She accompanies her husband Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador in Kabul, on every trip.
Against the advice of friends and family, I packed my bags and bought a plane ticket to Kabul.
“My cousin told me they are just outside Kabul,” the other answered in a whisper.
The sisters now live in a shabby one-room house in a low-income area of Kabul.
So I set up a small charity printing books in Kabul for children with little or no access to schooling.
A mint on the European model has recently been established in Kabul, and its coins are rapidly replacing older issues.
Our traveller, as we said, had entered India by way of Kabul.
The bazaars, like those of Kabul, are roughly roofed over to keep out the glare of the sun.
His people sent over the money and he came back to Kabul with the agent.
The Kabul valley indicates the north-western entrance, and Makran indicates that on the west.
capital of Afghanistan, named for its river, which carries a name of unknown origin.
Capital of Afghanistan and largest city in the country, located in eastern Afghanistan.
Note: Strategically situated in a high, narrow valley wedged between two mountain ranges, it is near the main approaches to the Khyber Pass, an old trade and invasion route.
Republic in south-central Asia, bordered by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north, China to the northeast, Pakistan to the east and south, and Iran to the west. Kabul is its capital and largest city.
Note: The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 but met stiff resistance from Muslim rebels, called mujahideen, who received support from the United States. The Soviets agreed to withdraw in 1986 and completed their withdrawal in 1989.
Note: In 1992, various rebel groups entered Kabul and took over the government; however, they soon fell to warring. Between 1994 and 1995, Islamic students, called the Taliban, seized Kabul and imposed both order and strict and repressive Islamic law. By 1998, the Taliban controlled ninety percent of the country. The most serious resistance to the Taliban came from the Northern Alliance, a body dominated by ethnic Tajiks and Uzbeks. In October 2001, the United States launched attacks on the Taliban in response to the Taliban's refusal to expel Osama bin Laden and his terrorist Al Qaeda network.
Note: Afghanistan is a poor nation with a history of warfare among its rival ethnic groups and of fierce resistance to outsiders.