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  Kandahar - LoveToKnow 1911
Although Kandahar has long ceased to be the seat of government, it is nevertheless by far the most important trade centre in Afghanistan, and the revenues of the Kandahar province assist largely in supporting the chief power at Kabul.
The plains about Kandahar are chiefly watered by canals drawn from the Arghandab near Baba-wali, and conducted through the same gap in the hills which admits the Herat road.
Kandahar was occupied, and Shah Shuja reinstated on the throne of his ancestors.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Kandahar   (2185 words)

 frontline: campaign against terror: on the ground: the fall of kandahar | PBS
The fall of Kandahar signaled the collapse of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
Kandahar was the next big step to me, because that was the center for the Taliban.
So basically what was happening was you had Karzai's forces moving in to Kandahar from the north and you had Sherzai's force moving in from the south.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/ground/kandahar.html   (1636 words)

  Kandahar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The present city of Kandahar was founded in the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great, near the site of the ancient city of Mundigak (established around 3000 BC).
Under the Abbasids and later Turkic invaders, Kandahar was conquered by Muslims who converted the local Pashtuns and the city came under the influence of the Khurasan region, while retaining its local Pashtun language and culture.
Kandahar is known for its pomegranates and grapes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kandahar   (627 words)

 Encyclopedia: Kandahar
Kandahar province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Kandahar (or Qandahar) is a city in southern Afghanistan, capital of Kandahar province.
Kandahar was founded in the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great, near the site of the ancient city of Mundigak (established around 3000 BC).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kandahar   (364 words)

 Info and facts on 'Kandahar'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The city of Kandahar was founded in the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great (King of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)), near the site of the ancient city of Mundigak (established around 3000 BC).
Under the Abbasids and later Turkic invaders, Kandahar was conquered by Muslims who converted the local Pashtuns and the city came under the influence of the Khurasan (additional info and facts about Khurasan) region, while retaining its local Pashtun language and culture.
His son, Humayun, lost Kandahar to the Shah (Title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran) of Persia (An empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ka/kandahar.htm   (889 words)

 The City of Qandahar
Capital of Kandahar province with a population of 250,000.
Kandahar was founded by Alexander the Great (4th century B.C.).
Together with Peshawar, Pakistan, Kandahar is the principal city of the Pashtun people.
www.afghan-network.net /Culture/qandahar.html   (348 words)

 AllRefer.com - Kandahar (Afghanistan Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Kandahar or Qandahar[both: kan´´duhAr´] Pronunciation Key, city (1989 est.
Together with Peshawar, Pakistan, Kandahar is the principal city of the Pashto people, and it was the religious headquarters of the Taliban, the austere Islamic fundamentalist movement.
Babur, founder of the Mughal empire of India, took Kandahar in the 16th cent.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/K/Kandahar.html   (399 words)

 Kandahar - The Lodge at the Big Mountain - Near Whitefish, Montana, USA
Cafe Kandahar will not be open for dinner due to private functions on September 12 and 13.
Kandahar is an elegant, yet casual lodge surrounded by alpine splendor atop Big Mountain.
The quiet, comfortable surroundings of Kandahar lend special pleasure to work and play.
www.kandaharlodge.com   (448 words)

 Review: Kandahar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
And even fewer individuals were aware of the plight of the Afghan people, whose oppression under the Taliban was ignored by the mass media, which had chosen instead to focus on Rwanda and Bosnia.
Kandahar tells a story, but the narrative is just a skeleton that writer/director Makhmalbaf can use to expose the social system of Afghanistan under the Taliban.
Kandahar ultimately works far better as an educational tool than as a traditional narrative-bound motion picture.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/k/kandahar.html   (941 words)

Kandahar is located to the South of Kabul and benefits from an excellent transport link between Kabul.
Kandahar had a number of bases in the area, including terrorist training camps and served as the headquarters for the 2d Army Corps.
Kandahar is the city from which Mullah Omar led the Taliban movement and though not the official capital of Afghanistan was the major focus of power within the country.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/kandahar.htm   (1989 words)

