the spirit of freedom and independence struggles in Afghanistan.
Forty-three Afghans were killed in a string of shootings and bombings across their country on Tuesday, in the deadliest day for civilians this year. Yet despite an increasingly heated presidential race, neither President Obama nor his GOP rival, Mitt Romney, is talking about the war effort, or the speed of withdrawal, on the campaign trail.
Why the silence?
- Neither has a clue what to do there: There are plenty of reasons why Obama and Romney have “said so little about Afghanistan,” says Dexter Filkins at The New Yorker. “Their positions are virtually identical, the economy is more important, etc.” Moreover, the U.S. is scheduled to stop fighting there in 28 months, and every day it becomes clearer that the Afghan state is taking over “a failing, decrepit enterprise,” despite the 11 years, $400 billion, and 2,000 American lives we have lost there. Now, neither Obama nor Romney “knows what to do about the place.”
- There’s no political gain in it: Speaking up on Afghanistan “could easily cost Obama or Romney votes,” says Andrew J. Polsky at Oxford University Press. Obama’s campaign strategy calls for appealing to centrists while mobilizing a Democratic base that is “conspicuously unenthusiastic about the Afghanistan conflict.” The “political math” is pretty similar for Romney, and his base, except for some diehard conservatives, has no more “taste for the war” than anybody else.
- Afghanistan just isn’t as important as it (briefly) was: Everyone would be talking about Afghanistan if it “were truly a vital strategic interest, says Stephen M. Walt at Foreign Policy. But it’s not. “It’s a land-locked and impoverished country thousands of miles from our shores,” and the only reason we went there at all was because some “misguided crackpots” hiding out there “got very lucky in staging a dramatic attack on U.S. soil.” Now that they’ve all been “scattered and/or killed,” Afghanistan has gone back to being “the strategic backwater it has always been.” If the election’s winner is smart, he won’t think about Afghanistan any more than Carter and Reagan did about Vietnam.
Ramadan is nearly over. People after a month of worship and prayer, for Eid are just a number.
See photos of the final days of Ramadan here: www.dw.de
These days, it takes more than textbooks and pencils to be a schoolgirl in Afghanistan—it also takes tremendous bravery and tenacity. Since the ousting of the Taliban in 2001, Afghan girls are theoretically free to attend school. But they are stymied at almost every turn by vicious militant attacks, a lack of adequate facilities and teachers, and even their own parents’ reluctance to break from the tradition that says “girls belong at home.”
“The first challenge for girls’ education in Afghanistan is cultural barriers
,” said Fazlul Haque, UNICEF Chief of Education for Afghanistan.
The way forward for girls is not easy--extremists in Afghanistan are doing their best to terrorize them out of going to school
. In 2008 alone, there were 283 violent attacks on schools, resulting in 92 dead and 169 injured. Despite the obstacles and threats, Afghan girls are hungrier than ever for education. “Over 2.2 million girls are now in school,” said Fazlul Haque, “and we expect a 20 percent increase in primary school enrollment for girls by 2013, with help from UNICEF education programs.”
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On going building projects in Kabul bu ONYX constructions.
AZIZI STAR is a magnificent world-class residential and business enclave that will soon rise in the heart of Kabul’s Kolola Pustha area. The edifice is a 214,600 sq m mixed-use project being developed by Onyx Construction as its contribution in transforming the cityscape of Kabul and enhancing the economic future of Afghanistan.
Life is boundless at Azizi Star as it offers a variety of boutiques, retail and novelty stores, supermarkets, restaurants and cafés for everyone’s needs. It also features other modern amenities like recreational shops and state-of-the-art corporate offices.
Azizi Star also features iconic and cutting-edge design. At its epicenter is a splendid cascading fountain, unique and first of its kind in Afghanistan and is poised to compete with other world-class designs. Four floors of duplex units will also be perched on the corners of the 26-storey building, giving it a more grandiose design.
Azizi Star is the best place to be when you need easy access to medical care. Complementary health and wellness centers such as diagnostic clinics, alternative healing centers, spa, sauna, beauty and cosmetology centers, swimming pools and other physical fitness centers fit nicely into its over-all design.
Concept for National Museum of Afghanistan
Kabul, AfghanistanTheeAe LTD
White City formed in Kabul, Afghanistan as rock-therapy in the midst of conflict.
Since then, Aussie Travka
, Brit Ru
and Swede Andronik
have toured every country ending in ‘stan, put on Afghanistan’s first post-Taliban rock festival – Sound Central
- and been at the centre of Kabul’s burgeoning rock scene.
With the release of their first EP and tour diary web series, Big In The Stans
, they’ve been featured in press
worldwide, but still rehearse in a home-made bunker made of sandbags.
Recently released song Space Cadet
by Kabul-based band, White City. Shot in the old Soviet cultural centre in Kart-e-Seh and amongst the burger shops in Shar-e-Nau, Kabul, Afghanistan.