First Polio case confirmed in Afghanistan

Kabul has recorded its first polio case since 2001, raising alarm in the city and prompting the Afghan health ministry to launch a three-day polio vaccination campaign.

A three-year-old girl, Sakina, was diagnosed after she complained that she could not stand on her feet.

A daughter of a taxi driver and from a nomad tribe, . . . → Read More: First Polio case confirmed in Afghanistan

Our history, dumped in a stable

Away it went in ignominy, on hundreds of wheelbarrows to be dumped in a dirty, humid and putrid discarded horse stable. I am talking about one of the world’s finest, and surely the second largest collection of rare books, manuscripts and document dealing with the history of Punjab, from Kabul to Delhi and from Kashmir . . . → Read More: Our history, dumped in a stable

Out of Afghanistan by 2014 – Cartoons

Google’s technology can be used to check cross-border movement: PM Gilani

While relations with the US remain on a sour note, with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar declaring in Kabul earlier that both Pakistan and US governments had done a ‘terrible job’ at working together, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani sought to address the key issue of cross-border movement across the Durand line by reaching out . . . → Read More: Google’s technology can be used to check cross-border movement: PM Gilani

Afghan Arnie? Kabul’s bodybuilders aim to be next Schwarzenegger

Mohammad Saleem, the current "Mr. Kabul", says that he wants Afghanistan to be free from the Taliban so that anybody can do what they want without living in fear.

KABUL, Afghanistan – Kabul is flexing its muscles.

The Afghan capital is a muscleman’s haven, with more than 200 gyms across the city and others sprouting . . . → Read More: Afghan Arnie? Kabul’s bodybuilders aim to be next Schwarzenegger

Afghan Central Bank Chief Flees to U.S. and Quits Post

KABUL—Afghanistan’s central bank governor has left for the U.S. and isn’t expected to return because he fears for his safety after investigating fraud allegations at the country’s largest lender, according to two Western officials.

Bank Governor Abdul Qadir Fitrat left Kabul for the U.S. about 10 days ago, one of these people said. Last year . . . → Read More: Afghan Central Bank Chief Flees to U.S. and Quits Post