Afghanistan

The newest member of Sesame Street's international cast is Zari, an Afghan Muppet who wears traditional clothing from the country's different ethnic groups. (Photo from REUTERS/ John E. Barrett)

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Zari is here to teach viewers about girls' empowerment and national identity.

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A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, with reports of shock waves being felt as far as New Delhi.

A classroom in the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, designed for natural daylight and ventilation. (Photo by Nic Lehoux)

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The spirit of local architect Bob Hull lives on in Gohar Khatoon school for girls inAfghanistan, which opened this summer.

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The United States military took responsibility on Tuesday for the air strike that killed 22 people, including 12 staff, calling it a mistake.

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Taliban fighters have made recent advances in a heavily fought over region of opium farms and trade routes.

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When traditional talk therapies fall flat, more and more Northwest military veterans suffering PTSD are turning to art therapy.

Wasfia Nazreen on the summit of Aconcagua, highest point outside Asia, with her hula hoop and Bangladeshi flag. (Photo by Jamie McGuinness)

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A passion for extreme adventure has taken two women from two different parts of the world on a journey with one purpose: women’s empowerment.

Ariana Authentic Afghan Cuisine's many offerings of beef, lamb and chicken kabob. (Courtesy of Ariana Authentic Afghan Cuisine)

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Newly opened Ariana Authentic Afghan Cuisine aims to bring the spirit of Afghan hospitality to diners in Kirkland

“Lay down your arms; fight with the pen” in northern Afghanistan. (Photo by Dean Chahim)

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“Lay down your arms, fight with the pen.” Take a lesson from Afghanistan: the only way to end the bloodshed in Syria is to stop...

United States Army photograph of Bradley Manning (via Wikipedia)

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"Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society." Update: In another statement released today, August 22nd, Bradley Manning announced...

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This Afghanistan veteran really, really wants you to like his company on Facebook. This week, former Army Ranger, social entrepreneur and Issaquah resident Matthew Griffin,...

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How a couple of local veterans found out that rebuilding a war torn economy is almost as hard as fighting the war in the...

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When Robert Hull heard he was headed to Afghanistan his first response was “where is it?” It was 1968. Hull, who grew up in Moses...

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Until recently I knew next to nothing about Afghanistan, except that we’ve been at war there for more than half my lifetime. From what I...

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When my friend Kathleen invited me to a Afghan Cuisine and Banquet Hall in Federal Way, the first image that popped into my head...