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  Kabul Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kabul is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Kabul is surrounded by Koh-e Paghman Mountain from the east, Koh-e Qrough Mountain from the south-west, Koh-e Shirdarwaza Mountain from the north-east.
Kabul city was in the hands of many political groups who fought for power until it was taken over by the Talibans in 1996 and its politics was changed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kabul_province   (2092 words)

  
 Kabul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kabul (34°32′N 69°10′E, Kâb'l, in Persian کابل) is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan with a population variously estimated at 2 to 4 million.
Kabul's population is multicultural and multi-ethnic, reflecting the diversity of Afghanistan, with Pashtuns, Tajiks, and Hazaras all comprising the bulk of the city's population.
The Bactrians founded the town of Parapamisidae near Kabul, but it was later ceded to the Mauryans in the 1st century BCE, Kushans in the 1st century CE and then Hindus until its capture by the Arabs in 664.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kabul   (1629 words)

  
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Kabul was the capital (1504-26) of the Mughal Empire, under Babur, and it remained under Mughal rule until 1738, when Nader Shah of Iran took it.
Early in 1980 a Soviet military command was established in Kabul and the airport was improved.
Kabul has many historical monuments, including the tombs of some of its rulers, and a number of gardens.
www.sabawoon.com /afghanpedia/City.Kabul.shtm   (459 words)

  
 Kabul River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kabul River or Kabal River (Persian: دریائے کابل)) is a river that rises in the Sanglakh Range of Afghanistan, separated from the watershed of the Helmand by the Unai Pass.
The major tributaries of the Kabul River are the Logar, Panjshir, Kunar and Alingar rivers.
The Kabul river itself is little more than a trickle for most of the year, but swells in summer due to melting snows.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kabul_River   (247 words)

  
 Kabul: Capital of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kabul is on the Kabul River, situated at an elevation of about 1800 m (about 5900 ft) making it one of the highest capital cities in the World.
An ancient community, Kabul rose to prominence in 1504, when it was made the capital of the Moghul Empire by the conqueror Babur.
Kabul was occupied by troops of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1979; the USSR withdrew from Afghanistan on Feb. 15, 1989.
www.afghan-network.net /Culture/kabul.html   (432 words)

  
 Kabul. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
It is strategically located in a high narrow valley, wedged between mountain ranges that command the main approaches to the Khyber Pass.
Kabul became the Soviet command center, but was little damaged by the ten-year conflict.
In spring of 1992 the government of Mohammad Najibullah collapsed, and Kabul fell to guerrilla armies.
www.bartleby.com /65/ka/Kabul.html   (455 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Afghanistan
Kabul is the 3,500-year-old cultural and economic capital of Afghanistan.
Strategically, Kabul is well-connected, to the former Soviet states in the north and to Pakistan in the east.
Kabul was the centre of military activity after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 to prop up a pro-Soviet, communist government.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/afghanistan/kabul.html   (912 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Afghans look to the future
By eight o'clock at night the brightest lights in the streets came from oil lamps in the windows of houses, and the loudest noise was the barking of dogs.
Nearly two million refugees have returned from the camps in Pakistan and Iran, and the streets of Kabul and of every town and city in the country are packed with people.
Kabul has become a real city again and people are remarkably optimistic.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/2448383.stm   (656 words)

  
 Poyaa.com - News: Kabul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged regional countries on Wednesday to increase cooperation to fight the spread of diseases, such as bird flu, cholera and AIDS.
KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban attacked a military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing a U.S. and a Canadian soldier and losing 32 of their own men, and declared a spring offensive had begun.
KABUL, March 29 (Xinhua) -- A total of 20 rebels were killed in the fighting between the...
www.poyaa.com /local/Kabul   (320 words)

  
 CNN - Calm returns to Kabul as rebels impose strict rule - Sept. 28, 1996
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Victorious Taliban rebels concentrated on consolidating their hold over Kabul Saturday and swiftly imposed their strict interpretation of Islamic law on the Afghan capital.
Aid agencies and even international journalists in Kabul have been told that their female staff should not be seen in the streets.
Shi'ite Iran has supported the ousted Kabul government and was hostile to the Sunni fundamentalist Taliban, which the Iranian media have accused of being manipulated by Pakistan and the United States.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9609/28/afghanistan   (888 words)

