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Hameed Farzad

Afghan museum restores Buddhist history, one broken piece at a time

Oct 14 2019

KABUL Restoring Afghanistan's Buddhist artifacts that were destroyed by the Taliban 18 years ago is like working on a 1,500-year-old jigsaw puzzle, say conservators working on the latest restoration project.

Afghan president renews calls for peace, demands ceasefire

Sep 09 2019

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made a renewed call for peace on Monday but insisted the Taliban must observe a ceasefire, as he sought to regain a hold on the peace process following the surprise collapse of talks between the United States and the militants.

Afghan president urges new lawmakers to participate in peace process

Apr 26 2019

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani encouraged newly-elected lawmakers to participate in the peace process with the Taliban as he opened on Friday the first session of parliament since a controversial election.

'A hunter's hope': Snaring birds in warring Afghanistan

Apr 15 2019

BAGRAM, Afghanistan As the early morning light breaks over the plain north of Kabul, bird hunter Jan Agha checks his snares as he has done for the past 30 years, hoping to catch a crane, using a tethered bird to lure others down to the nets. | Video

Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill six during new year festival

Mar 22 2019

KABUL (This March 21 story has been refiled to fix the spelling of a name in paragraph seven.)

Afghanistan's post 9/11 generation wary of any future with the Taliban

Jan 31 2019

KABUL Afghanistan's Generation Z has grown up in a 17-year window shadowed by warfare and a heavy international presence, but now faces an uncertain future and the possibility of stark change. | Video

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