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Sayed Hassib

Afghanistan uses green stimulus to hire lockdown jobless, boost Kabul's water supply

25 Jun 2020

KABUL Zaker Hussain Zaheri was a cook in Afghanistan's capital who lost his job in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, he digs trenches to capture rainwater and snowmelt on a mountain on the outskirts of Kabul, as the city grapples with both a water and health crisis.

Afghans throng markets ahead of Muslim holiday despite virus fears

22 May 2020

KABUL Kabul's markets were teeming on Friday in the countdown to the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr as Afghans disregarded government safety guidelines to contain rising coronavirus infections across the country. | Video

Deadly Taliban attack in Afghan capital casts shadow on peace deal

03 Sep 2019

KABUL A Taliban attack on a housing complex used by international organisations in the Afghan capital Kabul late on Monday killed at least 16 people and angered local residents who demanded the heavily fortified compound be moved. | Video

Taliban says near agreement on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

28 Aug 2019

KABUL The Taliban said on Wednesday it was close to an agreement with U.S. officials on a deal that would see U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban promise that the country would not become a haven for international militants.

Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital, several casualties

31 May 2019

KABUL A car bomb attack on a U.S. convoy in the Afghan capital on Friday, wounded four U.S. service members and killed at least four Afghan civilians, officials said, in the second attack in the city in two days. | Video

Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin says he aims to make people smile, forget grief

13 Sep 2018

KABUL Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin says he has witnessed suicide attacks, explosions and threats from hardline Islamic militant groups, but is determined to waddle and bumble to fulfil the primary goal of his life. | Video

Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

20 Aug 2018

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, days after fighting in the central city of Ghazni and a northern province. | Video

Scores killed in Kabul blast as Afghanistan reels from attacks

15 Aug 2018

KABUL A suicide blast in a mainly Shi'ite area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians, soldiers and policemen over recent days.

Blast at election centre in Afghan capital kills more than 50

23 Apr 2018

KABUL A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for October. | Video

Suicide bomber kills at least 29 near shrine in Afghan capital

21 Mar 2018

KABUL A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shi'ite shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens, officials said, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. | Video

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