  
 Kabul on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
AFGHANISTAN: KABUL December 2001 A burqua clad woman and her child.
AFGHANISTAN: KABUL December 2001 A woman amputated from the left leg after a mine explosion is fitted an artificial limb at the Red Cross Hospital.
Afghanistan, Kabul, 12/2001Military Base used by the Taliban and Al Quaida (?) in the outskirts of Kabul.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/k/kabul.asp   (1310 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Rockets, spy plane crash into Kabul, injuring girl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two rockets slammed into the Afghan capital Thursday, injuring two children, and an unmanned spy plane used by international peacekeepers fell onto the roof of a home.
Haji Mohammad Azim said he was drinking tea with his family when the rocket demolished an outhouse across the yard and blew in the windows of his two-story house.
He claimed both rockets were fired from the southeast of Kabul, an area populated mainly by Pashtuns —; the country's largest ethnic group, from whom the former Taliban regime drew their main strength.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-02-12-crash-kabul_x.htm   (682 words)

  
 Kabul Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com
Kabul (käbool, kbool), capital and largest city of Afghanistan with population of over 1.5 million, is an economic and cultural center and strategically situated in a narrow valley along the Kabul River high in the mountains before the Khyber Pass.
Notable spots of interest include: West Kabul, the Kabul Museum, Darul Aman Palace, the Kabul Zoo, Babur Gardens, Bala Hisar, Shah Do Shamshera Mosque, the Afghan National Gallery, the Afghan National Archive, the Afghan Royal Family Mausoleum, the OMAR Mine Museum, Bibi Mahroo Hill, the Kabul Christian Cemetry, and Paghman Gardens.
It was taken by the Arabs in the 7th century, and made into a capital by Babur (1504-26) and subsequent Mughal rulers.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/k/ka/kabul.html   (542 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Conflicting reports emerge about missing Afghan jet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — As temperatures plunged overnight, fears grew Friday that no one would be found alive after an Afghan passenger jet carrying 104 people, including three Americans, disappeared from radar screens during a snowstorm near the mountain-ringed Afghan capital.
The country's air force is in charge of the Kabul airport as part of the NATO peacekeeping mission.
Kabul is surrounded by towering, frigid peaks, a hazard that usually forces commercial aircraft to be grounded during bad weather.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-02-03-afghan-jet_x.htm   (967 words)

  
 Museum Under Siege: Full Text
When Kabul itself was taken in April 1992, ending the 14-year rule of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA), mujahideen factions began warring among themselves for control of the city.
The Kabul government also displayed it to the diplomatic corps toward the end of 1991, after which the gold was packed in boxes and placed in a vault of the National Bank inside the palace, where it is said to be today.
In Kabul the Commission for the Preservation of Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage was organized, consisting of Afghan members of the National Museum, the Institute of Archaeology, the Academy of Sciences, Kabul University, the Ministry of Information and Culture, HABITAT, and Afghan experts.
www.archaeology.org /online/features/afghan   (3513 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Kabul Afghan Cuisine at Epinions.com
Kabul restaurant sounds like it must be a very exotic restaurant, one for adventurous eaters.
Kabul is like the last bastion of having good service in my neighborhood.
Kabul has been a beloved local restaurant in Santa Clara County for 14 years.
www.epinions.com /content_73188478596   (1156 words)

  
 Metroactive Dining | Kabul
The people responsible for Kabul's continued success are two brothers, Najib and Adib Naimi, both devoted individuals with culinary skills that come not from textbooks or high-priced cooking academies, but from the humble kitchen of their own mother.
It was she who introduced them to Afghanistan's native herbs and spices and taught them the family recipes that turn the act of eating into a ritual of joy and celebration.
Above all, Kabul is a labor of love for the Naimi brothers.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/10.12.00/dining-0041.html   (1063 words)

  
 New Threats Against Americans in Kabul (washingtonpost.com)
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 -- American officials warned U.S. citizens Monday to avoid high-profile locations and government facilities in the Afghan capital after Sunday's car bombing outside the office of an American security firm here.
The bombing was the deadliest terrorist attack in Kabul since Sept. 5, 2002, when a bomb in a taxi exploded in a crowded city plaza, killing 30 people and wounding scores.
One Afghan was detained Sunday after he was seen loitering outside the Kabul airport and was found to have traces of explosives on his hands.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A47266-2004Aug30.html   (699 words)

