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Architecture

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Masood Momin
A young Afghan architect has designed more than two dozen new prominent projects in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Today presents a snapshot of some of those that have been completed.
15.12.2015
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Qarib Rahman Shahab
Rajib Andeshmand, the grandfather of Afghan invention (see 'Trials of a trailblazer'), gives a presentation in Kabul in 2012. (photo: Alex Macbeth)
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Migration

The dream of reaching Europe

More than 70,000 Afghans have left their country since January 2015. An Afghanistan Today reporter went undercover to meet a people smuggler in Kabul.
7.12.2015
Lina and Lida attend a lecture at Kabul University. (photo: Zafar Shah Rouyee) Lina and Lida attend a lecture at Kabul University. (photo: Zafar Shah Rouyee) Lina and Lida attend a lecture at Kabul University. (photo: Zafar Shah Rouyee)
Education

Blind students at Kabul university challenge stereotypes

Zafar Shah Rouyee
Two blind students in Kabul, Lina and Lida, are working towards their dream of becoming a journalist, challenging social stigmas.
7.12.2015
A prisoner looks out of the window of Ghazni jail. (photo: Rahmat Alizada)
A prisoner looks out of the window of Ghazni jail. (photo: Rahmat Alizada)
A prisoner looks out of the window of Ghazni jail. (photo: Rahmat Alizada)
Security

Taliban's jailbreak was part of plan to capture Ghazni

Rahmat Alizada
The escape of 350 militants from Ghazni prison in September was part of a complex scheme to overrun the volatile province, say experts.
25.11.2015
Residents examine the damage to their homes in Shangala, Khyber Pakhtunkwa province. (photo: A. Zia) Residents examine the damage to their homes in Shangala, Khyber Pakhtunkwa province. (photo: A. Zia) Residents examine the damage to their homes in Shangala, Khyber Pakhtunkwa province. (photo: A. Zia)
Pakistan

Earthquake victims still stranded

A. Zia
People remain stranded the highlands of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, defenceless against sinking temperatures.
17.11.2015
Culture

Earthquake damages historic sites

Riffat Anjum
Aside from the devastation caused to human lives and infrastructure, the recent earthquake has shattered world-heritage sites in Pakistan.
4.11.2015
A pharmacy in Gardez stocks generic drugs. Patients and health practitioners are growing alarmed by the amount of poor-quality drugs smuggled into the province from Pakistan. (photo: Haqmal Masoodzai) A pharmacy in Gardez stocks generic drugs. Patients and health practitioners are growing alarmed by the amount of poor-quality drugs smuggled into the province from Pakistan. (photo: Haqmal Masoodzai) A pharmacy in Gardez stocks generic drugs. Patients and health practitioners are growing alarmed by the amount of poor-quality drugs smuggled into the province from Pakistan. (photo: Haqmal Masoodzai)
Health

Expired drugs flood into border provinces

Haqmal Masoodzai
Health services in Paktia are deteriorating due to the sale of poor-quality medicine smuggled from Pakistan.
3.11.2015
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Earthquake

Emergency relief in Chitral

Aftab Ahmad
The Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa delivered emergency relief and food rations by helicopter to earthquake victims stranded in mountaineous districts.
3.11.2015