|Is Obama keeping our troops in Afghanistan to protect the opium trade?|
Monday, 11.18.2013, 08:34pm
| |In 2000, the Taliban banned opium
production in Afghanistan, making it illegal to grow poppies. Any
farmer caught cultivating the cash crop would be severely punished,
usually by death. By the middle of 2001, there was basically no opium
produced in Afghanistan....
|Afghani Rabab comforts child of the moon|
Monday, 11.18.2013, 07:17pm
ensemble, Casa Del Mar—home by the sea—has introduced Afghani Rabab to a famous Spanish song, Hijo de la luna—the child of the moon. This is for the first time that the sound and
rhythm of the Afghan popular solo instrument, rabab intermingles with the sound and beat of modern Western music
and the Spanish acoustic guitar.
|Are Afghanistan's Schools Doing As Well As Touted?|
Friday, 10.25.2013, 01:04pm
As in most of Afghanistan, many of the families in the school
district live in poverty. So they make their sons work for at least part
of the day. The 48-year-old principal says looking at the attendance
log is depressing.
|Next Afghan president: A pen or bulldozer?|
Thursday, 10.24.2013, 05:23pm
A bulldozer. A radio. A pencil. A Koran. These are just a few of the
candidates vying to win Afghanistan's upcoming presidential election.
For each of the 10 candidates expected to be on the ballot for the April
5 vote, there is a symbol. And those symbols will be printed on ballot
papers alongside the name and photograph of each candidate to help
voters choose their preferred candidate.
|An Exit Strategy From Afghanistan|
Monday, 10.21.2013, 06:02pm
As it winds down its 12-year-old military commitment in Afghanistan, the
United States is still looking for a face-saving way out of a conflict
that seems headed, at best, for a stalemate. The new bilateral security
agreement between the two nations is part of that exit strategy. So is a
hoped-for political settlement with the Taliban, ...
|Afghanistan make cricketing history|
Friday, 10.04.2013, 06:04pm
Sharjah: War-torn Afghanistan, who are unable to host their
international matches in their country due to security threats, created
cricket history at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday by qualifying
for the World Cup for the first time.