Who are the Taliban and where did they come from?

U.S. Army forces overlook an Afghan valley in the summer of 2008.The Taliban — the word is a plural form of an Arabic word that refers to religious students — are a relatively new player on the world stage. They didn’t even exist until the 1990s; some of today’s most active Taliban were youth who were orphaned as a result of the Afghan civil war and [more…]

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What is Kabul city profile?

Kabul Museum - courtesy Carl Montgomery - CC-BYKabul is the capital of Afghanistan and the country’s largest city. Kabul is over 3,000 years old and many have nations have fought over its strategic location along the ancient trade routes of Southern and Central Asia. Alexander the Great captured Kabul during his conquest of the Persian Empire. It has been the capital of [more…]

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