Young Afghan women: Visions of hope and fear

 A version of this article appears in print on March 2, 2017, on Page 02 of Afghanistan Times edition with the headline: “Young Afghan Women: Visions of hope and fear”.     Looking at young women in Afghanistan today, we can find two extremes. On one hand is Saeeda Sadat, 18, with two published books, and,…

No Playground, Street Playground of Kids

PhStreets of Kabul are full of kids; hanging around, playing cards, football games, traditional games like Crickets, and whatever kids can do to have fun. The reason behind getting on streets is kids have no playground to play. Meanwhile, child development is under serious threats of health issues and gangsters. No Playground for kids in…

Earning a living among the dead

Note: The article was once published headlined, "OUT LITTLE MISS". Edited By  Kara Lozier Gul Bibi is a child of 12 years old. She has spent the last four years working in a dusty graveyard. She wakes up with the pre-dawn call to prayer while the moon is still shining on her small yard. Although…

65 PEOPLE DEAD AS RESULT OF SNOWFALL ACROSS AFGHANISTAN

Snowfall, avalanche, snowstorm killed around 65 individuals, and many other wounded and still trapped under snow includes children and women, according to officials. In the last avalanche, 14 people were killed and four wounded in the Surkh Persa district of central Parwan province—Northern of the capital Kabul—on Sunday, reported Pajhwok Afghan News. In northern Sar-i-Pul…

THE POWER OF AFGHANISTAN’S UNEDUCATED POPULATION

Edited by Kara Lozier You can also read the article on Interstellar 62 Page 3.  Young people study hard and are eager to change the current situation in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, many of their role models and the people who raised them were unable to get educations as a result of the past four decades of war.…

WHEN DO YOU HAVE ONLY QUESTIONS?

Was American Professor Kevin King scared when Taliban group kidnapped them? What about Australian professor Timothy Weeks? Are they tearful and helpless in days pass in captivity? Were Kevin King and Timothy weeks happy and cheerful after a day teaching at American University of Afghanistan on Sunday evening August 7, 2016? Were their eyes staring…

BLOODY WEEK OF AFGHANS; MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE KILLED AND  AROUND 100 INJURED IN VARIOUS ATTACKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Attack in Kabul killed 38 people include civilians and NDS officials and wounded 86 other. Hours later, explosion killed 12 including five UEA diplomats and dozens wounded in southern city Kandahar on Tuesday, according to officials. Suicide bomber attacked on Parliament building and National Directorate Security (NDS) in Durl-aman Road, Kabul on evening Tuesday.  According…