 Kandahar - Rotten Tomatoes
Kandahar works best as a semidocumentary, explaining the overwhelming hunger and poverty, the savage effects of land mines and the barbaric treatment of women in Afghanistan.
"Kandahar" is one of the most poignant, powerful films of the year and continues the golden age of Iranian film.
Kandahar, graced with cinematography that is beautiful even in its desolation, is more of a documentary than a dramatic feature, although it has the power of great drama.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/kandahar   (837 words)

 The Observer | Screen | Heartbroken of Kandahar
Kandahar, by the Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, is an attack on the corrupt ideology of the Taliban which makes its argument far more eloquently than the 'eviscerating' strikes on command and control centres (and clinics and old people's homes) by the US air force.
Kandahar does not open in the US until the new year but President George Bush is said to have asked to see it to help him understand the situation in Afghanistan.
Kandahar opens exclusively at the ICA on 16 November and nationwide on 7 December.
observer.guardian.co.uk /screen/story/0,6903,587207,00.html   (1594 words)

 BBC - BBC Four Cinema - Kandahar
Now, in the aftermath of 11 September, the issues raised in his latest film Kandahar are timely and illuminating.
Nafas (Niloufar Pazira), an Afghan refugee in Canada, receives a letter from her sister in Afghanistan informing her that she intends to commit suicide on the approaching eclipse of the sun.
Kandahar is a semi-biographical drama, but the content and simple shooting style also allow it to work equally well as a quasi-documentary.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/cinema/features/kandahar.shtml   (250 words)

 NPR's All Things Considered -- The Enduring Arches of Kandahar
Kandahar's finest buildings, he says, "are made with hundreds of arches -- arched windows and doors, vaulted ceilings, arched passageways from room to room.
In Kandahar, a sign outside a downtown building reads, in English, "Kandahar Plan Department." The new chief planner, Mohammed Rahim Rahimy, approaches the daunting task of reconstruction without even a street map of Kandahar.
When he thinks of Kandahar's future, Rahim dreams of Kandahar's past, of the old city fixed in his head.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2002/jan/kandahar_arches/020114.kandahar_arches.html   (378 words)

 Kandahar on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- The interim Governor of Kandahar Gul Agaj talks with journalists outside the governor's mansion in Kandahar Wednesday, December 12, 2001.
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- Afghan children play on a swing in the Jada Bazaar Tuesday, December 18, 2001 during the third and final day of the Eid Al-Fitar festivities in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- Commander Abdul Lalai's troops wait to enter a building near the Jada Bazaar where police forces were fighting Thursday, January 3, 2002 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/k/kandahar.asp   (917 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US lands hundreds of ground troops outside Kandahar
Witnesses on the ground in Kandahar said waves of US helicopters were landing ground troops and armour on the outskirts of the city.
Local forces were reported to have cut the main road to Kandahar at Takteh Pol, some 30 miles from the town of Spin Boldak near the border with Pakistan.
Kandahar is the power base of the Taliban's supreme leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, and is seen as the last bastion of the fundamentalist movement.
www.guardian.co.uk /afghanistan/story/0,1284,606115,00.html   (512 words)

Kandahar lies just east of the main river, the Helmand River, at the point where the road turns north to Kabul.
It is near Kandahar that a good portion of the wheat and other grain of Afghanistan is grown.
At Kandahar the Asian Highway splits, the southeast track going to Quetta in Pakistan, and northeast to Kabul, now the capital of Afghanistan.
www.ancientroute.com /cities/kandahar.htm   (432 words)

 Lemar-Aftaab | www.afghanmagazine.com | January - December 2001 | Vol 2 | Issues 2 & 3 | Film | Kandahar Calling | By ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The fictional younger sister was to remain an off-screen presence; the role of the older sister on a rescue mission was written for Pazira.
"Kandahar" was filmed during the past winter, most of it at a refugee camp in the desert near the Iran-Afghan border.
While trying against mounting difficulties to get to Kandahar, she encounters memorable people in extraordinary situations: a vocally gifted young boy scorned by the Taliban; an African-American doctor in search of God; a man whose marriage has been struck by tragedy, yet has not lost its romance.
www.afghanmagazine.com /2001/film/kandahar.html   (1452 words)

 Welcome to Kandahar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Kandahar is a small community of less than 100 people located south of Big Quill Lake.
Kandahar was home to the legendary Sam's Steakhouse, the best Chinese in Saksatchewan in the 1950s to 1970s.
There is a potassium sulfate manufacturing plant on the lakeshore east of Kandahar and the old Kandahar School is the home of an industrial research office.
www.quill-lakes.com /kandahar   (68 words)

 village voice > film > The Royal Tenenbaums; Kandahar by J. Hoberman
The quest takes her to Kandahar, which, as the Taliban spiritual center, is more a state of mind than an actual city.
She encounters a pair of apparently Polish nurses treating a horde of legless men, and ultimately attempts to smuggle herself into Kandahar by joining a wedding party, along with a one-handed beggar who is hiding beneath a burka.
Kandahar was made under extreme conditions on the Iranian-Afghan border, and the filmmaker's duress is evident.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0150/hoberman.php   (1286 words)

Kandahar is probably the only movie increase its profile.
This involves donning a burka, the head-to-toe garment required of women, and a dangerous journey from Iran to Kandahar.
Kandahar is a timely film, giving a fuller view of a people suddenly thrust into the spotlight.
www.haro-online.com /movies/kandahar.html   (595 words)

 Flipside Movie Emporium: Kandahar Movie Review
Kandahar is the destination, but Makhmalbaf is more interested in the journey, which plays as a Middle East version of Conrad -- Nafas plunges into the heart of darkness.
Still, to read Kandahar as a feminist tract is an error, since the film's obvious message is that the Taliban dispensed suffering among its people equally, regardless of gender, age, or status.
In Kandahar, the characters are all doing something, despite impossible circumstances: The nurses provide what they can, the doctor gives bread to the sickest patients, and Nafas sneaks across the border at great personal risk.
www.flipsidemovies.com /kandahar.html   (1227 words)

Kandahar has Class C airspace 30 NM radius from the ARP, from the surface up to and including FL290 except the designated Kandahar Tower airspace.
According to an October 29, 2003 AFPS story, Kandahar Air Field was in the process of undergoing improvements.
The Coalition used Kandahar for civilian operations since 2003, and it was a primary location to support the flights for the Hajj.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/kandahar_afld.htm   (1614 words)

For a man who couldn't read and had never left Kandahar province in all his life, it was a chilling enough description of the Spectre, the American "bumble bee'' aircraft that picks off militiamen and civilians with equal ferocity.
And down the tree-lined road came hundreds more refugees old women with dark faces and babies carried in the arms of young women in burqas and boys with tears on their faces all telling the same stories.
Kandahar may not be the Taliban Stalingrad not yet but tragedy was the word that came to mind.
zmag.org /fisk26.htm   (888 words)

 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | US targets last Taleban stronghold
US B-52 bombers dropped their loads over Kandahar and to the south-east of Jalalabad, targeting cave systems where some reports have suggested that Osama Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda leadership could be hiding.
Reports from Kandahar talked of heavy fighting between Taleban forces and Afghan opposition groups around the airport, to the east of the city.
A spokesman for opposition commander Gul Agha, a former governor of Kandahar, said his fighters had entered the airport about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the city and were engaged in a fierce battle for the main terminal.
news.bbc.co.uk /low/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1689000/1689065.stm   (536 words)

 The Kandahar Condominiums | enchantment is waiting...
Surrounded by the beautiful Sangre de Christo Mountains of the Southern Rockies; truly a place of enchantment, The Kandahar Condominiums at Taos Ski Valley are the most distinctive condominiums in the area.
The Kandahar Condominiums has provided comfort and convenience to Taos Ski Valley skiers for decades.
A condominium at The Kandahar begins with a sense of space.
www.kandahar-taos.com   (645 words)

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