Latest Geography of Afghanistan Stories

2011-04-21 12:07:00

Tim Hetherington, Co-producer/Director of Oscar-Nominated Documentary Feature "Restrepo," Killed Covering Combat in Libya. "Restrepo" will air Monday, April 25, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET/PT WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following yesterday's tragic news that photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington died while covering the ongoing combat in Libya, the National Geographic Channel has announced an encore of his award-winning documentary, Restrepo, expanded for...

2010-06-15 12:14:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ana Tzarev Gallery is presenting Outpost Afghanistan a selection of photographs from award-winning photojournalist Chad Hunt. Hunt traveled to Afghanistan three times to document the extreme and dangerous conditions; first at Kamdesh in northeast Afghanistan, then the treacherous Korengal Valley and the third time in the South- Eastern province of Paktika. "I applied to be embedded with the US military as a freelance photographer," said Hunt. "My...

2009-05-14 15:58:27

A U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan has become a media sensation after he was photographed fighting Taliban forces while stripped down to his skivvies. Army Spc. Zachary Boyd, 19, who hails from Fort Worth, Texas, said he was in his sleeping quarters at Firebase Restrepo in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province when the Taliban attacked, forcing him to take up a defensive position while clad only in his helmet, protective vest, a T-shirt and his pink I Love NY boxer shorts,...

2008-09-06 09:00:17

Text of report by privately-owned Afghan Ariana TV on 5 September [Presenter] Human Rights Commission in northern Badakhshan Province has issued a report expressing concern over health situation in northern Badakhshan Province. According to the report, over 40 people, including women and children, have died of various epidemic diseases in remote areas of the province. However, the provincial health officials have rejected the report by the Human Rights Commission. They confirmed the...

2008-08-12 15:00:50

Text of report by independent Afghan newspaper Arman-e Melli website on 11 August While Badakhshan Province police chief reports an increase in the smuggling of gold, lapis lazuli and ruby in that province, the provincial governor rejects his claim. Badakhshan Province Police Chief, Mr Nur Kintoz, told Roz News Agency that a number of smugglers have recently entered Badakhshan Province from Panjsher and other provinces and they have resorted to illegal excavations and smuggling of gold,...

2008-07-21 08:44:50

Afghan private Ariana TV aired the Haqiqat (The Truth) feature on 20 July to analyse the tense relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Pakistan's tendency to expand its influence over Afghanistan and the impact of the recent suspension of scheduled meetings between Afghan and Pakistani officials. The presenter began the feature by saying that Pakistan, in direct cooperation with Britain, was trying to assert its absolute dominance over Afghanistan or at least in the Pashtun areas. He...

2008-07-13 18:00:12

Text of analytical report by Anisa Shahid, entitled: "Attack on Indian embassy harms the country's political prestige" by independent Afghan newspaper Cheragh on 10 July Three days passed from the attack on the Indian embassy, but discussions are still continuing about it in the media. This attack was the deadliest attack of its kind in Kabul over the past many years. It killed 41 people and wounded dozens of others. After a while, the Interior Ministry of Afghanistan announced that a...

2006-04-13 04:51:19

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan must have a balanced foreign policy, with good relations with the United States and India as well as immediate neighbors Pakistan and Iran, the nominee for foreign minister said on Thursday. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, named by President Hamid Karzai last month to replace Abdullah Abdullah, also said the thorny issue of the border with Pakistan, which has bedeviled relations for decades, had to be decided by the Afghan parliament. "For averting conflicts,...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'