Sayed Hassib

Deported from Europe, Afghan man pioneers mushroom farming in Kabul

Mar 11 2021

KABUL At his farm in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, Rasool Rezaie gently picks oyster mushrooms, part of the around 30 kg he sells in markets daily. | Video

Afghan female artist breaks tattoo taboo in Kabul studio

Nov 30 2020

KABUL Soraya Shahidy carefully lays a stencil on Nargis Merzayi's arm before inking the latest tattoo in her salon in Afghanistan's capital Kabul. | Video

Afghanistan uses green stimulus to hire lockdown jobless, boost Kabul's water supply

Jun 25 2020

KABUL Zaker Hussain Zaheri was a cook in Afghanistan's capital who lost his job in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, he digs trenches to capture rainwater and snowmelt on a mountain on the outskirts of Kabul, as the city grapples with both a water and health crisis.

Afghans throng markets ahead of Muslim holiday despite virus fears

May 22 2020

KABUL Kabul's markets were teeming on Friday in the countdown to the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr as Afghans disregarded government safety guidelines to contain rising coronavirus infections across the country. | Video

Deadly Taliban attack in Afghan capital casts shadow on peace deal

Sep 03 2019

KABUL A Taliban attack on a housing complex used by international organizations in the Afghan capital Kabul late on Monday killed at least 16 people and angered local residents who demanded the heavily fortified compound be moved. | Video

Taliban says near agreement on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Aug 28 2019

KABUL The Taliban said on Wednesday it was close to an agreement with U.S. officials on a deal that would see U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban promise that the country would not become a haven for international militants.

Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital, several casualties

May 31 2019

KABUL A car bomb attack on a U.S. convoy in the Afghan capital on Friday, wounded four U.S. service members and killed at least four Afghan civilians, officials said, in the second attack in the city in two days. | Video

Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin says he aims to make people smile, forget grief

Sep 13 2018

KABUL Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin says he has witnessed suicide attacks, explosions and threats from hardline Islamic militant groups, but is determined to waddle and bumble to fulfill the primary goal of his life. | Video

Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Aug 20 2018

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, days after fighting in the central city of Ghazni and a northern province. | Video

Scores killed in Kabul blast as Afghanistan reels from attacks

Aug 15 2018

KABUL A suicide blast in a mainly Shi'ite area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians, soldiers and policemen over recent days.

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UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron coronavirus variant cases

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa.