Friday, September 01, 2006

News of Afghanistan XIX

Well, to be more exact. Later today I will have a report on the best Afghan restaurant in the Midwest, but for now - the news:


Remember if you want a quick summary of news and events, read this.

Personally, I'd be careful making predictions.

Afghan Culture Days over at Afgha.com - check them out all week.

Uh, OK. I guess we'll see, won't we?

"You'll never take me alive, coppers!"

Iran keeps expanding economic ties with Afghanistan. I can only imagine what the people living along this route must think.

Japan continues to help. I don't think too many people realize how much Japan has, very quietly, assisted with rebuilding Afghanistan.

"Tashkour, Japan!"

If this one gets done, it would be a big help. Badakhshan is in a pivotal location for roads. I am sure the Chinese, as well as the Tajiks are happy about this one.

Afghan school girls walk towards the Mollia Girls School ahead of the inauguration ceremony of Mollia Girls School in the Ghorband disticut of northern Parwan province Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. The girls' school of Mollia is centrally located to service five village communities comprised of approximately 350 school-age girls and the construction of the school cost a total of US$120,000. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

A sad, but enlightening story from an Afghan ex-pat, here in the US. By the way, she is spot on.

This isn't very good, either.

A sign that the Afghan Parliament (Wolesi Jirga) is becoming more sophisticated.

It is difficult to understate this station's importance. Good thing to hear they are fixing it up.

News Source of the Week: Yahoo News

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Children below the age of 7 will live in Afghanistan's jails with their imprisoned mothers.

Wonder how this will work out. Seems a tinge barbaric for the children not to be left in the custody of other relatives until the mother is released.

3:46 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

Caring for someone else's children, unless they have been orphaned, is not something asked of ANYONE there. Both from practical (not like they can count on the WIC check showing up...) and cultural standpoint. To us barbaraic, to them, normal custom and practice.

10:51 AM  

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