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Mar 1, 2016, 5:12pm Dr. Hakim
On 31st Jan, I followed Zekerullah, an Afghan Peace Volunteer who coordinates the Borderfree Street Kids School in Kabul, to visit Zuhair (right) and his family in their rented room. Zuhair attends the School on Fridays with 92 other working and...
Dec 8, 2015, 5:38pm Dr. Hakim
“I feel very angry, but I don’t want anything from the U.S. military,” said Khalid Ahmad (in photo), a 20-year-old pharmacist who survived the U.S. bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders hospital...
Oct 26, 2015, 6:43pm Kathy Kelly
“These are people who had been working hard for months, non-stop for the past week. They had not gone home, they had not seen their families, they had just been working in the hospital to help people… and now they are dead. These people are...
Oct 13, 2015, 6:24pm Dr. Hakim
Kabul, Afghanistan - We live in a World at War, and as fellow human beings, what can we do for refugees like 45-year-old Abdul Fatah, who has been crying lately, who doesn’t have a home in his own home?World at War is the title of a report...
Sep 1, 2015, 6:05pm Dr. Hakim
10 year old Sakina, an Afghan street kid, had this to say, “I don’t like to be in a world of war. I like to be in a world of peace.”On 27th August 2015, Sakina and Inam, with fellow Afghan street kids and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, held a...
Aug 25, 2015, 5:59pm Kathy Kelly
“This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.”Imagine children lustily singing the above lines which eventually became a civil rights anthem. Their innocence and happy...
Feb 21, 2015, 11:30am Kathy Kelly
After a week here in FMC Lexington Satellite camp, a federal prison in Kentucky, I started catching up on national and international news via back issues of USA Today available in the prison library, and an “In Brief” item, on p. 2A of...
Aug 13, 2014, 10:14am Dr. Hakim
“Her father was killed in Helmand amidst fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan/U.S.-NATO forces,” said a relative about Gul Jumma, who looked down, shy and full of angst, sensing a future that’s not promising.Gul Jumma, together with the...
Jul 23, 2014, 5:43am Kathy Kelly
Kabul— On July 10, 2014, in New York State, Judge David Gideon sentenced Mary Anne Grady Flores to a year in prison and fined her $1,000 for photographing a peaceful demonstration at the U.S. Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing at Hancock...
Jul 11, 2014, 10:43am Dr. Hakim
Afghanistan Analysts Network reported on July 9 that “he [Abdullah Abdullah] told the crowd that he had received phone calls from both U.S. President Barack Obama and State Secretary John Kerry and had been told that Kerry would make a stop-over in...