Stories about Afghanistan
A political thaw is underway in a nation eagerly going online — providing the perfect opportunity for the Uzbek language to thrive in new and unexpected ways.
“The opportunity for their talents to flourish is taken away from them. The war prevents them to develop their potential. Future scientists have no chance to emerge.”
“I have had already this powerless feeling, and there was nothing to do, except voting."
Refugees can spend many years in Indonesia without possibility of permanent settlement.
“The doctors wanted to discharge me. I begged them to keep me in longer.”
"The common people like this work. The art is for them."
The prominent journalist-turned-parliamentary advisor hinted that she needed protection. No one stepped in to provide it.
A recent survey found that 60.7% of respondents would emigrate if they were given opportunity.”
Crossfire, improvised explosive devices, assassinations, bombings, nighttime raids on homes of suspected insurgents and airstrikes have been blamed for high civilian casualty numbers.
"Peace does not just mean an end to the war. No country can be successful in its national programs without the participation of women."
“Everyone there was telling Shukria that she would not able to walk, but I was telling her that she had to walk.”
Few give 2014's runner-up Abdullah Abdullah a hope of winning and his entry into the race has given many a feeling of deja vu.
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"This is a huge loss for Afghanistan, a country too poor when it comes to such figures."
Up to 200,000 ethnic Koreans were deported to Central Asia from the Russian Far East by Soviet authorities during the 1930s.
"We're caught in the middle. End of story."
After years of struggle Shukria Attaye owns a successful dairy farm that counts her elder brother among its employees.
"The truth is that the image circulating is fake. It belongs to Wakil Kohsar and was taken in 2016, two years ago."
Local sources in Malistan and Jaghori told Global Voices that F-16s flew over the skies for days without intervening.
"Can we hold presidential elections with the same @IECAfghanistan leadership? Logistical and technical failures beyond frustrating."
Elections set for October 20 are a cause for celebration but also an excuse for militants to ramp up attacks.
"Just start your work. Do your work with what you have now. It's time to start."