Society

Thousands of Kunduz residents sign petition for peace

The petition will be displayed in Kabul in early February to raise awareness among national and international stakeholders that the Afghan people want peace at any cost.

UN-backed effort tries to regulate urban anarchy of Kabul

The UN-Habitat team is helping to register unregulated houses in Kabul, checking registration documents, finding owners, issuing occupancy certificates and determining safayi.

In photos: Afghans prepare for Eid ul Adha celebrations

Afghans might also have the chance to celebrate a potential ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

In photos: Life in Afghanistan continues as people hope for peace

Men, women and children across Afghanistan are settling into their normal routines following the temporary ceasefire between the government and Taliban last month.

In photos: Life in Afghanistan continues as people hope for peace

Men, women and children across Afghanistan are settling into their normal routines following the temporary ceasefire between the government and Taliban last month.

In photos: Afghan models hit the catwalk in Mazar-e-Sharif

Male and female models displayed traditional Afghan outfits at a fashion show attended by local residents, artists and civil society activists.

Afghanistan's ethnic Kyrgyz trapped on the 'roof of the world'

For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains. Today a handful of them are stuck on the 'roof of the world'.

In pictures: saving Afghanistan's artisans from extinction

Centuries of Afghan craftsmanship -- ceramics, carpentry, calligraphy and gem cutting -- honed on the ancient Silk Road are being preserved in Kabul.

Afghanistan marks Independence Day with calls for unity

Afghans showed national pride by hoisting the flag and calling for tolerance and peace.

Kabul beauty parlours flourish, defy Taliban past

The Taliban routinely destroyed such businesses during their reign of terror.