U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to allow duty-free import of goods made in special zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan in an effort to combat extremism there through investment and job creation.
Weary of Afghanistan's image as a country in chronic conflict with a history of repressing women, Arash Shenasa plans to launch a modelling contest to show "the hidden beauties" of his central Asian nation.
A gang of black-clad horsemen gallop past a line of gallows, splattering tufts of snow against frozen corpses.They are the 'oprichniki', loyal henchmen of Russia's sixteenth century tsar, Ivan the Terrible.
Scientists said on Tuesday they have proved the world's first ever oil paintings were in caves near two destroyed giant statues of Buddha in Afghanistan, hundreds of years before oil paint was used in Europe.
By Julie Mollins TORONTO (Reuters Life!) - When Master Corporal Paul Franklin started collecting war rugs while serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan he did not know he would be part of a growing global trend.