‘We Have Nothing:’ Afghan quake survivors despair over recovery

As dawn broke over his village Friday morning, Abdul Qadir dug through the rubble of his family home desperate to find a small sack of flour buried somewhere beneath the piles of wood and dust. Like many in this desolate stretch of eastern Afghanistan, the small bag was the only food his family had before … Read more

At UN, India Vows To Help Afghanistan After Deadly Earthquake

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 1,000 people and injured 1,500 in eastern Afghanistan. New York: At the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) briefing on Afghanistan, India expressed its deepest condolences to the victims and their families who were impacted by the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan and vowed to provide assistance and support in … Read more

1,000 people killed in earthquake in Afghanistan

Associated Press Kabul A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the country’s deadliest quakes in decades, the state-run news agency reported. Officials warned that the already grim toll may still rise. Information from the remote area near the Pakistani … Read more

Why some young Swedes remain uneasy about joining NATO

“The best thing for the security of Sweden and the people is to join NATO,” said Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, as she formally confirmed Stockholm’s intention to join the world’s largest military alliance earlier this week. Her announcement heralds the end of Sweden’s 200 years of military neutrality — a security policy the Nordic … Read more

Eid under the Taliban shows a changed Afghanistan

Thousands of Afghans had piled into buses and set out down the country’s once-perilous highways bound for relatives they had not seen in years. Afghanistan’s only national park was filled with tourists who had only dreamed of traveling to its intensely blue lakes and jagged mountains when fighting raged across the country. And Zulhijjah Mirzadah, … Read more

With spate of attacks, Islamic State group begins bloody new chapter in Afghanistan

The first blast ripped through a school in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing high school students. Days later, explosions destroyed two mosques and a minibus in the north of the country. The following week, three more bombings targeted and Sufi Muslims. The attacks of the past two weeks have left at least 100 people dead, … Read more