"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
"We want to see which tomato plants can still give good yields without water."
Plant breeding scientist
"If a country decides to open its doors, it must ensure that the people coming in feel at home."
Writer and activist
"Right now the EU risks escaping from one crisis only to enter another"
"While the sun is shining we need to do everything that is needed, before the next storm comes"
European Commission president
"The most important for us has been diversification into the non-oil sectors of the economy."
Baljeet Kaur Grewal
Managing Director of Strategy, Samruk-Kazyna
Voters are heading to the polls in Afghanistan to chose a new president. It marks the nation’s first transfer of power via the ballot box.
In Afghanistan any form of transport is welcome to carry ballot boxes and other voting material to remote areas.
Residents volunteered their
Afghanistan goes to the polls on Saturday, for presidential elections that are meant to mark the first democratic transfer of power in its history
A Loya Jirga is called under duress – exceptional circumstances. It is a grand assembly of some 2,500 senior tribal figures.
Amid tight security Afghan tribal elders are Kabul to attend the Loya Jirga to debate a key post-2014 security pact.
If the general assembly
Security has been tight in the Afghan capital as tribal elders gathered to debate a crucial pact agreed in draft form between Kabul and
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have wrapped up two days of talks without reaching a deal on a bilateral security
At least three people have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, the day after US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived there for crucial
US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Afghanistan on Friday for urgent talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a security deal between the two
President Hamid Karzai was quick to praise Afghanistan’s football team on Thursday, hours after they united the nation with a convincing 2-0 win over
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has signed an agreement to help visitng Afghan President Hamid Karzai negotiate peace and reconciliation with
US President Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai have held meetings in Washington to discuss the conditions of the American withdrawal from
The visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai for talks in Washington with President Obama marks the beginning of the end of negotiations between the
The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has blamed foreign countries for the corruption in government departments.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark
The equivalent of about 13 billion euros in development aid has been pledged to secure the peace in Afghanistan.
Representatives from around 80
The US has named Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the country a similar security status with Washington as Israel and Japan.
The move will
US President Barack Obama has marked the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death by making a surprise trip to Bagram airbase near Kabul.
As well as
An Afghan government official has confirmed that Sunday’s deadly assault on the capital Kabul was carried out by the Haqqani network, a group with
Tajik leader Imomali Rakhmon hosts Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Afghan President Hamid Karzai for regional talks and to celebrate the
The American soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers has been named by US officials as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales.