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  Kabul: Capital of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
Tajiks are the predominant population group of Kabul, and Pashtuns are an important minority.
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 Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is in the east of the country and the province capital is the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul.
Kabul is now in re-construction with new buildings, schools, universities and is under the control of the new Afghan Government and the US troops.
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 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 has only one river which is called Kabul River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kabul_province   (2092 words)

 Afghanistan - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Besides the capital city Kabul, Herat, Jalalabad, Mazar-e Sharif and Kandahar are the nation's major cities.
The two famous statues of Buddha in the Bamiyan province were destroyed by the Taliban because they were regarded as being symbols of another religion.
Kabul in the middle part of the 20th century has been likened to Vienna during the 18th and 19th centuries.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /a/af/afghanistan.html   (1620 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Afghanistan Update
Kabul 's volunteer center is the third of more than five scheduled to open by the end of the year.
Paktika Province, Afghanistan - A coalition soldier was wounded during a fire fight in the vicinity of the coalition firebase at Shkin, in Paktika province yesterday.
Bari Kowt, Kunar Province - A coalition soldier was wounded during a fire fight in the vicinity of the coalition firebase at Bari Kowt, in Kunar province yesterday.
www.defendamerica.mil /afghanistan/update/oct2003/au100203.html   (5218 words)

 Kabul - Define Your World of Kabul by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 is on the Kabul River, situated at an elevation of about 1800 m (about 5900 ft) making it one of the...
Kabul Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Europe, offering young travellers a great place to stay whilst visiting Barcelona.
www.valuesponsor.com /encyclopedia/Kabul   (343 words)

afezullah Amin born in 1929 in Kabul province.
Kabul on the Khyber Pass on the border with Paskistan.
amid Karzai is a Popalzai Pashtun born in 1956 in Kandahar province.
www.afghanology.com /WhoisWho.html   (1264 words)

 AOP: Yesterday's Afghan News
KABUL, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Five insurgents were killed by the U.S.-led coalition forces in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar Monday night, the coalition said Tuesday.
KABUL, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Taliban's senior commander Mohamad Haleem was killed and two other insurgents captured in a raid in the southern Afghan province of Zabul Monday night, a police officer said on Tuesday.
Kabul believes Islamabad already has control of the militant groups but is simply turning a blind eye to their actions.
www.aopnews.com /yest.html   (5122 words)

 Women's Rights Activist among Winners in Afghan Elections
Kabul, Afghanistan - One of the first winners announced in Afghanistan's historic parliamentary elections is a women's rights activist who gained fame by calling militia leaders "criminals" at a constitutional conference, according to unofficial results released Thursday.
In Kabul province, three of the four top spots were held by men who had fought in the country's wars.
Mohaqiq was leading in the parliamentary results for Kabul province, ahead of his nearest rival by more than 17,000 votes.
www.truthout.org /issues_05/printer_101005WA.shtml   (789 words)

 Kabul, Afghanistan, Pictures
Kabul is on the Kabul River, situated at an elevation of about 1800 m (about 5900 ft).
An ancient community, Kabul rose to prominence in 1504, when it was made the capital of the Mughal Empire by the conqueror Babur.
In 1747 Kabul became part of an independent Afghan state, and in the 1770s it replaced Kandahar as the capital of Afghanistan.
www.greatestcities.com /Asia/Afghanistan/Kabul_city_state_capital.html   (272 words)

 Afghan Women Wind Up Tough Campaigns
With the help of his escort, she traveled to most of the remote villages in her province in the last two months, often staying at small hamlets or even camping with the nomadic community.
Parliamentary candidate Shukria Barakzai is running for one of the nine Parliamentary seats in Kabul province and is in a pack of 50 female contenders.
Wardak notes that after facing initial resistance from men in her province, she was invited by male community leaders in Paktia to campaign with the assurance that they would ensure her security and provide their active support.
www.womensenews.org /article.cfm?aid=2455   (1386 words)

 Afghanistan Article, Afghanistan Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The earthquakes occurred at Samangan Province (March 3) and Baghlan Province (March25).
Troops and intelligence agencies from the UnitedStates and a number of other countries are present, some to keep the peace, others assigned to hunt for remnants the Taliban and al Qaeda.
Before the Taliban gained power, the city of Kabul was home to many musicians who were masters of both traditional and modernAfghan music.
www.anoca.org /province/country/afghanistan.html   (1682 words)

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Dostum's representative in Kabul, Akbar Bai, claimed that Karzai is trying to remove all non-Pashtun figures from government positions through his "fascist" ministers, and demanded, "Karzai himself should resign from his position," dpa reported.
The threats were contained in pamphlets distributed in Logar Province, about 70 kilometers southeast of Kabul, according to a source only identified by the agency as an "intelligence official." "We advise all Afghans not to risk their lives attending the elections," the pamphlets said, according to the official.
The decision to elevate Panjsher to a province is a tribute to former mujahedin military commander Ahmad Shah Mas'ud, who administered the district independently during the jihad (1978-92) period.
www.azadiradio.org /en/weeklyreport/2004/04/28.asp   (4363 words)

 RFE/RL Afghanistan Report
Germany's UN Ambassador Gunter Pleuger said the expansion of ISAF outside of Kabul Province is crucial to the disarmament of the private militias of Afghanistan's regional warlords -- and thus, a necessary step toward conducting democratic elections next year in accordance with the Bonn Accords.
The Kabul daily added that as a result of the violent power struggle among mujahedin groups, "parts of the old city [of Kabul] were razed to the ground." In the jockeying before the 2004 general elections, Afghanistan is witnessing its first relatively open political campaigning.
He said the expansion of the ISAF into provinces of Afghanistan that are now controlled by different militia factions could help encourage disarmament and foster the environment needed for free and fair elections.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2003/10/36-161003.htm   (5203 words)

 KABUL DIARY, Part 5: Afghan democracy in action
But south of Kabul province, in Logar province, something entirely non-Great Game is happening: a local taste of things to come in the form of a vigorous experiment in participative democracy, Afghan-style.
Haidari says that the Taliban used to "annoy and put a lot of pressure on the people", but that the general passive reaction was a result of their lack of weapons.
In the middle of the current, extremely murky priorities are "negotiations with the people of this province" and then to establish security - something completely absent in provinces such as Nangarhar, Ghazni and Kunduz.
www.atimes.com /c-asia/CL04Ag01.html   (974 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Bout of Violence Rattles Afghans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The recent attacks also threatened to overshadow two milestones in the country's reconstruction and pacification: the imminent completion of the 310-mile highway from Kabul to the southern city of Kandahar, a U.S.-funded project, and the launching Sunday of a program to disarm and demobilize thousands of militia fighters in Kabul province.
Meanwhile, 200 soldiers and militiamen in Kabul province turned in their weapons to U.N. officials at a national guard base, beginning a process aimed at eventually demobilizing tens of thousands of fighters in the area.
The disarmament of the Kabul area is considered crucial to pacifying and stabilizing the country.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A43239-2003Dec7?language=printer   (1106 words)

 Renovated Bank Opens in Kabul Province - DefendAmerica News Article
A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the reopening of this renovated bank branch in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 7, 2005.It is the first opening of a renovated bank in Kabul province.
KABUL, Afghanistan, July 13, 2005 —; Afghanistan continues to march along the path to reconstruction as a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held July 7 for a newly renovated bank branch.
It is the first opening of a renovated bank in Kabul province.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/jul2005/a071305la2.html   (323 words)

The moves appear to be aimed at countering the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan's largest cities, and perhaps serve as a response to the demonstrations that took place in March in the southern city of Kandahar and the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif (see "RFE/RL Afghanistan Report," 11 March 2005).
The Afghan Counternarcotics Ministry and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced in Kabul on 27 March that poppy cultivation is expected to decrease this year in three provinces (Helmand, Nangarhar, and Oruzgan) that jointly accounted for more than half of the land given over to poppies in 2004, Radio Afghanistan reported.
The UNODC report, titled "Afghanistan Opium Poppy Rapid Assessment Survey," reveals "a falling trend in opium poppy cultivation in the majority of the 34 provinces, mainly because farmers refrained from planting." The survey expects an increase in poppy cultivation in five provinces in 2005.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2005/04/11-040405.htm   (3736 words)

 HRW: "Killing You is a Very Easy Thing For Us": Human Rights Abuses in Southeast Afghanistan: Index of Names Used In ...
He is also the publisher of a newspaper in Kabul, Piyam Mujahid (Message of the Mujahid), and is politically involved in the consultation process for Afghanistan’s new constitutution.
He also lectures on Islamic law at Kabul University and is involved in the Afghan constitutional process.
Zabit Musa, the district governor of Paghman district, Kabul province.
www.hrw.org /reports/2003/afghanistan0703/3.htm   (802 words)

 Afghanistan war: Dari - Jamiat i Islami
explanation: Born in 1948 in Konduz province of northern Afghanistan.
After a takeover of Kabul by Taliban in 1996, they had to be reconciled but meantime, Pakistan changing their support to Taliban, Hezb e Islami has lost influence.
explanation: Capital of Nangarhar province, lying 150 km east of Kabul on a fertile valley, Jalalabad is occupying a strategic place on the road to Pakistan via Khyber pass.
www.docoja.com /dico/afgtxtg1.html   (1016 words)

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In Kabul Province, selection of the participating districts was completed and three District Health Management Teams (DHMT) of five persons each were trained for the WHO model PHC/BDN project.
In this regard, 20 DHC were trained in Balkh Province, 13 DHC of Helmand and 5 DHC of Nimroz were trained In Lashkargah City of Helmand, 30 DHC were trained in Ghazni, and 23 were trained in Kabul.
This 250 bed women=ðs hospital with specialized units, serves Kabul City and also receives a large number of referral cases from the provinces. WHO, in collaboration with the Regional Health Coordination Committee of the Southern Region, has also contributed basic furniture to the rehabilitation of Kandahar Nursing School.
www.who.int /disasters/repo/6383.doc   (1320 words)

The New Afghan War is alive and kicking a mere 30 kilometers southwest of Kabul - less than a half-hour's drive, in the village of Maidanshar, on the main road to Ghazni and Kandahar.
One of them, from the north side of Kabul province, relishes his prospects, "I will kill the Taliban," he says with a smile.
Ghulam is sure to explore these ill feelings, although a knowledgeable source from Takhar province says that the relationship between Fahim and Khalili is "good" and that they are "determined to agree with each other".
www.atimes.com /c-asia/CK27Ag01.html   (1383 words)

Nangarhar Province Governor Haji Din Mohammad said in an interview with the Kabul daily "Arman-e Melli" on 17 February that security organs in his province have taken special measures to stop the infiltration of Taliban and Al-Qaeda elements from Pakistan into Afghanistan.
Nangarhar Province Governor Din Mohammad said in his 17 February interview with "Arman-e Melli" that he imposes no restrictions on what he termed "sound pastimes and cultural activities," and he indicated that the ban imposed in Nangarhar on cable television was not his choice but came at the order of the Afghan Supreme Court.
That is why it was returned to the same court that issued the original verdict, he said, adding, "We are waiting for another investigation." A Hamedan court sentenced Aghajari to death, a flogging, and imprisonment for giving an allegedly blasphemous speech in July 2002.
www.rferl.org /newsline/2003/02/6-SWA/swa-190203.asp?po=y   (2054 words)

 FAO Representation in Afghanistan
The Tagab Valley in Kapisa province and the Mohamed Aga Valley in Logar province produce onions for Kabul and Jalalabad cities, and the Khak-i-Jabbar Valley in Kabul province produces a variety of vegetables for Kabul city markets.
Opium poppy is hardly cultivated in this region except for a limited amount in the Tagab Valley, Kapisa province, the Sarobi district of Kabul province and the Azro district of Logar province.
Cannabis was an important commercial crop in the Azro district of Logar province but was replaced by opium poppy after the Taliban ban.
www.fao.org /world/afghanistan/prof_ecen_crops_en.htm   (368 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Pomp and farce at Kabul trial
The Kabul courtroom was packed with journalists, officials, representatives from the US embassy and many spectators.
The trial of Jonathan Idema and two other Americans is taking place in the main court for Kabul province, amid tight security.
He said there are hundreds of photos, videos and documents that were at the house in Kabul where he was arrested in early July.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3570168.stm   (446 words)

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