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Afghanistan 20 Years On

Picture above: Tarana Akbari, 12, screams after a suicide bombing at Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul on Dec. 6, 2011 Photograph: AFP/Massoud Hossaini. It is almost 20 years since the Taliban regime was removed from power in Afghanistan and the Allied military engagement in the country began. Any change┬ámade is now threatened as the United […]

January 11, 2011

Kabul street Photography

                                     Some pictures that I took in Kabul. I tried posting this a week ago or so, hopefully it works this time . . . . .                               This is a rather big lady, I half suspect John Simpson is under that Burka!    The […]

November 27, 2010

Little America

To be clear right from the start, this is the first time that I’ve officially embedded with military forces. I say officially, because I’ve traipsed around in various places with a bunch of militia, guerrillas, terrorists, freedom fighters or paramilitary of one kind or another depending on your opinion and even found myself caught up […]

November 25, 2010

And now, since I promised . . .

. . . Here’s that shooting incident. Well yes, I admit I may have used the cheapest of soap opera tactics to entice you to this second entry, and although it was hardly a cliff hanger, if you were expecting bullets ricocheting from walls as I ran for cover with a cacophony of explosions ringing […]

November 19, 2010

Hardly an auspicious start – fired upon on the first day . . . . surely not!

Before I get onto the matter of the title, I should just explain a little about why I’m in Afghanistan and what brought me here. Over the next month(s) I’ll be writing stories and shooting pictures on a freelance basis, starting with commentary and articles for Executive Magazine, based in Beirut. If all goes well […]