  
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KABUL (AP) -- A NATO helicopter searching for an Afghan jetliner that disappeared during a snowstorm with 104 people aboard found what appeared to be the wreckage of the plane Saturday in the forbidding mountains east of the Afghan capital, officials said.
KABUL (Reuters) - Five Afghan prison guards and police and two prisoners have been killed in a jail break attempt by al Qaeda inmates and a shoot-out was going on with another two, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said.
KABUL, Afghanistan — American and Afghan forces searching for three kidnapped U.N. workers (search) smashed their way into houses in downtown Kabul (search) early Monday, officials and witnesses said.About 10 people were detained in the pre-dawn operation, but there was no indication that the three foreigners had been found.A spokesman for the U.S. military, Lt.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/k-kabul/browse   (5234 words)

  
 Kabul and Islamabad | Kabul | Islamabad | Pakistan | Afghanistan
Our "Kabul and Islamabad" tour offers an exploration into a nation in flux, a nation working to define itself as it recovers from a brutal regime and years of discord.
Kabul was once a fast growing city ringed with mountains, gleaming emerald green in spring and glistening white in winter.
Though most of the attractions in Kabul city were destroyed due to heavy bombardment the remains of Bala Hisar Palace, the Arg (Citadel), Mausoleum of Amir Abdur Rahman, and Babur's Gardens remain to catch the eyes of visitors.
www.infohub.com /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/13665.html   (1191 words)

  
 The Sydney Morning Herald Blogs: News Blog / Kiwi in Kabul Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Even before the Soviets invaded and then left, the mujaheddin victors reduced Kabul to rubble in factional fighting and the Taliban tried to send Afghanistan back to the 7th Century, it was one of the poorest on earth.
Today was not the first minor ding (interpretation: road accident) I'd seen in Kabul, but it was the first one I'd been involved in.
Many single words could be used to describe Kabul - dusty, chaotic, inspiring, baking - but when people get round to asking me what it's actually like to be here I'll tell them it reminds me of Easter holidays spent with my family when I was a kid.
blogs.smh.com.au /newsblog/archives/kiwi_in_kabul   (962 words)

  
 Khaleej Times Online
KABUL - The kidnapper of an Italian aid worker seized from her car in the Afghan capital has dropped most demands for her release, an Afghan official said on Thursday.
The abduction raised fresh fears among Kabul’s 2,000-strong foreign community of Iraq-style kidnappings by anti-government insurgents, but an Interior Ministry spokesman said the kidnapper was called Timoor Shah and led a criminal gang.
A man claiming to be Shah has spoken to several media organisations in Kabul saying he was holding Cantoni and listing three demands including the banning of a radio programme deemed “vulgar”, compensation for opium farmers who have to abandon their crop, and more Islamic education.
www.khaleejtimes.com /DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/subcontinent/2005/May/subcontinent_May748.xml§ion=subcontinent&col=   (441 words)

  
 An Island Named Kabul
The obscene, sickening spectacle of an import-dependent consumption boom in Kabul coexists with deep impoverishment and destitution, the whole sordid mess "protected" by close to 20,000 foreign troops.
As part of "civilization returned" to Kabul (and Afghanistan), an agreement was announced on Thursday, April 29, 2004, that a private firm, the Faiz Mohammad Mahtabudin Company, has contracted with the Kabul city authorities to build an amusement park complete with Ferris wheel and bumping cars, in Kabul's historic Zarnigar Park.
Kabul's new supermarkets thrive amid Kabul's sea of poverty.
www.cursor.org /stories/kabul.html   (4958 words)

  
 HOSTEL BARCELONA - kabul Barcelona Hostel Backpackers - Open 24h - In the Downtown - Booking - Information - Cheap - In ...
Kabul Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Europe, offering young travellers a great place to stay whilst visiting Barcelona.
Kabul Backpackers Hostel Barcelona is a member of the association of the best youth hostels in Europe, now known as Europe’s Famous Hostels (EFH).
Kabul Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Europe, offering young travellers - boys and girls, men and women - a great place to stay whilst visiting Barcelona.
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