Following extensive renovations, Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, was handed over to the Ministry of Public Health on 25 January 2005.
The Red Cross' connection with Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital goes back many years. The 100-bed facility was, and still is, the main referral hospital for orthopaedic and emergency surgery in Afghanistan. In the 1990s, as fightin...
The fort of Bala Hissar, destroyed by the British in 1879 to avenge the death of their envoy in Kabul, is now a military college. The royal palace and an ancient citadel stand outside the present city.
Does anyone know what is written on the hill just North of it?
Kabul, 12 April (AKI) - Afghan officials have given their backing to plans to turn the bombed-out former royal palace in the west of the capital Kabul, into the country's new parliament. Perched on a hilltop, the Darulaman Palace - a war-damaged shell currently used by NATO snipers - is viewed as a symbol of Kabul's destruction during the civil war which ravaged the country for more than two de...
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